On this page, you will find the most recent Ted Talk email from our pastor, Rev. Ted Goshorn. These are weekly emails that keep us all informed on the life of our church. This page will serve as a resource in case you have misplaced the email or just want to learn more about what is happening at Eastman First UMC.
To sign-up to receive these emails, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 12, 2021
There are no longer seating restrictions in the sanctuary
Beginning April 18, Sunday School resumes for all age groups in-person.
Beginning April 18, Nursery resumes. We’re currently looking for nursery workers. Contact Ted if you know of someone who might be interested in working in our nursery
The Arise Service will resume shortly, once we are able to secure a musician
If you know of someone who can lead contemporary worship, send them to Ted
The North Central District Board of Trustees has offered us $47,500 toward the construction of our new multi-purpose building. We need your help! They will gift us the first half of those funds when we have raised $115,000
Fundraising currently stands at $76,910
To make a donation or a pledge: contact Steve Kirkley or Martha Wright or send us a check and mark your gift for “New Building”
Make your pledge over the next eight months: We welcome gifts made in installments through the rest of the calendar year. Just let Steve or Martha know that your gift will be made in regular installments so that we can count the total of your gift toward the total needed to receive the initial half of the grant
Update From Leadership
Have you seen the slides on Facebook about the findings of church leadership? It’s an encouraging sign of how we are living life together as a church, making Christ known. Check it out on our Facebook page!
Mark Your Calendar
There’s a Public Hearing of the Dodge County Strategic Plan Tuesday in our Social Hall. Drop-in between 4 and 6 p.m.
Acts of Piety
Are you praying daily? Visit eastmanfirst.com to see the four options for daily prayer listed there. See Video Guided Tour of the prayer resources on Facebook
Upper Rooms and Sunday School Curricula are available at the office. Stop by during office hours to pick up your copy or grab one off the table as you enter worship
Acts of Service
Looking for a way to serve the church? Join any of the following teams:
Ways to Give
Your giving enables all the ministry you read here (and what you will read in weeks to come). Thank you for making a your tax-deductible donations to our church. Together, we sustain our mission to bring “life and life abundant, through Christ, to Eastman and Dodge County.” Bring your check by the church office if you missed the offering plate this Sunday or donate here: paypal.me/eastmanshelter and note “offering” in the comments box
To give to the building project, simply note the gift is for the “new building”
Take the community survey that will help as a steering committee (including Ted) creates the new 10 year plan for Dodge County. Here’s the link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1tYtp8L9xYS9g9UDa0_zEf4aC2DKOiuLFCqAuHSH4vPPnyA/viewform
Let your voice be heard at the Public Hearing for the 10 year plan, scheduled for April 13 from 4-6pm in our Social Hall.
Need Vaccination information? Visit https://southcentralhealth.info for all the latest information
Need Testing information? Visit the same link as for vaccination information
Prayer for the Week
We give you thanks for all you have done, are doing, and will do in our midst. Teach us how to bear witness to your presence in our lives and our community:
Ways to Pray
For the Dodge County Hospital and all our healthcare workers
For the Uplifters Prayer Team,
For those on our prayer list (see link for list)
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