COVID-19 Gathering Changes

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Eastmont Family: Over the past week, as COVID-19 numbers in our area have risen, we have emphasized the urgency for our church family to exercise extreme caution in our gatherings.  Thank you for how well you’ve responded to the call to wear masks and social distance.  With the local increase in positive cases, our Eastmont […]

Dreams for 2021


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 […]

Eastmont Update

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This is most likely my last article to be written for the Encourager. It has been an honor to communicate with you, the Eastmont family, for the last 18 months. Bro. Frank will be writing beginning in the next Encourager as this space is for the senior pastor. He and his family are actually in […]

Welcome Rev. Frank Bowling to Eastmont

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Montgomery, AL – Rev. Frank M. Bowling has been selected as Senior Pastor of Eastmont Baptist Church in Montgomery. He will begin his ministry at Eastmont on December 1, 2020. Frank comes to Eastmont with more than twenty years of ministerial experience. For the past fourteen years, Frank has served as Senior Pastor of Medina […]

Prospective Pastor Schedule

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Prospective Pastor Meet & Greet Schedule Oct. 10th 9 am – Eastmont Deacons 1 – 2:30 pm – Eastmont members 50+ or those at high risk of the virus 3 – 4:30 pm – Eastmont members 49 and younger *All Meet & Greet events will be held in the Fellowship Hall. *The 3-4:30 Meet & […]

The Meaning of Labor Day

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As I write this article it is late afternoon on Monday, September 7—Labor Day. By the time you read this, the holiday will have passed and I hope you had a good one whether you traveled, cooked out, or stayed home and watched the Braves lose to the Marlins by a run in the 10th […]

Every Season Has a Purpose

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“To everything (turn, turn, turn), there is a season (turn, turn, turn) and a time to every purpose under heaven …” These lyrics, by the rock group the Byrds, begin the song, “Turn, Turn, Turn,’ that was released in 1965. The song was inspired by the writer, King Solomon, in Ecclesiastes chapter 3, specifically verses […]

Regathering Update

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This past Sunday was our best attended since COVID-19. We had our largest attendance at both the 8:45 and 11:00 worship services. Counting our worship team, tech team, and staff, we had over 200 total in worship. This was our first Sunday back for eleven of our LifeGroups including our college and youth. We had […]