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Community Involvement

Hospital Visitation
Volunteers for this ministry are dedicated to making hospital visits for those who are ill and having surgery.  This service is available for our Eastridge family members, their loved ones, and those in need of someone who cares.  The purpose is to provide compassionate care support to our brothers and sisters in the hospital.

This ministry’s purpose is to provide incidental transportation service to those in need. It is primarily targeted for the elderly and for those who might be incapacitated from surgery or illness.  Volunteers provide rides to the grocery store, doctor’s office, pharmacy, etc.

Arms of Hope
This ministry’s main emphasis is to support the single mothers and their children living in the Together Program at the Boles Campus in Quinlan, TX. Women can volunteer to mentor and spend time with the moms at Boles, both collectively and individually. Our goal is to help these moms develop healthy, lasting relationships with Christian women, as well as Christian families.

Family Enrichment
The Family Enrichment ministry is focused on strengthening and healing the marriages of the Eastridge church family and the surrounding community. We encourage an atmosphere where marriage issues are openly discussed and where husbands and wives feel comfortable reaching out and asking for help with marriage issues. We aim to develop a church family that rebuffs Satan’s attempts to tear family units apart while strengthening their ability to raise godly children.

The purpose of this ministry is to provide assistance to anyone with physical needs, both within our congregation and in the community.  Our volunteers are mindful to help people with both physical needs as well as their spiritual needs.  The majority of our requests for benevolence are fulfilled through our food pantry.

Boy Scouts
The purpose of this ministry is to promote involvement of Eastridge members, ministries, and activities with the Eastridge sponsored Boy Scout Troop 989. Through coordination with various ministry service projects, opportunities are provided for the scouts to fulfill service requirements towards rank advancement and to interact with and be a part of the Eastridge community. Opportunities exist for Eastridge adult members to serve as merit badge counselors, serve as religious/spiritual counselors, serve as assistant scoutmasters, and serve on the troop committee.

Sock Drive
This ministry provides socks for needy school children in the Rockwall and Royse City area. The socks are provided in conjunction with a community shoe drive for needy school children.  This is a great opportunity to help serve in the community.

Thanksgiving Baskets
This ministry provides Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families in the Rockwall area. These food baskets are intended to provide the family with all of the items needed to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. The whole congregation participates with food donations, basket assembly, and basket delivery.

Blood Drive
This ministry coordinates with Carter Blood Care to provide an opportunity quarterly for Eastridge members to donate blood on-site at the Eastridge church.  For each donated blood unit, Eastridge receives credits from Carter Blood Care with their Life Plan that may be applied to off-set hospital costs for blood products when needed by Eastridge members and Eastridge designated recipients.

Lifeline Chaplaincy
This ministry promotes awareness of and involvement with Lifeline Chaplaincy, which is a Church of Christ affiliated program that partners with participating hospitals in the greater Metroplex area. Pastoral Care Volunteers are vetted and trained by the program, and provide compassionate support to hospital patients who have indicated a desire for contact by a Church of Christ support member.

Food Pantry
This ministry maintains a food pantry in the Eastridge church building.  The food, primarily canned and boxed goods, is used by the Benevolence ministry to help those in need.

Community Garden
The Eastridge Community Garden is a community outreach ministry with a benevolent purpose. The garden utilizes a ¼-acre plot located on the church property. Soil preparation, planting, maintaining, and harvesting tasks are shared by volunteers from Eastridge, along with special project participation by community service groups from the Rockwall area. The produce from the garden is shared with the membership at Eastridge and with the needy in the Rockwall community.

If you have an interest in any of these minsitries or questions, please send an email to our Ministry Leaders to learn more or get involved.