March 18, 2015
NEW — 4:25 p.m. March 18, 2015
Issaquah police arrested two men after a resident caught them attempting to burglarize her apartment Wednesday afternoon. Read more
November 20, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 20, 2014
Eastridge Church will provide 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need Nov. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. (while supplies last) at its Issaquah and Seattle locations.
The church will also give away Bibles and, in Issaquah, free haircuts from licensed stylists, and coats and gloves.
April 15, 2014
Communities across the world will celebrate Easter on April 20, but Issaquah residents don’t have to go far to enjoy the holiday festivities.
Get a head start on the Easter holiday weekend with the city’s annual Underwater Egg Hunt and Carnival on April 18 at the Julius Boehm Pool, 50 S.E. Clark St.
Attendees should bring a swimsuit, towel and plastic basket to join in on the fun. Prizes are awarded for eggs gathered. While swimmers bob for eggs below, others can enjoy carnival games on the observation deck.
March 28, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. March 28, 2014
The Watoto Children’s Choir, on a six-month U.S. tour, makes an Issaquah stop March 30.
The choir gives a free performance at 6:30 p.m. March 30 at Eastridge Church, 24205 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road.
The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa. Watoto is a holistic child-care solution initiated to serve the dire needs of Africa and its people.
November 12, 2013
Eastridge Church is giving away 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need at 9 a.m. Nov. 23 (while supplies last) at their two locations in Issaquah and Seattle.
The church will also give free haircuts from licensed stylists in Issaquah only, coats and gloves for children and adults, and Bibles.
The Issaquah campus of Eastridge Church is at 24205 Issaquah-Fall City Road.
September 17, 2013
The son of a preacher, Matthew West never really considered following in his father’s footsteps.
“It’s too hard of a job,” West said by phone from his home in Nashville.
But this four-time Grammy nominated singer/song writer doesn’t consider himself a stereotypical rebel, either.
“I’d say, I haven’t really drifted too far from my father,” he said. “I guess in my own ways, I am a bit of a preacher.”
August 20, 2013
Eastridge Church hosts food bank backpack handouts
Eastridge Church is hosting a community festival Aug. 24 where, in partnership with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, school children in need will be given backpacks filled with basic school supplies.
The festivities and fun begins at 10 a.m. at the church, 24205 SE Issaquah Fall city Rd, with outdoor activities that include inflatables, face painting and science shows by Eastridge children’s pastor Dan Metteer.
December 11, 2012
In 1947, The Lux Radio Theatre delivered “It’s a Wonderful Life” from the silver screen to living rooms across the country via the radio. Now, 65 years later, Eastridge Church is recreating the radio play for the Eastside community.
With performances Dec. 14 and 15 at the church’s 72,000-square-foot Issaquah facility, the performance is not short on theatrics.
“It’s got layers to it,” said director Steve Wright, of Sammamish. “It’s a radio show performing a movie, so we have a few things going on.”
November 20, 2012
In a decade-old Thanksgiving tradition, Eastridge Church delivered 1,000 turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need Nov. 17.
The church distributed dinner packages on a first-come, first-served basis, and no demonstration of need was required for assistance.
“The Thanksgiving season is a time to we all naturally reflect on our lives and the good things that we’re experiencing, but it can also be a difficult time for families with limited resources,” Lead Pastor Steve Jamison said in a statement.
Church leaders held the event simultaneously at its Sammamish Plateau and West Seattle campuses.
“We want to show our community that Eastridge cares by providing a blessing this Thanksgiving to those who may be struggling to make ends meet,” Jamison continued.
November 20, 2012
Worship Pastor Steven Welch has drawn the faithful at two of the largest churches in the country, combining his passion for music and faith to lead the masses through Sunday services.
Faith was always an important part of Welch’s life growing up in the Midwest. The son of a pastor, Welch attended Bible college, and during that time started playing music and touring the country with a band.
After time spent serving at The Chapel in Chicago and the James River Assembly in Missouri, Welch and his young family have decided to call Issaquah home, where Welch has been named the new worship pastor at Eastridge Church.
“Steven’s had a place of ministry in a couple of America’s really elite churches,” Lead Pastor Steve Jamison said. “He has really been one of the elite leaders in our country, as far as it comes to being a worship leader, and it’s been just an amazing blessing for us to have him.”