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Last Updated: 3/15/18

Mark Your Calendar!!

Announcement deadline for Sunday, March 25 is Tuesday, March 20 at 8 a.m.

No Trek or Journey - Tuesday, March 20

No AWANA or Adult Bible Study - Thursday, March 22

No Trek or Journey - Tuesday, March 27

No AWANA or Adult Bible Study - Thursday, March 29

No Sunday School - Sunday, March 1

New Member & Baptism Day - April 22

Sunday, April 22 will be your next opportunity to officially join the church here at EastPointe or to be baptized. If you have completed the four-week membership class with Pastor Jim and are ready to make this important commitment we need to begin the paperwork and interview process. Please contact the church office at 765-473-4004, ext. 0 this week. Office hours are Mon.-Thurs. 8am - 4pm, don’t delay!

Keeping Our Records Up-To-Date:

We are updating our Church Management Software to a system called FellowshipOne Go. If you have NOT received an email with login credentials, then we don't have your current email address in the system. Please email your name, address and phone number to Jennifer at admin@eastpointebiblechurch.org. Thank you for your patience as we learn this new system together.

Child Check-In System

We are implementing the child check-in system in AWANA Clubs, Children's Church, and the Nursery over the course of the next few weeks. When you check your child in, you will receive a child label (place this one on your child's back) and a guardian label (this one will need to be surrendered when you pick up your child). This system is only as accurate as the information in the FellowshipOne Go system. If you have NOT received an email with login credentials, then we don't have your current email address in the system. Please email your name, address and phone number to Jennifer at admin@eastpointebiblechurch.org.

Adult Sunday School Class

Join Rick Bickel in Room 134 on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. for Digging Deeper, The Sequel. This will be an in depth study of verses and their application to your life.

Summer Camp Registration – March 15

All students entering the 4th-12th grade in the fall of 2018 are invited to attend summer camp at Lake Ann Camp, July 23-28, 2018. Early Bird deadline is Thursday, March 15, register online and save $10. Guaranteed transportation is for the first 52 campers! There are currently 0 spots available for transportation, although you can be put on a wait list. Submit all registrations online at lakeanncamp.com. Please contact Jennifer Vigar (765-469-5637, call /text) for more information or after registering to get your name on the transportation list. Thank you!

Men's Breakfast - March 17

Men, please join us at EBC on Saturday, March 17 at 7 a.m. for a time of food, fellowship and fun. Feel free to bring a breakfast food or drink to share. See Dave Chamberlain with any questions or for more information.

Strategic Planning Meeting - March 18

But what are we going to DO? Our next Strategic Planning meeting, March 18 at 4 p.m., will focus on refining our vision and identifying possible short term and long term projects to live it out. Consider volunteering to take home a little homework to keep things moving forward at our next meeting. Please review the meeting notes to get caught up or refresh your memory. Click here to download the notes or pick up a copy at the Connect Center. See Naila Carnagua for more information.

Palm Sunday Passover Seder - March 25

We hope you will choose to celebrate Jesus the Passover Lamb by joining us for the full Passover banquet and Seder on Sunday March 25th from 5pm - 8pm. Seating is limited, tickets are required and cost only $1 each. Childcare is provided for ticketed attendees. Please check out the sign-up at the Connect Center to serve and to provide the meal ingredients. Contact Cheryl Oden, Kim Bickel or Tonia Allen for more info.

GraceMovers - March 31 at 8:30 a.m.

Todd and Wendy Valle are moving back to Pennsylvania and will need help from up to 8-10 men on Saturday morning, March 31 to load a moving truck. The packing will be all done, we just need to load the boxes and furniture on a truck. Meet at 3307 E 400 N, Peru at 8:30 a.m. This should take only a couple hours based upon the plan to have all small things pre-packed and boxed. Also, there will be no “move” for our men to complete unless somebody wants to drive to PA!

Prayer Walk Ministry for Peru - March 31st

We will be meeting monthly to walk the streets of Peru praying for our community and neighbors as a part of reaching out to our community. The next session will meet at Brett Chamber's house at 178 E. Main St. in Peru at 10:30am on March 31st and last until 12:30pm. An optional fellowship time after the walk will be available. Please contact Brett at bchamber@gmail.com if you have questions or need directions.

Open Table with Childcare - Women’s Fellowship, April 4

Open Table is a women's fellowship gathering. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at EastPointe in Room 109 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Bring yourself and something to work on, like your calendar, bills, budget, crafts, cards, sewing, anything portable. Enjoy fellowship while you work on your projects. Bring a snack to share if you want. Questions? See Sheryl Hodson, Miriam Blodgett or Kathy Brehmer. We are now offering childcare from 6:30-8 p.m., you must RSVP to Jennifer Vigar by phone or text at 765-469-5637 by Sunday, April 1 with the name and age of the children.

Grief Counseling – April 8

Waves of Life is a grief counseling group designed to help people navigate their grief in a positive way. Anyone dealing with any type of grief may attend: death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a pet, life changes, or anyone at any stage in the grieving cycle. Perhaps you are someone helping a friend or loved one through the grieving process. You are welcome, too. We meet the 2nd Sunday of every month from 2 - 3 p.m. Snacks will be provided and free childcare will be available for children 0-12 years of age.

Parents Night Out - April 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a night out while we take care of the kids, ages 0-12 years old! A fun evening is planned with crafts, snacks, and a movie. Please sign-up before April 19. Sign-up here or digitally at the Connect Center. For more information contact Kevin or Nikki Gregory at 765-470-3778.

Family (Baby) Dedication - May 6 / Deadline – April 22

We will be having a Family Dedication on Sunday, May 6th, during the morning service. We hope that you can attend this joyous occasion. Please sign-up here or digitally at the Connect Center. Paperwork and photos must be submitted by Sunday, April 22nd. If you have any questions about family dedication, please ask one of the Elders.

Graduation Sunday - May 20 / Deadline – April 22

We will be recognizing graduates on Sunday, May 20th, during the morning service. If you are part of our EBC family and graduating in 2018 from high school, college, or vocational school please sign-up here or digitally at the Connect Center. Contact the Church Office at 473-4004, ext. 0 for more information. Paperwork and photos must be submitted by Sunday, April 22nd.

A Teen Rebellion Against Low Expectations - April 27 & 28

Plan to be challenged on April 27th-28th as we encourage young adults in 7th grade and up to Do Hard Things. Bring your smart-phone or other WIFI capable device and plan for challenging teaching, giveaways, small group time, interactive activities and plenty of food. It all happens Friday from 5pm until 8pm and Saturday from 8am until 2:30pm. Pizza on Friday and lunch on Saturday are included in your registration. Register here or digitally at the Connect Center before April 22 at … $10/person with a max of $30/family. Families are welcome and younger kids can attend with a parent.

Haiti Mattress Mission

In search of single or twin size mattresses that are in good shape for Haiti. If you have one you would like to donate, please contact Mander Prater at 260-760-0730.

Family in Need

Can you help a local family that needs a washer and dryer? They have electric and gas dryer hook-up available. Contact Phil Bunce at 765-473-4004 ext. 3 if you can help. Thank you.

Children's Sunday School Classes, Sunday's at 9:15 a.m.:

Ages 2-3 (Room 102), Nursery – Mr. & Mrs. Cross

Preschool, Ages 3 – Pre-K, Room 230 – Mr. & Mrs. Gray

Kindergarten, Room 238 – Mrs. Rickard

1st & 2nd Grade, Room 220 – Mrs. Ousley & Mrs. Fruth

3rd & 4th Grade, Room 222 – Mr. Young & Mrs. Horton

5th & 6th Grade, Room 234 – 236 - Mr. & Mrs. Lorenz, Mrs. Duke

Young Adult Sunday School Classes, Sunday's at 9:15 a.m.:

7th – 8th Grade, Room 235 - 237 - Mr. & Mrs. Brian Bargerhuff

9th – 12th Grade, Room 109 - Mr. & Mrs. Newman, Mr. & Mrs. Overman & Mr. & Mrs. Young

Adult Sunday School Classes, Sunday's at 9:15 a.m.:

Basics of Biblical Greek, Room 130 - Pastor Keith

Digging Deeper, The Sequel, Room 134 - Rick Bickel

Announcements & Prayer Requests

Would you like to receive prayer requests and announcements to your email? If so email admin@eastpointebiblechurch.org or call 473-4004, ext. 0, with the following information: your name, your email and if you would like to receive prayer request, announcements or both to your email address. See Jennifer Vigar for more information.

Lost & Found

The Lost and Found is now located at the Connect Center. Please check there for your missing items.

Peru Tribune Article "Blueberries and Salvation."

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Peru Tribune Article "Where Was God During Hurricane Harvey?"

Peru Tribune Article "Reformation"

Peru Tribune Article "Is Love Crippling the Church?" Part 1

Peru Tribune Article "Tough Love"

Peru Tribune Article "But God"

Peru Tribune Article "Free Will"

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