The Good Life Week Two
January 13, 2019
Can it really be possible to live free of the control of money and material possessions? We continue the discussion of how to live the good life when it comes to our finances, time and talents.
The Good Life Week One
January 6, 2019
Many of us are hoping and looking for more in 2019. Maybe more money, better relationships, a bigger impact on the world, and justice for all. Your desires might not be in that exact order but we all want the good life. We are talking about how to truly experience the good life.
Christmas at Eastown
December 23, 2018
Searching for Christmas Week Four
december 16, 2018
God looks at you with favor, as his child. He doesn’t look at you with judgement and condemnation. He looks at you with extreme love… so much love that he sent his only son into the world on Christmas day.
Searching for Christmas Week Three
december 9, 2018
Fear and anxiety seem to be on the rise in our world today. Many messages coming at us are telling us what we should be afraid of and who we should blame. However, Christmas brings something different that has the power to transform our way of operating... HOPE!
Searching for Christmas Week Two
December 2, 2018
Many of us dream of a world where conflict and division cease to exist...where peace is what permeates our families, our communities and our nation. Could it be that Christmas in it's truest form can provide this?
Searching for Christmas Week One
November 25, 2018
It is possible to enter into this season and completely miss the point. We are all on a search for something during this time... hope, joy, love, and peace. But the reality is we don't feel those emotions most of the time. Instead you might feel alone, anxious, or conflicted. This Christmas the search could be OVER! Christmas in its truest form brings the expectation of something different. It brings peace to the fearful, love to the lonely, and joy to the broken hearted.
Defining Moments Week Four
November 11, 2018
So much to be grateful for. Let’s take time to consider the little moments we have to be grateful for and how those just might add up to be one big Defining Moment in our lives.
Defining Moments Week Three
November 4, 2018
Nothing is wasted. Not our pain. Not our struggles. Not even devastating loss. Beauty can truly come from ashes. Davey Blackburn knows first hand. His wife was killed by a home intruder while their toddler slept upstairs. He's battled unforgiveness, bitterness and a broken heart. His story has helped so many walk through hardships and we believe it may be able to change your life.
Defining Moments Week Two
october 28, 2018
We continue the discussion of those defining moments that can literally change the course of our lives… and the lives of others. The kindness you're showing to your neighbor or coworker may be the only bright spot in their world right now.
Defining Moments Week One
October 21, 2018
Have you ever had one of those moments that changed everything? This Sunday we launch a new series, Defining Moments. You will hear some incredible stories about defining moment in the lives of others and how God used them for something great!
OCTOBER 14, 2018
Baptism Sunday is a day of celebration as people chose to get baptized. They shared their personal decision to follow Jesus with family and friends. Hear stories of transformation that may inspire you right where you are in your faith journey.
God’s Great Love
october 7, 2018
Have you ever lost something of great value? What did you do to find it? Have you ever had a time in your life when maybe you felt lost? Maybe you felt lost in where to go next or lost in what the purpose of this life really is. We talk about how much God loves each one of us and the great lengths He will go to in order to help us find that love and the life He created for us.
Frantic Family Week Four
September 30, 2018
We believe it takes a village to not only raise children, but help each of us grow into the people we are meant to be. We are thankful for each one of these voices that contributed to Sunday's panel discussion, bringing wisdom, a little humor and a lot of hope.
Frantic Family Week Three
september 23, 2018
It’s not easy to find peace in the chaos of our daily lives. That’s what our current series is all about. What are you fighting for? Could it be that you and your family are placed on this earth at this time for a reason?
Frantic Family Week Two
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
In the middle of a frantic life, it is often difficult to stop and think about what is most important to us as a family. We all desire to live a life based on what we value the most, but it can easily get lost in the shuffle. Could it be that God might have a different way for us to live as individuals and families?
Frantic Family Week One
SEPTMEBER 9, 2018
Life often seems like one big juggling act! Between work, school, carpool, and all of the other activities we add on, we often walk through life feeling exhausted. Join us this Sunday as we begin a discussion called "Frantic Family" about how to restore sanity and live with intentionality.
Labor Day Weekend with Guest Speaker Pastor Andy Wood
SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Andy Wood, the lead pastor of Echo.Church in San Jose, has one of the fastest growing churches in the Bay Area with three campuses. We share in a passion to make a positive difference through serving and loving our communities. Echo.church has been a huge supporter of the Eastown community and we can’t wait to have Andy with us. We hope to see you there!
Love Local Week Three
August 26, 2018
If we are honest, we can quickly point to the brokenness in our world and the things we wish were different. But what if each one of us already has the ability to be a part of the solution? What if we could identify the unique areas of our lives that could actually play a part in changing the world around us?
Love Local Week Two
august 20, 2018
I don't know about you, but loving people can be a pretty hard thing to do. Of course it's easy when they love you, they are like you, or when they are asleep. Love is more than an emotion or a feeling, it's a CHOICE.
Love Local Week One
August 12, 2018
Impact starts with us as individuals! It starts where we live. In our homes, in our neighborhoods, in our schools, in our workspaces, and in our coffee shops. It may seem overwhelming, but change will be experienced when we are willing to love where we are and who we are currently surrounded by. Until then, we may never get to experience the impact we were created to have.
Summer for the Soul Part Seven
august 5, 2018
Every single person is created with a soul that has a deep desire to experience satisfaction. The soul craves to be secure. The soul craves to be loved. The soul craves to be significant. Watch the conclusion of our Summer for the Soul conversation with what it looks like to find ultimate satisfaction for our souls.
Summer for the Soul Part Six
July 29, 2018
Whether we realize it or not, the soul requires rest. The Bible calls this Sabbath. God actually designed us to experience rest, pleasure, and enjoyment. Sabbath is created for God, Sabbath is created for us, and Sabbath is created for the world.
Summer for the Soul Part Five
July 22, 2018
We all go through different seasons in our lives and we often don't look for the gift within that season. Whether it is a season to celebrate or a season that is challenging, there is a gift within that time and something for us to learn as we prepare for the seasons ahead.
Summer For The Soul Part Four
July 16, 2018
Have you ever popped off or overreacted in a situation and wondered, "where did that come from?" Maybe you can't even remember what you reacted to or what made you so upset, but it seems to be becoming more of a normal occurrence. Did you know our actions or reactions can give us a glimpse of what is going on in our heart? Don't worry, you don't need a heart transplant, but maybe it's time to do a little soul searching.
July 11, 2018
Summer for the Soul Week 3
July 8, 2018
Did you know that over $34 million was spent last year on online shopping while people were going to the bathroom? We have literally jam packed every little open space of time that we have. This addiction to technology is depleting our souls. In the midst of this, how do we take steps to create space in our lives to hear from God and find rest?
Summer for the Soul Week 2
July 1, 2018
If the soul is at the core of who we are and everything we do, how do we learn to take care of it? Even when we are doing good things in our lives, the soul still needs rest and healing. We have the chance to hear the story of Micah Kephart, founder of Poetice International, who is doing great things to help others fight for justice in this world.
Summer for the Soul Week 1
june 24, 2018
There are a lot of misconceptions of what the soul is. Some even doubt if the soul is real. But what if the soul really is where life emanates from? However, we often take more care of what's on the outside and neglect what is happening on the inside. What are the gauges we are looking at to know that our soul is running on empty? We know it's not a quick fix, but we do believe that you can find rest and healing. When it comes to the soul, we believe it is not about what you do, but who you are becoming. In this discussion, we will observe and experience real life stories of people who came close to losing their soul and what they did to find restoration and healing.
Father's Day Service
June 17, 2018
Every father wants to have an impact on their children... but let’s be honest. We have either screwed up, don’t have time or in some cases don’t even know what that looks like. Well guess what? It’s not too late! Doesn’t matter if your child is two or 22, you are created to speak your child’s future into existence
Making Contact Week 4
June 10, 2018
This weekend we talked about connecting with God through his word. Even if you are skeptical and have a lot of questions, the Bible is a great place to look for answers.
Looking for a place to start? This easy reading plan explores the role scripture can play in our everyday lives, http://bible.com/r/H4 or find it on Eastown's app.
Making Contact Week 3
June 3, 2018
What if getting closer to God looked like getting closer to people? We were never meant to live this life alone, but sometimes it seems hard to create a community.
We want Eastown to always be a place of connection and acceptance.
Making Contact Week 2
May 27, 2018
Have you ever stopped to ask this question: What if we could actually have a dialogue with the Creator of the Universe? We really believe that you can. Now it might not look or sound the way you think, but we do believe it is not only possible, but that it will add value to your life in a way you may have never realized before. Jesus modeled a way that is simple and yet effective to make contact with the Father, the Creator of the Universe.
Making Contact Week 1
May 20, 2018
Often our perception of God determines our interaction with God. What we believe to be true about him directly impacts how we connect with God and if we even believe that is at all possible. But what if the God of the universe actually wants to engage with you on a daily basis? What if his love is so strong for you that he wants to live in relationship with you?
May 13, 2018
Today we celebrate all women. This past year has opened up so much conversation in our culture about how women are treated. What if the way we long to see women treated and valued was God’s original design from the very beginning? We believe women were created to have a profound impact on what the world around us looks like.
APRIL 29, 2018
Eastown's first Baptism Sunday we celebrated in a special outdoor service while seven people shared their stories of finding a relationship with Jesus and the life change they have experienced. We were all encouraged and inspired by their expressions of faith.
May 6, 2018
What happens when we truly release the past and decide to live in a new way? What might unfold in the future ahead?
APRIL 22, 2018
When it comes to starting over, regret, along with resolve not to make the same mistake again, are not enough. We must first own our part of the past and then begin to rethink how we have approached things up to this point.
April 15, 2018
We all have areas in our lives where we have needed to start over. Your best bet for a successful future is to OWN your share of the past. This is not always easy, but we believe this discussion can begin an incredible 2nd chance for each one of us.
April 8, 2018
What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your relationships, your dreams... how do you pick up the pieces and begin again? How do we break the cycle of failed attempts?
April 1, 2018
Easter is a day to celebrate like no other! We believe the Easter story gives each one of us access to unimaginable power that can sustain our lives. Unfortunately we often settle and try to get by, day to day, on just fumes. What if you could discover that this power has the ability to change your future?
MARCH 25, 2018
There were many people gathered around to experience this man whom there was great controversy over. Some were skeptical, some were angry, some were curious, and others were so full of hope that he could offer them something different for their lives. In the same way, many of us come to church for different reasons. We discuss what Jesus wanted to communicate to each of these different groups who were listening.
Most of America is in love with the hit series Stranger Things. One of the most interesting things about the show is the concept of THE UPSIDE DOWN. The upside down is the dark alternate world that directly mirrors the existing world. When Jesus walked this earth he would always give us a glimpse of a different world, a better version of our current reality. The existing culture was just a glimpse or a shadow of how God intended for us to live. This series tackles the strange teachings of Jesus…how we love, how treat our neighbors, how we handle our possessions, how we handle worry, and what justice looks like.
MARCH 18, 2018
We conclude our series Stranger Things talking about Upside Down Justice. Jesus cares deeply about the issues and injustices that are happening in our world today. As individuals and a community, we want to help you discover the best way to do something about it.
March 11, 2018
In the show Stranger Things, the main character Eleven is on a search for her identity. Who is she? What is she here for? Many of us have asked these same questions at some point. We are on a search for purpose and want to know what significance we have on earth. We take a look at how Jesus came to flip things upside down.
March 4, 2018
What if the greatest way to find freedom and happiness was through giving it all away? When our natural tendency is to accumulate all the wealth we can, Jesus shows us there is a different way of living. This not only brings more joy to our own lives, but it is also the way we can be a solution to the pain in the world around us.
Worry & Anxiety
february 25, 2018
This world we live in has so many things that can cause worry, stress, and anxiety in our lives. Is it possible to ever be free from it? We discuss the way Jesus offers for us to experience freedom from the things that consume our thoughts, make us anxious, and cause stress. Jesus promises there is a different way.
february 18, 2018
Jesus showed us what love is and how to show love to ourselves. Love isn't passive... it's an active choice. Love isn't entitled... it's selfless. Love is for everyone. How can we love better?
Fast Track Relationships
We have all experienced times in our lives when we wished for something more in the relationships that surround us. In this series we discuss and hear stories from others about communication, intentionality, conflict and forgiveness.
February 11, 2018
In a world that is crying out for more love and kindness to be shown, we often don't realize our ability to forgive directly impacts this. While forgiveness is not a one time decision many times but more of a journey, letting go of bitterness is what frees us to extend more grace and love to those around us.
February 4, 2018
Nobody wakes up hoping they can step into some type of conflict that day. Most of us try and avoid it at all cost. But what would happen to our relationships if we actually stepped into conflict? What if we understood that not stepping into conflict is actually connected to something deeper inside of us.
January 28, 2018
Trying to do more and be more for the people around you can seem overwhelming, but being intentional shouldn’t add to your to-do list. It’s a simple shift in how we see and treat the people around us. There are some practical steps you can take to make an immediate difference in your relationships.
Eastown Launch Service
January 21, 2018
Eastown officially launched with a new series Fast Track Relationships. Your most important relationships are just a few decisions away from a breakthrough. Let’s learn to build up our relationships together.