"God's Gotta Plan"
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"God's Gotta Plan"
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Dr. Tom Boone
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1 Lisa Barner
1 Ryan Jones
1 Elizabeth Weyand
2 Gloria West
2 Chris Wallace
3 Vicky Ryder
3 Leanne Chesser
3 Charlotte Clifton
4 Karl Barner
4 Brody Bryington
5 Hubie Mann
5 Beth Hartt
5 Will Frampton
6 Drew Nielsen
6 Hawthorne Brown
6 Ried Dickerson
7 David Carney
7 Michelle Baumann
8 Carolyn Bigler
8 Cheryl Spring
8 Emily Griffin
9 Martha Powers
9 Jeff Jones
9 Laura DuBose
10 Joan Malcolm
10 Larry McIntire
10 Jonathan Michael
10 Abe Witt
10 Addison Crump
10 Jensen Guske
11 Alex Baur
11 Jack McConnell
13 Nancy Smith
14 Ellie Mayfield
15 Chris Kenyon
15 Savannah Snedden
16 Patrick Page
17 Lauren Segars
18 Glen Reed
18 Brooks Gannon
19 Gibson Page
20 Lorelei Rack
20 Luke Carney
21 Ken Johnson
21 Angela Wessner
21 Alaine Bayless
21 Julie Brentzel
21 Kellen Brown
21 Benjamin Atalla
22 Cristina Barrios
23 Michelle Styring
23 Sara Allegood
24 Suzanne Edmond
24 Leigh Ann Haertel
24 Bryndon Peacock
24 Bree Shoop
25 Elaine Crock
25 Summer Shoop
26 Tommy Nickles
26 Avery Orton
28 Tom Taylor
28 Troy DenHerder
28 Brittany Parkerson
29 Saundra Huckaby
29 Beth Beecher
29 Jason Brock
29 Blake Hudson
29 Lucian McClendon
30 Andrew Sain
30 Kathryn Barrios
30 Kevin Melcher
30 Grace Ellen Griffin
30 Leah Hartt
Andy & Mary Evelyn
Drew & Allison
Eric & Julie John
Walt & Sarah Keller
Ben & Kathy Keeler
John & Wendy
George & Amy
Marlon & Suzanne
9 Vir & Lucy Nanda
Ford & Julie Orton
Ed & Connie Winn
Maynard & Mary Ann
George & Mary
Don & Joan Malcolm
& J. J. Griffin
& Beth Crump
Howard & Marsha
Michael & Helen
20 Kristoffer & Sara
William & Paula
Richard & Alice Bell
& Lynne Segars
24 Jim &
Matthew & Meredith
& Lynn Hall
& Val Oviatt
William & Susan
& Leslie Michael
& Tanya Rizk
Joel & Jill Guske
Paul & Snookie Goldberg
Bill & Melinda Freeman
Mike & Jennie Adams
Randy & Edwina
John & Janie Bunch
Linda & Denny Zollweg
June is upon us and with it comes one of Joy's and my
favorite activities in the year (other than the opening game of
football season). Birds we've heard chirping in their nests begin to
emerge, spread their wings, and learn to fly. Of course it's an
awkward transition for them, but for us it's fascinating and, at
One of my early preaching mentors, Dr. John Stott, was
an avid bird watcher. His favorite bird was one he finally saw in
the Arctic Circle after twenty-five years of searching: the snowy
owl. One feature he observed with particular enthusiasm is the
ability to rotate its head in order to look in opposite directions.
Reflecting on this ability, Dr. Stott made a parallel about the
Christian life. In a sense, he writes, "every Christian should
be owl-like, because all the time we should be looking back to the
past with gratitude and on to the future with expectation,"
(from The Birds Our Teachers). This is a fitting description of
Starting this month, I look forward to coming
alongside of you in your transition between shepherds. Transition
is a time of looking back, grateful for the blessings God gave
through Dr. McConnell. We'll continue to turn to God's Word weekly.
Children and youth will continue to be led with excellence. Music
and creative expressions of worship will continue to lead us in
giving glory to God. Pastoral care will remain a priority. I look
forward to participating in your beloved traditions, listening to
your stories, and praying with you as your pastor.
Transition is a season of anticipation, too,
characterized by prayer, listening to the Holy Spirit, planning,
and making needed adjustments to step forward confidently on the
good work already done. I look forward to working with Session, its
various committees, and staff to achieve the work God has brought
us to do together. John 2:11 records that through his first sign in
Cana, Jesus revealed his glory and the disciples believed in him. I
am confident that the work he does among us in this season of
transition will do likewise: God will glorify His name!
Grace and Peace,
Summer Sunday School classes begin on June 5. For Adults, we will
offer two different classes. Carolyn Waters will be teaching
"Gods At War" which is based on Kyle Idleman's
recent book about modern day "idols" (i.e. pleasure,
money, power, etc.) that compete with God for our attention and our
allegiance. Hubie and Terri Mann will be teaching
"Anatomy of a Disciple" which is an in-depth study on
what it means to be a disciple of Jesus rather than just a
(including recent high school
grads) are invited to participate in our College Ministry which
will be meeting in June and July. Please contact our summer intern,
Lucas John (email@example.com)
for more information.
VBS training (including Youth Volunteers) will take
place on Sunday, June 5, from 2-3:30pm in the Fellowship Hall for
volunteers who missed the May 22 training session.
VBS donations of grocery store gift cards (Costco,
Publix, Kroger, Walmart, etc.) are needed to buy snacks for VBS and
they can be dropped off in the main office or given to Hubie Mann.
For Arts and Crafts, we are also in need of: beads, yarn,
rhinestones, and old necklaces.
Summer Teachers Needed
We're looking 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. Contact Hubie Mann in the Christian
Education office to sign-up.
Wednesday, June 1: Yogli Mogli
on Shallowford, at 2:30 PM
Thursday, June 9: Youth at The Movies, details TBD
The Great Escape: Sunday, June 12 - Friday, June 17
Thursday, June 23: Lunch out after VBS
Thursday, June 30: Rock Climbing, at 1:00-3:30 PM
Trip: Monday, July 4 -
Saturday, July 9
Thursday July 14: Coffee on Johnson Ferry at 1:30 PM
Fun In The Son: Sunday, July 17 - Friday, July 22
Attention Ministry Leaders
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to fill out a Creative Request Form. Please note all promotions
require staff approval and at least 4 weeks of lead time (prior to
promotion start date).
Chickin' and Pickin' - June 26,
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Bring your buckets of KFC (or anything you enjoy eating
during the Summer) and join us in the Memorial Garden for bluegrass
music provided by the local sensation, FlatPickin'
Inc. You'll hear gospel favorites, such as I'll Fly Away and
Amazing Grace, as well as popular songs like Somewhere
Over the Rainbow, among others. You don't want to miss
this special event!
Performing Arts Camp
June 27 - July 1, 9:00
am - 1:00 pm
Produce a musical in one week this summer! Performing
Arts Camp is open to rising 2nd to 7th grade students. They'll have
the opportunity to audition for speaking roles and music solos,
create props, work with sound and lighting, sing, dance, and much
more! There is an $85 registration fee. (Sibling discount
rate is $65 per student). Make checks payable to Eastminster
Presbyterian Church and include "Performing Arts Camp" in
the memo line. Registration closes on June 13. Register at www.epres.org/performingartscamp.
For more information contact Eastminster's
Director of Worship and Music, Chris Owenby.
If you'd like to make items for the annual Hat/Scarf/Mitten
ministry, we would love for you to use the yarn that has been
donated to the Craft Circle. There will be a bin of assorted
yarn in the Main Building alcove for the month of June. Any
questions, please contact Lynn Hall or Lynne Buchanan.
Lucas John graduated from the
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with a B.A. in
Psychology and a minor in Chemistry.
Matthew Scott Wessner graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.
S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude.
Lauren Brock graduated
from The Walker School, with plans to attend Samford University.
Ellie McConnell graduated from
Lassiter High School, with plans to attend Asbury University in
Kevin Melcher graduated
from Wheeler High School Magnet Program, with plans to attend
Ryan Ryder graduated from Pope
High School, with plans to attend Georgia Southern University.
Cassie Scott graduated
from Pope High School, with plans to attend Georgia Southern.
Cameron Scott graduated
from Pope High School, with plans to attend Dalton State.
Michelle Watson graduated
from Walton High School, with plans to attend and play soccer for
Armstrong State University, to pursue a degree in Rehabilitation
Volunteers Needed for the
Do you have a passion
or gift for communication and are comfortable with computers?
The Web Team is looking for volunteers to help keep our website
content current. It's important that our window to the
community is up to date and inviting! We are happy to train
you so don't worry if you don't have experience in that
area. If you have any questions or would like to help, please
contact either Jack Williams at email@example.com or Alison
Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third 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, place in the offering plate or call Reta
Frew at 404-456-3762. The deadline to sign up is August 21.
Email Address: ______________________________
Please indicate here if you wish to participate only as an alternate
(on a periodic basis if a primary participant is not available).
The Craft Circle will take a break for the summer and resume
monthly meetings in September. We have a number of exciting
mission projects lined up already. We may plan a "cutting
day" mid-summer to get a head start on our first
project. We'll send out emails with details. Have a
The Carpenter's Footsteps
Building Foundations of Hope in Costa Rica
About the ministry:
Carpenter's Footsteps builds churches in impoverished areas by
working side-by-side with local residents and shares the gospel
through activities such as sewing, VBS for children and youth,
building pews, food distribution to the needy,
and adult Bible study. Opportunities are offered for people of all
ages to share their faith, offer their services, perform manual
labor and create relationships with many people in a global
setting. Experienced leaders and Spanish translators guide
participants through all of the activities.
members of Eastminster join In The Carpenter's Footsteps on their
trip to Costa Rica. Most recently work was completed on the Iglesia Casa del Alfarero
Church in Miramar. During the summer of 2016, construction on a
church will begin at a new site. The gospel will be shared through
the interactive building of lasting relationships while engaging in
the above listed activities of your choice, and team members can
rotate between all of the activities if desired.
activities will be successful venues to proclaim the gospel.
Carpenters will continue to build life-long relationships with the
Costa Ricans in the name of Jesus Christ.
us on a future trip to Costa Rica. Plans are being made now for the
late July trip. Visit the Carpenter's website to see photos of past
projects. In John 20:21, Jesus said to His disciples: "As the
Father has sent me, I am sending you."
and Cathy DuBose (email@example.com)
sponsorships are now available at Tumaini
and Huruma through our very own church!
Sponsoring a child is $30/month and helps to pay for food,
clothing, shelter, medical care and school fees for that child. Got
a hard-to-buy-for dad and trying to find a gift for Father's Day? A
child sponsorship makes a perfect and meaningful gift that changes
the life of a child. For more information or to look at sponsorship
folders, contact Beth Hartt (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Emily Gilbert (email@example.com) or
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for more
information. Thank you!
"Express Your Faith" Gallery
will host our 2nd annual scripture based Art Gallery. If you
are 8-108 and would like to enter your submission, email
Kelly at email@example.com.
Submissions are due June 12th (1-2 submissions). Information can be
found in the Fellowship Hall on the Art Ministry Bulletin Board.
It is clear that the Lord has continued to be with us
at Eastminster, guiding our leadership, and faithfully walking with
us as we begin this transition. He is still the head of this church!
The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) was approved by
the congregation, and has already begun meeting. They had the
opportunity to meet with Rev. Dr. Dana Allin
when he was with us on June 22. The process will take some
time, but we will keep the congregation informed of major
milestones along the way.
Our transitional pastor, Rev. Dr. Tom Boone, will
begin his time with us on June 12. Please warmly welcome him and
his wife, Joy, to our Eastminster family.
In His Service,
Diane Brock, Clerk of Session
Bill Freeman, Administration & Personnel Elder
Julie John, Administration & Personnel Elder
May Session Meeting
Session approved a motion to allow Dakota Capparucci
to intern with the Eastminster Music Ministry this summer and next
school year. He will report directly to Chris Owenby.
The internship will be unpaid, but he will receive school credit.
Session approved a motion for Elder Valerie Mote to
serve as Commissioned Lay Minister.
Session approved moving the date for the Fall Festival
to October 21-22, 2016.
The next Stated Session meeting will be held on
Thursday, July 21, 2016, at 7:30pm in Room 204.
Acting Clerk of Session
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
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3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Thomas Boone, Transitional Pastor