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

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!

Our Church is on the Move (again)!

Our church will be meeting in a new location over the next year or so until our permanent location in Shelby Township is ready.

Starting on September 10th, we will be meeting at our usual time of 10:30 AM at Evanswood Church of God instead of Shelby Jr. High/Wiley Elementary School. The address is 2601 E. Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48085 (at Square Lake Rd. and Dequindre).

This is truly a win-win for both church families, and we’re excited to taking these steps towards being a church 7 days a week!

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!