February 2015 - Eastwood Christian Church


February 2015 - Eastwood Christian Church
The Evangel
Eastwood Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Vol. 20, No. 2
February, 2015
Our city is facing very critical issues that affect ALL of its citizens.
If we want to truly be the "it" city, then all residents need to experience in its prosperity.
This meeting will set the stage for a turning point in the Nashville community as it relates to organized power from
grassroots coalitions. At this public event we will address all 2015 Mayoral candidates and outline
The community platform will consist of specifics around these issues:
1. Affordable Housing and Gentrification
2. Economic Equity and Jobs
3. Criminal Justice
We are offering childcare at ECC from 2:15-5:15 so families with children can attend.
Please commit to attend by contacting Martha Carroll [email protected] or Pastor Jay [email protected]
“Shining our light by welcoming all people, building community, and serving God and neighbor.”
To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
– Psalm 25:1
Thoughts from Jay
Greetings, my friends:
Last Sunday, five of us (William, Matt, Kristie, Dawn, and me) went to the evening Taize
worship service at West End UMC. It was a beautiful time of contemplation, silence, and
uplifting music that nourishes the soul. The term “Taize Worship” comes from the contemplative style of worship in the small town of Taize, France, popularized by Brother Roger
and his community of monks. The music consists of a simple line or two, repeated over and
over as it works into your heart and fills it with peace. The song “Eat This Bread” that we
often sing while coming forward for communion is an example of a Taize song.
My favorite aspect of the worship experience: it felt like an invitation to come into the presence of the holy. The words of Psalm 25 seem appropriate: To you, O LORD, I lift up my
soul. So much of our lives, we are busy. So often, we are guarded, we have walls up. It is
such a blessing to relax, let down our guards, and open ourselves to the presence of God.
Warmth, love, blessings flow over us when we lift our souls to God.
As we enter this season of Lent, I pray that we can free ourselves from distractions long
enough to truly center ourselves and experience the deep peace that comes from knowing we
are held in the arms of a loving God. To you, O LORD, we lift up our souls.
Peace & Blessings to you all,
Pastor Jay
January 2015 Budget
Total Income
Total Expense
Bottom Line
Jan Actual Jan Budget YTD Actual YTD Budget Annual Budget
$22,270.91 $19,833.48
Here’s What’s Going On...
Mark Your Calendars…
February 20
February 22
February 28
March 1
March 2
March 6
March 7 & 8
March 11
March 14 & 15
March 29
April 5
April 7
Room in the Inn
NOAH Call to Action Meeting, 3 PM
Thistle Farms Luncheon, 1 PM
Covered Dish Lunch, 12 PM
EC3 Applications for Fall Due by 2 PM
Room in the Inn
Habitat Build
Fellowship Meal, 5:45 PM
Habitat Build
Palm Sunday Breakfast, 8 AM
Two Easter Services: 9 AM and 10:30 AM
Talent 4 the House
Jere Adams
Kathy Austin
Bubba Bradley
Elsie Burbank
Sandy Burton
The Carcieri family
Melba Casey
Darcy Duncan
Charity Eden
Bettye Edmondson
Ira Ellithorpe
Ann Ezell
Bart Francis
Cathy Griswold
Grant Houston
Jan Hutchins
Bill Ivie
Peggy Jackson
Kate Krug
Hal Law
Anna Lombardo
Leah Lucas
Georgetta Madole
Lula Martin
Jamie Miller
Joanna Stanfield Montgomery
Nanette Noffsinger
Tom Pebworth
Gayle Richardson
Grant Vosburgh
Evelyn Ware
Anna Williams
Audrey Grace Williams
Tanya Wooten
Sue Worff
Ralph Young
Sherri Zerbe
Nurse Courtney says
“Wear a helmet while sledding”!
Welcome to the world, Ruby Esther Clark! Born 2/2/15
at 3:12 PM and 7.1 pounds. Congratulations Meagan
and Jordan! Lucky Jocelyn and Lucky Pastor jay got to
visit them in the hospital!
the Church
Mouse ...
Well, rats! (That’s what we mice say
when we’re REALLY upset.) We were
SO looking forward to King Cake
crumbs from the annual Eastwood Mardi
Gras dinner, so expertly cooked by Mark
& Leah Honeycutt. But alas. Not to
mention that, but EC3 is out due to the
storm as well – so no crumbs from all the
little children. This little thing called a
winter storm ruined everything.
Other than it being REALLY quiet, because lots of groups cancelled their activities here at church, everything else is
going ok. Thanks to our new HVAC
units, we are nice and toasty warm here.
The water is still running (drip, drip, drip
go the faucets). And if you’re reading
this ... it means the Evangel came out on
So in spite of the ice, in spite of the
snow, all is well. Just somebody, anybody – PLEASE bring us some crumbs!
Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18 this year) ushers
in the 40-day season of Lent, so here is
some related trivia: How many periods of
time in Bible can you name that are described with the number 40? (40 minutes,
40 days, 40 years, etc?) 10 points for each
one you can name.
If you know the answer, send it via email
([email protected]) or voice mail (227
-2285 and press 1). Correct answers will
have their name printed in the next Evangel!
Last Evangel Trivia Contest Winners:
Susan McBride (84 points), Kristina
Guisler (76 points + extra credit for adding Jacob’s daughter Dinah), Grace Ellithorpe (80 points). Thanks for playing
Bible Trivia!
Last Month’s Answer: Jacob’s 12 sons
were: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan,
Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun,
Joseph, & Benjamin.
February 22, 1950
A worship service and
groundbreaking ceremony is held
to kick-off construction of the new
sanctuary. The building would
eventually cost $65,450.
You are invited to attend our
Thistle Farms Luncheon
to benefit the Magdalene project
Saturday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m.
in the Fellowship Hall
Enjoy lunch served by the
Unity Sunday School class
and lots of shopping!
RSVP to the church
office by February 22:
[email protected]
Talent 4 the House
A fundraiser to benefit the Disciples
Divinity House at Vanderbilt - a house
that prepares excellent Disciples
ministers through our supportive
community of faith.
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Doors open at 6pm, Entertainment
begins at 7:30 pm
Where: Woodmont Christian Church
3601 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN
Featuring: Vince Gill,
Amy Grant, Jonell Mosser,
Gabe Dixon, and House musicians
Tickets: go on sale March 1, 2015
online at www.talent4thehouse.org
A New Tradition
here at Eastwood
Our March and October Covered
Dish Luncheons will not only be a
time of sharing food and enjoying fellowship, but they will also be
a time when we will honor any
new babies and any new
marriages that have occurred
within the past six months.
We want to celebrate
with you!
Thank you to the FAITHFULNESS Family
for serving our congregation in March
Elders: Bob Frech, Sharon Frech, Cindy Lovelace
Deacons: William Aaron, Shelley Freeman, Cortney Pendley
Aaron (William, Ellis)
Ashworth (Ray & Jackie)
Billingslea (Matt & Chris, Bexley, Ryman)
Clark (Jordan & Meagan, Ruby)
Duemler (Julie, Samuel, Wyatt)
Ellithorpe (Grace & Ira)
Forrester (Norene)
Frazier (John & Rebecca, Jack, Cora)
Frech (Bob & Sharon)
Freeman (Dennis & Shelley, Augusta, Emeline)
Graham (Glen Alan)
Holdren (Matt & Kristie)
Lovelace (Gene & Cindy)
McBride (Susan)
Special thanks to William Aaron
Mosser (Jonell, Keenan, Matthew)
Neal (Brian & Annie, Owen, Scarlett)
who is our Lead Deacon this
Pecinovsky (Teresa & John Siemsen)
month, coordinating our
Pendley (Justin & Cortney)
worship service and fellowship
Stocks (Earl & Beverly)
meal teams.
Taylor (Jeremy & Juanita, Catherine)
On February 1, 2015, the Children’s
Choirs sang at church and then the
Youth Group served soup and
sandwiches to the congregation while
raising money and canned food
donations for ENCM.
$444 was collected along with a gazillion
cans of food!
April 2008
The Faithfulness Family will be serving.
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
Catherine Taylor
Glen Alan Graham
William Aaron
Jonell Mosser
Brian Neal
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
Children’s Choir
Nathan Maben-Tenney
Jay Hartley
Christy Jo Harber
Julie Duemler
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29
Jonell Mosser
Julie Duemler
Dawn Hartley
Del Dorr
Teresa Pecinovsky
Gen 17:1-7, 15-16; Ps 22:23-31; Rom 4:13-25; Mk 8:31-38
Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19; 1 Cor 1:18-25; Jn 2:13-22
Num 21:4-9; Ps 107:1-3, 17-22; Eph 2:1-10; Jn 3:14-21
Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:1-12; Heb 5:5-10; Jn 12:20-33
Ps 118:1-2; Mk 11:1-11; Isa 50:4-9a; Ps 31:9-16; Phil 2:5-11; Mk 14:1-15:47
Justin Pendley
Mack Page
John Robinson
Dennis Freeman
Sandra Stratton
Clara Mathes
Prentice Mills
Suellen Hartley
Margaret Martin
Ann Howard
Dan Morrison
Michael Page
Glen Alan Graham
Rebecca Frazier
March 1
March 3
March 3
March 4
March 5
March 10
March 10
March 11
March 12
March 13
March 13
March 13
March 14
March 15
Sheena Frech
Sandy Gaskins
Ernie Simon
Dawn Hartley
Nathan Maben-Tenney
Andy Hudson
Elsa Kummer
Jennifer Laughlin-Reed
Dottie Owens
Mark Burton
Sandy Burton
Saundra Horner
Jamie Day
Travis Hixon
Austin Childs
Alice Dominguez
Celia Dominguez
Andrea Hallgren
March 17
March 18
March 18
March 21
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 23
March 24
March 25
March 25
March 25
March 26
March 26
March 27
March 27
March 27
March 28
Samantha and Paul Law
March 27
Jay R. Hartley
Julie Duemler
Christy Jo Harber
Barry Lumpkin
Heidi Hoeft
Marcia Blair
Linda Armstreet
(Disciples of Christ)
(615) 227-2285 Fax: (615) 228-4901
e-mail: [email protected]
Sunday School-9:15 am Worship-10:30 am
Senior Minister
Director of Children’s Ministries/Music Director
Youth Minister
Administrative Assistant
Nursery Attendant
Nursery Attendant
The Evangel
Eastwood Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
1601 Eastland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37206
Vol. 20, No. 2
February, 2015
(Disciples of Christ)
Eastwood Christian Church
The Evangel

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