OUR CALL TO LOVE AND SERVE:
Matthew 22:37 tells us to love God with our all and that our neighbor should have the same care and attention that we give to ourselves. Here at Eastpoint, we believe the love of Jesus starts across the table as we love those in our homes. From there, it expands to our neighbors as we share across the fence. As we engage at work, sharing across the cubicle, we continue to serve. Our recreation offers an opportunity as we share perhaps across the treadmill. We may even venture across the tracks where we can demonstrate the love of Jesus to those we wouldn’t normally cross paths with or even feel comfortable doing so. We want to help your engagement in these five areas as you present a tasty appetizer of God’s Kingdom to Greater Portland and beyond.
Organizer: Tom Fickeisen
Eastpoint is a founding member and active participant in Street Disciples. This group trains and schedules teams to walk the streets of Portland from 9pm – 2am Friday and Saturday nights, making sure folks are safe and well loved. While we are out, it is our goal to help, listen, and pray with those we meet, making God’s presence known. We hang out near bars, providing assistance to whomever may need it. And we visit some of Portland’s homeless shelters to simply share the love of Jesus, while listening to their stories and sharing our own. We’d love to have you join us some evening to see if this is where God might be calling you to serve. Contact Tom Fickeisen, our Street Disciples Coordinator for more information.
We are currently in need of winter hats, gloves, socks, tootsie pops, and soft granola bars. Items can be dropped off at the Information Kiosk any time.
JUST LOVE DONATIONS!
Just Love Worldwide empowers victims of sex trafficking to find freedom and restoration through the delivery of connected services, and resources, which provides a transformative and healing community for survivors in Maine.
Show some love for survivors of human trafficking by dropping off any of the following items:
- Laundry Detergent (sensitive skin)
- Dish soap
- Dishwasher soap
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Clorox or disinfecting wipes
- Windex (or other cleaning solutions)
- Toilet cleaner
- Soap/body wash for sensitive skin
- Deodorant (sensitive skin)
- Lotion (sensitive skin)
CANCER PRAYER AND SUPPORT GROUP
Every month on the first Monday of the month 6:00-7:30pm
Organizer: Ginger Leigh Smith
The Eastpoint Cancer Prayer and Support is a group for people that have had cancer touch their lives. It is an open group no matter what type of cancer you have. Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer whether you’re a patient, survivor, caregiver, friend or family, please join us and share your story!
This group meets the first Monday of every month. No cost.
BRINGING LIGHT TO PORTLAND
It is our desire to show love to everyone we meet, just as Jesus calls us to do. Every second Saturday of the month at 10am, we head out into Portland to walk the streets and intentionally show love to those we encounter. We first meet here at The Point for a time of prayer before we head out into the city.
Organizer: Tom Fickeisen
Eastpoint is launching into a new phase on international missions. Our quest is to do what Jesus told us to do, and that is to reach the unreached. Currently, we are partnering with Team Expansion to develop relationships in those places that have not yet heard the gospel. Our vision doesn’t just stop there. We are also developing programs to become a sending organization. We desire to develop, train, and send out missionaries to those who have not heard of the love of Jesus. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but we believe that God is calling us further into this. If you would like to know more information or see where you could possibly fit into this, contact Kurt Holmgren, our Outreach Pastor.