Let’s Come Together and Grow Together

Come Together

We are excited about a change in the Sunday morning schedule which begins this Sunday morning. Under the theme, "Come Together, Grow Together," Sunday School will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the morning worship will begin at 10:15 a.m. This schedule requires all of us to adjust some of our usual routine on Sunday morning, but all of us can experience a new opportunity for fellowship and togetherness. All change is threatening and is often met with some fear. Change is never easy, but it is amazing … [Read more...]

Stand Firm in Him!

Man Standing

Wow!  I'm awed by what God does in corporate worship! Of course God uses individuals to draw our attention towards Him in worship, but true Worship only occurs when we encounter the tug of His Spirit on our hearts. Still again it's more than that. It's more than a feeling or an emotion, although our emotions play a part. It's emotion only, if we come together to only have a good "cry" or exciting  "pep rally" and then go home unchanged. If worship is merely a head thing or intellect only, it … [Read more...]

Take Me to the King


The choir will be singing the anthem "Take Me to the King" written by Kirk Franklin and arranged by Travis Cottrell this Sunday. This song, more than any other in recent times, has had a dramatic impact on me. I find myself singing it in the mornings and throughout the day. It’s really a prayer, a prayer that our church (Eastern Hills) and the churches of our nation so desperately need to embrace. The theme of the song brings to mind Paul’s writing in II Corinthians 12:9-11.  Below is the … [Read more...]

Help For The Family


No greater challenge lies before our nation than the breakdown of the home. The origin of marriage and the model for the home come straight from God’s Word. As February begins this weekend and people are thinking about love and their family, I have designed a series of three messages which can be a help of help to all of our families. Whether people are married, widowed, planning to get married one day or have children or grandchildren, these are messages which can impact your life now. This is … [Read more...]

Scripture Theme for November

Keith Pate

OUR Theme Scripture for the month of November is I Thessalonians 5:16-18. I challenge you to start reading it every day as you work to commit it to memory. SCRIPTURE: I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 Rejoice always; Pray without ceasing; In everything give thanks; For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. NOTE the “in everything give thanks” phrase. The “giving thanks in EVERYTHING” is the difficult part. It’s easy to “give thanks” for the blessings during good times but not so much … [Read more...]