God is in Control

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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). As I write to you this is day five of the fifteen days that our president asked all Americans to observe a self-quarantine of sorts to attempt to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Yesterday, after 24 hours of a persistent […]

Homeless Sleeping Mat Ministry: How to Help from Home

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*During the COVID-19 Pandemic, this ministry will not be meeting on Wednesdays. We will let you know when we begin meeting again! Thank you for all your help collecting and prepping bags in the meantime. We know we will be able to come back stronger than ever! There are so many different ministries happening at […]

COVID-19 Update: March 17th

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Eastmont Family: Your church staff and leadership met Tuesday afternoon to discuss our response to the COVID-19 virus and the latest urgings from our local and federal government leaders and medical experts concerning group gatherings.  As a result of prayer and seeking wise, spiritual counsel, we believe it best to forego all scheduled activities, physical […]

Schedule Changes due to COVID-19

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We will use this page to keep you up to date as our normal schedule is changed due to current events. This includes church events and activities that have been postponed or canceled as well as schedule changes. This page was last updated on March 17th at 3:45pm. Weekly Activities: WEDNESDAY: Wednesday evening activities have […]

Coronavirus Update – 3.14.20

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Since Eastmont’s last update concerning our response to the COVID-19 virus and its effects on our church gatherings, the Eastmont staff and leadership have discussed further adjustments to be made for this Sunday, March 15, 2020.  As a result of our discussion, we agree it best to amend our Sunday schedule in the following ways […]

Great and Mighty Things

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I don’t know about you, but I sense that God is about to do great and mighty things here at Eastmont. It’s not to say that He hasn’t done great things in the past here, for He has, nor that He is not doing them in the present, for I know He is, but I […]

Reclaiming Our Young People

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Various studies conclude that 80% or more of young people today leave the church for college, job training, and all levels of higher education are not returning to church. Answers to why we are losing a whole generation from our churches are many and varied, but the number one reason I believe for this exodus […]

The Encourager

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Today as I write this article I am reminded of the name of our newsletter, “the Encourager.” When I came to Eastmont thirty years ago we called it “the Informant” (Arnold Fuller stills calls it that). When I think of that name, it just says to me, ‘information,’ but Encour- ager speaks to being encouraged. […]

Pastor Search Update

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Thank you for your continued prayers for our Pastor Search Team — composed of Brian Clements, Courtney Corum, Travis Jordan, Cindy Pitts, David Seay, Jerry Short, and myself. After a break for the Christmas holidays, the Pastor Search Committee recently met and is accepting resumes for our Senior Pastor Position. The job description has been […]

Get to Know Interim Pastor, Jeff McFarland

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Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your holidays were spent with family and friends. Even though the Christmas season is hectic and sometimes frustrating it is and will always be my most favorite time of the year. Even though I couldn’t see you, I enjoyed spending Christmas […]