Serve the World

Reaching Out One life at a time

Mark 16:15

Our greatest mission in life is to find Jesus and then share Jesus. Jesus told his disciples: "Go into all the world and share the Good News with everyone." This is how the unfailing love of God spreads to everyone across the globe. At Eastside, we strive to share the Good News of God's unfailing love through
Word and deed in different ways...locally, nationally, and internationally.

In addition to corporate giving through Eastside Church, we also encourage individual giving as the Spirit leads, and we would like to inform you of some opportunities that might tug on your heart string. 

Sleep in heavenly peace...No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in our Town.

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. In Rochester and across the US, too many boys and girls go without a bed—or even a pillow—to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health. After listening to a sermon on James 3,  Shawn and Donna Ritchie  felt led by the Holy Spirit to “put their faith into action”  and start a local chapter of Sleep In Heavenly Peace (SHP)  - a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need, a great way to show God’s love to local families in a very tangible way .

Many at Eastside have joined this mission, by volunteering for one of the monthly bed builds, deliveries, or by donating pillows, sheet sets and blankets for the kids.  It brings us great joy to work alongside our friends and family to help out our neighbors in need. Won't you consider joining us?.

To learn more about this ministry, visit their Facebook Page, or contact Donna directly.

Alexa Kelly:  InterVarsity Missionary at the College of William and Mary

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an evangelical campus mission serving nearly 40,000 students and faculty on more than 575 university campuses nationwide, which was incorporated in 1931.  

We'd like to introduce Alexa Kelly. She is a recent graduate of  the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, who is returning to her almamatter to work in this powerful ministry. Please view this video, where Alexa shares more about this ministry and how you can help. 

Family Promise...keeping families together...Getting Families Home-for good.

RAIHN is now Family Promise, a not-for-profit, culturally-competent organization that assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services, including shelter, food, personalized case management, and a diverse network of caring volunteers.

At Eastside, it brings us great joy helping our homeless neighbors by providing warm meals, a caring presence, and generous giving at local churches that host these families from night to night until they are able to get back on their feet.

To learn more about this caring ministry, click below or let us know of your interest by filling out the form.

Reach-Out Food Drive

On the first Wednesday of every month, we continue to collect non-perishable food items, paper products, and personal hygiene items to donate to our local Perinton Food Cupboard and/or Cameron Community Ministries. It's our way of meeting a very basic need of our neighbors who may find themselves in a tight place financially.

Learn more about ways you can help by clicking below.

CAMERON COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

Cameron Community Ministries is an Urban Outreach Community Center in the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood of Rochester, NY. Ninety-eight percent of residents in this neighborhood live in poverty.

CCM provides hope to this community through emergency services, engagement, education and empowerment. They offer many programs including youth after-school and summer programs, a free hot meal program that serves lunch daily, an emergency food pantry, and a clothing house that serves community members in need of clothing and housewares.

To learn more about this caring ministry, click below or let us know of your interest by filling out the form.

Free Methodist Partnerships

Eastside Church is partners with the Free Methodist family of churches. The Free Methodist mission is to "Love God, Love People, and to Make Disciples." By partnering with the Free Methodist Church of North America, we support missionaries and ministries around the world to build God's kingdom and to spread the Good News everywhere!

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