October 2015   
This Week's Events


James - Mercy Triumphs Women's Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This fall, we will be doing Beth Moore's 8 - session study - "James - Mercy Triumphs". Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. You will never be the same again.

Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.

The cost for the book is $15. Sign up at the Women's Ministry table.
Children's Choir
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to come sing with us in Children's Choir. Our choir performs in Christmas and Easter programs, as well as some Sunday morning worship services. If music makes your child's heart happy - bring them to Children's Choir!!
"Honor Begins at Home" Men's Bible Study
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
On Sunday, September 20th, our Men’s Ministry will begin the “Honor Begins at Home” Bible study. This 8 session study will guide our men deeper into biblical truths for a godly family, exploring topics such as redeeming your history, walking with integrity, winning, blessing the hearts of your children, and more. Jeff Chapman will be leading the study. The cost is $10. Sign-up at the Men's Ministry table.


Adult Bible Study & Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Adults of our church family meet every Wednesday night for pray for the needs of our church, community, and nation, and to study the Bible together.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Awana is an international, weekly Scripture memory and discipleship program offered at Eastern Heights Baptist Church. Awana clubbers will work through specially designed, age-specific curriculum that will lead them through the Gospel and guide them to faith of their own, all while having FUN!


Joy Class Meeting/Lunch
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
All class members invited.
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Dr. Michael Vallandingham accepted the call to pastor Eastern Heights in May, 2010. Michael was saved and baptized at the age of 8 years old in Wetumka OK. He surrendered to full-time Christian service when he was 17 years old while attending Falls Creek. He married Tara Sledge, August 13, 1994, and their partnership in ministry began immediately. Michael served bi-vocationally as youth minister at First Baptist Church of Greenfield, OK and as pastor at First Baptist Church Red Rock, OK. Michael accepted his first full-time pastorate in 1997 at First Baptist Church of Wister, OK. Following his ministry in Wister he served as Chaplain at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. He then pastored Vamoosa Baptist Church for five years before pastoring in his hometown for six years at First Baptist Church in Wewoka, OK. Michael graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 with a Masters of Divinity. In addition, he graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009 with a Doctorate of Ministry. Michael and Tara have two children. Their daughter, Jordan, was born in 1997 and their son, Jonathan, was born in 2000.  They also have three foster kids who are 4, 3 and a baby.


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