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Volume 24, Number 25

From Your
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December 13, 2015

A Look Inside...

Christmas Festival
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Visit Our
Church Library

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Help Provide Meals

for College Students

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Mike Northcutt -

When you love deeply, you do things you dont
normally do. Washing windows is not my favorite way
to spend a day off. But when the one I love prefers clean
windows, I gladly help. Why would God be born in a
stable and then give His life for us? He loves us deeply.
Thank you Lord for being Emanuel.

To reach those no one else is reaching, we
do things no one else is doing. Christmas Festival
drew over 700 people. They laughed, played, ate and
repeatedly heard the Christmas Story. Why do we work
so hard for people we hardly know? When you love
deeply, you do things you dont normally do. Thanks for
loving the lost. Did you hear 45 people asked Christ to
save them? Love deeply live differently.

A Country Christmas concert is a first for us.
Mike Atcheson and friends will sing songs of Christmas
with a Country music flavor. Remember we are reaching
those no one is reaching. Be sure to invite someone.

We will recognize three special people at our
Christmas Fellowship on December 20. Art & Kelly
Long have completed 25 years of ministry. Joseph
Hooper has been on staff for ten years. Skip Lowery
concludes two years as our Interim Worship Leader.
I hope you can be there to affirm these dedicated

I have invited Mr. and Mrs. Dan Robinson
to speak this Sunday. They are Southern Baptist
Missionaries that served in Thailand. Your financial
gift to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering enables over
4,500 missionaries to serve throughout the world.

On December 20, Brother Lance Maddox will
begin as our new Minister of Music and Worship. For
several weeks Lance has been working and planning
with Cliff and Skip. I cant say enough good things about
our entire music staff. Gayla Reaves and Karen Sears
have been superb. Cliff has been an anchor during this
transition and Skip has consistently guided us to honor
Christ. We are greatly blessed.

I believe with all my heart God is about to do
even greater things then ever at Eastmont. I am glad to
serve with you.


Jeremy Lynch -

Christmas Festival Report

Thank you Eastmont for serving, coming,

giving, and inviting others for our 2015
Eastmont Christmas Festival. We had over
700 register at the doors, over 100 people
serving, and the gospel was shared in
numerous ways. Our children donated around 400 lbs of
food to Forest Park Ministry Center, 45 people (mostly
children) made decisions to follow Jesus with SOS, and the
children packed over 200 Christmas Shoeboxes, helping to
surpass our Eastmont goal of 750.

No Childrens Choir - December 13 & 20

Childrens Ministry Policy Discussion

January 17th & 24th, on Sunday at 4:15 PM in the

fellowship hall. We will be discussing our new Preschool
and Childrens Ministry policies and new security updates
to our department

Forest Park Ministry Center

December 22nd, @ 7 AM - for 5-6th graders meet for

breakfast & devotional at Krispy Kreme on Atlanta Hwy.
Then ride with Jeremy & crew to serve at Forest Park
Ministry Center until noon, breakfast and transportation
provided. Parents may pick up their children at noon at

4th - 6th Grade Basketball (co-ed)

Check our 252 at Eastmont Facebook group for schedule.
1-3 grade teams are filling fast. Register now!


David Shelnutt (Interim Student Minister) -

Sunday School

9:20 AM, Explore the Bible: Matthew

Youth on Mission
Sundays at 5 PM


Wednesdays at 6:15 PM

Winter Retreat

December 31 - January 2 Gatlinburg, TN

We will be leaving at 7 AM on the 31st

Mark Your Calendar

Hall Breakfast - December 20

Cake-off - January 17
Disciple Now - February 12-14


Gene Kim -

Thursday Night Home Groups

resumes January 14

Passion 2016

Money due on Sun, December 27.

Will leave from Eastmont on Saturday,
January 2 at 11 AM.
There are still a few spots available.

Pursue Conference

February 19-20 at Valley View

Baptist in Tuscaloosa, AL


Billy Dickey - (international)

Gene Kim - (local / national)

Guatemala Mission Team Thanks

We appreciate your prayers and support. With your help

we were able to aid the local Baptist church with Bible
School, door-to-door evangelism, construction, and relief
work. Please continue to pray for the Guatemalan people.
Thank you for your support of missions at Eastmont.

Recycling for Missions

We are collecting empty inkjet cartridges (no laser or toner

cartridges) and used cell phones (no accessories). Place
these items in the ministry baskets located around the
church. All proceeds go toward Eastmont Mission Trips.
Thank you for recycling for missions.


Iron Mans Challenge - Get & stay in shape Spiritually

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another Proverbs 27:17. A time of fellowship and encouragement
for men. Tuesday mornings in Room 205 from 6-7 AM.


Women of Eastmont...EWM wants to know!!

What do you like/dislike?
Are we caring for your needs?
Any ideas to share?

Please complete our online survey at
Paper copies are available from Ashley in the church office.
Return to her when completed.
Questions? Contact the Eastmont Womens Ministry at:

Billy Dickey -

Forever Young

Tuesday, December 15, at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall.

Special Guest: Doug Rogers, State Missionary
Lunch will be provided for those who attend.

Hear Christ Ministries

They partner with an audiologist, businesses & churches

to share Christ and distribute refurbished hearing aids all
over the world. To donate your used hearing aid (working
or not), please turn them into the church office, or give
them to Billy Dickey. For more information, please visit

Mark Your Calendar

Jr/Sr and Forever Young Banquet

February 9 at 6 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
Elvis will be in the building.
Complete details coming soon.

Check Out a Book Lately?

The church library is located in

room 209 (the first room on the
left when entering Entrance B).
The hours are:
Sunday Mornings: 8:45 - 9:20 AM
Sunday Evenings: 4:30 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Evenings: 5:30 - 6:15 PM
The library keeps abreast of all new releases of Christian
novels by all the popular authors. Childrens books for all
ages as well as videos can be checked out.

Theyre getting married!

All members are invited to witness the union between

Courtney Williams to Darius Pettway at their wedding
ceremony at Eastmont on Saturday, December 12th at
4:00 PM. For more details, please visit their wedding
website at

Looking For Help to Provide Meals

Volunteers needed to help provide a meal for our

college students on Thursday nights. Can be a
dish, dessert, or the whole meal. Please contact
Tracie Klepac to help (cell: 303-4710; home: 270-5778).

Family Ministry Account

Our family ministry account that financially assists

our own members who have needs is getting low. This
ministry is supported by designated giving. You can write
family ministry on your tithing envelope or through our
online giving.
According to IRS guidelines, all 2015 contributions must
be received/postmarked no later than December 31 to be
posted on your 2015 contribution records.

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December 13, 2015

Sunday, December 13

8:10 AM
Worship Service
9:20 AM
Sunday School
10:30 AM
Worship Service
5:00 PM Country Christmas Concert

Monday, December 14

6:00 PM

Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday, December 14

10:00 AM

Forever Young

Wednesday, December 16

5:00 PM
5:15 PM
6:15 PM

Fellowship Meal
Adult Choir
Orchestra Practice
Timeout (youth)
Mission Groups
Prayer Meeting

Thursday, December 17

10:00 AM

Bible Study


Sunday, December 20

8:10 AM
Worship Service
9:20 AM
Sunday School
10:30 AM
Worship Service
5:00 PM Choir/Orchestra Christmas
6:15 PM
Church-Wide Reception

Monday, December 21

6:00 PM

Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday, December 23
No evening activities.

Thursday, December 24

Church Office Closed

5:00 PM
Christmas Eve Service

Friday, December 25
Church Office Closed

Merry Christmas

December 16, 2015

Hamburgers, French Fries, Fruit, Dessert, & Drink

December 23, 2015

No Wednesday night fellowship meal



(Max. $15/family)


November 29, 2015

Preschool........................... 74
Children............................. 63
Students............................. 59
Adults............................... 608
Total.................................. 804

December 6, 2015

Preschool........................... 63
Children............................. 60
Students............................. 61
Adults............................... 614
Total.................................. 798


November 29, 2015

General Budget
Emergency Fund

December 6, 2015
General Budget
Emergency Fund


December 13, 2015

Joe Torrillo - 272-5439

December 20, 2015

Mike Wilkerson - 462-9424


December 13, 2015

Joe Torrillo & Lyndol Williamson

December 20, 2015

Coy Nichols & David Melton

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