As you may have heard, there has been a state-wide issued ban on gatherings over 250 people for the next 4 weeks. We are in compliance with the government decision, and instead of gathering on campus, we will be gathering live online. We are doing our part in the effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We are suspending all campus activities, including youth and other group activities, until further notice.
We will also have a live PRE-SERVICE with Nate and Krystal Perez! Tune in 15 minutes early and chat with them and the rest of our church family.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and encouragement. We will also be sending out consistent emails to keep you in the loop. Visit easthill.org/connect so we can update you via email.
Many of you have inquired about how we will be helping support people who are most vulnerable during this time. We will keep finding ways to be a light for Jesus in our community! In partnership with the organizations that have reached out to us, we have compiled a list of ways to get involved. Please go to the links provided and find a way to help if you can. Together, we can begin covering these great needs.
Gresham Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens and Food Banks
Click here to view these resources.
Below is a list of the most needed items for filling pre-packed emergency food boxes. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday 9am-1pm at 17805 SE Pine St. To read about more ways to help SnowCap click here.
Safe Families for Children
With the current COVID-19 crisis, the need for host families and supports will grow. Safe Families for Children will likely be inundated with need for short term day respite and hosting. Go to www.safefamiliespdx.org to start the process to become an approved host, coach or circle of support for a family. Safe Families for Children seeks to keep children safe during a family crisis such as homelessness, hospitalization, or domestic violence in an effort to prevent child abuse and/or neglect. They also work to support, and stabilize families in crisis by surrounding them with a caring, compassionate community.
My Father's House
My Father's House is a shelter for homeless families in Gresham. Please see the list of needs below and consider dropping off your donations to 5003 W Powell Pkwy, Gresham, Oregon (shared parking lot with Family Worship Church). Ring the bell and someone will come out and get supplies.
We can be overwhelmed in our minds if we do not hold tight to the truth of God’s sovereignty and faithfulness. His Word says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (Timothy 1:7) Not only can we have victory over fear, but we have the authority Christ has given us to pray against the spread of any disease and pray for healing for those who have the Coronavirus.