A Note From Dan

This past week we welcomed Scooter Kellum as our Interim Youth Minister.  Scooter is a State Missionary for the Alabama State Board of Missions and serves as the youth ministry strategist. Scooter and his wife, Chelsea, have three children; Trip, Will and Abby. They are members of Taylor Road Baptist Church. We are excited that they are with us and as you saw this past Sunday in our worship service, there is excitement in our youth ministry about his coming. Join me in welcoming Scooter and … [Read more...]

A Note From Keith

First of all I would like to say a very special “Thank You” to all who made our Youth Choir Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser a success!  Over 230 tickets were sold for the event and MANY donations!  We appreciate all of those who came out early and ate breakfast with us Sunday morning!  All proceeds will go to help students defer the cost for this summers youth choir/mission trip to Minnesota. Students – great job! We also want to recognize the many adults who organized, cooked, … [Read more...]

A Note From Greg

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of them that bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation. Those who say “Your God Reigns” Isaiah 52:7. I want to say a great big thanks to those who helped with the Fall Festival. You were the hands and feet of Christ. You were able to tell people about your church, but better than that, each person participated with the Gospel at least 5 times. One time the complete plan of salvation was presented as the … [Read more...]

A Note From Dan

Change is not easy and is sometimes even considered a “dirty” word. We at Eastern Hills have had our share of change over the past month. Although change causes us to be uncomfortable, it also stretches us and causes us to be more dependent on the Lord to take care of us. It is no different when it comes to our church. We know that God has His hand on Eastern Hills and He has great things in store for us. Thank you for your … [Read more...]

SING! Even if You Think You Can’t!

Recently I have been leading the Sunday night discipleship class entitled: SING!  It is based on the book, SING, by Keith & Kristyn Getty.  Keith and Kristyn are modern day hymn writers. Their most well-known hymn/worship song is IN CHRIST ALONE. The book reminds us that ALL believers are called to SING in corporate worship even if they “think” they can’t.  Ephesians 5:19-20 admonishes us to sing! Speak to one another with psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and … [Read more...]

A Note From Mark

You were missed this past Sunday. I am thankful for leadership who make the tough calls about cancellations. I am thankful that we are on the side of safety. I was also so encouraged by the many of you who watched the Facebook live service of our partner church in Janesville, WI. What a fun and unique way to experience house church and still connect with each other as we worshipped together with Jesse Beernick and the Resonate Church, a southern Baptist church plant that we support monthly! If … [Read more...]

A Note From Greg

I was glad when they said unto me, “let us go into the house of the Lord together.” When I was first hired at Eastern Hills there was a statistic floating around that the kids who were in church at that time would grow up to be adults who did not take their children to church. It wasn’t just at Eastern Hills or Montgomery. It was a national statistic. The reason cited was that the CHURCH was not being perceived as relevant. I know that all the ministries at Eastern Hills exist to lead … [Read more...]

Children’s Bible Study

This Sunday night we will begin a four week study for Preschoolers and Children about the different names for God. We will begin at 4:45 and end at 6:00 pm.  Preschoolers will be in room 108 and Children will be in room 112. Did you know that God is called many different names in the Bible?  Each name introduces us to different aspects of God that we would not have known. Unfortunately our English translations use only Lord and God.  We lose the rich meaning of His great … [Read more...]

Start the Church Year Right in Sunday School

Sunday School is more than just a church organization.  It is the door through which people are reached, care ministry is given and the Word is taught.  Some people focus on the size of classes whether big or small.  Here are some thoughts to ponder about Sunday School classes and their size.  It should be large enough to provide a sustaining fellowship and mutual communication,  but small enough for each person to know the other. It should be large enough in … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Paragraphs: September 22, 2017

For these twenty-three years I have had the privilege of writing some words to you each week in THE MESSENGER.  Often they were words of information and encouragement about what was happening in our church or our work together as Baptists.  I have loved writing words of commendation about ministers and members who have helped us move forward in ministry.  Sometimes these words spoke to burdens we shared over needs in our world, especially in times of disaster or other troubles. … [Read more...]