EASTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Weekly Update 2/20/13

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!   Eastminster Christian Preschool offers excellent, Christ-centered preschool education for ages 18 mos – PreK. We are excited to now offer a Young 5’s Class!  Secure your spot today — classes fill up fast.  Discounts for Eastminster members and for siblings. Check us out at www.epres.org/preschool , and help spread the word about this wonderful, growing outreach of Eastminster.   Questions? Contact Margaret Gibbs,  epcpreschool@epres.org .

EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR : Karl and Sharon Melcher would like to invite the entire Eastminster congregation to the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for their son, Brian Melcher, on Saturday, March 30th at 3pm in the Eastminster Sanctuary, with a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sharon Melcher at Sharon@melch.net or 770-509-1456.

CALLING ALL MOMS AND DAUGHTERS IN K- 5th GRADE:  The Sonflower Sisters will be continuing our Christian Heroes Series on Friday, March 8th at 7:00 in the CLC.  We are excited that Emily Gilbert will be joining us to teach us about the inspiring life of Lillian Trasher.  Contact Beth Hartt at bahartt@bellsouth.net to let us know you and your daughter can join us.

TEACHER TRAINING EVENT: February 24, from 1-3pm in CLC Room 208, we will be having our mid-year teacher training for all teachers and leaders of children’s, youth, and adult classes and Bible studies.  Please plan to join us! Childcare will be provided.

CALLING ALL MOMS AND DAUGHTERS IN K-5th GRADE:  The Sonflower Sisters will be continuing our Christian Heroes Series on Friday, March 8th at 7:00 in the CLC.  We are excited that Emily Gilbert will be joining us to teach us about the inspiring life of Lillian Trasher.  Contact Beth Hartt at bahartt@bellsouth.net to let us know you and your daughter can join us.

FAMILY  EASTER  BASKETS FOR MUST MINISTRIES: Fill a laundry basket (The Dollar Store has a large selection of baskets) with an array of family size personal items such as toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream, razors, etc. You may also include an Easter card, candy, snacks, and a small toy. Please bring your donations to the church no later than March 10th. You may leave your baskets in the CLC, fellowship hall, or in the alcove. If you have any questions, contact Sylvian Williams at 770-973-9799 or Jennie Adams at 770-973-4018.

SOFTBALL: It’s that time again!  If you want to play, male or female there is a team for you.  The men’s team won the championship in the fall and the year before was runner up.  I’m looking to put the Spring team in the championship game this year.  You can go to the church website under Ministries- Activities-Sports to sign up or contact Robert Chesser at rchesser@bellsouth.net or 770-924-6318.  The church is always looking for new players and (old) for this great time of fellowship.

MARCH INTO MISSIONS: A month of mission action and investment at Eastminster.  Everyone’s a missionary in March!  Check out these ways YOU can share Christ’s love in our community and beyond:
·  CHURCHWIDE MISSION DAY, Sunday, March 17: Be a local missionary!  Join one of 7 local mission teams to serve right here in our own backyard.  Last year, more than a hundred of you took part — let’s top that this year!  See the signup tables in the lobbies for more information.
·  ANNUAL MISSION OFFERING, Sunday, March 24: Invest financially in God’s work through Eastminter’s mission partners locally, nationally and around the world.  Watch your mail for details!