Practical Practices for Fasting and Prayer
Who Should Not Fast?
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20
Dear Eastside Community Church,
Welcome to Prayer and Fasting 2014! Are you ready to feast on the word of God, drink in the presence of the Lord in a fresh way, and be full of the Spirit of God? Then we invite you to join us for Come and Dine: 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting.
God's invitation to us has always been "come and dine". He longs for us to take our rightful place at His table as His beloved sons and daughters! Come prepare your heart to receive that invitation in a new way. Come prepare your heart to extend that invitation to a lost and lonely world!
The Christmas season is almost here. The celebration of Christ’s birth is a reminder of God’s generous love expressed toward us. In addition to the gifts we exchange with those we love, this is a great time of year to put feet to our faith and show our community the love of Jesus.
Last year, the Eastside Family responded by giving over $96,000 in this effort. I continue to be amazed by the spirit of generosity that is demonstrated through this body of believers in fulfilling our vision, mission, and values in the community.
This year we have established a goal of $100,000 and we are inviting you to prayerfully consider giving your best gift to help us reach this goal. We will use 100% of this offering to fund the following projects:
· O & O Fund: “O & O” stands for Opportunities and Obstacles
- Opportunities – vital resources for ministry (i.e. equipment, furnishings, and outreach)
- Obstacles – Buildings & Grounds (repair or potential replacement of furnaces, air conditioners, etc.)
· Missions Support:
- TUMI Site Support (The Urban Ministry Institute/Pastor Training in Central & South America)
- Leadership Development & Church Planting
- Hope Ranch For Women (Rescue Ministry for Abused and Exploited Women)
- “One Child Matters” (Human Trafficking & Rescue Projects in India)
On December 15, 2013, we will receive the “Greatest Gift Offering” during both of our weekend services. We will provide special giving envelopes again this year and encourage everyone to come prepared to give on that day.
If you will be out of town on December 15, or if you’d like to go ahead and donate now, you can access our online giving option here. It’s safe, secure and simple to use.
Please pray about participating and jump right in with us. God has given us a great mission, and we’re blessed to be able to join him in reaching our community for Christ and advancing the Gospel around the world.