Breakfast & Baptism Event on August 19!

Our Annual Baptism Event is Saturday, August 19 at 9am at Stony Creek Metro Park. This year we are mixing it up just a bit because our Men’s Ministry would like to serve breakfast to the whole church family! We are looking forward to a fun morning and an amazing time with those who are taking the ultimate plunge into life with our awesome Father through water baptism!

Brad and Beth, our awesome worship leaders, are also planning an acoustic worship set under our pavilion. Please join us for fun, fellowship, and pancakes as a church family!

Here is some important info about the event:

  • It costs $10 per vehicle to enter Stony Creek (without a yearly park pass).
  • A map to where we will be meeting can be found at this link (X marks the spot – it’s on the right side of the map, near the bottom).
  • In case of a rainout or if they close the beach for whatever reason please check our website for a cancellation notice. Assume that no news is good news.
  • We will start at 9:00pm. Bring your own blanket or chairs to sit on. The first 90 minutes or so will be hanging out and eating.
  • Around 10:30am we’ll transition to the baptism portion of things.
  • We should be on our way home by 12:00pm.
  • If you are being baptized please bring a change of clothes and a towel and modest clothing to wear into the water.

Click here to RSVP! We look forward to seeing you there!

The Eastside Vineyard Church ESTHERS Back to School Drive

This summer we get to help ESTHERS collect school supplies and backpacks to distribute in Brazil. We will be collecting the supplies at Wiley Elementary starting Sunday, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3 & 9/10.

Their goal is to distribute at least 200 backpacks to the girls at ESTHERS, their brothers, and other children in the community they serve each year through community outreach. Sales have started already at stores like Staples, Office Depot and Target so start stocking up! Please consider filling a backpack for one of the children in Brazil with the items listed below or getting some of the supplies listed. Questions? Contact Chris Carlson at

1 – backpack
1 – pack #2 pencils
1 – pack of blue or black ink pens
1 – pencil pouch
1 – pencil sharpener
24 – count crayola crayons
12 – count colored pencils
20 – count washable markers
2 – spiral notebooks
3 – large erasers
1 – pack highlighters or dry erase markers
1 – compass
1 – protractor
1 – calculator
1 – note of encouragement!

New Series

The book of Acts is a biography of the early church. It’s 28 chapters long and it ends in an incomplete way, kind of like a TV program that wraps up with the words “To Be Continued…” Why does Acts end the way it does? Because you are I are called by God to “write” the next chapter!

Please join us this summer for our all new series called “Acts 29.” We are going to dig deep into the book of Acts and read it – not just as a history book of what God did back then – but what God wants to do again in our day! It all kicks of on June 4th, the Day of Pentecost!

Marlene Klepees: Teachings on Healing Prayer

Missed our May 20th “Equipping the Saints” workshop taught by Marlene Klepees on healing prayer? We’ve got the next best thing for you!

Below are several podcasts that Marlene provided us where she teaches on what’s she’s learned about praying for healing over the years. Check them out below!


Peace of Mind


Faith that Believes


Let’s Walk on Water

Capuchin Women’s Quiet Retreat on June 8!

The next Eastside Vineyard Capuchin Women’s Quiet Retreat is Thursday, June 8 from 9:00am-3:30pm. The $20 fee includes continental breakfast and a private room with a bath. Bring your bible, a journal, your lunch, some snacks and plan to spend a wonderful day with God through the beauty of Capuchin! RSVP at the lobby table or to Wendy Waszkiewicz at

Our Church Is On the Move!

As Dan shared in his May 7th sermon, our church will be meeting in a new location for the entire summer.

Starting on June 18th, we will be meeting at our usual time of 10:30 AM at Wiley Elementary School instead of Shelby Jr. High. The address is 47240 Shelby Rd., Utica, MI 48317 (at 21 Mile and Shelby Rd., just west of Van Dyke).

Also, we are still praying for and pursuing a permanent 24/7 facility! Stay tuned for the latest developments and please join us in praying for mountains to move!

90 Minutes of Prayer

We are a church that believes in the power of prayer and this week we are going to press into prayer through “Prayer Nights.” There are 3 nights to choose from: 5/15, 5/16, or 5/19 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. And this isn’t just for “prayer warriors” but for everyone at our church. Just show up and pray! We will gather in the lower conference room at the Shelby Business Center (51424 Van Dyke, 1 block north of 23 Mile). Got questions? Please e-mail

Equipping the Saints Workshop — Healing Prayer

We have an incredible opportunity coming up on Saturday, May 20th. Special guest teacher Marlene Klepees will be “equipping the saints” (that’s you and me!) when it comes to the things she has learned about healing prayer over the past 35 years. This 4-hour workshop (from 9am to 1pm) is at the Shelby Community Center (connected to the library).

For more information on Marlene’s story (including being supernaturally healed by God of cerebral palsy), please click here.

This workshop is FREE but we need you to RSVP using the form below:

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Be sure you come to our church on Sunday, May 21st @ 10:30 AM, where Marlene will be preaching an inspiring message and praying for those who need healing.

Marlene Klepees at Our Church on May 21st!


At our church we believe what happened back in the days of the Bible still happens today. The Holy Spirit hasn’t lost any power over the past 2,000 years. So we pray for people every Sunday… and God moves every Sunday.

So we’d love to see you on any given Sunday at our church. But one Sunday in particular is a “can’t miss” day to come. May 21st. Why? Because Marlene Klepees will be coming from Missouri to preach and pray for people!

You might be wondering, who is Marlene? Well, for starters she developed cerebral palsy as a newborn, leading to her being a spastic quadriplegic. This is a disease that isn’t curable… at least in the opinion of doctors and the medical profession. But God has a different opinion. Our God is healer. And He supernaturally healed Marlene when she was a teenager. You can see a short video of Marlene’s story below:

In addition to healing her, God blessed Marlene with spiritual gifts of teaching and healing. So since she was healed, Marlene has traveled the country sharing her testimony and praying for people… and experiencing supernatural results time and time again.

And one person at our church in particular can attest to that!

For 15 years our very own Chris Carlson battled trigeminal neuralgia, also known as the “suicide disease” (because the pain is so unbearable, people often choose to end their lives just to make the pain stop). This disease forced Chris to retire from her high-level engineering job at General Motors to a life of pain and inactivity.

What numerous brain surgeries at the Mayo Clinic and countless medications couldn’t do, God did through Marlene’s prayers. Marlene came to Michigan for a night of healing prayer that Chris attended, went forward for prayer, and was miraculously healed… and was given her life back as a result.

So that’s why we are so excited to announce that Marlene Klepees is traveling up from her home church in Missouri to be at The Eastside Vineyard Church! In addition to preaching a faith-filled sermon, Marlene will be praying for those who need physical, emotional, or spiritual healing. Please “save the date” AND please spread the word that she will be at our church on May 21st at 10:30am

New Series: The Spirit of Prophecy

The Bible is not just a history book of what God did “back then.” It’s a book of what God wants to do in our day. And that’s what we want for our church… to read stories in the Scriptures about miracles and healings and being transformed by the love of Father God and crying out, “Do it again, Lord!” And for mountains to move as a result! And that is what this new series is all about! Please join us on April 23rd for our kickoff sermon titled “The Spirit of Prophecy.”