Eastlawn United Methodist Church

In-person worship has resumed..   However, we will continue to have  our service on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 11:00 A.M.  Scroll down to  section below for more details on each Sunday morning service.  Also, a video of our service will be available on this website “Media” link each Sunday afternoon. 

Children & Youth Director Needed

Eastlawn United Methodist Church is currently seeking an energetic and committed individual to serve as Director of Children's and Youth Ministries. 

Click Here for a full description of position responsibilities and they are also posted at the end of this page and for a printable copy: Click Here

Today's Mini-Devotion

Bible Verse of the Day:    Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.   Colossians 3:1-2 TLB

Thought For Today:   "Repentance is more than just acknowledging our sin; it is also the deep desire to cease our sinful actions and be freed of our sinful attitudes and feelings.  --- Maxie Dunnam

Today’s Chuckle:  My girlfriend asked me to pass her the lip balm, I gave her superglue by mistake.   She’s still not talking to me…..


One Liner:  A bird in the hand makes it difficult to blow your nose.

Homecoming Flowers

Altar flower arrangements, fall decorations and displays will be placed in the sanctuary and around the church for Homecoming, Sunday, October 30th.  If you would like to make a contribution towards this in memory or in honor of a loved one, please return this form with your check or money to the church office.  For a printable order form: Click Here

Sharing Good News by Building a Shoebox!

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13.

It’s time to pack shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.  Our goal is 150. This is a mission project that everyone can participate. You may select to fill your box with your purchases using the guidelines or you may use “Build a Shoebox Online” where you can select toys and other items, attach notes and photos. Eastlawn will receive credit for the boxes built online and we’ll be able to see the number of boxes as we reach our goal.

This is the link: https://build-a-shoebox.samaritanspurse.org/view/0441c3cb-48d4-4d65-862b-3b6d23e851dd     Share the links with your friends.


If packing a traditional shoebox, Sidney Carol (228-218-2680) will have boxes available Sunday between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. in the foyer of the ministry center and after the worship service. The $10 postage for each boxes has been prepaid by a church member. Deadline is Sunday, November 13. In that Sunday’s worship service Rev. Nance will offer a blessing for the children who will receive your shoeboxes. 

Wednesday Night Dinners

Menu for this Wednesday, Oct. 5th is: Taco Soup, tortilla chips, salad, strawberry cake and tea

  Our children, youth and adults will share a meal together between 5-6pm this Wednesday before going to activities and Bible Study.  Reservations ARE required.  Just complete the bulletin attachment Sunday morning or call the church office NO later than Monday at 12 noon.  To assure expenses for the meal are covered all who reserve will be expected to pay regardless of attendance.  Adults $8, Children $5, leftover take home plates $5.  We are looking for volunteers to work the service line.  

For Sign Up Form: Click Here

Annual Pecan Sale

Again, this year, Eastlawn Methodist Men will be conducting their annual pecan sale. For a printable order form: Click Here

join us Sunday (October 2, 2022) For Our Sunday Morning  service In-Person Or on our Facebook Page (Eastlawn United Methodist Church)  at 11:00 A.M

Message Will Be Brought by Brother Nance Hixon

Sermon Title: Heart  Prayer: Pray Honestly

Scripture Lesson: Luke 18:1-7

For A Printable Copy Of The Bulletin In PDF Format: Click Here

For A Printable Copy Of This Week's Prayer List: Click Here

For A Copy of October's Birthdays & Anniversaries: Click Here

Eastlawn: HELP FOr ukraine

Gifts to support humanitarian needs for those in Ukraine as well as for assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries can be made through UMCOR international disaster response, Advance #982450.

For more information or to make a donation:

Click Here

If you wish, you can turn in your donation to our church, please be sure to put Advance # 982450 n your check's memo line.

Over 75 Years of God's Service

In 2018 we celebrated our 75th Anniversary.  Being less than one mile from the Gulf of Mexico, over the years Eastlawn has survived several major hurricanes including, Camille, Fredrick, Elena, George and Katrina. To read the history of Eastlawn United Methodist Church, click here or click on image.....

Children & Youth Ministries Director Needed

Eastlawn UMC Director Of Children's and Youth Ministries

Pascagoula, MS

Eastlawn United Methodist Church is currently seeking an energetic and committed individual to serve as Director of Children's and Youth Ministries. 

Position Description---The Director of Children's and Youth Ministries is responsible for planning, coordinating and promoting the children's and youth programs of the church, special youth projects, mission projects, fundraising activities, and district- and conference-related activities.

Position Status---This is a full time position that Reports directly to the Pastor and the Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee.

Key Responsibilities--- The Director of Children's and Youth Ministries will develop ministry programs and outreach to nursery, pre-school, elementary school, and secondary school children and their parents.


a. Develop goals and objectives for children and students in support of church vision and mission.

b. Assess ministry needs and develop programs and activities to meet those needs.

c. Develop a climate for children and youth that is safe, supportive and cultivates spiritual growth.

d. Address specific personal and spiritual needs of children and youth as they arise.

e. Coordinate yearly Vacation Bible School and other special children's events.

f. Oversee and ensure that all required training and safety compliance obligations are met for all staff and volunteers assisting with children's and youth activities.

g. Teach and recruit teachers and volunteers for all children's and youth activities.

h. Develop, coordinate and lead Sunday night and Wednesday night Youth activities.

i. Participate, as requested in Sunday worship services.

j. Submit weekly newsletter and Sunday bulletin updates and other announcements for children's and youth activities.

k. Develop and implement an annual calendar of activities and programs.

l. Develop and implement the annual budget for Children's and Youth Ministries.

m. Coordinate and fundraisers in consultation with the Pastor and the Administrative Board .

n. Develop relationships with schools, churches and organizations that support our efforts to reach children and youth in the church and community. 


A Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 5 years supervising children's programming preferred.

References and background checks will be required. 

If interested in additional information, or in applying for this position please respond to


For a printable copy of this job description: Click Here