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We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and affirm that each person has special worth as a unique creation in God’s image. All are welcome to worship here and to come into relationship with the church’s life and work. We thank God for the blessing, the challenge, and the joy that we experience in both our unity and our diversity.
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Local Church Grand Rapids MI

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OUTDOOR WORSHIP SUNDAY, AUGUST 23RD

Sunday, August 23rd–Outside gathering of congregation on the north lawn at 10:30am for Worship Service.

  • Bring your own chair or a sanitized chair will be provided for you.
  • Masks will be required. The Church has masks if you do not have one.
  • Social Distancing will be practiced.
  • There will be no congregational singing, but there will be lots of music.

Parking Lot Picnic–Immediately after service, we will convene in the parking lot for a tailgate picnic.  Please bring food for you and/or family. Also bring all utensils, cups and whatever you choose to drink.  Everyone will take their own garbage home. Again, you can bring your own chairs or use one from the church.

Masks will be required unless you are eating. Please keep your social distance (6 feet) when chatting with others!

Covid 19–Should there be a spike in cases just prior to Sunday, August 23rd, we may have to cancel outside service. We will keep you alerted.

In light of the recent COVID-19 events, we have created a YouTube channel for our church services. Click the link below to check it out.

WE Believe

We seek to find shared beliefs that unite us in covenant and celebrate a wide variety of faith traditions.

Every Sunday

10:30am

Interim Pastor

Rev. Dr. David Wheeler

1005 Giddings Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

A place to belong

At East Church we’re life-long friends, new friends, family, neighborhood-close, suburb-far, young, old, single, married, kids, retired, Open and Affirming, traditional, open-minded… well, you get the idea.

Our Mission

“Empowering God’s community to grow in faith through worship, service, and learning at every age.”

EAST CHURCH IS COMMUNITY-MINDED

East Church provides shelter for homeless families, staffs a neighborhood food pantry, and runs a community resale shop.  More on community service at East Church.

We are located in the Ottawa Hills neighborhood and participate in many nearby community events like the annual Fourth of July Hollyhock Parade and Garden Tour.

Join us for yoga

Class takes place every Monday from 7:00 – 8:15pm and costs $10. Tori Dean teaches the class and her email is torileedean@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact her directly if you have any questions.

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Take a seat every Sunday to hear grace and truth!

MEet Our Staff

We journey together, leading our community of faith with a spirit of unity.

Rev. Dr. David Wheeler

Pastor

pastor.eastchurchgr@gmail.com

Bren Elliot, M.a.

Youth Ministries Director

youth.eastchurchgr@gmail.com

Jameson Thompson

Director of music & arts

music.eastchurchgr@gmail.com

Becca Johnson

Director of christian education for children

education.eastchurchgr@gmail.com

curtis prussner

custodian

cprussner.eastchurchgr@gmail.com

Primary Communities Served

Grand Rapids

East Grand Rapids

Ottawa Hills

East Town