Worship Together on Sunday: We gather on Sundays at 10am to worship Jesus through singing, sharing stories, preaching, and prayer at 1503 Colonial Rd, Memphis, TN 38117.
PARKING: Eastside Community Church is privileged to partner with Colonial Baptist Church. They have graciously allowed us to worship in their gym. Please park in the southernmost parking lot, so that we might be a blessing to Colonial.
Worship Together Every Day: We love Sundays, but we strive to be a church that looks beyond our Sunday service. Our hope is that what it means to be the church would be visible to those around us throughout the week in the ways we are daily learning to follow Jesus, living the gospel together, and authentically loving our neighbors.
WHAT'S SUNDAY LIKE at Eastside?
No matter who you are, you are welcome at Eastside Community Church. We encourage you to come to church as you are. We’ll have coffee and childcare available and we are excited to get to know you.
Each week we worship by singing together to remind one another of God’s amazing grace because he is worthy of our praise. Often a story of his love and grace is shared by one of the members of Eastside. We hear God's word preached, followed by a time of responding and remembering Jesus together. Also, our elders are available for prayer when needed.
We love Sundays because it is an opportunity to gather together and celebrate the good news about Jesus. We need and want to remind one another of what Jesus has done for each of us. We also love for others who are thinking through what they believe to see us live out in small ways what it means to follow and worship Jesus! We believe that our street address is just a building, but when God’s people gather that He promises to be among them in a special sense.
WHO COMES TO EASTSIDE ON SUNDAYS?
Eastside desires to be a welcoming family of diverse believers in Jesus Christ. We also celebrate those with doubts and questions or who join us as they investigate Jesus for themselves. Sundays are for celebration, for hearing the Bible taught so that we might learn to follow it and to live the gospel out together in our everyday lives. We desire to glorify God and to respond to who He is and what He has done.
We believe that we can encourage and specially bless one another in light of our differences and see each life stage, culture, and gender as an important piece of being able to worship God truly. No matter who you are, we are glad you came. Come this Sunday and celebrate and learn with us.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR HOW WE DO SUNDAYS:
1. Sundays are for worshiping Jesus together.
Through teaching, music, testimonies, and celebrating, we aim to keep the focus on Jesus. We strive for life-changing gatherings. Our music and preaching is never for the sake of a show, but for pointing everyone to the greatness and love of God. We want to clearly and consistently communicate the good news of Jesus to all who gather with us.
2. Sundays should make sense.
Typically we will preach straight through books of the Bible with occasional timely topical series from scripture. Any Sunday you visit will have biblical teaching that is gospel-centered. We offer age-appropriate curriculum for children centered on building biblical foundations. We have great teachers and classrooms meant to teach and care for your children, not just babysit them.
3. Sundays are essential but not sufficient.
Sunday is an opportunity for us to communicate the unchanging gospel in a fresh way. We keep it simple. We gather. We sing. We listen to God's word preached. We respond together in giving and communion. We do the same things Christians have done for centuries. Sundays are great for doing these things, but they aren't conducive to everything a Christian needs.
Getting to know people and be connected to our community can certainly start on a Sunday, but we work hard to provide opportunities for new people to join in our other gatherings as well throughout the week.
Free childcare is provided on Sunday mornings at Eastside Community Church. Please make arrangements to drop your children off after 9:45am and pick them up promptly after the worship service has ended.