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Volume 27, Number 24 November 25, 2018 www.Eastmont.

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Christmas Festival @ Eastmont
Saturday, December 1st
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Celebrate the Reason for the Season
 Christmas Play  Games
 Pancake  Cookie &
Breakfast Gingerbread
 OCC Shoebox Church
packing Decorating
 Crafts  Manger Museum
Admission is a canned good or school
supply item

Eastmont Goals:
Victory Goal: $30,000
Challenge Goal: $35,000
Hallelujah Goal: $40,000
Week of Prayer for
International Missions
December 2 - 8
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A Look Inside ……...
From Your Student Summer Sam’s Angel Memorial
Pastor Mission Trip Market Rock Garden
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Mike Northcutt - ebc@eastmont.org Jeremy Lynch - jlynch@eastmont.org

From Your Pastor, Please prayerfully consider joining our Preschool and
Children’s Ministry through July 2019 to teach, serve, and
“You don’t have to see eye to eye to walk side by side.” love on our children on Sundays. We are still in need of
One of the best things about Eastmont is our unity and loving adults (males too) during Preschool Worship once a
harmony. Unity does not mean uniformity. We are dif- month at the 10:30am service. Current needs are:
ferent in many ways, but we are united by our commit-
ment to Christ. In all churches Christ is present. In 1st Sunday Bed Babies - 2 volunteers
many churches He is prominent. In Eastmont He is 3rd Sunday Toddlers - 2 volunteers
preeminent. That has kept us together and kept us 4th Sunday Bed Babies - 1 volunteer
focused on making disciples. 5th Sunday 2 year olds - 1 volunteer
When you read this our Guatemala team will already be Sunday Morning Teacher/Coordinator Meetings
serving. They share the gospel in remote villages. In a Breakfast @ 8 AM, Room 313. This is a vital Team Meeting
way you are there with them. Through donations, yard that builds unity and provides insight into our growth. Our
sale items, and fund raisers you provided financial sup- upcoming meetings: Dec. 2nd, Jan. 6th, Feb. 3rd
port. There is still another way you are involved; Basketball - K– 3rd season begins January 8th and contin-
through your daily prayer support. ues each Monday through February 25th @ Eastern Hills
Our Administrative Deacons have selected a Pastor Baptist. Practices are Sundays @ 4 pm and Wednesdays @
Search Committee for your approval at the November 5:30 pm on the Eastmont basketball court. 4th - 6th grade
28 business session. These are: Jerry Short, David Seay, season will be played on Saturdays @ True Divine in Janu-
Brian Key, Cindy Pitts, Courtney Corum, Brian Clem- ary and February.
ents and Travis Jordan. Over ninety names were sub- Brown Bag Food Drive - for Forest Park Ministry Center.
mitted by church members which shows how much you Bags dispersed on November 25th
care for the mission and future of Eastmont. The deci- Bags collected on December 2nd
sions were not easy. The intent was to have a committee
Coming in December...
that reflects all areas of our church. This comes as a
unanimous decision and with church approval the com- Christmas Festival at Eastmont - December 1
mittee will likely begin their preliminary work in De- Serve Day - Friday, December 21st 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
cember. On a personal note these are all great, dedicat- Begins @ Krispy Kreme and ends at Eastdale Mall. Free
ed servants of our Lord and will do an excellent job. donuts, bring a sack lunch. Free ice skating from 3:30 -
December has many opportunities to serve and support. 6:00 pm. We will be delivering Christmas gifts, serving our
The Christmas festival is a great family event. Your community, and sharing hope with our homebound.
LifeGroup is probably planning a fellowship. Our Parents and families welcome! 2nd grade and under are
Christmas music program on the 16th and the Christ- welcome to serve with a loving adult.
mas Eve service are opportunities to invite an un-
churched friend or neighbor. We plan to combine the
morning worship service on December 23 and Decem-
ber 30. We will share the Lord’s Supper on December
30 also. Billy Dickey - bdickey@eastmont.org

For some of you, this Thanksgiving and Christmas will Forever Young
be the first one you face without a special loved one Tuesday, December 18th
there. My heart goes out to you, and I pray for you. It 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall (note room change)
can be very difficult because emotions become awak- Special guest, Billy Bob Thornton.
ened again. It is okay to remember, miss them and cry Lunch will be provided.
for them. It is also okay to smile knowing that in heav-
en they are happy, healthy and home. Senior Adult Trip
Someone has said “To walk in another man’s shoes, Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas
you first must take off your own shoes.” That is what December 6-7, 2018
God did when He came to us at Christmas. He set aside $100 per person based on 2 to a room
divinity and put on humanity. It is not enough that Jesus $150 for single room
was born in Bethlehem. He must be born in you by Only 1 room left. Please come by the church office and
faith. pay Cheryl your deposit. Final payment is due November
26, 2018.
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Cleve Mallory - cmallory@eastmont.org Gene Kim - gkim@eastmont.org

WINTER RETREAT Mosaic
Students will travel to Tennessee, January 19-21, A worship gathering for 18-25 year olds meeting at
2019. The registration deadline has passed. Remaining Cloverdale Baptist.
balances are due Sunday, January 6. Passion Conference
YOUTH ON MISSION Jan. 2-4 in Atlanta. Cost is $125 for first-timers and $175
YOM will meet the first two Sundays in December. De- for all others. Register online via the link on our College
cember 2 we will have Bible Study and breakout sessions Facebook page.
discussing the calling of Saul into ministry. On December Christmas Service Project
9 we will host a church wide dinner as a Lottie Moon Meet at the church on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 5pm to de-
fundraiser. liver meals for our members.
DISCIPLE NOW WEEKEND College Christmas Party
The dates for DNow are February 15-17. Registration will Friday, Dec. 21st at 7pm at the Key’s. Bring a $5 or less
begin in January. Save the date and invite friends now. present for the gift exchange.
SUMMER MISSION TRIP
June 23-29, 2019, the student ministry will travel to St.
Louis, Missouri, to partner with Street Reach. Registra- Sam’s Angel Market
tion details will be released later. Save the date for For Montgomery families in need to be able to “shop”
now. at very low cost for their children’s Christmas gifts.
Here’s how you can help:
 Donate new toys (infant - 18 years old)
 Donate money to buy toys
Lance Maddox - lmaddox@eastmont.org  Volunteer on Dec. 8 at Heritage Baptist Church for
Student Choir shopping day
God has richly blessed us with an amazing and talented  Donate Bibles (large print CEV or TEV)
group of students! The next generation of worship lead-  PRAY!
ers are bright. Our Student Choir rehearses every Sun- Donations are needed by Dec. 2nd
day at 4PM in the choir suite.
Join us as we serve our Lord through music. Memorial Rock Garden in Memory of Layla Hill
CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION The rock garden is meant to encourage family and
A Night of Christmas Worship will be December 16. friends who have lost a loved one. If you would like to
From choirs to orchestra and handbells, all groups of make a donation, please make the check out to Eastmont
our Worship and Music Ministry will be part of this pow- Baptist Church and in the note, write ‘Memorial Rock
erful evening. There is a place for you! Contact some Garden’.
one in the Music Office for more information. Ministry Assistant Position Available
KIDZ CHOIR Applications are being accepted for the position of
Our children are working hard on our program! We will Ministry Assistant to the pastor and assistant pastor.
present PARABLELOOZA on Feb 3 and there is still time Resumes should be submitted to Karen Bush in the
for your child to be a part! We meet each Sunday night church office.
4:45-6:15. Thank you notes received by the church are displayed on
1st-6th Grade drop off at the basketball court, pick up in the bulletin board outside the church office.
the choir suite.
Pre-k meets in the children’s wing.
FOREVER YOUNG CHOIR  Jimmy Roberts in the loss of his mother, Janet
Forever Young Choir will rehearse November 27, Roberts, who passed away on November 8, 2018
December 4 and 11.  The family of Winnie Phillips who passed away
November 16, 2018
Pictorial Directories  Audrey Hartley and family in the loss of her husband
are available for those who had their pictures Dan Hartley, November 8, 2018
taken and can be picked up in the church office.  Mark & Dana Redden in the loss of his mother, Reba
Redden who passed away on November 17, 2018
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November 25, 2018 WEDNESDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP MEAL
November 28, 2018
Sunday, November 25 Sunday, December 2 Chicken Tenders, Baked Potatoes, Lima Beans, Salad, Dessert & Drink
8:10 AM Worship Service 8:10 AM Worship Service December 5, 2018
9:20 AM LifeGroups 9:20 AM LifeGroups Hamburgers, Baked Beans, French Fries, Salad, Dessert & Drink
10:30 AM Worship Service 10:30 AM Worship Service $5/Adult $2/Children (Max. $15/family)
5:00 PM Discipleship 5:00 PM Discipleship
Wednesday, November 28 Wednesday, December 5 WEEKLY GIVING

5:00 PM Wednesday Night Meal 5:00 PM Wednesday Night Meal November 4, 2018 November 11, 2018
6:00 PM Adult Choir 6:00 PM Adult Choir General Budget General Budget
Orchestra Practic Orchestra Practice $45,558.66 $36,479.50
6:15 PM Timeout (youth) 6:15 PM Timeout (youth) Emergency Fund Emergency Fund
Mission Groups Mission Groups $2,120.00 $2,635.00
Prayer Meeting Prayer Meeting LIFEGROUP TOTALS
Thursday, November 29 Thursday, December 6 November 11, 2018 November 18, 2018
10:00 AM Bible Study 10:00 AM Bible Study Preschool……………….…...61 Preschool…………………...54
Saturday, December 1 Children……………….……..51 Children……………………...59
9:00 AM Children’s Christmas Students…………….……….66 Students……………………..69
Festival Adults……………….………445 Adults………………….…….473
Total………………….……..641 Total……………………..…..687
BUILDING LOCK UP BUS MINISTRY
November 25, 2018 December 2, 2018 November 25, 2018 December 2, 2018
Allen Deal & Eric Hill Jerry Gentle & Ralph Jefferson Bobby Edmond - 398-3208 Mark Luker - 271-2423

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