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...]