We welcome you as you visit our community of faith and hope you leave with a renewed energy and enthusiasm for life and a desire to come back and visit with us often. We hope that we can be a supportive community for you as you seek to grow spiritually as a follower of Jesus Christ. Below are some questions you may have and the answers you might be seeking.
I, or a member of my family, have hearing problems. Do you have any type of personal amplifications devices that can be used during the worship service? Answer - Yes. Please let one of the Ushers know of your need and they will get you set up!
When I have visited other worship services, I have not always been able to follow what is going on during the service and been able to fully participate. Do you have bulletins and other information that will help me? Answer - Yes. Our bulletins list the order of worship. The hymns we will sing are also listed. If you find yourself unsure of what is happening or what happens next, please ask the person who is sitting next to you. Unless they are a visitor too, they will be glad to help!
Anyone can join with the people of East Side in becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. What does it mean to be a Christian in today's world? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus Christ? At East Side, we see becoming a part of this community of faith as much more than just membership, we see it as a beginning and continuing spiritual journey.
When you join with the people of East Side, you enter into an ancient covenant with God. You promise to worship God, to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ, and to serve others. You promise to serve God with all your heart, mind and soul and to love others as you love yourself. And in return, God promises to be your God, to love you no matter what, to be with you no matter where you are or where you go. Through Jesus Christ, God even follows you "through the valley of the shadow of death". Through God's Holy Spirit, you receive strength and power and a new life, a life where you absolutely know you are not alone. No matter what you are dealing with... sickness, divorce, fear, loneliness, death, anger, addictions, greed...God, through Jesus Christ, gives you the strength and power to overcome anything. AND God is there to celebrate with you the joys of life...a birth of a baby, graduation from school, a marriage to the love of your life, a new job, learning of a new skill or talent...
We invite you to spend some time getting to know more about Jesus Christ and the people of East Sde. Look through our website, join us for worship, come study and pray at our Bible Studies, join us in our mission as we reach out the community of Ashtabula County and the whole world with God's love . Come pray and play with us! Talk with individuals at East Side or feel free to contact one of the Elders on Session, or members of the Board of Deacons, or Pastor Kurt any time!