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Come celebrate the ultimate Gift with your family & friends at our annual Carol Service.  Family picnic in the gardens  Family Carol Service  Children & adults choir Eastside Community Church (corner Primula & Garsfontein) Sunday, 24 November Picnic from 16:30 Service starts at 18:00 Enquiries: info@eastside.org.za OR 012 998 2877


CHURCH | For students. By students. 2013 and ECC Hatfield’s journey Little short of a year ago, you may have called us crazy or over-ambitious or naïve, but the voice of God was clear and so began Eastside Community Church Hatfield – a campus in the heart of the students’ territory. Last night, we had our last official worship service of 2013; we took some time to reflect over the year at the incredible journey we have been on: “If we can do one year, we can do another” “Here we’re intentional about everything – in worship, in work, in loving, in being here early” “It’s been challenging and exciting, and good to serve with such different people” “It’s more intimate – the social time afterward is important to me to feel part of something” “I’m glad I found this church – I was looking; everyone has a place here… I like too that the sermons are relatable.” Looking ahead, we are even more expectant than before: “People are going to be stretched” “I would like to see more people – get bigger, and have a bigger impact, especially at university” Thank you for praying with us and trusting God with us as we’ve served this year. Let’s trust Him to do even greater things next year, in our lives and in the extension of His Kingdom for His glory.


To the hands and feet of ECC: Looking back on all that has been accomplished for the Kingdom of God this year, we cannot but marvel at the goodness and grace of Jesus! However, as a leadership we are equally aware that God has used the many members of Eastside who have served faithfully during the year, often going way beyond the call of duty. As a family, this past Sunday morning, we celebrated the contribution that everyone at Eastside has made during the year - from those who are involved in 'visible' ministries, to those who serve faithfully behind the scenes. If you were not at the service and have served the Lord in any way during the

year, we want you to know that we are truly, truly grateful for all you have done for the Lord at Eastside. The pastors and leadership of Eastside often speak of the faithfulness of the many who spend hours of their time serving, getting to church early, staying late, sacrificing time during the evenings, contributing financially to the ministry at ECC, praying faithfully and more. Eastside truly has a 'serving culture' that few churches can match, and we want you to know we do not take your service for granted. Thank you for all you do for the Lord at Eastside. Be blessed over this festive season!


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Celebrating Baby Brownie Thank you to all the precious ladies that joined me in celebrating the near arrival of Baby Brownie this past Sunday in the beautiful Eastside gardens. Duncan and I have been overwhelmed by Gods goodness to us, and blessed beyond words with prayers, support, and special gifts. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” -Tanya & Baby Brownie

Talk to us Senior pastor: Riaan Niemand 083 634 5759 riaan@eastside.org.za

Children’s pastor: Robyn Ball 012 998 2877 robyn@eastside.org.za

Teenage ministry pastor: Jason Watson 072 214 3310 jason@eastside.org.za

Service times: Sunday morning, 09:00 Sunday evening, 18:00 iQuipt, Friday evening, 18:30 Hatfield, Wednesdays, 19:00

Church office (8am-1pm) 012 998 2877 012 998 1229 012 998 2900 info@eastside.org.za

Bank details: Standard Bank, Menlyn Branch code: 012345 Account number: 012151572

Hatfield campus/worship pastor: Mark Paul 079 876 1224 mark@eastside.org.za

Snapshot Issue 40, 21 Nov  

Don't miss our annual Carol Service this Sunday night! Picnic, choirs, friends and family promises a great time together. ECC Hatfield had...