Eastside Update 4.29.22

by Eastside Church on April 29, 2022

Community Care

The past few weeks, a few of our church members have experienced hurt, hardship, and struggles. These are the moments where the body of Christ is called to move in love and meets the needs of His bride. Here are the needs that we know to address: 

  • Elizabeth Kennis just returned home after breaking her leg and needs meals on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Jen Gillfillan needs meals as she cares for her mother who had a stroke and was her granddaughters caregiver
  • Louise Bass fell and fractured a vertebrae and in on limited movement.

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 .

Spring Worship Night!

We had a wonderful time at our Spring Worship Night on Wednesday! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our night of praise and worship. For anyone who would like to watch the event online, it can be found on the church's YouTube channel, Eastside Administration.


VBS Volunteers and Families


Eastside VBS

July 18-22


More information coming soon!!!

Baptism Highlights

Sunday was truly a blessing! Walking with Christ comes at a great cost. However, He gives us the strength to follow Him each and every day.

Baptism is not only a public declaration of our faith to the church and the world, but a reminder that we have put to death our old ways and embracing new life only found in Christ! 

Here are some pictures from the service! 




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 His love for is reflected through the love we have for them. 

We will be having Youth Group tonight, 6pm at Eastside!

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

  • May 13th: Co-ed Youth Group (Eastside)
  • May 27th: Co-ed Youth Group (Off-site)

Also, we will be having our Parent's Meeting at Eastside, May 6th at 6pm! For any parent that is curious to know more about the youth group, would want to know more about Kris Samuel and the volunteers, or would like to share their thoughts, please come! 

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

Friday Afternoons

Join us live on Fridays at 2 PM for songs of praise on Facebook and Instagram @eastsidechurchva.

Sunday Scenes  



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

Sunday Prayer

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

Sunday Evenings

All young adults are invited to this group! We will be meeting this Sunday, May 1st at 6 PM at the Cox’s house, 5500 Scott’s Pond Dr. Bring your friends! Questions? Contact Gigi at

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


Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” (1 Chronicles 16:11). 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.


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: $68,186                                                                               

April 2022
     Budgeted: $28,000
     Received Month-to-Date: $15,388

Year-to-Date 2022
     Budgeted: $94,000
     Received Month-to-Date: $83,575

Annual 2022
     Budgeted: $310,000

Your brother in Christ,
Pastor Doug Bunn

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