Our East Congregation has come to a close
After nearly three years of public ministry on the east side, we have come to terms with the discontinuation of Veritas East and our public worship gatherings at 2866 Noe Bixby Rd.
Even though the east congregation didn’t take shape in the ways we’d planned, God’s transformational works are undeniable. We have seen the beauty of the gospel in the lives of children through outreaches like summer lunches, movie nights, youth events, “Trunk or Treat,” and other neighborhood initiatives. We have seen leaders grow as preachers and ministers. We have developed partnerships and relationships, and we have seen people find new life in Christ.
In August 2016, Rosalie Carter, a long-time resident on the eastside, was baptized at Veritas Community Church. As she grew tired of running from God Rosalie said in her baptism testimony video: “Lord, send me somewhere that I can get the truth, and in November I came to Veritas. I sat here and I listened. I listened, and I listened. I had seen the love here. No one put barriers here. I could come as I am.”
Veritas means “truth” in Latin. We believe in the truth of the gospel and the beauty of redemption. We have seen hearts turned toward God through the work of his church. We strive and trust God for a city where Jesus Christ is Lord and we are free to be real, at the same time sinners, saints.
Our priority over the next few weeks is to care well for those who call Veritas East home by walking with them through this transition. We believe that part of this process includes gathering to celebrate what the Lord has done in and through Veritas East. Over the next few weeks, we will create space for this. East’s last gathering will be Sunday, October 1st.