UPDATE on Wednesday services!

Wednesday services will start at 6 PM NOT 7 PM.

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National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 7, 2015

12 Noon

City Hall~Kings Mountain, NC

The ministers of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association along with the Mayor and the City Council of Kings Mountain extend an invitation to the citizens of Kings Mountain and surrounding communities to attend the 64th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday of May (May 7th) at 12 noon as we gather at city call to pray for our nation. The theme this year is “Lord, Hear Our Cry” based on I Kings 8:28 “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.’

Our honorable Mayor Rick Murphrey will call us to a season of prayer followed with the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag, followed by special music and a time of prayer for our nation. Come and be part of this time of prayer as we join with people all across America as we cry out for God’s help, direction, and healing hand of restoration upon our beloved nation!

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2015 Kings Mountain Community Lenten Service Schedule

Theme:  Personalities around the Cross

February 18, 2015

Location:   Central United Methodist Church

Topic:  Judas: The One Who Betrayed Him ~ Matthew 26:14-16

Speaker:  Rev. Brian Taule (Pastor: David Baptist Church)

February 25, 2015

Location:  First Presbyterian Church

Topic:  Barabbas: Jesus Died in My Place ~ Matthew 27:15-26

Speaker:  Rev. Marty Ramey (Lutheran Minister)

March 4, 2015

Location:  Boyce Memorial ARP Church

Topic:  Simon of Cyrene:  Suffering May Lead to Blessing ~ Luke 23:25-28

Speaker:  Rev. Scott Whitney (Pastor:  East Gold Wesleyan Church)

March 11, 2015

Location:  St. Matthews Lutheran

Topic:   Mary the Mother of Jesus:  The depth of a Mother’s love ~

John 19:23-27

Speaker:  Rev. James Lochridge, Jr.  (Pastor:  Second Baptist Church)

March 18, 2015

Location:  David Baptist Church

Topic:  The Thief on the Cross:  The Way to Salvation ~ Luke 23:32-43

Speaker:  Rev. John Houze    (Pastor:  Peoples Baptist Church)

March 25, 2015

Location:  East Gold Wesleyan

Topic:  Joseph of Arimathea:  Giving Our Service for Christ ~

Mark 15:42-48

Speaker:  Rev. Moses Neuman   (World Care Ministries, Dallas, NC)

Notes:

  • The services will begin promptly at 12:00 P.M.
  • The host church will provide a “light meal,” for the congregation after the service.
  • The host church will be responsible for leading the congregational music, the special music and the ordering of the service. An offering will be received for the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry.
  • The Sunrise service will be at the “cross,” in the cemetery. The speaker to be announced.
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2014 Christmas Message from the Pastor

Merry Christmas!

   Kristy and I, pray that each of you will have a joy-filled Christmas as we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior!  It is our privilege to celebrate our sixth Christmas with you and honored to serve such a loving, caring people. You continue to make us feel at home and we are proud to call Eastside our church family.

Christmas is a time of joy, peace, and good-will to mankind.  May God help us as individuals and as a church to faithfully proclaim the message of God’s redeeming love through personal witnessing, the study of God’s Word, in preaching, in various mission projects along with our monetary gifts to local, state, national, and international missions.

The most awesome thing about Christmas is the Incarnation—of God coming to us in human form having been conceived by the Holy Spirit to a virgin named Mary.   Jesus is the embodiment of God in the flesh.  The Gospel writer John writes “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the holy begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14).”  Today, Jesus lives within us through the Holy Spirit.

So, in this Christmas season, let us focus on the gift that God gave to the world, the gift of forgiveness and salvation through Jesus.  Reflect the light of Christ and tell others about the joy that comes through faith.   May God encourage and strengthen you in the days ahead and may this Christmas be the most blessed and joyous Christmas ever!

In His service,

Ron and Kristy

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8/17/14 PSA: Gospel Sing at Eastside Baptist

Public Service Announcement

          Gospel Sing at Eastside Baptist, Kings Mountain

    Charlie Griffin, noted soloist and motivational speaker will be in concert Sunday evening, August 17, 2014 at Eastside Baptist Church Kings Mountain (308 York Road).  The 6:00 pm concert is open to the public as the Eastside Baptist Church congregation invites you for this special time of worship.  A love offering will be received shares Pastor Ron Caulder.

Charlie is the son of Kyle Griffin and Geneva Johnson of Hudson, NC.  Since a teenager, Charlie Griffin has been singing in church, quartets,  and special events as well on concert stages.  The music was not always gospel.  When you talk with him, you will quickly learn of his love for jazz, blues, country and even some pop.  But it is his love of gospel music that impacts his audiences today.  With his music, he also speaks in positive motivational seminars and sales conferences and is a Liberty University theological student.

As you listen to the melodies on his projects in person, you hear and understand why music is so endearing to him.  “It is music with a positive message that impacts the listener even after the concert has ended,” shares Griffin.  Yes, the journey continues for someone who has been singing for 35 years.  And by the signs, Charlie Griffin does not look like slowing down.  The enthusiasm is still contagious for the music he shares.  The message is still just as vibrant as the day he started.  Yes, Charlie Griffin is still making music and enjoying what he does—SING…sharing the Good News!

The EBC family is looking forward for you during this special Singspiration on Sunday evening, August 17th.  The church is conveniently off Hwy 74 east, south on hwy 161, church is on the right.  From I-85, right on exit 8 onto hwy 161, church on the left.  For more information, contact the church office or Pastor Caulder at 704-739-8055.

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4/20/14, Happy Easter: From the Pastor’s Desk…

   Happy Easter!  Today we celebrate one of the two great miracles of our Christian faith—the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the grave.  The other is the incarnation of Christ.  The foundation of the Christian faith hinges on these two miracles. 

    I want to share with you this morning several evidences to support this historical event:

   1.  The first line of evidence is that of the four Gospels which report that on the Sunday after Jesus’ crucifixion, His tomb was found empty by several women, Peter, and the disciple John. 

  2. Another evidence supporting the resurrection was that after His death, Jesus appeared to hundreds of people under different circumstances at various times and places, bearing the physical marks of crucifixion on His body.  Early believers were convinced of Jesus’ resurrection because many people saw Him with their own eyes.  In I Corinthians 15:5-7, the apostle Paul noted that many of those witnesses were still alive.

  3.  A third line of evidence for the resurrection of Jesus is the personal transformation of His disciples.  The book of Acts describes the transformation of these terrified and cowardly men into bold proclaimers of a message of salvation through the risen Jesus.  Seeing the resurrection Lord transformed those early believers.

  4.  And, perhaps the best evidence of all is that of our own personal experience of the resurrected Lord in our lives!  The words of an old hymn put it in proper perspective for us:  “You ask me how I know he lives; he lives within my heart.”  Certainly, personal experience of the risen Christ brings assurance to each of us as believers.  We also know that Jesus lives because the Word of God declares it to be a fact.  The apostle Peter makes the following declaration in Acts 2:24:  “…it was not possible that death could keep its hold on him.”

     Let us rejoice and be glad on this Resurrection Day!!!

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3/30/2014: Words from the Pastor…

    God blessed us immensely this past week through our revival meetings!  Dr. Minnix delivered some powerful and challenging messages for us as the body of Christ.  I want to thank each of you who worked so hard to make this past week a memorable one.  However, we want it to be more than just a memory.  My prayer is that it has recharged us spiritually to look beyond ourselves and our church walls to share the life-changing message of the Gospel.  As Dr. Minnix said on Wednesday evening, God blesses us so that we can take our blessings to those who are hurting, unsaved, and in need of the eternal hope that is only found in Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior!

    By the attendance we had last Sunday morning, you revealed to us that you do have friends.  Many of these, I’m sure, are saved and already have a church home.  However, I want you to think about the ones who filled your pews last Sunday who do not have a church home or saving relationship with the Lord.  Keep praying for them!  Invite them to worship with you again.  Share your witness and testimony with them.  Allow the overflow of the Spirit you received this week to flow into their lives!  And then, pray for the Lord to lay others upon your heart as well.  May God help us and empower us to take our mountain-top experience (as Dr. Minnix preached on Wednesday evening) to the valley of every day life! 

     May the Lord bless as we worship together today!

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