Our Neighborhood, City, State & World
Our Community Closet & Little Free Pantry are a creative re-imagination ministry opportunity for how we can serve our neighbors. Easily accessed from Moreland Ave & open 24/7, all of our community is welcome to join in on donating when you can, taking what you need, and spreading the word with others in the community of this free resource. Both the Community Closet and the Little Free Pantry are on our campus, just to the right of the sanctuary building. If you would like to help us maintain consistent stock throughout the week at our pantry and closet, please email Katie.
East Atlanta Kids Club is a nonprofit, out-of-school -time tutoring, mentoring and enrichment program for under-resourced girls and boys ages 7 to 17. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, after-school kid’s club, Saturday kid’s club and annual events like the Brownwood Bike Rally and Easter Egg Hunt. To find out what Eastside is doing with EAKC this season, please email Katie.
For over 40 years, Branan Towers has served as a beacon over the East Atlanta community. They serve seniors aged 62 years and above. Most of the residents live below the poverty level on less than $10,000 a year, with the vast majority surviving on the area minimum which is $8,820. Volunteer opportunities include visiting residents, leading an activity, delivering food and annual events like the Summer Cook-out and Christmas Party.
Wellroot Family Services
Wellroot Family Services (formerly United Methodist Children’s Home) serves over 245 children and adults a day in 40 counties across North Georgia, and it delivered over 56,000 days of care in 2017. They envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home. Volunteer opportunities include being a babysitter for foster families, becoming a foster or respite care family and collecting specific items needed for Eastside’s Foster Family Closet.
Reconciling Ministries Network
Eastside Church is a member of Reconciling Ministries Network. We welcome, celebrate, and invite all to share in the life of our community through fellowship, worship, and leadership. As a Reconciling Congregation, we affirm that all people are of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We want all to know that you are loved by God and by your siblings in Christ here at Eastside Church. We are a diverse community and we embrace and value our diversity. We are all God’s children and Eastside welcomes and celebrates you, regardless of age, race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family structure, economic status, or physical or mental ability. All are welcomed, celebrated, affirmed, supported, and included here. Eastside Church values our differences and variety of perspectives and we believe that these differences make our community stronger. No matter who you are, where you have come from, how you got here, or where you are going, you are loved and we are excited you are here. To learn more about Eastside’s membership and activities with RMN, email Katie.
The La Gonave Haiti Partnership is a “ministry of presence” and a community development partnership between the people of La Gonave, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and the United States Partners, of which we are one. We have made multiple trips to La Gonave and continue to foster a relationship with the small community of Ticolette.