Eastridge Church to give away 1,500 free Thanksgiving turkeys

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.

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Celebrate an egg-cellent Easter at community events

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.

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Watoto Children’s Choir Of Ugandan Orphans performs March 30 at Eastridge Church

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.

Watoto Children's Choir

Watoto Children’s Choir

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Eastridge Church hosts turkey giveaway

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.

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Matthew West hopes third trip to Issaquah is a charm

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.

Matthew West

Matthew West

“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.”

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Godly giveaway

August 20, 2013

Eastridge Church hosts food bank backpack handouts

By Greg Farrar Kate Monroe (left) and Lisette Murrell, and other church and Kiwanis Club of Issaquah volunteers fill backpacks with school supplies Aug. 7 at Eastridge Church to give to school children in need at a Aug. 24 community festival.

By Greg Farrar
Kate Monroe (left) and Lisette Murrell, and other church and Kiwanis Club of Issaquah volunteers fill backpacks with school supplies Aug. 7 at Eastridge Church to give to school children in need at a Aug. 24 community festival.

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.

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Eastridge Church hosts performances of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

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.”

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Church donates 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys to residents in need

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.

Eastridge Church welcomes singer Steven Welch as worship pastor

November 20, 2012

Eastridge Church Worship Pastor Steven Welch recently released his latest faith-based album, ‘Color of Love.’ Dream Records photo

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.”

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Eastridge Church to distribute Thanksgiving provisions, including 1,000 turkeys

November 14, 2012

NEW — 1 p.m. Nov. 14, 2012

In a decade-old Thanksgiving tradition, Eastridge Church plans to deliver 1,000 turkeys and bags of groceries to families in need Saturday.

The church distributes dinner packages on a first-come, first-served basis, and no demonstration of need is required for assistance. The giveaway continues as long as supplies last.

“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.

The event starts at 9 a.m. at the church’s Sammamish Plateau campus, 24205 S.E. Issaquah-Fall City Road.

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