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Over the years I’ve laughed

through a book entitled, “You Might


Be a Preacher If…” Here are a few
of my favorites. You might be a Volume 20, Number 18 May 22, 2011
preacher if…
• You don’t get angry, but you are EASTMONT BLOOD DRIVE
“grieved in the spirit.”
• You scan help-wanted ads on Sunday, May 22
Monday morning.
• You order a “church split” instead
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
of a banana split. in the Fellowship Hall
• Vacation Bible School has nothing
to do with vacation.
• You secretly wished someone
would drench you with Gatorade Membership Church-Wide
after one of your sermons.
I’m probably a little weird
Discovery Class Fellowship Meal
about this, but I really like our Mem- This Sunday at 9:20 a.m. This Sunday in the
bership Discovery Class. It is simple, in the Worship Center Fellowship Hall
focused and practical. In a one-hour
class anyone can get a great overview This class is for new, immediately following
of our church. Few realize how im- potential, or long time discipleship classes
portant this class is to our future. No
church will be successful if the peo- members of Eastmont (around 6:15 p.m.)
ple are not working together. If you and explains our purpose, Menu:
have never attended or would like a
refresher course, come this Sunday. beliefs, and methods Roast Beef Sandwiches,
We meet at 9:20 in the Sanctuary. as a church. Chips & Drink
I like to visit in homes, but
people are so busy it is hard to find
them at home. Phone calls, email,
and text messages seem to be the
preferred way to contact many today.
I visit on Monday and Tuesday
nights. Recently I went to six homes
and no one was home. On the way
home, I stopped by Publix for milk.
While there, I ran into eight members,
one neighbor and two prospects. I’m
thinking about starting a grocery store
ministry. Wherever you go, look for
opportunities to witness about Christ
and His church.
Finally, thank you for being
so faithful in all you do. Your ser-
vice, love, generosity, and faith make
a difference.
I’ll See you Sunday,
Vacation Bible Student Ministry Disaster Relief
School Summer Events Mission Trip
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TeamKID HomeGroups - Begin in June on Sunday nights.
Sundays – 5 p.m.
Six Flags Trip is May 31 - We will leave at
May 22 – “Controlling My Tongue”
6:00 a.m. and return at 11:00 p.m. Cost: $30/person
Identify your own personal speech pitfalls and develop
Bring money for lunch and dinner or you can bring
strategies for controlling your tongue! your own lunch.
MUSIC…GAMES…PRIZES…SNACKS…FUN
Summer Events
VBS WORKERS NEEDED June 6-10 Jr. High Mission Camp
We are in need of a few more VBS workers…Please June 14 River Float Trip
call Ginger (420-6306) if you can help! June 20-24 Help with VBS
June 25-July 1 Sr. High Mission Trip
SONSurf BEACH BASH VBS July 11-15 Super Summer Alabama
June 20-24 9 a.m.-noon July 22-24 Beach Trip
4 yr. – Grade 6
It’s all about Jesus dude!!

COMING SOON!! Thursday Outreach


“School’s Out Bashes” Moe's in Eastchase @ 7 p.m. on June 2nd
June 1 - 6:30 p.m. Cracker Barrel @ 7 p.m. on June 9th
RA/GA Water Wars Remember to invite a friend without a church home.
Mission Friends Pajama Party Community Groups (K-Groups)
Community groups will start back on Tuesday, May 24.
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES We will be reading through Desiring God by John Piper
Consider serving with preschool/children’s ministry in and meeting each week. Books will be $5. We will
the coming year! We are now recruiting teachers for meet for discussion, at the Mohajerin house @ 7 p.m.
Sunday School, GAs, RAs, Mission Friends and more
for the 2011-12 church year beginning September 1!! College Disciple Now - Make plans to attend Disci-
We’ll train and equip you to do the job! If you would ple Now in Orange Beach, June 16-18 (Thursday-
like more information about serving in this ministry Saturday). We’ll leave from the church at 8 a.m. on
area, call Ginger Andrew (420-6306)! Thursday and return Saturday evening so we can wor-
ship at our church or Sunday morning. Cost is $75, but
there are scholarships available. Travel, meals, and the
PARENT THOT
beach are included in the price!
“Without question, the most valuable contribution
parents can make to children is to instill in them a Ava Grant will be participating in the Summer Beach
genuine faith in Jesus Christ. What greater source Project with Campus Outreach from Troy University for
of confidence can there be than knowing that the ten weeks this summer. She will work a full time job
Creator of the Universe is acquainted with us while also being involved in various missions-related
personally……that He values me more than the activities in the Destin, FL area. Ava will also be in-
possessions of the entire world!” volved in one of the local churches.
(The New Hide or Seek, page 224) Hannah Russell will be leaving this Sunday to serve
as a missionary for ten weeks on the campus of New
Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans,
LA. Hannah will be serving through the North
American Mission Board and will be involved with
Forever Young - Tuesday, May 31, at 10:00 a.m. Camp NOLA Kids, a day camp, teaching Bible stories
Program: Meredith Burtron - 2010 Junior Spokesper- and recreation. Please be in prayer for both Ava and
son for the Arthritis Foundation. A covered dish Hannah as well as all college summer missionaries.
lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.

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4th & G.O. (Gospel Outreach) Save Your Old Phone Books
4th Monday & G.O. is a special The Community of Hope is having a
Outreach Ministry from March fundraiser and needs your old phone
through October. Deacons, books to recycle. Put the books in the
teachers, members, and church "Missions Baskets" around the church.
staff will make door-to-door visits and phone calls
to church members, guests and prospects for a time Forest Park Ministry Center
of prayer and praise! Our next 4th & G.O. is During the month of May, we will be collecting
scheduled for May 23. Meet in the Fellowship non-perishable food items for the Forest Park
Hall between 4-7 p.m. Pancakes and sausage will Ministry Center. Especially needed are canned
be served at 5:00 p.m. meats and peanut butter. Also needed are diapers
(sizes 4 & 5) and bathroom tissue.
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief - Update
Over 8,500 volunteers are working in Mr. & Mrs. James Wesley Helms
disaster relief efforts, not counting Request the honour of your presence
volunteers from local churches
at the marriage of their daughter
working directly with affected
churches. There were seven Southern Baptist Rachel Marie
churches totally destroyed, and 39 received moderate to
to severe damage. Please continue to pray for all Andrew Blake Mohling
affected by the storms and for volunteers as they On Saturday, the fourth of June
minister in affected areas across our state. Donations Two thousand and eleven
needed at this time are wash cloths, towels, shampoo, At two o’clock in the afternoon
soap, toothpaste and non-perishable canned foods, Eastmont Baptist Church
(no clothes). The list is updated often. If you have
any questions, contact Billy Dickey for more 4505 Atlanta Highway
information. Montgomery, Alabama
Reception immediately following
New Orleans Mission Trip (Mission Changed)
July 10-16, 2011, we will work through the Alabama Sympathy to…
Baptist Convention. Details should be finalized by • Louise & Marlion Tillery in the loss of her
mid-June. Please call or email Billy Dickey with brother-in-law, John Townsend, on 5/4.
contact information, and as soon as a project is • Charles & Jane Andrews and family in the
selected, information will be provided to those loss of their son-in-law’s mother, Carol
interested in helping with tornado relief. You can Forntner on 5/5.
contact Billy Dickey at bdickey@eastmont.org or • Joseph Torrillo, and Robert, Joe & Shay
at 420-6314. Torrillo and family in the loss of his wife and
Robert & Joe’s mother, Mayme Torrillo on 5/5.
• Beth Frith and her family in the loss of her
sister-in-law, Eileen Hollingshead on 5/5.
Tori Meldrum (4/24/11)
• Kathy & Ronnie Perkins in the loss of her
By Profession of Faith and Baptism
mother, Lottie Hatchett, on 5/15.
Tristan Ragsdale (4/24/11)
By Transfer of Letter
A thank you card was received in the church
Harrison Parkman (4/24/11) office from Lynn Logan.
By Profession of Faith and Baptism
Frank and Leslie Ann Rutland (4/24/11)
By Statement of Faith

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May 22, 2011
Schedule of Events Wednesday Night Meal
Sunday, May 22 May 25, 2011
8:10 a.m. Worship Service Chicken Tenders, Baked Potato, Green
Sunday’s Music - May 22, 2011
9:20 a.m. Sunday School Beans, Salad, Dessert, & Drink Sanctuary Choir “Let the Rocks Keep Silent”
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
5:00 p.m. Discipleship June 1, 2011 Jayne Burns, Soloist
6:15 p.m. Fellowship Meal Hamburger, French Fries, Baked Beans, Special Music Donnie Walker
Monday, May 23 Salad, Dessert, & Drink “Your Great Name”
5:00 p.m. Outreach $5.00 Adult $2.00 Children Offertory - Eastmont Orchestra
Tuesday, May 24 (Max. $15.00 per family)
5:30 p.m. Aerobics “Jesus Loves Me”
Wednesday, May 25 Sunday School Totals
5:15 p.m. Fellowship Meal
May 8, 2011 May 15, 2011 Sunday’s Music - May 29, 2011
5:45 p.m. Acteens
6:30 p.m. Mission Groups Preschool...69 Preschool...77 Sanctuary Choir
Prayer Meeting Children...60 Children...78 “I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb”
Adult Choir Students...79 Students...93
Orchestra Practice Adults...669 Adults...675
Men’s Small Groups Total...877 Total...923 Jerry Thomas
Thursday, May 26 “Lord I Am Nothing Without You”
10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
Forever Fit
Aerobics
Weekly Giving
May 8, 2011 May 15, 2011
___________________ Eastmont is now on
General Budget General Budget
$29,848.46 $51,637.36 Facebook and Twitter.
Sunday, May 29 If you are on Facebook
9:20 a.m. Sunday School Building Fund Building Fund
or Twitter, be sure to
10:30 a.m. Worship Service $2,371.00 $5,402.00
No Evening Activities like us on facebook at
facebook.com/eastmont
Monday, May 30
Office Closed or follow us on twitter
@eastmontbaptist.
Tuesday, May 31
10:00 a.m. Forever Young
5:30 p.m. Aerobics
Wednesday, June 1
5:15 p.m. Fellowship Meal
5:45 p.m. Acteens
6:30 p.m. Mission Groups
Prayer Meeting
Adult Choir
Orchestra Practice
Men’s Small Groups
Thursday, June 2
10:00 a.m. Forever Fit
5:30 p.m. Aerobics

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