East Lake coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

For some time, you have come to us for church, now we have the opportunity to bring church to you! Technically speaking YOU are the church which is an inspiring thought. East Lake leadership is prayerfully seeking God and working with the recommendations of our government and medical professionals on social distancing. Therefore, instead of gathering in person, we are bringing you our Sunday services at 10am via live streaming on our website and Facebook. Click Watch on the navigation bar or follow us on Facebook.

For the latest information on upcoming events go to the events page where postponed events will be labelled “Postponed.”

2 Tim 1:7

7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

An Important Message from Pastor Ray Washington

Letter from East Lake Oversight Team 3/19/2020

Dear East Lake Family:
TI wanted to update you on the Lead Pastor affirmation vote in light of East Lake going virtual starting this weekend. Currently the bylaws of our church only allow voting to take place at an annual or special meeting with the partners present at those meetings. Proxy voting is not allowed.

Since we will not have in-person services this Sunday, March 22, the special meeting of the partners has been postponed. The Oversight Team considered an online or virtual vote, but after much prayer and discussion, we decided against that idea. Instead, we have chosen to do the following.

Ray Washington has been named Interim Lead Pastor with all the responsibilities, privileges and salary that comes with the full-time position. He will continue in the interim role until such time as East Lake can hold an affirmation vote. An affirmation vote will be held as soon as we are able to meet again and can call a special meeting of the partners.

Thank you for your patience as we follow our church’s bylaws yet remain flexible in this challenging season. God is in control, and we are excited about what He continues to do at East Lake.

As always, please direct any questions to [email protected] or contact a member of the O-Team.

In His Service,

Chris Buck
Oversight Team Chairman – East Lake Community Church

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find good information on the Corona Virus?
How can I continue to give to East Lake?

Be assured ministry is still happening and your generosity is important. Give online

How do I stay connected?

Join us for church at home via Facebook Live or click watch on the navigation bar on Sundays at 10 a.m.
Join a virtual Bible Study on our Events Page.

Will East Lake continue to meet?

Currently we are offering Church at Home through live streaming and video archives. We will begin meeting as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.

What if I need to talk to a pastor?

For spiritual emergencies please call the church and follow the prompts to speak with the Pastor on call.

How do I watch our services live?

Click Watch on our website and choose Live Stream.
Simply log in to facebook and search for East Lake church. Join in and engage as people worship from different locations. Invite others to join you.