Welcome Mike Eckler and Jared Hall

October 18, 2011


Dear E-News Friends,

Eastside would like to welcome Mike, Sherri, and Kristen Eckler to Eastside. Mike is Eastside’s new worship leader. We are very excited to have the Ecklers at Eastside. You can send a Mike a note of congratulations at meckler@nulleastside-cc.com. Here is a little bit about the Ecklers.

After finally surrendering to Christ at age 27, I began answering the call to ministry. My beautiful wife of 20 years (Sherri) and I began teaching children, teens, and ultimately adult small groups, and along the way I began providing worship. Born in Cincinnati and raised in the Northern KY area, I am from the town of Corinth, KY. Sherri and I have a 17-year old daughter Kristen, and have lived in Richmond since 1999. Our family has been involved in missions from Richmond to Guatemala. I am so glad to answer the call to lead worship here at Eastside. I believe worship is the expression of our passionate love for our Lord and Savior. John 4:23 tells us to “worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him,” through an environment where the community is free to engage in worship “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). This is our focus, our passion, our vision for all to come and to worship the Father and the Son freely through the Holy Spirit.

Volunteer Celebration Registration Deadline is tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm). Email Vivian Wallace at vivwallace@nullgmail.com or contact Kristie Ashcraft at 859-624-9646. We need your reservations for dinner preparation purposes.

Eastside’s Volunteer Celebration is a CELEBRATION of all the volunteers who serve faithfully week-in and week-out. This AWESOME celebration is this Sunday at 5:00pm. The event will be at Eastside and families are encouraged to attend together. Jared Hall is going to be our guest speaker for the evening. Learn more about Jared via visiting him at www.jaredhall.com.


Pastor VG




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