All I Want:
Is A Little Power
All I Want: Is
A Little Money
All I Want: Is
A Little Hope for the Future
7 and 11pm -
All I Want: Is
All I Want: Is
2 Yubo Qiu
B. J. Baskin
14 Reta Frew
15 Merrilee Morris
18 Judy Struk
19 Bill Allen
Chad & Sally Ervin
Wonyean & Leah
& Suzie Baur
& Lucy Gordon
Richard & Martha
& Amy Allen
& Amy Wilcox
Paul & Snookie Goldberg
Bob & Jane
Thank you to all who donated money and food for
Thanksgiving Baskets. The Williams' SUV was full and $960 was
collected for turkeys!
Thank you for all the cards, emails, texts, phone
calls, Facebook postings, and journal postings. Elise, Rich
and I have felt the love! The first treatment started
November 17, and we will see in 12 weeks how successful it will
be! Blessings from our family!
Karen Miller in the loss of her mother, Shirley
Turn Your List in...to Jesus
"Put it on your list for Santa," I said to my
six-year old last week. His ears perked up with interest and he
asked, "How do I turn that in again?" This year he wants
to make sure Santa gets it. I said I thought there was a form
What is on your list this year? What does your heart
want most? Are you willing to turn your list in, not to Santa, but
to Jesus and let Him give or remove what He will?
Christianity Today's 2015 Book of the Year is Jen Pollock Michel's Teach
us to Want (InterVarsity Press,
2015). In it, Michel points out that desire is not bad in and of
itself. Actually, God wired us up to want things. Wanting things is
not wrong. It's wrong to want the wrong things.
Can we submit our desires to Jesus? He will actually
change what we want. He can actually alter our desires to match His
goodness. He can change our hearts to want what is right and recoil
from what is wrong. Maybe all I really want for Christmas is a
changed heart. Turn in your list to Jesus and see what He wants to
do with it, and with you.
Yours in Christ,
"Delight yourself in the
LORD, and he will give you the desires of your
heart." --Psalm 37:4
We Need Your
Christmas Eve Nativity Pageant
Rehearsals will be on Sunday
afternoons on December 6th, 13th, and 20th from 3-4:15pm in the
gym. Middle school/High school students and members of the
angel choir will rehearse all 3 Sundays. Elementary school students
(grades 1-5) will rehearse on Dec. 13th and Dec.
20th, and Pre-K4 /Kindergarten students will just come for the
final rehearsal on Dec. 20th. Contact Hubie Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign-up your kids...there's
room for everyone who wants to participate!
The first semester of Wednesday Night
Dinners, Adult classes, and Youth Bible Studies will conclude on
Wednesday, Dec. 11, and resume for the second semester on
Wednesday, Jan. 7.
Egypt Trip Report
On Sunday, Dec. 27, all of our Adult
Education classes will be joining together from 10:15-11am in the gym to hear a special report from
our Christian Education Director, Hubie Mann, about his recent trip
to Egypt with leaders from ECO and The Outreach Foundation. Come
hear about the exciting things that God is doing in the Presbyterian
Church in Egypt and the partnership that Eastminster is developing
with the Synod of the Nile.
Kick It Into
"Kick It Into Gear in the New
Year" is our winter version of "Rev Up For Fall" and
will take place in the Fellowship Hall from 10:15-11am (between the
worship services) on Sunday, January 4. Ministry team
leaders should contact Hubie Mann to reserve a table if your
team wants to have a "booth" at this event.
We believe that meeting regularly
with a small group of Christ followers is vital to growing in your
faith. That's why we offer many opportunities throughout the
week for members of EPC to meet together in small groups for
fellowship, caring, and Bible study. Contact Hubie Mann (email@example.com) if you have questions or need
VBS 2016 - Save the Dates!
Next summer's VBS is scheduled for June 20-24.
Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for "Egypt: Joseph's
Journey From Prison to Palace" for another awesome week of
VBS! Online registration will begin in March. Last year, it
took 88 volunteers to staff our VBS program and we'll need just as
many this summer! If you'd like to be a part of this incredibly
fun outreach to the children of our community, please contact Hubie
Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, December 6: Youth Group - Reindeer Games
Sunday, December 13: Youth Christmas Parties
Sunday, December 20: Christmas Movie Night
Save the Date: February 26-28
The tenth annual EPC Craftsmen's Retreat will be held
February 26-28, at Cohutta Springs
Conference Center located in Crandall, GA. Jay Watts will be the
guest speaker again this year. There are one and two-night
packages available. Look for the sign-up tables at Sunday
services beginning in December.
A Christmas Concert
The Family and Worship ministries are excited to help you
move into the spirit of Christmas by giving you a special evening
full of Christmas music and delicious treats on Saturday, December
12, 7pm. The concert will feature music by guest composer Lee
Johnson (professor of composition at LaGrange College) as well as
original works by our Director of Worship and Music Chris Owenby,
all of which will be performed by a professional string quartet,
the Chancel Choir, Eastminster Ringers, the ReSound
youth chorus and Praise Team. Don't miss out on this special
LOVING WELL: Women's Retreat
time to register for the 2016 Women's Retreat! Join us for a
weekend of reflection and connection as we examine together how God
equips us to answer the call of loving well. We will learn and laugh, worship
and pray, relax and spend time together. Whether you are a homemaker, career woman, retiree,
Biblical scholar or new believer, as a woman of Eastminster there
is a place for you at this retreat. Find more info and register
online at epres.org.
When: Friday, February 5 - Sunday, February 7
Where: Unicoi Lodge, Helen, GA.
Cost: $250 (Get $10 OFF if you register before Dec.
The next Sonflower Sisters
meeting is coming up on Friday, December 4th from 7
- 8:30pm in the Youth Room (downstairs in the CLC). We can't wait
for another evening of fun and fellowship! Don't forget to bring
boxes of macaroni and cheese or a jar of peanut butter for our
December service project. If you have any questions,
contact Lara Atalla (email@example.com)
or Beth Hartt (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Ladies Lunch Bunch
Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet at Noon on December 17th at Paper Mill
Grill, 255 Village Parkway, NE, Marietta. Directions from church:
Turn left out of parking lot onto Sewell Mill Road, proceed to
Johnson Ferry Road.Turn right and stay on Johnson Ferry Road
until you reach Paper Mill Village on your right. Turn in -
restaurant will be on your left. RSVP by December 16th to
Sandra Allen at 770-977-8742, Cell: 404-432-6252 or email@example.com.
Spunky Spirits will meet at the IHOP on Johnson Ferry
Road Tuesday, December 8th at 8:30. After breakfast we
will go to Walmart and shop for our two families. Please contact
Karen Jones if you haven't given her your name for breakfast
(678-445-8080). December 10th we will meet at 10:30 to
wrap presents and have a Bible study given by Karen Jones. Lunch
will follow our study in the Great Hall.
The Eastminster Craft Circle will take the month of December off
and resume Jan. 11th working on lap quilts for Presbyterian
Village. Merry Christmas to you all.
We are ending
the year with the twin bed mattress cover pads for 7 Bridges.
Everyone should now have complete new bedding of their own! A big thank
you to all who participated. For more information, please contact
Barbara Lowery at 770-973-1172.
Looking for volunteers with computers to assist with
loading the sermon podcasts (recordings) to the EPC website. The
process is easy and quick once learned. If you have questions
or to volunteer, contact Jeanette Gowen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hat, Scarf and Mitten Tree
It is time to decorate the Hat/Scarf/Mitten tree(s)
the items you've been working on throughout the year (or
purchased). These items will be donated to MUST Ministries, providing
warmth for many children and adults for the cold winter months.
This is a wonderful opportunity to allow your children or
grandchildren to participate in this important ministry. There will
be a tree in the CLC lobby as well as the narthex/alcove of the
main building for you to hang your donations.
Saturday is suggested to be set aside by the participants of
Suppers of Eight. For those who are not acquainted with this program,
it is a wonderful way to meet and get to know other members or
visitors. Participants spend one evening in February, March and
April with three other couples. Each couple brings one food course
to help the host family with the meal! Singles are welcome to
sign-up also. Please complete the form below, and return to
Eastminster or call Reta Frew at
404-45603762. The deadline to sign up is January 16.
indicate here if you wish to participate only as an alternate (on a
periodic basis if a primary participant is not available. ______
We are accepting dedications for poinsettias to be placed
in both the Sanctuary and the Great Hall this Christmas season. The
cost of the poinsettias is $8.00 per plant. Please fill out
the form below. The deadline is December 6.
Total # Plants _____________
In loving memory of ___________________________
In honor of __________________________________
____ Presented to Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Name of Donor _______________________________
Breakfast with Santa is this
Saturday, December 5, at 9 AM in the Great Hall. Skip the
mall lines to see Santa and come to Eastminster instead. Ticket
order forms are located in the Narthex, or you may complete the
form within this email and return it to email@example.com to reserve your
space. All reservations must be placed by Wednesday, December
2, and payment received by Friday, December 4, at noon.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor