A Note From Greg

Greg GosselinI 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 everyone into a closer walk with the Lord. We don’t do anything just for the sake of doing things. From cradle roll to our oldest senior adult class, everything has a purpose.

We have a lot going on in October. First will be our newly beginning Discipleship Classes. There is something there for everyone. Even our Preschoolers and Children are learning names of God and the different names for Jesus. This past week the Children learned that the first name of God was Elohim which is plural and means God Almighty, the Creator. How can it be plural if there is only One True God? We learned about the Trinity and how God being called ALMIGHTY can help us in whatever circumstances we encounter.

Movie under the Stars. On Friday the 13th, we will be watching the movie SING. We will be in the back parking lot in the grassy area. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, friends and neighbors. There will be free hotdogs, chips and drinks. Dinner at 6:30 pm and movie at 6:45 pm.

Next is our Marriage Retreat. There are quite a few people signed up for the retreat. It will be a great time of fellowship and learning, great food, great teaching and some quality time together as a couple.

Last in October is the Fall Festival. This is one of the largest outreach events we do. This is why we involve the entire church. We want to put our best foot forward and let this community know that there is a church at the top of the hill and it is here to love and minister to everyone. This brings me back to my opening statement about everything having a purpose. Our Fall Festival is highly evangelistic. By the end of the evening these families will have heard the complete plan of Salvation at least four times. They will have been exposed to our Youth Ministry, Preschool and Children’s Ministry, Choir Ministry, R.A.s, G.A.s, Mission Friends, Women’s Ministry and Men’s Ministry. They will see that Eastern Hills has a lot to offer for their whole family. Please plan on being involved with your class or just parking a car and handing out candy. (By the way, decorating your trunk is a blast!)

Praying for a great October and rest of the year.

Greg Gosselin About Greg Gosselin

Greg was born and raised in Miami, FL. He is affectionately known as “Father Goose”. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of six at the First Baptist Church of Perrine, FL. Greg came to Eastern Hills Baptist Church in February of 2004 from the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX.