Put Your Faith Into Action This December!

Folks at our church love to show God’s love in practical ways. In years past we’ve done things like sing Christmas Carols at nursing homes, rake leaves for widows, volunteer at food pantries and clothing closets, and much, much more! As we look ahead to Jesus’ birthday, we thought what better gift would Jesus want than for His followers to live out Matthew 25:31-46 ALL DECEMBER LONG where He said, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.” We created this page so you can post your serving opportunity or jump in and join one! Give the gift of your time this December!

Got an Idea? If you want to put your faith in action, please email all of the relevant information (date, time, location, contact name and cell/email… plus a brief description of what you plan to do) to dan.kopp@tevchurch.org and we will get it posted to this page!

HERE ARE WAYS TO PUT YOUR FAITH IN ACTION THIS DECEMBER…

“Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams @ Beaumont” – Join Greg & Jessica Gortat’s Small Group on Tuesday December 7th. Put a smile on the faces of kids who are in the hospital at a time of year when that can be extra tough. And all you need is a flashlight! :) Meet at Royal Oak Beaumont at 7:30pm. Click HERE to read more about this serve. Want to join us? E-mail Jessica at jessicagortat@gmail.com

Bless Loretta – Loretta Eichbauer recently had another in a series of back surgeries.  She is homebound, and could use some encouragement and help around the house.  If you have some time to visit, pray with her, or do some vacuuming, dusting, or other housework, it would certainly bless her.  Bringing kids along would be a bonus!  If interested in this serve, please contact Serena DiRienzo by e-mail serena@thisnewlife.org or text 248-877-5385, and she will pass on Loretta’s contact info, so that you can arrange a time to stop by.

 

 

New Series: Peace on Earth

“​Peace​​ on earth and good will toward men.” Those are some of the words Linus​ shared in A Charlie Brown Christmas and they come right from the gospel of Luke. And in a prophecy about Jesus’ birth, He is called the Prince of Peace. So why isn’t there more peace on earth? And why does the opposite of “peace” define how we feel every December as we look forward to the birth of the Prince of Peace? And what can we do to change that? Please join the entire season of Advent as we dig deep into these questions. Everything kicks off on December 3rd with Dan’s Sermon titled “Peace on Earth.”

Women’s Christmas Prayer Brunch

This year’s Christmas Prayer Brunch is shaping up to be a beautiful event. “The Gift of the Journey” prayer experience will start your season off in the true Spirit of Christmas and you will leave knowing you’ve encountered the One who Christmas is all about.

Held again at the beautiful banquet center of Cherry Creek in Shelby Twp, come join us and take a few hours on Saturday, Dec 2nd to start the season off right! Tickets are $30 per person and you need to sign up at this link.

We welcome all women of all ages so invite your family and friends! Payment for the event can be made in advance via this link to our online giving platform (be sure to select “Women’s Christmas Prayer Brunch from the “Give” drop-down) or via check made out to The Eastside Vineyard Church and dropped off during service. Please be sure to make a note on your check that it’s for the Women’s Brunch.

Please feel free to contact Michelle Alexander at mmurta1@aol.com with any questions. We are looking forward to spending this beautiful time with YOU!

Date: 12/02/2017 (Sat.)
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm EST
Location: Cherry Creek Golf Club and Banquet Center, 52000 Cherry Creek Dr, Shelby Township, Michigan 48316

Sign Up for Our Annual Christmas Party!

Join us as we get to celebrate Jesus’ birthday together as a church family in an ole fashioned Christmas Potluck Party! We’ll be meeting directly after service on Sunday, December 10 in the Evanswood Fellowship Hall. We’re excited that this is going to be a time of true sharing with all of us adding to the meal; just bring a crock pot of soup, stew or chili, salad, bread or dessert to share and we’ll provide the drinks. Come expecting fun, fellowship and a time of experiencing our Jesus through being a church family!

Please RSVP at this link and mark what you’ll be bringing to share. Feel free to contact Don & Roxann McCoy with any questions at donald_mccoy@comcast.net

Date: 12/10/2017 (Sun.)
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm EST
Location: Evanswood Church of God, 2601 E Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48085

New Series Starting at Harbor Life Learning Center

Harbor Life Learning Center, run by our own Terry Altman, is starting up a new session on Tuesday, November 7. They will be diving into “Abide”–a look at how Jesus Christ intends to effect character and life change in us over time. They have every expectation that this will be the most meaningful topic Terry has ever been blessed to be able to share. 7 to 9 pm Tuesdays at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion. They have had people from many different backgrounds, and five different churches–and YOU are welcome!

Operation Christmas Child

During the month of November, the church will be partnering with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) as a service project for our kids and the church. In the five years since our church has been involved with OCC, the vision has always been to show kids (of all ages!) that they can put their faith in action and show the love of Jesus to someone in need.

This year, we are encouraging parents, grandparents, and family friends to take the special children in their lives out shopping and fill shoeboxes full of small gifts between now and the 19th of November. We’d also love for anyone who wants to participate to feel free to do so regardless of whether or not they have the ability to go shopping with a child. Our goal is to send as many of these boxes as we can to kids around the world for Christmas. In 2016, the church sent over 110!

Getting involved is simple – simply pick up your shoeboxes from the information table in the lobby outside the sanctuary after service between now and November 12th and pack them using the instructions that come with the box (you can also download the instructions at this link).

All packed shoeboxes must be returned by Sunday, November 19th so we can drop them off with an OCC drop off hub!

If you have any questions, please email Tom and Christina Petz at tpetz78@gmail.com or talk to them after service.

New Series: Jesus the ____________ .

Most people *think* they know who Jesus was… but who was He in reality? Yes, He was a good teacher… but He was much much more! In a new five-week ​sermon ​series we are calling “Jesus the _____” we are going to fill in that blank in some surprising ways! ​On October 29th we​ are going to​ kick things off with “Jesus the Exorcist” based on Mark 1:21-28. ​And that is just the tip of the iceberg of where we are headed! ​As a result of this series, our hope is that you’ll never look at Jesus the same way again!

Sermons in the Series


Jesus the Exorcist
Jesus the Healer (next week!)

Road Construction Project

Starting Oct.17th, the intersection at Dequindre & Square Lake is being shut down for a few weeks while new sewer lines are installed. The GREAT news is there are a couple easy ways to bypass this closure which should add just a couple minutes to your drive time.

Click here for a map containing detour information

If you’re coming from the north on Dequindre you’ll turn on a side street called Ranieri (see link above) and if you’re coming from the south on Dequindre you’ll turn on a side street called Quartz (see link above). Or you can use the map function on your smartphone to get other alternate routes. The church address is 2601 E. Square Lake Rd. in Troy.

Sign-Up for Our New Meeting Spaces!

We are so blessed in a true Kingdom win-win to have two meeting spaces at our “temporary permanent” home at Evanswood Church of God! These rooms are available to us all week long from 6:00am-10:00pm. It is so great that God has provided for us and we can stop being a portable church NOW while our permanent facility is being “built out.”

The Outer Room meeting space is a larger room complete with a conference table that seats 12 comfortably with another smaller 4 person table as well. There is also a restroom and refreshments serving area, and our Eastside Vineyard library is housed in this space. The Outer Room would be great for small groups, meetings, etc. Just signup below to reserve your time!

Click to reserve your time slot in the Outer Room

The Inner Room meeting space is a smaller room complete with comfy chairs that can easily seat up to six people, and is ideal for individual prayer time, small groups, meetings, etc. Just signup below to reserve your time!

Click to reserve your time slot in the Inner Room

Please note that Evanswood Church of God is located at 2601 E Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48085 at the crossroads of Dequindre and Square Lake (19 Mile). The exterior door for entry is located at the Northwest corner of the building. After signing up for use, you will receive an email with a key code for the exterior door key pad lock. Please enter from this door with your key code if using this room, and do not enter from the main entrance. Thank you!

For any questions, please contact Chris Carlson at connections@tevchurch.org

New Series: On Your “Mark”

“On your mark, get set…. go!” We say that phrase at the start of a race or at the beginning of a journey. Well, this Fall we are using that phrase at our church… with a twist! Our all-new sermon series is titled On Your “Mark”… as we begin an in-depth look at the life of Jesus in the gospel of Mark. But unlike a 40-yard dash, we aren’t going to sprint through the book. Instead we are going to dig deep and unpack life-changing truths that we can read right past when we read the text too fast. You’ll never look at the life of Jesus the same way again!