Love is messy. I mean the “Faith on Fire … Love like Jesus” lived with a reckless abandon when unleashed on our world. Messy … sometimes for others … and always for us. Messy … it can take us to places we don’t want to go, to people we don’t want to befriend, and cost us more than we want to pay.  But in the end, we find the life we’ve always wanted!

This Sunday you’re invited as Eastside gathers at 9:30 and 11:00am to conclude our “Faith on Fire” series as we look at Hebrews 13:1-8 and 15-16 for a challenging message on “Faith to Keep on Loving”.

Keep on … don’t forget, don’t allow it to be neglected, find a way to be reminded, keep it in motion.  Faith on fire … is to love like Jesus … and know God smiles!

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

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

This Sunday, August 14th, Eastside Church is stepping out beyond the four walls of the church to be the church in action to our community. We have Grace Squad projects with a small army of volunteers ready to go:

On Saturday we are sending a Grace Squad to serve at a water station for the Golisano Children’s Hospital “Gran Fondo” – a fundraising bicycle race!

On Sunday we have a Grace Squad headed to Heart and Soul Church (1185 N Clinton St in Rochester) to join in for worship and then the Adopt a Block ministry!

Also on Sunday, we have a Grace Squad headed to the Brookdale Senior Living Facility (7 Chardonnay Drive in Fairport) to sing, pass out flowers and love on the residents and staff!

And our final Grace Squad this Sunday is headed to the village of Fairport to bless our neighbors with a free windshield washing!

And then we celebrate this day of service to our community with a picnic at the Egypt Park Pavilion (7 Victor Road in Fairport).

You’re invited to share in this day of service to our family, friends and neighbors on the eastside! For more information contact admin@eastsideroc.com!

The goal of our spiritual enemy is to weaken our faith and put it and us out of action. So, my friend, how strong is your faith? Terrible question. Takes the focus away from God. How strong is the God of unfailing love in whom we place our faith? Now we are on to something! Faith is never about what we can do or control. Faith is always focused on God!

You’re invited this Sunday as we start a new series called Faith on Fire!”  Our launch message is all about finding a “Faith that Makes Life worth Living.”  Would we like to have a faith that sets us apart in today’s world?  Are we willing to give up control in order to have greater faith? Would we like to have a stronger hope, believing that God can do what we cannot?

Faith on Fire – a Faith that Makes Life worth Living.  We hope you will join us!

a friend,

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

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

Why does the human heart sometimes run from love? Come closer; stay away! Our struggle with intimacy! Which, by the way, is widely accepted as the primary cause of the epidemic of pornography unleashed in our world.

We live in a world thaancient words_slidet struggles with intimacy with God. We seldom miss a meal. We return to the same home every night. We check Facebook or our favorite websites every day. Yet we are so reluctant to build God into our daily routines and weekly patterns. We soothe our suffering soul with all of the reasons why we think we don’t need time alone with God or time worshipping with God’s people. When what we need most is to give time to grow life changing relationships with God and neighbor.

You’re invited to join us this Sunday as we complete our series on The Echo of Ancient Words with a look at “When God Roars!”  We have answers awaiting us to life questions such as these:

–        Why does the human heart sometimes run from love?

–        Why is God’s love different from ours?

–        What does it mean when God “roars”, and how will we respond?

We hope you will join us as we unpack just eleven verses filled with practical application for the life we’ve always wanted!”

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

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

ancient words_slide“The villagers of the Solomon Islands practice a unique form of logging. If a tree is too large to be felled with an ax, the natives cut it down by yelling at it. Woodsmen credited with special powers creep up on a tree at dawn and then scream at the tree at the top of their lungs. They continue this for thirty days. The tree, it is told, then dies and falls over. The villagers base their practice on the belief that hollering kills the spirit of the tree. According to the villagers, it always works. I don’t know if their practice works on trees. I do know that it works on people.” (James Emery White “Church and Culture” blog 7.18.2016)

You’re invited this Sunday as Eastside gathers at 9:30 and 11:00am to continue our series on “The Echo of Ancient Words” as our God of unfailing love speaks words of hope and healing for the modern family.  Jesus offers Love for the unfaithful … Mercy for the unloved … and Acceptance for the abandoned!

We hope you will join us for this journey of faith.

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

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

Will God go Silent?

God has many blessings for us! But do God’s blessings have a “shelf-life?” I mean a banana only stays ripe for so long.  Do God’s blessings have limited availability … here today and gone tomorrow?  Use it, or lose it?

You’re invited this week as Eastside gathers at 9:30am and 11:00am for a very special summerSunday.  Danen Kane is our guest once again bringing us a worship concert and in between worship sets I will bring a 5 minute devotional from our “The Echo of Ancient Words” series asking the question “Will God go silent?”  Three ancient words_slidequestions we will try to answer from God’s words of love and hope: Do the blessings of God have a “shelf-life”? Is there a reason why our worship may at times feel joyless and lifeless? What do we do when God’s voice seems to go silent?

The moment is now … we hope you will join us for a great morning of worship together!

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

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

No one sets out to construct a home with walls that lean or a roof that sags. Yet over time it so often happens. Imperceptibly succumbing to the forces of life until what was once straight and true begins to bend and sag and slouch.  Straight up becomes a hardship.

You’re invited this Sunday as Eastside gathers to begin a new series called “The Echo of Ancient Words” with a grace-filled yet honest look at how God defines life straight up.  Here are just a few of the questions we will wrestle with: What will change in our lives when God shows us what is real and right? Why is God a threat to religious people? Will we accept God’s invitation to choose life?

I hope you will join us as we together consider an invitation from our God of unfailing love to choose life … life straight up!

a friend,

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

PO BOX 112
Fairport, NY 14450
roger@eastsideroc.com 
www.eastsideroc.com
 “When Life Doesn’t Go According To Your Plans.”
 
You’re invited this Sunday as Eastside gathers at 9:30 and 11:00 to welcome a special friend – Sabrina Gauer – who is sharing her unique story of trusting faith.  We hope you will join us. 

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor


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

“You’re invited this Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00am as Eastside welcomes Andy Komarek as our Guest Speaker.  Andy is a local business owner with international sales focused on “Helping to Feed the World” with Innovative Analytical Instruments.  Andy and his wife Brenda share a dynamic trusting faith in our God of unfailing love.  We hope you will join us as Andy brings life changing words of hope from our God of unfailing love.”

a friend,

Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

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

Strong Faith

I was probably about 7. My parents surprised my family with our very first trip to Lollypop Farm, where to my sheer delight we were told we could pick out a puppy to bring home.  We went from cage to cage to cage processing this agonizing decision – which one of these bundles of joy would be adopted into our wild and crazy family. I still remember that I picked “Lucky” but was outvoted as we brought “Skippy” home with us.  Surprisingly, I never forgot Lucky, but not surprisingly I grew to love Skippy.

I have been back through Lollypop Farm and other similar “pet orphanages” a few times since then.  Some dogs bounce as if on pogo sticks with a dripping smile that cries out “Pick me, pick me!”  But have you noticed that sometimes there is one dog that seems to have lost hope … no bounce, no doggy smile, no eye contact, just a heart wrenching existence as it forlornly sits in the farthest corner?

You are invited this Sunday as Eastside gathers at 9:30 and 11:00 to continue our“Strong Faith” series with a relevant and inspiring application of God’s words of love and hope on what it means to be family – the family of Jesus followers.  We have some real questions that we need to wrestle with in order to find the words of love and hope that await us.  Questions like:  What would it feel like to be an orphan in need of a guardian?  Why do orphans celebrate their adoption?  What does it mean to put on (or be clothed) with Jesus?

Skippy came home and loved us with a reckless abandon.  The feeling was mutual.  We hope you will join us … in pursuit of Jesus and Strong Faith … that loves with a reckless abandon!

a friend,
Roger W. Haskins, Jr. – Lead Pastor

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