Peace. A peace sign with two fingers held up. A peace symbol drawn in the margin by doodlers. Peace talks between wary nations. The word “peace” is used a lot. But the experience of “peace” often seems so elusive.

You’re invited this Sunday November 27th as Eastside gathers at 9:30 and 11:00am to launch our Christmas series called “Finding God’s Gift for You”. And yes, you guessed it … the Christmas Gift from Jesus we unpack and unwrap this week … is Peace!

We wish you and your family and friends a Thanksgiving full of Peace poured out in abundance from our God of unfailing love!

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor
PO BOX 112
Fairport, NY 14450
roger@eastsideroc.com 
www.eastsideroc.com

“In God We Trust.” The most overlooked phrase in our country. Words, at least for now, still imprinted on our currency. Every day dollars are exchanged with little or no thought of the God in whom we should trust.

How much income do we need to be truly happy? Is there any unnecessary pain in our lives because of our love of money? What is keeping us from The Good Life Jesus promised? Missing peace? Need a clue? The life we pursue is not the Good Life.

Missing peace? You’re invited this Sunday as Eastside gathers at 9:30 and 11:00amto conclude our “Missing Peace” series as we unpack words of love and hope from 1 Timothy 6:6-19 on “The Good Life!” These words of love and hope show us God’s get rich plan. I guarantee you will be surprised at how simple it is, and how freeing it can be!

The Missing Peace – The Good Life we’ve always wanted – is still available for you and me.  We hope you will come and see …

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

PO BOX 112
Fairport, NY 14450
roger@eastsideroc.com 
www.eastsideroc.com

There is no Eastside worship at Casa Larga this Sunday due to the Purple Foot Festival.  Instead we are celebrating with a baptism service and picnic at the home of one of our families.  Please contact admin@eastsideroc. If you would like information on the baptism or picnic.

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

PO BOX 112
Fairport, NY 14450
roger@eastsideroc.com 
www.eastsideroc.com

Birds – a beauty of creation. A joy of early summer mornings listening to them cheerfully greet the rising sun. A wonder as they effortlessly rise above us in the freedom of flight. Ahh … but a sad sight to behold when such a beautiful creature is bound by a broken wing.  No longer able to take flight. Helplessly longing to soar once again.  Ever feel like a bird with a broken wing? Try as you may working yourself into a frenzy there is no takeoff when left with only one wing.

You’re invited this Sunday as Eastside gathers at 9:30 and 11:00am for “Worship on the Patio” to begin a new series called “The Missing Piece – Peace.”  Ever wonder if there is something missing in your life?  Is there more to life than this?  Is this all there is?  But what is the missing piece? Where is the missing peace?

We promise – no “try harder, do better” lectures.  Only Words of love and hope from our God of unfailing love.  We hope you will join us as we ask our God of unfailing love to fill us to overflowing with “The Missing Piece – Peace.”

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

PO BOX 112
Fairport, NY 14450
roger@eastsideroc.com 
www.eastsideroc.com

Once upon a time Ellen and I were immersed in the Harley culture (as in the Harley-Davidson “loud pipes save lives” motorcycles). I learned a lot about relationships. If you had a bike (H-D of course), you were in. Nothing else seemed to matter; this was a very inclusive group … as long as you rode up on, yes, a Harley. One of the things we learned right away about the Harley culture is that conversations were always preoccupied with, you guessed it, Harleys. These friends never tired of talking about their two wheeled chrome filled steeds.

This Sunday you’re invited as Eastside gathers at 9:30am and 11:00am to continue our Faith on Fire series. A.W. Tozer said, “Worship is an everlasting preoccupation with God.” Why is it then that some of us can talk all night about our Harleys, our teams, our candidates, our music, our kids (grandkids) … but we are so hesitant to talk about a God of unfailing love?

This Sunday we unpack a wonderfully challenging passage of scripture (Hebrews 12:18-29) on “Faith on Fire … Faith that Fills Life with Worship”. We have some real life questions in front of us … Do we live afraid of God or drawn to God, and why? How does listening to God shake the clutter out of our lives? How and why do we give praise to the things in life we enjoy the most?

Well, we sold the Harley to raise money to start an adventure called Eastside, so we will have to ride to church Sunday morning on four wheels. But if you come in and want to talk Harleys I would love to partake. And better yet, if you want to come in and talk Jesus … that’s even better!

We hope you will join us.

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

PO BOX 112
Fairport, NY 14450
roger@eastsideroc.com
http://www.eastsideroc.com

“Was there ever any doubt?”  A high school boy’s cross-country team just won their league championship with an undefeated season.  As a part of the celebration they ordered t-shirts with this phrase emblazoned across the back.  I was doubly blessed to have a son running on that team, and to be called “coach”.

Runners are taught to do more than run “to the finish line” … they are taught to run “through the finish line”.  Runners are taught that you not only gain speed running downhill but that you also charge up every hill on the course before you.

This Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00am Eastside gathers to conclude our series on “What Teens want their Parents to Know” with a look at what God’s Word teaches us about “Bringing Home Blessing”.  Bringing home blessing is a choice; after all, if we don’t bring home blessing what is the alternative?

Alex Jorgenson (the outgoing Director of Young Life in Fairport) and I have prepared a message that we believe is out of the Word of God and from the heart of God and for the people of God – words of love and hope that might inspire a greater joy and passion within each of us as we return to the place we call home each and every day.

We hope you can join us!

Does God have a patio … maybe a balcony … or a favorite Adirondack chair … a place to sit and relax … to watch the beauty around Him… of His Creation and His children?  I imagine God watches us in the moments of life as well as across life’s not so countless moments.

In Ephesians 6:1-3 there is a commandment with a promise.  If we keep the commandment the correlating promise is one of “makro-chronios”, or translated from the Greek into English “macro-time”.  Here is what I think this promise offers … If we want to spent the days of our lives doing the right things (rather than be consumed about only doing things right) and be well off in the things of life that are priceless (our relationships with God and one another) we should remember the first commandment with a promise – to obey our parents.  And how do we do this, by giving honor considering the incalculable value of a parent’s love.

How do we make that applicable to real life?  It involves three connecting points … “teachers, commandments, and promise” that we will weave together out of God’s Word this Mother’s Day Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00am as Eastside gathers to continue our series on “What Teens want their Parents to Know”. 

You’re invited to join us as we celebrate Moms … and learn and grow together!

Foundations. Magnificent structures … rise from … largely unseen … but indispensable foundations.  The future of young lives … are shaped and molded … by well cared for foundations.  Crumbling foundations … weaken everything.  Reinforced foundations … weather many storms.

This Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00am Eastside Church gathers to continue our “What Teens want their Parents to Know” series.  God’s Word cautions us not to embitter or exasperate our children … not to provoke them to anger or discouragement … which weakens the best intentioned of foundations.  Instead God’s Word encourages us to nurture and nourish young hearts and minds with the training and instructions of our God of unfailing love … which reinforces the foundations so that today’s fragile hopes and dreams might have a better opportunity to rise strong and true in the possibilities of tomorrow. 

No parents are perfect.  Even the best of parents may have children who choose to go their own way.  It’s foolish to compare our parenting or our progeny.  But there is hope that gives strength when we come together to live and learn and love!

We hope you can join us.

“Stop fighting in front of me!”  “Is it my fault?”  “I wish we were closer.”  “Can we do something fun together?”

We asked teenagers this question: “If you could say anything you wanted to your parent(s) and you knew they would listen, what would you say?”  As we asked, they responded with answers raw in their honesty and transparency.  Above are just four of the scores of responses we received.  From the hearts of our teenagers we have prayerfully and carefully prepared a sermon series we launch this Sunday called “What every teen wants their parent to know”. 

Over the four weeks of this sermon series we will try to build bridges of love and hope that connect the hearts of our teens with the teaching of God’s Word for families and relationships.  While this has a clear focus on parents and teenagers, this series really speaks to all of us regardless of age and family status as we look at what the Bible says about love and respect in our most important relationships.

You’re invited to join us at 9:30 or 11:0am this Sunday at Eastside as we launch into this new series.  Our heartfelt desire and prayer is for our God of unfailing love to make us families of blessing – for generations to come!  We hope you can join us.

We live and die; Jesus died and lived! On Easter morning we celebrate that the tomb is empty.

Matthew 28:1-7 (The Message) “1 After the Sabbath, as the first light of the new week dawned, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to keep vigil at the tomb. 2 Suddenly the earth reeled and rocked under their feet as God’s angel came down from heaven, came right up to where they were standing. He rolled back the stone and then sat on it. 3 Shafts of lightning blazed from him. His garments shimmered snow-white. 4 The guards at the tomb were scared to death. They were so frightened, they couldn’t move. 5 The angel spoke to the women: “There is nothing to fear here. I know you’re looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. 6 He is not here. He was raised, just as he said. Come and look at the place where he was placed. 7 “Now, get on your way quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He is risen from the dead.”

You’re invited to join us at Eastside this Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00am as we celebrate the Easter story!  A story that brings life and power and hope into our stories!

“He is Risen indeed!”