1 Lisa Barner
1 Ryan Jones
1 Elizabeth Weyend
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 Reid Dickerson
7 David Carney
7 Michelle Baumann
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 Cathy Clark
11 Alex Baur
13 Nancy Smith
14 Ellie Mayfield
15 Chris Kenyon
15 Savannah Snedden
16 Will Page
17 Lauren Segars
18 J. R. Reed
18 Brooks Gannon
19 Elaine Malone
19 Hannah Gruber
19 Gibson Page
20 Luke Carney
20 Lorelei Rack
21 Benjamin Atalla
21 Alaine Bayless
21 Julie Brentzel
21 Kellen Brown
21 Ken Johnson
21 Angie Wessner
22 Cristina Barrios
23 Michelle Strying
23 Sara Allegood
24 Suzanne Edmond
24 Leigh Ann Haertel
24 Bryndon Peacock
24 Bree Shoop
25 Elaine Crock
25 Summer Shoop
16 Tommy Nickles
26 Avery Orton
28 Tom Taylor
28 Troy DenHerder
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
Larry & Carol Lewis
Andy & Mary Evelyn
Drew & Allison
Eric & Julie John
Walt & Sarah Keller
Ben & Kathy Keeler
& Wendy Norton
George & Amy
Marlon & Suzanne
Vir & Lucy Nanda
Ford & Julie Orton
Ed & Connie Winn
Maynard & Mary Ann
George & Mary
& Joan Malcolm
& J.J. Griffin
& Beth Crump
Howard & Marsha
& Helen Moran
20 Kristoffer & Sara
& Paula Barbin
Richard & Alice Bell
& Lynne Segars
Matthew & Meredith
& Lynn Hall
& Val Oviatt
& Vani Arcuragi
Robert & Debie
Jay & Leslie Michael
& Tanya Rizk
Paul & Snookie Goldberg
Bill & Melinda Freeman
Mike & Jennie Adams
Randy & Edwina
Bill & Paula Barbin
John & Janie Bunch
Linda & Denny
Stan and I are so blessed to be a part of such a
loving church family. I am recovering well with God's healing hand
to help Stan and our daughter, Rebecca with daily needs. Looking forward
to getting back to normal, coming to Church, and doing tours at
Thank you and Blessings to you all.
Stan and Flo Sharp
Dear Eastminster Church Family,
Jennie and I cannot find the words to express our
gratitude for all the caring phone calls, with the very gracious
cards, condolences and most importantly the constant prayers. We
felt the presence of the Lord surrounding us in this difficult time
of my Mom's illness and joining the saints
in heaven. Praise the Lord for calling us to a loving church 36
God bless each and everyone,
Jennie and Mike Adams
expressed to . . .
Greg and Jessica Gibbs and family in the loss of
Greg's mother, Margaret Gibbs.
The staff and congregation would like to express their
deepest thanks to all of our teachers! Whether you teach children,
students, or adults, we want you to know how deeply we appreciate your
preparation, presence, and prayers for everyone seeking to grow in
their faith! You help us by teaching about what it means to follow
Jesus Christ and become the kind of people that reflect His Spirit
in our daily lives. Thank you!
June 6: Braves Game
Who? Students (and chaperones)
Meet at EPC at 5:00 PM! We will leave at 5:30 PM
for a 7:35 PM game!
Cost: $20 for tickets; bring $$ for dinner at the
Sunday June 11 -
Friday June 16: Middle School Trip
to The Great Escape
Friday July 7 -
Saturday July 15: High School Mission
Trip to Costa Rica
Children's Ministry . . .
training session is scheduled for Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 pm. The
training will provide an overview of what to expect, materials, and
time for questions. Please contact Katie Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more
The child protection policy will be covered in a mandatory online
training program to be completed beforehand. The online training
also includes an agreement to allow a background check. Links to
the training will be emailed to volunteers in the coming weeks.
VBS Donations of grocery
store gift cards (Costco,
Kroger, Walmart, etc.) are needed to buy
snacks for VBS and they can be dropped off in the main office or
given to Katie Hudson.
Please hold on
to finished toilet paper and paper towel rolls for VBS! We need a
bunch for crafts and would love your help. Please drop donations in
the church office.
Summer Sunday School
summer months, children's Sunday School will downsize slightly. 1st
& 2nd grade classes and 3rd & 4th grade classes will be
combined throughout June and July. The classroom assignments are:
PreK/K: Room 6 in the
1st & 2nd
Grade: Room 205 in the CLC
3rd & 4th
Grade: Room 206 in the CLC
Room 202 in the CLC
are cancelled for July 2nd and July 30th.
Rev Up For Fall will be
August 6th and children will be promoted to their new classes for
Summer Adult CLT Classes ... Join
us beginning June 4!
The Forgotten God by Francis Chan will be led by Valerie Mote. CLC Room
In this dynamic companion to the book Forgotten God,
author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church's
power-the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit
for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own
strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. This class offers
a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy
Spirit's direction in our lives. It is designed to initiate and
facilitate discussion, interaction and practical application of the
message of Forgotten God.
The Good Book by Kyle Idleman will be led
by Carolyn Waters. CLC Room 209
The Bible is a big book. Hundreds of characters and
thousands of ideas parade across its pages from beginning to end.
From the uninitiated to the very seasoned, readers of the Bible
will always find something new to learn in The Good Book. Over the
course of 8 sessions we will visit the most salient themes about
God in the Bible. With the goal of providing a sketch of each idea,
each session will break down the concept into two smaller sections
to unpack the meat behind the theme. At the center of the series
stands God, and each theme will focus on
who He is in relationship to His created order.
Spring Worship Recap:
What an excellent Spring we had! Holy Week was a
fantastic time of passionate praise and worship in both our
traditional and contemporary worship settings. It was a joy to work
with all of the musicians and worship volunteers. Please take the
time to thank Vicky Ryder and Janie Bunch, our worship elders, as
well as the rest of the team for all of their hard work and
dedication through Holy Week and Easter Sunday. What an amazing
team we have!
KidChoir presented That Plane 'Ole Mission
Field, a musical centered around the great commission,
in the CLC on Wednesday, May 3. Cindy Holland worked with her team
to put on a fantastic dinner that helped bring in a lot of folks
(150+) for the presentation.
June and July represent a season of rest for the
Praise Team, Chancel Choir, and other music groups. Of course,
wečll continue to praise the Lord passionately on Sunday mornings,
but our weekly gatherings are more centered on spiritual renewal,
allowing folks to rest and gear up for Fall and Christmas! But we
look to these seasons joyfully, knowing that Lord will do great
Interested in Joining
Choir or the Praise Team?
Shoot me a line (email@example.com) because Summer is a great
time to get acquainted with the music and worship ministry. I look
forward to hearing from you!
Songs and Hymn
Requests Through June and July
The music and worship team is now soliciting for song
and hymn requests. We want to feature your favorites in worship
during the months of June and July. You may e-mail your top three
selections to firstname.lastname@example.org. We
can't promise to program every selection, but we will do our very
best to accommodate your requests.
Hannah Byrd graduated from Harrison High School and plans to
attend Kennesaw State University.
Dakota Capparucci graduated from Pope High School and plans to attend
Georgia Southern University.
Jackson Todd graduated from Etowah High School and plans to attend
Georgia Southern University.
MacKenzie Gibbs graduated from
Fellowship Christian School and plans to attend Coastal Carolina
Amanda Horton graduated from Pope High School and plans to attend
Florida State University this fall.
Matthew Ridgeway graduated from Mount Paran
Christian School and plans to attend Georgia State University.
Adrienne Riga graduated from Sprayberry
High School and plans to attend Georgia State University.
Jared Riga graduated from Sprayberry
High School and plans to enter the Marines.
Emily Shreiner graduated from Pope High School and plans to attend
Paul Mitchell Esani.
Meg Thomas graduated from Campbell High School and plans to
attend the University of Georgia.
Blakely Willard graduated from Fellowship Christian School and plans
to attend Florida State University.
Richonna Sanders will graduate July
29th from Kennesaw State with a B.S. in Anthropology.
Saturday, June 10, from 9-11am at Frank and Jo Byrd's pond
in West Cobb (605 Burke Lake Dr. off of Kennesaw Due West).
Bring your kids (wearing shoes and 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.
"A Day of Service", Saturday,
July 15th, 10:00 -3:00, CLC
Women, men and youth (old enough to participate), plan
to join the Craft Circle for a fun day of fellowship and ministry
work...."TOGETHER IN SERVICE".
Bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided!
Bring a friend.
We will have work centers set up for varied projects; including
Hands of Hope/W.VA, M.U.S.T, etc....
Bring your knitting needles or plan to use the Knifty Knitters (no knitting experience
We will have plenty of yarn and material. SEWING
There will be work for everyone! No special skills required.
Any questions, please contact Lynn Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne
"Express Your Faith"
Would you like to create something?
"Express Your Faith" is a scripture based Gallery
showing of all types of Media. There are times when scripture
moves us and a creative idea will come about (or visa versa). If you are 8-80, we would
love for you to participate and share your art. The Gallery
runs during the month of July in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays
9:00-12:30. Create something on your own, or in a
group. If you or someone you know is interested in showing or
you have questions, please email Kelly French@epcartministry.com.
Submission forms located in FH on the Art Ministry Bulletin
-Entries must be turned in by June 29th to Kelly
French or the front office.
-(2) Submissions per church member (as space allows).
-Each submission must include scripture and your
first/last name. You may also add a short summary about your piece.
-Art work (photography, oil, acrylic, pencil, clay or
other 3 dimensional art etc..) must be
framed for display.
Craft Circle will have a special prep day to work on upcoming
sewing projects, including Hands of Hope/W. VA. Monday, June
12th, room #203/CLC. No machines needed. Bring your
favorite scissors. We will begin at 10:00 and work until
enough is accomplished then for all available and interested, plan
to go to lunch. Any questions, please call Lynn Hall
(770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).
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 20.
Please indicate here if you wish to participate only
alternate (on a periodic basis
if a primary participant is not available). ______
MUST Summer Lunch Program
The MUST Summer Lunch Program has been sponsored by
MUST Ministries since 1995. During the summer months children who
are eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch during the school year
are also given the opportunity to have a free lunch delivered to
them by way of volunteers. Monday through Friday a child receives a
sack lunch and sometimes this is their only meal of the day.
MUST Ministries is proud to have delivered over 300,000 lunches
last summer to children in need. 7,500 children are served
each day and they have served over 214 MILLION lunches since 1995!
Eastminster's MUST Summer Lunch Program will meet on Tuesday
mornings June 6 and 13. Volunteers will make 500 lunches each
day for a total of 1,500 lunches. We will meet in the kitchen of
the CLC at 9:15am. It only takes about an hour of your time and is
a lot of fun! We can also use help when we are shopping at
Costco and delivering the lunches. Teenagers - we can sign off on
service hours if you need them. If you would like to help all
summer there are opportunities for you at MUST as lunch bag
checkers or drivers. Call us to find out the details!
Questions? Contact Karen Miller at 678-522-5267 or email@example.com or Cindy Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-509-7565.
Wednesday Night Program
We hope you have been enjoying your time at Eastminster
on Wednesday nights! We would like to continue providing meals,
classes and activities for all to enjoy. Please provide us with
1. What was your favorite meal this year?
2. What suggestions do you have that will
improve the dining experience?
3. Do you have dietary restrictions
that you would
like us to
take into consideration when menu
4. Did you attend a class after
If yes, please
share your thoughts on what you
If no, please
share what keeps you from
in Wednesday night classes.
5. What program ideas would attract more
our Wednesday night programs?
Sam Hunnicutt is a member of
Eastminster's Boy Scout Troop 565.
He has planned an Eagle Scout project, which will be to refurbish
the walkway between the 2 breezeways, in between the main building
and the CLC Currently the walkway
has settled, resulting in standing water when it rains. The new
path will be made two pavers wider so that a wheelchair or walker
will fit or two people can walk together. It will be
supported by wooden braces to prevent future settling. In
addition, he will install a little "bump out" along the
walkway, with seating for contemplation or conversations.
This project will be done the first weekend in June. If you
would like to donate to this project, it would be much
appreciated. Please, make your check out to EPC and write Sam
Hunnicutt's Eagle Scout Project in the
memo section. Thanks again for your continued support of Troop 565.
Session Meeting Highlights
Session welcomed the following brothers and sisters in
Christ into the covenant partnership of Eastminster: David &
Leslie Geiger, Tony & Margaret Nunez, and Leslie & Cindy
Session created a task force to determine the need and
options available for creating and maintaining the church
directory. Any member interested in participating should contact
Janie Bunch at email@example.com.
Session approved the Eagle Scout project for Scott Hunnicutt to refurbish the walkway between
the two breezeways between the main building and the CLC. The
new path will be made two bricks wider and will be supported by
wooden braces to prevent future settling. He will also
install a "bump out" along the walkway with seating for contemplation
or conversations. He will raise funds via a notice in the
bulletin. The total cost should be below $1,000. The
project will be done the first weekend in June.
Two summer interns, Lee Heiner and Michelle Watson,
will begin on June 1.
Session approved a motion to cancel CLT training for
all ages on July 2 and July 30, 2017, and replace it with an
expanded breakfast fellowship time.
Additional volunteers are still needed for CLT classes
in the summer and for VBS. Contact Katie Hudson if interested.
Session approved a motion to endorse Covenant Partner
Keith Reid as he enters the ordination process with ECO, and that a
small team of elders (Valerie Mote and Steve Hartt) will walk with
him through this process, according to the ECO guidelines of preparation
The next Stated Session meeting will be held on
Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 7:30pm in Room 204.
Diane L. Brock
Clerk of Session
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Aaron Moore, Senior Pastor