Eastside Christian Church in Albany, Oregon is a “faith family” intent on serving and praising our Lord Jesus Christ. While the most visible face of our family is seen at one of our worship services, the heart of Eastside is most obvious in our various efforts to serve our neighbors in the name and spirit of Christ.
“Faith family” means that Eastside Christian Church is a place to belong. Psalms 68:6 says, “God sets the lonely in families.” We believe that God in his wisdom understands how much we humans need family, friends, and community. Real church is always about people, not properties or programs. The Bible tells us, “For now we are all children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 3:26 The Living Bible)
Eastside Christian church is a welcoming place. It doesn’t matter if you are a first-time visitor or a lifelong member, Eastside is YOUR PLACE! Our pastor likes to say, “We were all first-time visitors at some time.”
We are a family always looking to set another place at the table. We are thrilled when visitors come our way. There is no greater joy than when the visitor makes the decision to stay and become a member of the family. You’re always welcome at Eastside Christian Church!
9:00am Traditional Service
10:30am Contemporary Service
What Can I Expect?– Sunday mornings are a casual time for you to seek God and connect with other people. Dress casual and comfortable. We teach directly from the Bible; if you have one, bring it along. If you don’t have your own Bible, we’d love to give you one.
First Time Visitors- Thank you for attending or thinking about attending Eastside. Please drop by Guest Services and receive a visitor packet. Also, if you need a Bible, please feel free to take one in the pew racks.
Weekly Connect Cards- Please complete the weekly connect card attached to your bulletin. They are collected in pouches at the conclusion of the worship service as we leave.
Communion- We observe communion each Sunday in all worship services. You are invited to take Communion or not, depending on your understanding and desire. Gluten Free bread is available upon request or by self-service in the back of the Worship Center.
Tithes and Offerings- The financial support of Eastside is primarily a membership responsibility, therefore we normally do not pass an offering collection by rows or tables. Instead, members use the offering collection boxes located in our lobbies. Guests may give financially if they so desire and feel compelled to do so by the Lord.
Children’s Church – Children’s Church is available during our worship service times for preschool through 5th grade. Children will be dismissed from services following family worship time to go with their teachers to their classroom. Their safety is a priority, please use our check in system to print out their own ID nametag. Children’s Church includes scripture memorization, learning activities, and a Bible lesson. Our mission is to teach kids the Bible in a fun and engaging environment.
Nursery- Our nursery is provided during both worship service times.
We encourage children to join their families and sit together during worship time at the beginning of service. We provide children’s activity bags at Guest Services.
Children’s safety is our highest priority. Each volunteer and leader who works with minors has passed a background check and is trained to work with the kids. Security personnel are present at all church functions.
Ministries- Differences in people, ages, gender, etc., add variety and excitement to life at Eastside Christian Church. We have programs of smaller groups to meet specific needs and interests, including: Children, Youth, Young Adult, Women, Men, Seniors and Life Groups. (See our Ministries Tab for more info).