Eastside Update 4.15.22

by Eastside Church on April 14, 2022

Spring Worship Night!

Join us at 6:30-7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 27th, for our Spring Worship Night. "Lift up your voice, and with us sing" in songs of worship and celebration, praising the Lord as we move through this Spring season! Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share during our festive fellowship time after the event.

Upcoming Events

We are excited for the events we have planned next month! Opportunities for us to draw closer to God, to each other, and the communities around us! 

Tonight will be having our Good Friday service at 6:30 pm. Please come and worship with us as we remember the greatest act of love that was demonstrated for all of humanity! 

Moreover, we will be having our baptism service on Sunday, April 24. Anyone who is interested in being baptized should contact Pastor Doug Bunn  !

Turning Point

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm  46:1).

 Eastside’s Turning Point Ministry is here to give you an extra level of emotional and spiritual support during challenging times. Turning Point is not professional counseling but does offer hope in Christ, encouragement, and practical recommendations (including ministry and community referrals, when appropriate) tailored to your current concerns.

 Appointments are available with our Turning Point Director, Ashley Willis (M.A. Pastoral Counseling). To schedule your confidential appointment, please email or call/text 757-784-5165. We look forward to sharing God’s love for you through Turning Point.

“Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant” (Psalm 119:76).

Youth Group

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him" (Psalms 127:3). As our Youth continue to grow, let us pray for them. They are a gift from God and an aspect of His love is reflected through the love we have for them. 

We will be having Youth Group tonight following our Good Friday Service!

Here is an updated Youth Schedule for the next few weeks:

  • April 29th: Co-ed Youth Group (Eastside)
  • May 6th: Co-ed Youth Group (Eastside)
  • May 20th: Co-ed Youth Group (Off-site)

For more info regarding all things youth please contact our Youth Director Kris Samuel at 908-227-2421 or  

Friday Afternoons

We will not be having our Friday Afternoon worship this week, but will resume next Friday! 

Sunday Scenes   



We worship in person at 10 AM and our service streams live on our YouTube channel (Eastside Administration).

Sunday Mornings


We will not be meeting this Sunday April 17th for Sunday School. We will resume next Sunday.

Our background material will be "A Life God Rewards" by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson and will continue for a few more weeks. Come and be encouraged! Learn about how every good thing you do makes a difference in eternity. 

Questions? Contact:
Steve Cox |

Sunday Prayer

Please join us for prayer in the foyer at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.

Sunday Evenings

We will not be meeting this Sunday, April 17th for Young Adults. We will resume the following week. 

Questions? Contact:
Gigi Coxx|

Volunteers Opportunities

Have you thought about serving children and families of the church? You are invited to join this vibrant ministry! Children’s ministry is offered during the 10 AM service and if you can serve, please click here. Sign up for shifts that suit your schedule! All volunteers will undergo a simple background check.

Eastside’s Cleaning Team provides a crucial and caring service to the church. Please contact team leader Sara Osborne at  to schedule a shift that works for you.

Groups and Classes

Interested in joining an Eastside group or class? If you see a day that works for you, please contact the leaders below to learn more about their groups. They look forward to talking with you!

“Coffee w/ Friends” every Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM at Column-15 (everyone)                                                                          Doug Bunn at 757-871-0663

Sunday evenings, 6 PM (young adults)
Gigi at

First meeting of the month will gather at a church member's home. Our meetings are every other Tuesday, 1 PM (women's group)
For more information please contact Jinks at

Thursday evenings (via phone), 6:30 PM

Every other Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Patty at  or Ashley at

Sunday Morning Bible Study Class, 8:30 AM
Steve at


Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Eastside prays in community Monday-Saturday by teleconference.

Check our website for daily prayer sheets with responsive readings to enhance your prayer time.

Prayer Requests

Do you need prayer for something going on in your life? We have prayer team members who would love to pray for you and your situation. If you want us to pray privately and confidentially, we will do that. If you would like your prayer requests to be shared and prayed for by our open prayer groups, we can lift them up during our weekly prayer times.


Community Care

Are you willing to help members of your church family? If so, please email  for more information.

If you or someone you know has a need that can be met by our Community Care Team, please email .

Important Dates

The month of April is here! We have switched to Google Calendar's in order to provide quick updates. However, we will still have a printable copy available. Questions regarding the calendar, please contact Kris Samuel at

Click here for the Eastside calendar.


As always, click here for everything you need to know for giving online, by text, or by mail.

Jan-Mar. 2022

     Budgeted: $66,000
     Received: $67,286                                                                               

April 2022
     Budgeted: $28,000
     Received Month-to-Date: $5,627

Year-to-Date 2022
     Budgeted: $94,000
     Received Month-to-Date: $73,453

Annual 2022
     Budgeted: $310,000

Your brother in Christ,
Pastor Doug Bunn

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