He is Risen!

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He is risen! He is risen, indeed!  These words comprise one of the oldest and most hope-filled greetings among followers of Christ Jesus. The greeting is based upon the retelling of the events on the road to Emmaus by two of the disciples (Luke 24:13 – 35). As these two retell the events, they declare to all the […]

An Unseeded Generation

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This Saturday (March 20th) marks the first day of spring! As a young boy this meant more hours to spend playing outside, signing up for baseball, the early scent of freshly mowed grass (probably more weeds than grass), and soon the first sounds of the bullfrogs on the farm pond behind our house. But it was also the […]

The Mission Moves Forward

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The Mission Moves Forward!   This is the theme the North American Mission Board (NAMB) has chosen for the Week of Prayer for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering this year. Beginning this Sunday we will unite with thousands of other churches as we pray for and give to the missionaries and ministries sponsored by NAMB. Did […]

Reconnecting by Serving

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Have you noticed the days are already getting longer? Maybe they’re not getting longer – 24 hours is still the time it takes for the earth to rotate on its axis. But sunrise is about 1 minute earlier and sunset 1 minute later each day!!! It seems imperceptible when viewed one day to the next, […]

Authentic, Loving, Genuine Community

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Thank you Eastmont Family!   You have called, texted, and messaged checking in on me and my family.   You have prayed for us and for our health.   You have provided for us by bringing meals and even a grocery run or two.   Coming to the end of my time of isolation (I found out that quarantine […]

Dreams for 2021

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What are your dreams for 2021? Great health, job security, that the Vols win the NCAA football national championship (well I did say dreams)?   What if our dreams are too small or too inconsequential? What if we are settling for a year of just passing time until “normal” returns? What if “normal” never returns? While everyone else around us […]

Christmas Season Changes

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**This post has been updated with the most current information as of Dec. 21st at 1 pm** Eastmont Family and Friends: Over recent weeks, the number of COVID cases in the River Region has steadily risen. This increase in cases led our pastors to consider what changes, if any, we should make concerning our Sunday, […]

Why It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” You’ve probably already heard this line from the 1963 song. It’s one of those perennial favorites that captures some of the essence of the festive nature of the Christmas season (except for that line about telling “scary ghost stories” – a practice from the Victorian era, but […]