ABOUT OUR BELIEF: East Lake Church has for 108 years been
a place to worship, serve God, study God's Word and share
the joy and fellowship with other believers. We are
a traditional congregation of all ages. We truely believe
in the power of God for today's world. We believe that God
can and does answer prayers and that the Bible teachings
are the guide for life today. As part of a small
group, you can share in a close fellowship and be on a first
name basis with each member. You can approach us for any
concern you may have. Come visit with us soon and we hope
you will find that our church can fit your needs.
OUR HISTORY: In 1889, prayer meetings were held in what
was known as East Lake Park in Brandywine Hundred. Out of
this good soil came the seeds of East Lake Methodist
Episcopal Church. Sunday School work began on 31st
Street in 1889 and was officially organized in 1890. A
chapel was erected on the present site at 30th and Tatnall
Streets and it was dedicated and opened as a Sunday School
on June 1, 1890. The chapel was enlarged in 1895 and the
present brick structure was constructed in 1905. It, in
turn was enlarged in 1916 and 1951. The association that
began with the Methodist Episcopal Church after the chapel
was errected ended in '95 when the United Methodists
discontinued their association with us.
OUR INVITATION: We invite you to come and share in our
services. We know you will find our congregation more like
a family. We love to sing the old and great songs of faith
and just to enjoy fellowship of our Christian family.
Please come and join us and bring your family and friends.
Even if you cannot come, write or e-mail your concerns and
prayer requests. We will lift you up to the Lord at Sunday
Worship and each day of the week.
Through out the ages, men, women, teenagers, boys and girls have
always faced life's problems which seem greater than anyone
faced before - faith in God and prayer gives you the inner
peace and strength to uplift you and help you to persavere
and overcome all the problems of this world.
Miracles - News
We believe in miracles and see answers to prayer every day. Whether
for healings or the recent recovery of a stolen car, East Lake is a
church that knows GOD hears and answers prayer.
NEW BABIES: Master Samual Stephen Bailey was born on November 18,
1997 to Vernon and Denise Bailey and is the youngest of four: Christina,
Stephanie and Vernon III. Master Jacob Weldin Fritz Bailey was born
on April 24, 1998 to John and Mae Bailey and is the youngest of four:
John IV, Daniel and James Elwood. This is the first time since the
early 1970s that East Lake has had two babies at once and we are very
proud of GOD's blessings. You can see our newest member with two of his
older brothers: http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~bailey/jacob1.jpg, and