Frequently Asked Questions

regarding the church's response to coronavirus (covid-19)

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“A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:32-33

The Lord did not have Coronavirus in mind as the reason for us being scattered to our own homes. But it is true that because of it we are having trouble in this world. But we can take heart for He has overcome the world!

What does this mean for worship service?

Our service will be broadcast ONLINE ONLY on Sundays at 10am on YouTube Live. We encourage you to join us live! Pastors will be doing a live chat during the service to take prayer requests or answer questions. You can subscribe to the Eastern Hills Church YouTube channel. Notes can be found on the YouVersion Bible App: click on events under “more” and look for Eastern Hills Church. Be sure to check in through our online connection card ( to let us know you're with us and/or to share a prayer request. 

What about other events and groups at the church?

With the latest restrictions announced by our local government, we are suspending the meeting of ALL groups of any size immediately. We will reconsider this in April. There have also been a number of new reported exposures in our area and we believe this is the prudent thing to do. A few groups may continue to meet by Zoom or Google Groups.

What online content does the church have planned?

We are SO glad you asked! We have worked have to offer you and your family several options throughout the week to connect to the church. Join us online for:

  • Message Mondays A short update from us on Facebook and YouTube
  • Testimony Tuesday Share a testimony or Scriptural encouragement on your social media
  • Wisdom Wednesday Pastor Justin (and others) teaching at 7pm on Facebook
  • Thankful Thursdays Worship and Prayer from 7:30pm-8:30pm on YouTube
  • Family Fri-Yay Hosted by Miss Donna and Next Gen at 6pm on YouTube
  • Sabbath Saturday
  • Super Sunday Worship Service online at 10am on YouTube

How do I give my tithe and offerings? 

Have questions about Online Giving? Watch this helpful video! Thank you for your faithful giving and desire to honor the Lord through it. It is a spiritual issue. And while we are functioning physically apart from each other, the staff is working hard at seeking out and providing resources that will assist you and your family to honor the Lord and help others during this "time out." And also seeking regular means for us to “be together” while we are forced to be apart physically.

  1. Online Giving with your bank account ("ACH transfer").
  2. Online bill payment through your bank.
  3. Mail a personal check.
  4. Online Giving with a credit/debit card (you'll have the option to cover the processing fee).

How can I get new updates?

Updates from the church will continue to come as necessary. All updates will be sent to our church attenders by email, posted on our Facebook page, and posted on this FAQ page in chronological order (see below).

Any good news?

Yes, Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots. #billsmafia #letsgobuffalo

Ha ha, but really, how can I stay connected?

We have more potential for communication and connection than any other time in history. Text, call, video message your relatives, your small group members, the people who usually sat behind your pew on Sundays... leave a note for your neighbors and ask if they need anything next time you go to the grocery store. Accept that offer from one of your neighbors if they give it too! We have extra resources listed here as well (keep scrolling down!).

What if I have a prayer need or question?

Call the church at 716-688-7165. You'll get a staff member or a message with instructions on how to reach someone. You can also submit prayer requests through our online connection card ( We are still here for you!


Below is a chronological list of updates sent out to the church. Please be sure to refer to the latest update for the best information.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Video Update from Pastor Justin concerning future uploads and online events: click here to view.

Weekly Happenings Newsletter: click here to view.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Video Update from Pastor Pat Jones: click here to view.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Church-wide email: Meetings for ALL groups of ALL sizes are suspended immediately. Click here to view the email.

Friday, March 12, 2020

Church-wide email: click here to view: Worship service will online only, live-streamed on YouTube. Click here to view the email.

Thursday, March 11, 2020

Video Update from Pastor Pat Jones: click here to view.

Extra resources

Next Gen Family Resources

Videos for Preschool, Elementary and Preteens, downloadable Parent Guides, and more helpful resources for your family.

Right Now Media

Our church has FREE access to a huge library of online bible studies, and more than 2,000 wholesome, educational and entertaining videos.

Church Center App: App Store or Google Play

Our digital hub for service info, giving, groups and registrations all on your smartphone.

YouVersion Bible App

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