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New Staff Positions

August 29, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, Here are a couple quick updates: 1. Thank you for donating $1,000.00 dollars at our Mission Meal yesterday. These funds will help Maria in her pursuit of a college education.  Thanks to the Tuesday Night Men’s Small Group for putting these meals on. 2. This Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 10:50 am Dwight Ashley will be…

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BIG WEEK THIS WEEK

August 24, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, This is a BIG WEEK in the life and ministry of our church family. 1. Noah’s Ark Consignment Sale is going on Thursday-Saturday at Noon. This is a very important ministry in the life of our church. They touched the lives of a lot of families. In addition, they raised about $6,000.00…

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What Is Your Logo?

August 21, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, Everyone is looking for just the right logo. Companies spend millions of dollars to find a little icon that will communicate what they offer in a memorable and compelling way. Nike’s logo is a little checkmark-looking symbol we call a swoosh; their brand is success. Apple’s logos is, well, an apple; their brand…

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One More Story About God’s Amazing Grace

August 18, 2011

A story is told about Fiorello LaGuardia, who, when he was mayor of New York City during the worst days of the Great Depression and all of World War II, was called “the Little Flower” by adoring New Yorkers because he was only five foot four and always wore a carnation in his lapel. He…

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A Story of God’s Amazing Grace

August 17, 2011

Here is a wonderful story that illustrates God’s grace…. Several years ago in a large city in the far West, rumors spread that a certain Catholic woman was having visions of Jesus. The reports reached the archbishop. He decided to check her out. There is always a fine line between the authentic mystic and the…

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Grace, God’s Grace

August 15, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, The book, The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning is worth reading. Here are some of his thoughts about grace and how we don’t really understand God’s grace. I will be the first to admit that I struggle with grace. The institutional church has become a wounder of the healers rather than a…

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My Prayer – Knowing Christ

August 12, 2011

My Prayer for us, Eastside Community, is the prayer that Paul prayed in Philippians 3:10, “That I may know HIM and the power of HIS resurrection….”  My prayer is for us to have a personal, intimate relationship with Christ. I love the words of Brennan Manning related to this subject matter, “We must never allow…

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Fall Spiritual Growth Campaign Coming Soon

August 9, 2011

The Me I Want To Be Sermon Series & Spiritual Growth Campaign We all have “stuff” in our lives that tends to “define” us. We are apathetic, greedy, stuck on ourselves, stressed out… you name it… and that is the “me” that we all too often “settle for”. BUT what is the “me” that God…

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Prayers Are Needed

August 8, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, Eastside needs your prayers. We are going into an intense time of outreach and growth. We will be launching a new spiritual growth campaign titled, The Me I Want To Be, which will begin Sunday, September 11, 2011. We are seeking to connect as many people as we can to a small…

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Opportunities to Serve

August 7, 2011

Dear E-news Friends, Here are a couple announcements which you may be interested in knowing: 1. Mission Trips to Guatemala Opportunities – There are two opportunities for anyone who would like to go too Prince of Peace this fall. Here are the dates: September 10-16th  – Contact person Chris Hager at cgchager@nullgmail.com; October 8th-15th –…

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