Join Eastside this Sunday, Feb 10th at 10AM as we continue our sermon series, “The Rest of God.”

Eastside invites you this Sunday, Feb 10th at 10AM! 

“Be still and know that I am God!”
~ Psalm 46:10 NLT

Last week we had the joy of exploring why God created for us a sacred rhythm of work and rest. This week we will see how making time for the rest of God, will free us to be our best for God.

We hope you can join us this weekend as we experience the awesome wonder of setting aside time to rest.

Growing life-changing relationships with God and neighbor as we REACH, TEACH, MEND and SEND.


Eastside’s February RAIHN Rotation is right around the corner!  Come out to New Hope Free Methodist Church from the 16th-24th and support our RAIHN community partners.  To find out how you can get involved, email Havalah Lowery at           

Kids are you ready for Mid-Winter recess?  We are and our KidZone ministry has a great Movie Day planned and ready to roll on Sunday, 17 Feb!  Come out and join Kyle and the team for a featured event.

Additional information on our Eastside Groups and Points of Contact, are at our Welcome Center table.  Check out our Eastside Church Events page at

Light and Life is a monthly magazine published by Light and Life Communications, the communications department of the the Free Methodist Church. The magazine has a monthly print circulation of approximately 15,000. In April 2015, the magazine expanded to a larger size with both English and Spanish articles in a common edition using a flip format. The Spanish side of the magazine is titled Luz y Vida. Articles are also published online at  The online version is not in “magazine” format, but you will find the articles from the latest issue by scrolling down to “latest articles”.

Each issue of Light and Life focuses on a specific theme with a cohesive approach in which the articles complement each other and flow in a progression that takes the reader from discovery through personal application. The magazine offers compelling content with a uniquely Free Methodist emphasis designed to connect more than 110,000 people who attend Free Methodist Church – USA worship services each week. As a resource serving the local church, the magazine welcomes writers from outside of Free Methodism with relevant perspectives on an issue’s theme. We search for authors who write competently, provide clear information and employ contemporary style and illustrations. We publish well-written articles that are accessible to a wide range of readers. Articles must be consistent with the theology of the Free Methodist Church.

The February issue of Light and Life concentrates on how we can live in the image of God. In the Openers section, Jeff Finley states, “The image of God doesn’t actually mean we look physically like God, but when people see us, they should be reminded of Him.” In “My Neck is Short, But That’s Not Me,” Bishop David Roller discusses that we can be like God in more important ways that physical ones. In “Seeing the Image of God in Others,” Kathie Filby declares “…how our community might change if we truly believed that everyone was created in the image of God.” Other articles include the feature, “The Farmer Kings” and “If a Christian Isn’t Going to Stand Up and Lead, Then Who Will”? Would you like to read more? Go to and scroll down to the article that sparks your interest. If you are not comfortable reading online, pick up a print copy in the lobby area at Eastside. The print copy has an added advantage. Turn it around and it is printed in Spanish.