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Coach John Wooden’s favorite maxims Part 2

April 17, 2012

Dear Friends, Yesterday I posted John Wooden’s Favorite Maxims from his book, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Learnings On and Off the Court. You can review part one by clicking here. Here is the rest of John Wooden’s Favorite Maxims. Again, let me know which one spoke to you. Which one do you like…

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Great Books, Illustrating Disciples Making Disciples

April 12, 2012

Friends, Over the last several weeks, I have read several books that illustrates the power of discipleship and disciple-making. I would highly recommend any of these books. They would make a great gift for that someone special. Better yet, purchase any of the following books, read the book, sign you name in the front of…

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What Is A Disciple?

February 27, 2012

Dear Friends, Eastside’s vision is….Disciples Making Disciples! That’s it. Period. If “making disciples” is our target or goal then the questions becomes what is our definition of a disciple? In other words, if we are going to be a disciple-making church we must agree on what a disciple is. Wouldn’t you agree? A common definition…

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Progress on Sanctuary Makeover

February 16, 2011

Dear E-New Friends, Week #1 of our sanctuary makeover is well under way. Please be in prayer for this endeavor. Here is an update: Old stage is completely gone Half of the carpet on the floor has been removed. The process for removing the carpet is very tedious and is taking much longer then expected.…

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CAN WE DO IT?

February 8, 2011

Dear Friends, Sunday was another AWESOME day! We baptized Rylee Clark plus we had Alvin and Leslie Pasley to join Eastside as well. We had 380 in attendance. We have been hovering around 370-390 for the last several weeks. Here is my question, “Can we break 400 in attendance? Can we do it?” I think…

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DiD yOU KnOW

January 28, 2011

Dear E-NeWS FrIENds: Did you know that the Sanctuary Makeover is quickly approaching? Here are some cool stuff… 1. Eastside has received the plans to begin construction. 2. Next week Eastside will be meeting with the Project Manager for the makeover. 3. Sanctuary Makeover will begin on Sunday, February 13th and be completed by March…

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Go Ahead…I Double Dare You

January 27, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, I double dare you to invite someone to attend church with you this Sunday. Don’t be afraid of rejection or being turned down by your friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member. In a recent survey by George Barna, 85% of unchurched people said they would love to attend church if someone invited…

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“Be in the Know” Read This Blog Entry

January 25, 2011

Dear E-News Friends, There are several important items that I need to share with you: 1. Sherrie Green should have Tithing Statements available for pick up this Sunday morning at Eastside. Stop by the Volunteer Central Kiosk to pick up your statement. 2. This Sunday, January 30th immediately following our morning worship gathering there will…

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Midweek Report from Pastor VG

January 19, 2011

Dear Friends, This week has been crazy. I am sure it has been crazy for you as well. It sounds like it might get even crazier if we get the snow they are forecasting for our area. I will not keep you long but here is a brief report from the home front: 1. We…

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WOW! UNBELIEVABLE START TO NEW SERMON SERIES & FASTING

January 10, 2011

Dear E-New Friends, I cannot tell you the joy and the excitement that I am feeling about the start of our new journey with fasting and our new sermon series, Practical Atheist. Here are some of the feedback I have received about our fasting endeavor: (by the way if you haven’t started the journey or…

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