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PULSE - Assessment

Dear Members and Friends of East Hills Community Church,

Thank you for your intrest and concern for East Hills Community Church and our church health. Our fervent prayer is that every Reformed Church in America congregation becomes a healthy missional church. By “healthy,” we mean pursuing Christ. By “missional,” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world.

We are not sure if the Christians in the first century church ever took an assessment, but if they did, Paul’s words would seem appropriate: "For by the grace given to me, I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment" (Romans 12:3).

PULSE is an assessment designed to determine the measure of East Hills Community Church's health and vitality. This is a valuable opportunity for you to reflect honestly and accurately on the well-being of your church. Please answer questions based on your current experience with and knowledge of your church. Answers to those questions will be summarized and presented in the final report given to church leadership. All responses are anonymous and your identification will be kept completely confidential.

We anticipate it will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete the 52 questions in PULSE. Please allow yourself sufficient uninterrupted time to finish. If you do get called away for an extended period of time, please simply close your web browser, and then start it again fresh from the beginning when you can. Unfortunately, we are unable to process incomplete assessments. If you have any questions about completing the assessment, please contact Myriam Hall by emailing her at mygh@me.com.


Thank you for taking the time for PULSE. Your input will help us to better serve you. Please complete one assessment per person by March 18 at midnight. This assessment is for East Hills Community Church. If you are not a member/regular attender at East Hills Community Church, please reply to this email address to notify East Hills Community Church. Click (or click + control) on the link below to be connected to the online assessment. If the first link below does not work, please copy and paste the second web address into your browser address window.

PULSE Assessment: East Hills Community Church (link)


Thank you,

Steve Norman and Phil Assink

RCA Far West Region

Directors of Congregational Vitality


Prayer Focus for March

Ministry Prayer Focus: East Hills Ushers and Greeters

They have asked for the following prayers:

  • That they would continue show the hospitality of our loving God.
  • That they would continue to see the value they bring to our Sunday worship.
  • That they might have edifying and unifying conversations with the church.


Missionary Prayer Focus:  Emma Tautolo - Athletes in Action (ASU)

Emma Tautolo of Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of CRU, ministers on the campus of Arizona State University. She will provide an update on March 25. She loves to share Jesus and make disciples who make disciples. She engages Coaches, athletes, and leads conferences on campus and around the U.S.


She has asked for the following prayers:
  • That she understands where and how to maximize her gifts and talents for the Kingdom.
  • That students will take opportunities to share the Gospel.
  • That leadership roles vacated by graduating seniors will be filled.
  • For wisdom and God’s provision to replace her 12-year-old car.

Superbowl Sunday had itself some winners

Superbowl Sunday had itself some winners... and we aren't just talking football.

Here are our winners of the competions we had running while we watched and cheered.

Chili cook-off winners:

#1  Elizabeth Sanchez (as usual)

#2  Brian Gong

#3  Jeff Kurtz


Salsa contest winners:

#1  Cameron Parker

#2  Elizabeth Sanchez

#3  Cameron Parker again (he entered TWO kinds, green and red)


Football Bake-off winners (desserts judged on appearance/presentation only):

#1  Virginia Smith’s football cake looked so real! (but she admitted it was a friend who baked it!)

#2  Cameron Parker’s football STADIUM cake and brownies (he is a domestic warrior!!)

#3  Greg Walker’s Philadelphia Eagles cake!!



Prayer Focus for February

Ministry Prayer Focus: East Hills Outreach

They have asked for the following prayers:

  • That the Super Bowl Party would attract unchurched people and that they would eventually receive Christ and be a part of East Hills.
  • That all our outreach efforts would model the love of Jesus as we share Jesus with others.
  • That our impact on Edgemont Elementary School would increase and we would have opportunities to share Jesus.


POWER Ministry:  East Hills Representative - Marty Read

POWER is an acronym for "Purposeful Outreach With Eternal Results."  They are dedicated to feeding, clothing, and ministering to God’s people.  They do this through worship, building, testimonies, and “His Lordship.”  Each year Power Ministries travels to Mexico to help build and re-build churches and homes, feed the hungry, worship, put on puppet shows that teach about Jesus, and minister and witness to God’s children. 

On the web:  http://www.powerministry.org/

They have asked for the following prayers:


  • That the men who served in January would be refreshed, get readjusted, and remain on fire for serving God.
  • That the fruits of their ministry would be long lasting and produce other fruit through those who were saved.

Prayer  24


February 9th and 10th - Sign up now and PRAY!

We want to encourage you to attend Prayer24 at East Hills Community Church on Friday, February 9th starting at 4PM through Saturday, February 10th ending at 4PM. 

Prayer24 is a 24-hour event where the church comes together to pray.  We do this by breaking the 24 hours up into blocks of one (1) hour each starting on Friday, February 9th at 4PM. and going until Saturday, February 10th ending at 4PM.  We encourage each attender of East Hills to sign up for one hour or more to come to the church and pray. 

There will be several stations for you to help you pray during this time but it’s up to you whether to use them or not.  You can pray at our prayer stations.  You can pray in silence.  You can sit before the cross and listen.  You can find a place to meditate.  This is simply a time to come before the Lord and seek after him (Jeremiah 29:13)

There will also be prayer requests left by church members and some on behalf of the church so you can pray for our church and others as well.  Of course you can also leave prayer requests so others can pray for you.

Sign up in the Worship Center on the wall under the sign that says Prayer24 and join us and spending time with God and praying for your church family.

To hear Pastor John (in 2013) call upon the church to pray/fast for 40 days and attend Prayer24, listen to this.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” (Colossians 4:2)