Eastside Ministries and

St. Rita Catholic Church

invite you to join us for

Christmas by Candlelight

December 7, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

St. Rita Parish Center

5550 E. Lancaster Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76112


Come celebrate the Joy of Advent as we gather for a relaxing evening of food, fellowship, music, meditation, and prayer.



We are currently seeking ladies and gentlemen who would like to host a table for the evening.  Being a host involves decorating and setting a Christmas-themed table and providing an appetizer and dessert to those seated at your table.  (More information will be provided when you sign up to be a table host.)


Reservations to attend the event are also being taken at this time.


Please contact Mary Crader, 817-925-2706.


“For God so loved the world, He sent His only Son…”


There is no charge for attendance.

Voluntary donations for Eastside Ministries will be accepted.

Donate to the 2021 Eastside quilt raffle, and you might win a beautiful hand-pieced quilt (pictured).  The quilt measures 80″ X 97″ and features a geometric design with vibrant colors of blue, green, purple, and red-pink.  You can buy one ticket for $5 or five tickets for $20.  Just mail a check to Eastside Community Assistance (or Eastside Ministries), with “quilt raffle” on the memo line.  Be sure to include your telephone number, because the winner (to be drawn in early December) will be notified by phone.  You can mail your check to Eastside at 5929 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth 76112.  Please include your mailing address so that we can send your ticket numbers to you.

The drawing of the name of the winner will be at the Christmas by Candlelight event on Tuesday, December 7.  You will be able to buy tickets at the event before the drawing.  Please see the Christmas by Candlelight news item for more information about attending this no-charge evening celebration of the Christmas season.  You can win the quilt without being present at the drawing.



Donors can make an even larger impact on our neighbors in East Fort Worth by signing up to donate a small amount monthly.  You can help supply a steady income to Eastside without exceeding your monthly budget by giving a little at a time.  Sign up for automatic monthly donations, and then you won’t forget to give this help to others when your life gets hectic.  You will become one of Eastside’s most valued donors.

Click on the following link to supercharge your support by donating monthly:



You and your donation will be appreciated every month.

The next mobile pantry event in ZIP code 76119 will be December 4 (Saturday) at Eugene McCray Community Center at 4932 Wilbarger Street at Village Creek Road, shown in the photo.  Anyone who lives in ZIP code 76119 can come inside between the hours of 9 AM and 2 PM to receive free food and clothing and other goods and services.  New clients and those who signed up previously are eligible to receive free food and clothing once a month at mobile pantry events in 76119 or at the Eastside headquarters at 5929 East Lancaster Avenue, in ZIP code 76112, as they choose.

People who attend the mobile events will have opportunities to be assessed for depression and anxiety if they choose, and to receive counseling if needed.  Information on other opportunities, including group exercise options, will also be available.


All clients of Eastside now have the option to be screened for depression or anxiety and to receive free counseling if needed.  Let your Intake Specialist know if you would like to fill out the short screening questionnaire.  Counseling appointments with a licensed counselor are scheduled at no cost.


Eastside is currently in need of donations of cold cereal and canned vegetables.  Supplies of these items from Tarrant Area Food Bank are sporadic, and we have had to rely on individual and group donations for these things.  We are also low on hearty soups.  You will be welcome to donate these items on weekdays between 8AM and noon at the door marked “Donations.”

Thank you for making it possible for Eastside to help feed people.


Eastside’s operating hours have changed because of an increase in number of clients.  We are now beginning to see clients at 8:00 AM.  We will stop sign-ins at 11:00 for everyone, so that clients can complete the process of signing in, receiving clothing if desired, and receiving food by noon.


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