Weekly News – September 29th, 2013

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What’s Happening This Week – September 29th, 2013

Join us next Sunday at 11am as we continue our new sermon series “The Letter to the Philippians”. Our Lead Pastor Timothy Lloyd will continue exploring Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi. Don’t forget that if you’ve missed any sermons, you can catch up with our podcasts or sermon videos.

Weekly Prayer/Running Group // Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. // We will meet outside the church for a prayer followed by a light jog through the neighborhood // Email Justin Barnes for more info justinrobertbarnes@gmail.com.

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER // Every Sunday at 10:00a.m. & 10:30 before church // The Prayer Corner // Come at 10:00 for an informal time of personal prayer & centering & at 10:30 for communal prayer before worship. // Open to all

GROWTH GROUPS // Every week people from Eastside gather to study the Bible, develop friendships, pursue wholeness, and share life together. If you’re looking for ways to get connected in our community through Growth Groups, please contact Trent Lloyd trent@eastsideatl.org

Ways to Connect, Grow, & Serve Together

LA GONAVE HAITI PARTNERSHIP // Oct. 11-19 an exploratory team will go to the island of La Gonave to learn more about how we can join in the work of the partnership between the people of La Gonave, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, & US partners // See list below for items we’re collecting for birth kits.

BIRTH KIT SUPPLIES NEEDED // Due next Sunday, Oct 6th! // For our initial trip to Haiti, we’d like to bring supplies for needed birth kids on La Gonave // Items needed are // White cotton onesies, light cotton receiving blankets (can be “used” if in good shape), gallon ziplock bags, cloth diapers, diaper pens, infant diapers, baby knit hats & socks (can be “used” if in good shape) // Contact Katie@eastsideatl.org

CALLING MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL AGE YOUTH // Sunday, Oct 6th after church // Mojo’s Pizza // For those interest in getting plugged in with Eastside’s newly forming youth ministry // Meet new friends, fellowship, & eat delicious food  // Join us for worship at 11am & lunch afterwards. Invite a friend!  Contact Carrilea Potter – Carrilea@eastsideatl.org

OPEN TABLE DINNER // Saturday, Oct. 26th from 5:30pm-7:00pm // At ­­­­­Tim & Elisabeth Lloyd’s // For those who are new to the community & would like to meet some other folks & get plugged in // Main dish is provided, but please bring a favorite side // RSVP to Elisabeth@eastsideatl.org for address & meal details. // Professional childcare provided

TRUNK OR TREAT // Sunday, Oct 27 at 4pm // Eastside Church Parking Lot // Celebrate community & enjoy a safe Halloween // In addition to costumes, candy, & fun we’ll be filling “grace bags” to extend grace & practice justice for our neighbors in need // Contact Whitney@eastsideatl.org with questions or to help plan this great event!

PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD: SOCIAL JUSTICE RETREAT ON MARK // Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 9am-3pm // Save the date // Email Katie@eastsideatl.org for more info & to RSVP

EASTSIDE CHURCH & TREES ATLANTA // Saturday, Nov. 2nd from 9am-12pm // Avondale Estates // Come help beautify our city by planting trees with Trees Atlanta // All ages welcome // Kids under 16 require a chaperone // Email Sara Hastings – sarahastings@hotmail.com for more info and to RSVP

COFFEE WITH THE PASTORS // Date TBA // For those interested in taking the next step & becoming a Covenant Member of Eastside // Email tim@eastsideatl.org if you’re interested in coming and we’ll work on a date.

SERVE AT EASTSIDE // We need lots team members & leaders to sustain the life & growth of Eastside Church // Consider getting plugged in to our: Hospitality team // Coffee team // Worship band // Meal Ministry // Cleaning team & various other ministries. // Contact Trent Lloyd to get the process started – trent@eastsideatl.org / 260-602-6257

MEAL MINISTRY // When people experience big life events, the church community provides meals for the families // We’ve successfully provided many meals in the past but would like to update our email list so we can continue to sustain this growing ministry // Contact Brit Eyster if you’ like to bless the community in this way – brit.eyster(at)gmail.com

Join our online community at Eastside Church Community Builder. Create an account by signing up at www.eastsideatl.org in the upper right corner. This account allows you to give online, request to join a small group, view service opportunities & more.

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