"Looking For Heaven"
"Spirit Come Down"
Church in the Park!
(One Service at 10:00
in East Cobb Park)
"Receiving the Gift"
Communion (Intinction with 4
"Better Than Gold"
Baptism: Luke Tate
"Faith Gives Strength"
Vacation Bible School Celebration
1 Lisa Barner
5 Snookie Goldberg
11 Alex Baur
21 Sue Strahm
21 Alaine Bayless
23 Sara Allegood
24 Bryndon Peacock
24 Bree Shoop
28 Troy Denherder
Larry & Carol Lewis
Andy & Mary Evelyn
Andrew & Allison
& Julie John
Walter & Sarah Keller
Ben & Kathy Keeler
Don & Arlene Fifield
Marion & Suzanne
9 Vir & Lucy Nanda
Ed & Connie Winn
Maynard & Mary Ann
George & Mary
& J. J. Griffin
& Beth Crump
Howard & Marsha
& Doris Funk
& Helen Moran
20 Kristoffer & Sara
& Lynne Segars
& Lynn Hall
& Val Oviatt
& Vani Arcuragi
& Leslie Michael
& Tanya Rizk
Church in the
Mike & Jennie Adams
Kevin & Christi Laverty
Randy & Edwina
Jim & Debbie Bussart
Chris & Ellen Foster
Paul & Snookie
is expressed to Lucy
Nanda in the loss of her nephew, Sid Vahal.
Don't come to church
on June 15th!! (You don't hear me say that a lot). Come to East
Cobb Park, where we will worship together at 10:00 am, sing both
hymns and praise songs, take communion, and have a church picnic to
follow. Bring your own food and chairs, and bring a little extra to
Why are we
doing such a thing? Because we are serious around here...serious
about FUN! One of my favorite quotes is C. S. Lewis', "Joy is
the serious business of heaven."
We are the
church. The ransomed people of God. The only people on earth who
will not suffer the eternal consequences of their sins, but stand
redeemed by the work of Christ on the cross, stand
justified by simple faith and trust in Him, and stand to
receive the eternal inheritance of the children of God. A people
like that ought to be happy. And they ought to have fun! So we do.
outside together. Come sing, and come have communion, and come
PS - Also, I
sure hope somebody brings some pie. The world needs more pie.
"Then he commanded them all
to sit down in groups on the green grass."
Intern - Matthew Gramling
I am currently
a rising senior (third-year student) in the Masters of Divinity
program at Princeton Theological Seminary. I was born in rural northwest
Georgia and grew up in a small United Methodist church in the
rustic village of Cassville. I was blessed to be surrounded by a
committed family in Christ as I matured, but until the age of
fifteen I was only moderately knowledgeable about the faith and not
particularly engaged except on a moralistic level. By the profound
manifestation of God's grace and providence, all of this
changed when in 2004 I underwent a radical conversion to faith in
Christ. This faith was accompanied by a surprising and profound
call from God into ministry, particularly in the context of the
At the age of
seventeen, I was called up by the current pastor to serve as a lay
leader and worship leader. I ministered in that capacity for three
years and was immensely blessed with many moving experiences in
serving the needs of the congregation. In 2007 I graduated high
school and the weeks before I left for college, the church laid
hands on me and commissioned me like a missionary, which is
essentially how I lived for the next four years.
I went to
college at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and lived a remarkable
life of Christian witness and discipleship as a college minister
with the local Christian fellowship. After graduating from college
in 2011, I took a year off in order to reflect upon the nature of
my calling before coming to Princeton Theological Seminary in the
Fall of 2012. My current direction is to hopefully seek out a
doctoral program in theology and pursue a vocation as a
"pastoral professor" at a seminary or university, or as a
"pastor-theologian" in the context of a local
Youth Summer Intern - J. C. Russell
I am 20 years
old and from Memphis TN. I love the Lord and consider myself a slave
of Christ. I heard the call to become a pastor when I was still in
high school but ran from it until about a year ago. I eventually
began studying the Bible and embraced God's will for my life
instead of trying to change it. I cannot wait to see what God has
in store for this summer. I know that God is alive and moving in
this congregation and I can't wait to help the youth grow in their
relationship with Christ.
led by Rev.
Hudson and J. C. Russell
11:00 am -
Noon - Lunch -
Bring your Own
1:00 pm - High
Sunday 1 - Friday 6: Mission Trip to Hilton Head, SC
Tuesday 10: Summer Bible
Middle School - 11:00 am
Lunch and Fellowship - 12 noon
High School - 1:00 pm
Thursday 12, 1 PM - 4 PM: Kennesaw Sky Zone
Sunday 15 - Friday 20: The Great Escape
Tuesday 17: Summer Bible
Studies (see schedule above)
Monday 22 - Friday 27: Vacation Bible
Wednesday 25: Summer Bible
Studies (1-4 PM instead of 11-2 PM...middle hour will be fellowship
Thursday 26, 1 - 4 PM: EPC Youth at The Movies
Tuesday 1: Summer Bible Studies
Middle School - 11:00 am
Lunch and Fellowship - 12 noon
High School - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 2, 12:30 PM: Lunch Out Together (TBD)
Tuesday 8: Summer Bible Studies
(see schedule above)
Thursday 10: at 12:00-4:00 PM: Pool Parties
School at 12 - 2 PM
High School at 2 - 4
PM at (TBD)
Sunday 13 - Friday 18: Fun In The Son
Tuesday 22: Summer Bible
Studies (see schedule above)
Thursday 24 at 1 - 4 PM: Putt-putt at Area 51, Roswell
Tuesday 29: Summer Bible
Studies (see schedule above)
Wednesday 30 at 5 - 8 PM: Movie Night at EPC
SAVE THE DATE: Kick Off Fall Retreat at Sharptop Cove
Dates: August 22-24, 2014
(Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon)
Ages: Current 5th-11th graders
Cost: $150 before June 17, $165 after, $180 week of
Spots: Spots are essentially unlimited,
but note the price differences!
This is our
annual youth ministry kick-off at Sharptop
Cove in Jasper, GA with other churches from the Cobb County/West
Georgia area. This is a weekend full of extremely loud and
passionate worship, Bible studies, crowded cabins and bunk beds,
and an entire afternoon playing on the amazing things Sharptop Cove can offer. (They have a
"blob", zip lines, slides, giant swing, climbing wall,
and tons of open space - and only if weather permits.) While
we are only in the planning stages, please note the dates and cost
of this Fall Kick-off Retreat. I know this seems far away, but it's right around the corner so please mark it
in your calendars now! Costs are dependent on when you sign up.
Joey Crock graduated from
Valdosta State University on May 10, 2014 with a degree in Business
Richelle Sanders graduated from
Shorter University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Cum Laude.
Matthew Thomas, graduating
from The Walker School, will be attending The University of Auburn.
Bonnie Pirlot, graduating from Pope High School.
Brooke Seitter, graduating from Walton High School, will be
attending the University of Georgia.
Cullan Sherlock will be graduating
from the Kennesaw Mountain High School Magnet Program. He will
be attending the University of Alabama Honors College with a focus
in Mechanical Engineering.
Ministry Teachers Needed:
for volunteers to teach children's Sunday school during the summer
so that our regular teachers can have some time "off". We
provide the curriculum and training; you provide the love and
encouragement for our children for several weeks. What a
blessing! Contact Hubie Mann to sign-up.
Christian Life Training
Summer, we will be offering two adult CLT classes on Sunday
mornings. Carolyn Waters will be teaching "The Life and
Ministry of the Messiah" using a DVD series by Ray Vander Laan while Hubie and Terri Mann will be
teaching "How to REALLY Understand the Bible".
School - June 23-27
theme is: "Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and
Provides" and we only have a few spaces left, so REGISTER
TODAY! We also still need more volunteers so 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.
Donations of grocery store gift cards (Costco, Publix, Kroger, Walmart, etc.) are needed to
buy snacks for VBS and we're also collecting toilet paper tubes,
paper towel tubes, and empty cereal boxes for craft projects. These
items can be dropped off in the main office or given to Hubie Mann.
VBS volunteer training for all VBS volunteers (including Youth Volunteers) will take place on
Sunday, June 1, from 2-3:30pm in CLC Room 208 for those who missed
the May 18 training session.
Ministry Summer Activities
summer fun again! Join us for an EPC kids outing each Wednesday
this summer, plus two special Saturday events. All ages welcome!
June 4th - Lunch at Woodlawn
Chick-Fil-A at 11:30 a.m. (1201 Johnson
Ferry Road, 30068)
*Saturday, June 7th - Children's Fishing Derby from 9-11 a.m. at Frank
and Jo Byrd's pond in West Cobb (605 Burke Lake Dr. off of Kennesaw
Due West). Register by phone or email with Hubie Mann.
Bring your kids (wearing shoes & hat for safety), fishing
poles, tackle, outdoor chairs, and snacks (optional). If you
don't own a fishing pole, we'll have a few extras. We'll also
provide live bait (worms, crickets, and minnows), and prizes for
the biggest fish, most fish, etc.
June 11th - Morgan Falls
Overlook Park at 10:00 a.m. (200 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs
30350). Let's meet for playground time and lunch at Morgan Falls
Overlook Park. The playgrounds are great for all ages. Bring a
picnic lunch to eat in the covered picnic area.
June 18th - "How to Train
Your Dragon 2" at Merchants Walk Movie Theater; watch your
email and the church bulletin for the movie time closer to
July 2nd - Lunch at Woodlawn
Chick-Fil-A at 11:30 a.m. (1201
Johnson Ferry Road, 30068)
July 9th - Bowling at
Brunswick's Marietta at 10:30 a.m. (2749 Delk
Road, Marietta 30067) Let's spend the morning at the lanes. Cost is
$4 per person/per game, $4 shoe rental. http://www.brunswicks.com/marietta.html
July 16th - BounceU @ 10:30 (1634 Cobb International Blvd.,
Kennesaw 30152) Jump, jump, jump the morning away! Admission is
$7.99 ($5 for walkers under 3). Don't forget your socks (they are
*Saturday, July 26th - Water Olympics from 11 - 1 at Frank and Jo Byrd's
house in West Cobb (605 Burke Lake Dr. off of Kennesaw Due
West). Register by phone or email with Hubie Mann. We'll
spend the morning playing various games for the Water Olympics, followed
by hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, drinks and dessert. Dress
to get wet and bring a towel!
with Hubie Mann for these two events; email@example.com or 404-775-3439.
Angels - If you know an EPC member or have a family member
that is a shut-in or in an assisted living residence who would enjoy regular visits from someone
in our congregation, please contact Beth Hartt at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to add them to
the Visiting Angels ministry.
It is already
that time of year again! With Eastminster's
help MUST was able to serve around 2000 lunches each day in Cobb
County last summer. Each year the number of children served
increases and this summer MUST has a goal of providing 250,000
lunches for the 8 counties we serve. We will be making 500
sandwiches and packing bags on each of the following Tuesdays in
the kitchen at 10am - June 3, June10, and June 17.
would like to volunteer some time and a strong back to help
transport food from Costco to Eastminster, please let us know!
help! We have jobs for kids to grandparents! If
you are in high school and need service hours, we are glad to help
you out! Questions? Contact Karen Miller 678-522-5267 or email@example.com.
Mission Trip 2014
Once again Eastminster
is sending missionaries to Costa Rica with "In the Carpenter's
Footsteps" organization out of Tallahassee, Florida. Cathy and
Laura DuBose will be representing Eastminster. The dates of the
trip are July 21 - July 31. This year we will be completing the
kitchen at Casa del Alfarero Church in
Miramar, and beginning construction on a new church in a nearby
community. VBS will be offered to the children, sewing materials
will be delivered and put to good use, gardens will be planted, and
the love of Christ will be shared with our brothers and sisters.
Ministering to the elderly through Bible Study is a new project
that will be provided using Nancy Brummett's,
book, The Hope
of Glory. We will be collecting fabric paint, fabric
markers for VBS projects, and sewing notions to take to our friends
in Costa Rica. These items will be collected during the month
of June. Please place your contributions in the designated
collection bin outside the narthex and in the box labeled
"Costa Rica" in the CLC lobby. Thanks so much for joining
us as we follow God's command to love one another. Please contact
Dick and Cathy DuBose if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Craft Circle will meet Monday, June 9th, 10-1,
Room 203/CLC. We will continue prep work for July's "Day
of Service". Bring your sewing machine if you have one,
but there'll be work for everyone! We'll plan to go to lunch
for those interested and available. Any questions, call Lynn
Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan
Bunch will meet June 19th at 12:00 Noon at Marietta Fish Market,
3185 Canton Road, Marietta. Directions from church: Turn right out
of parking lot and take Sewell Mill Road to East Piedmont Road.
Turn right (this will become Barrett Pkwy eventually). Once you
reach Canton Road, turn right and go until you see the Marietta
Fish Market Lighthouse on your left. Turn into the parking lot.
RSVP by June 17th to Sandra Allen at 770-977-8742 or email@example.com.
Summer Starting Points Class
Elders of Eastminster invite you to join us for our summer
"Starting Points Class" to be held during June and July.
This is a five session class designed to give you a good overview
of EPC, meet our Ministerial Staff as well as several of the Elders and
Deacons up close and personal. The dates will be Sundays June
22 and 29 (we will skip July 6th) July 13, 20 and 27. We
will meet from 10:15 to 11:00 in a room yet to be determined. We
realize it may be difficult to make every class during the summer,
but if you believe you can make most of them, please join us.
Please RSVP to Valerie Mote (firstname.lastname@example.org,
770-401-8854) or Phil McClendon (email@example.com,
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 September, October and
November 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 mail to the
church, place in the offering plate, or call Reta
Frew at 770-955-0588. The deadline to sign up is August 16.
indicate here if you wish to participate only as an alternate (on a
periodic basis if a primary participant is not available). ___
Session Meeting Highlights
approved "Wacky Wednesday" (plus two Saturdays) children's
activities for the summer.
approved the Youth schedule of activities for the summer including
a Summer Bible Series.
approved holding the next Starting Points class from June 22-July
27, 2014 (with no class on July 6).
approved the purchase and sale of EPC t-shirts. The t-shirts will
be sold between services in the Fellowship Hall.
In response to
the new State gun law effective July 1, 2014, that permits weapons
in places of worship if specific approval is given, the Session
voted to continue to prohibit the carrying of weapons or long guns
from all Eastminster Church property, except for specifically
hired, licensed security personnel for Church protection.
approved a $4,200 increase in the Youth Ministry budget to cover
additional transportation expense (buses) for the increased number
of youth attending Youth trips this summer.
approved the Preschool budget for the 2014-2015 school year.
Stated Session Meeting will be Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 7:30pm
in Room 204.
There will be
a Called Session Meeting on July 27, 2014, at 4pm in the Library
for the purpose of receiving new members.
The next ECO
Synod Meeting will be held Monday, August 18, 2014, in Dallas
Diane L. Brock
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor