Weekly Update, April 21, 2012

 The next round of Covenant Membership Classes will take place this coming Saturday April 28th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will break from 12-1 for lunch. These classes are for all those who call Eastside Church home, and who want to become a Covenant Member. Throughout the day you will learn about Eastside Church, our denomination’s history, how we approach theology and scripture, and ways you can serve in our church. If you would like to participate Please sign up at the information table or contact Tim immediately at [email protected]. There will be snacks and childcare provided.

Our 2nd annual Vacation Bible School is coming up soon and we’re excited. Please mark your calendars for June 20-22nd. If you would like to volunteer please contact Lani at [email protected]. For more information or to register your child online please visit www.eastsideatl.org/vbs2012.

We need help on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:0 to clean the church in preparation for worship. There is a sign up sheet at the coffee bar for those able to contribute. This is an easy way to serve as well as to get connected with others in the church.

Art Group and Worship practice take place on Thursdays as well so it is a great time of fellowship. If you would like more info you can talk to Bruce Kennedy, Van Gower or Elisabeth Lloyd.

 If you are interested in learning more about joining an Oakhurst Small Group please contact Elisabeth Lloyd at [email protected]. Currently we have 5 groups that meet at various times and locations during the week. You can jump in at any time! Groups gather to fellowship, encourage one another, study scripture and pray for one another.

Nicol and Jeremy Turner ‘s organization Contribute2America now meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Little 5 Points Community Center where they do a devotional and serve food and clothing to those in need. They are in need of regular volunteers to assist them in this ministry. You can also bring donations of clean and gently used clothing. There is a blue box in the lobby for these items. If you would like more info or would like to serve please talk with Jeremy after worship or go to www.contributetoamerica.org.

Please email Maria Carr at [email protected] if you are interested in working one-on-one with a family in need currently being served by Intown Collaborative Ministries.

Please email [email protected] or call the church at 404-377-2117 if you are in need of pastoral care or counseling. Tim is available to meet by appointment.

Our communion juice is non-fermented grape juice. Gluten free bread is available – please let your Eucharist Minister know as you approach the table and they will assist.

After worship, Tyler Jackson and Carey Lynn Quinn will be available in the Prayer Corner to pray for any who are in need of intercession.

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