See what's going on at Easthaven below.
CHURCH THIS WEEKEND
Saturday at 6PM, Sunday at 8AM, 9:15AM, and 11AM.
GOV GIANFORTE HAS LIFTED THE MASK MANDATE
Governor Gianforte has lifted the statewide mask mandate. If you are comfortable wearing a mask, please do so! We will continue to provide masks at the main entrance of our building. Our staff and volunteers are no longer required to wear masks, and we are leaving the decision up to them. Our chairs are still spaced out in the Sanctuary, and we have overflow room available at the 11AM service if you are more comfortable. We hope and pray that you will continue to love and respect and show grace to each other at all times.
WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE AT EASTHAVEN!
This is an awesome celebration, but also a reminder that we have limited space available, especially as we follow health and safety guidelines. We are at capacity and running out of seats at the 11AM service. We do have an overflow room available and encourage you to sit up front if you and your family are comfortable, or to attend another service over the weekend. This makes room for our new families and those who are running late. Thank you!
BUILDING FOR THE JOURNEY VOTE RESULTS
Last weekend, we voted on the Building for the Journey Campaign to use the cash and pledges in excess of $1,400,000 to begin construction of the previously approved 14,000 sq. ft. addition, and secure a line of credit up to $1,500,000 to fund the remainder of the project. The vote passed with 82% approval!
GLACIER BIBLE COLLEGE (GBC) UPDATE
On February 27/28, we will be voting on the sale of the Glacier Bible College campus. This vote comes by unanimous recommendation from the Director of GBC and both the College and the Stewardship Committees. It’s with a heavy heart that we also announce that Dean Landis, who is on the College Committee and the Director at the college, is resigning at the end of this school year. Dean has done an amazing job over the last three years teaching a biblical worldview. We appreciate his service and diligence over the years; he will be missed as a part of our staff. His resignation is because he knows the importance and need for the director to be on campus 24/7 or to live on campus rather than just a few hours per week. The GBC Committee decided that the most viable option for this next year would be to host the college at Thompson Lakes Christian Retreat. After evaluating what is best for him and his family, Dean submitted his resignation. When we announced this vote a few weeks ago, we were actively recruiting students for this coming school year. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. You can find more details online (CLICK HERE) or printed in the church office. We encourage you to take the time to read that info. If you have questions, please contact the church office.
PASTOR DANIEL’S SABBATICAL LEAVE UPDATE
Pastor Daniel is on sabbatical leave through the end of March. He has a plan in place for his healing and return to the pulpit. This past week, Pastor Daniel and Vicki have been in Louisiana to help care for Vicki's parents. Your continued prayers for them are much appreciated and their time there has been very special. They will be heading to Branson, MO this weekend to begin a "marriage intensive experience" sponsored by Focus on the Family. Thank you for your continued prayers!
CHILD BRIDGE GIVING HOMES FUNDRAISER
Our church has partnered with Child Bridge, a faith-based non-profit, which finds and equips foster and adoptive families to care for Montana children in need. We are again participating in their Giving Home Project. All funds collected will help us to find and support our local foster and adoptive families. Pick up a house bank right outside the Atrium, fill it with spare change, cash, or a check, and return it on or before March 14.
6TH GRADE RETREAT
All 6th-grade students are invited to join us for our retreat on February 26-27 at our camp on Middle Thompson Lake. For more details and to register: CLICK HERE
NEW MEN'S STUDY ON THURSDAY MORNINGS
Our early morning men’s group is beginning a new study on March 4 called The Measure of a Man. Join us on Thursdays at 6:30AM for one hour in the Atrium. True masculinity is not measured by strength, wealth, or position, but by twenty biblical qualities drawn from the Apostle Paul’s letters to his young protégés Timothy and Titus. Inspiring, encouraging, and practical, this classic book shows how you can measure up to Christ’s fullness as a husband, father, and mentor to other men. Men of all ages welcome! No signup required and the book is $10.
Our annual MTSBC conference will take place March 4-5 in Helena. This year's theme is "Equipped for Outreach." To register or to find more details about speakers, schedule, or breakout sessions, visit mtsbc.org/mpact.
FUSION WINTER RETREAT
On March 5-7, we are headed up to camp for our Winter Retreat. If you are a student in grades 9-12, join us for a weekend full of engaging with friends, digging into God's word, and enjoying winter fun (ice fishing, hot cocoa, snowball fights...). Signups for the Winter Retreat close on February 24. Questions? Call the church office. To register: CLICK HERE
MEN’S MINISTRY SUMMIT EVENT
Join us on Friday, March 5 at 6PM - Pastor Joey will outline how to simply and effectively engage your family and those around you. Register for dinner (pulled pork sandwiches) and enter into the drawings for prizes! CLICK HERE to register.
CHILD DEDICATION ON MARCH 13 & 14
If you are interested in having your child dedicated in a worship service on March 13 or 14, please sign up online before March 9.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
We have the opportunity to take part in the local 40 Days for Life, a peaceful vigil to pray and fast for an end to abortion. Easthaven is sponsoring two days in this campaign: March 13 and March 22. Sign up online for a time slot to pray in front of the abortion clinic in Whitefish: CLICK HERE
JOIN THE WORSHIP TEAM!
We are looking to add media team members to our growing Worship Ministry Teams (both Classic and Modern styles). If you are interested in learning about production, sound and camera operation, or tech directing, email
CAMP HOSTS NEEDED
TLC Retreat is looking for camp hosts to reside at our camp on Middle Thompson Lake this summer. Hosts can stay in their own camper or live in the manager's house (at no cost). Hosts will be needed June 15-July 5 and July 26-Sept. 6. Duties would include camper check-in/check-out, mowing, cleaning the bathhouse, and restocking supplies in lodges. If interested, please fill out this form online or contact Kathy in the church office.
EASTHAVEN SUMMER CAMPS
Summer camps are on the calendar! We have four different age-specific camps for students entering 1-12 grades. Signups open February 1. Register before April 1 for the early bird discount!
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