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June 7

Deeper Still: Stretch

Rev. Blake Hudson



June 14

Deeper Still: Preach

Dr. McConnell 


June 21

Deeper Still:Stand

Dr. McConnell


June 28

Deeper Still: Sow

Dr. McConnell

VBS Sunday






1   Lisa Barner

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   Snookie Goldberg

5   Hubie Mann

5   Beth Hartt

6   Drew Nielsen

6   Hawthorne Brown

6   Reid Dickerson

7   David Carney

7   Michelle Baumann

8   Carolyn Bigler

8   Emily Griffin

9   Martha Powers

9   Jeff Jones

9   Laura DuBose

10  Joan Malcolm

10  Larry McIntire

10  Jonathan Michael

10  Addison Crump

10  Jensen Guske

11  Cathy Clark

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  J. R. Reed

18  Brooks Gannon

19  Elaine Malone

19  Karen Dunbar

19  Hannah Gruber

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  Lewis Wiggins

24  Suzanne Edmond

24  Leigh Ann Haertel

24  Bryndon Peacock

24  Bree Shoop

25  Elaine Stock

25  Summer Shoop

26  Tommy Nickles

27  Glenna Sullivan

28  Troy Denherder

28  Brittany Parkerson

28  Tom Taylor

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 




Happy Anniversary


1    Larry & Carol Lewis

1    Andy & Mary Evelyn


2    Drew & Allison


3    Eric & Julie John

5    Walter & Sarah


6    Ben & Kathy Keeler

6    John & Wendy


7    Don & Arline Fifield

7    George & Amy


7    Marion & Suzanne


9    Ed & Connie Winn

9    Vir & Lucy Nanda

10  James & Diane


11  Scott & Michelle


11  Maynard & Mary Ann


12  Jack & Marilyn


13  George & Mary


13  Paul & Jane


13  Donald & Joan

13  John & Nancy


14  Mark & J. J. Griffin

15  Reed & Elisabeth


16  James & Beth Crump

16  Randy & Edwina


16  Howard & Marsha


16  Scott & Virginia


17  Mike & Helen Moran

20  Kristoffer & Sara

20  Richard & Alice Bell

20  Bill & Carolyn


21  Larry & Janet


21  Alan & Lynne Segars

24  Jim & Saundra


24  Jason & Karrie

26  Matthew & Meredith


26  Sonny & Lynn Hall

26  Mark & Val Oviatt

26  Brice & Diane


30  Craig & Tanya Rizk

30  Jay & Leslie Michael






June 7


Jenny Seitter

Teresa Roberts



Cindy Moran

Martie Pottinger

Karen Adair


June 14


Leigh Sain

Joel & Jill Guske



John & Janie Bunch

Bill & Melinda Freeman


June 21


Sarah Nielsen

Teri Capparucci



Mike & Jennie Adams

Randy & Edwina



June 28


Kim Brammer

Val Mote



Denny & Linda Zollweg

Paul & Snookie Goldberg 



Christian Sympathy


is express to Dale Mehlhouse in the loss of her mother, Frances Bryant.







Soli Deo Gloria!


(Glory to God Alone)


It has been a wonderful first month at EPC! Erin and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people. This is such a friendly church! Thank you for the warm welcome.


Johann Sebastian Bach once stated, "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." I couldn't agree with this statement more. We were created to glorify God.  We were created to enjoy Him and He us. What a wonderful purpose! The Creator delights in His creation!


I've enjoyed hearing Jerry Black play our beautiful new organ on Sunday mornings. It's been a huge blessing to witness worship in action as two-hundred plus congregants lift their voices in song to Jesus!  Lee Kizer and the Road Praise Band light the CLC up in true worship each Sunday morning. Mrs. Kimber and Mr. Hubie have led the kids in song each Wednesday for the past few months. This is a singing church. Praise be to God!


There is such a sweet spirit among the congregation. I've especially witnessed this among folks in the music ministry. These people offer their time and talent to the Lord on a weekly basis.  


Have you ever thought about singing in the choir?  Do you have children and youth who are looking to serve the Lord through song?  Do you play an instrument and wish you could be involved in the music ministry at EPC?  Well, guess what?  There is a place for you!  


Join us for sandwiches and homemade ice-cream in the fellowship hall on Sunday, July 19, immediately following the 11:15 worship service. You'll find out everything you ever wanted to know and more about the EPC music ministry.  


Come one, come all!




Chris Owenby, Director of Worship and Music


Christian Education


Christian Education

Children's Ministry 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. What a blessing! Contact Hubie Mann to sign-up.

During the Summer, we will be offering two adult CLT classes on Sunday mornings. Carolyn Waters will be teaching "Awesome God" (a class on the various Hebrew names for God) while Hubie & Terri Mann will be teaching "Christianity101" which focuses on the basics of the Christian faith.


Small Groups

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. So, if you're interested in joining a small group, please contact Hubie Mann ( and we'll help you find the right group for you!


Vacation Bible School - June 22-26

This year's theme is "Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Grew Up" and our registration is FULL with 150 kids plus a waiting list! We still need a few 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


Donations of grocery store gift cards (Costco, Publix, Kroger, Walmart, etc.) are needed to buy snacks for VBS and we're also collecting old "used" crayons and cupcake pans for one of our craft projects. These items can be dropped off in the main office or given to Hubie Mann.


VBS training for VBS volunteers who missed the May 17 training session (including Youth Volunteers) will take place on Sunday, June 7, from 2-3:30pm in CLC Room 208.


Children's Ministry Summer Activities

Time for summer fun again! Come join us for Eastminster Children's Ministry outings throughout the summer. All ages welcome from Preschool through Fifth grade. Kids must be accompanied by a supervising adult in order to participate.


Kid's Fishing Derby:  Saturday, June 6, 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 & 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. 


Kennesaw Mountain Hike - Wednesday, June 10 at 10am - Meet at the Visitor's Center near the main parking lot of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.  We'll hike to the top at a leisurely pace.  Please bring plenty of water and a small snack to take on the hike for yourself and your children.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic area afterward if you are interested.


Mini Golf at Area 51, Roswell - Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30am (5100 Commerce Parkway, 30076, located behind the Hobby Lobby shopping center). Let's meet outside the movie theater entrance to buy our round of mini golf together. There are two great courses to choose from!


Lunch at Woodlawn Chick-Fil-A - Wednesday, July 1 at 11:30am (1201 Johnson Ferry Road, 30068)


Summer Movies at Merchants Walk -

Tuesday, July 7at 10am - Join us for "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" at the Merchants Walk movie theater.  Admission is $1 per person, kid-sized popcorn and drinks are $1.50 each.  Seating is first come, first serve and they are usually crowded.  We'll meet outside at 9:40 a.m. to try to get seats together, just join us inside if you're running late.  The movie starts promptly at 10 a.m.


Pool Party - Wednesday, July 15, from 10:30-Noon at the Fowler's home ( 3830 Wesley Chapel Rd, 30062 ). Wear your swim suit and bring a towel. There will be lots of fun, games, and cash prizes!


Bumper Bowling at Brunswick's Marietta - Wednesday, July 22 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.


End of Summer Water Olympics - Wednesday, July 29, from 11 - 1 at Frank and Jo Byrd's home in West Cobb (605 Burke Lake Dr. off of Kennesaw Due West).  We'll spend the morning playing various games for the Water Olympics, followed by hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, drinks and dessert. Please dress to get wet and bring a towel.


Please RSVP to let us know if you'll be attending each event; or 404-775-3439.


Youth Calendar


June Calendar


Monday 1, 1 - 3pm:

High School Pool Party at Brodrick Home (contact for address)

      Guys bring salty snacks, ladies sweet snacks/desserts


Tuesday 2 - Thursday 4

     Middle School Mission Week


Wednesday 10, 8:30am - 4pm

      High School Mystery Trip


Thursday 11

      10:00 am, Middle School Fellowship/Hang-out Time

      12:30 pm, High School Jamaica Meeting


Sunday 14 - Friday 19

       The Great Escape


Thursday 18, 11am

        High School Fellowship at Woodlawn Starbucks  

        (Johnson Ferry Rd)


Wednesday 24 - Friday July 3

        Jamaica Mission Trip


Thursday 25, 1:30pm

         Middle School Lunch After VBS

         Location TBD




Thursday 9,11:30am - 4pm

      All Youth Lunch and Movie

      Lunch and Movie TBD


Monday 13 - Saturday 18

      Fun In The Son


Thursday 16, 2pm

      Middle School Menchies Hang Out Time

      Meet at Menchies


Wednesday 22, 11am - 4pm

       Atlanta Braves Game!

       RSVP to


Thursday 30, 1pm - 3pm

       Rock Climbing


Summer Intern


This summer's Intern for Children's and Youth Ministry will be Avery Feuerbach who will be serving with us from June 2 - August 2.  Avery is a recent graduate of Auburn University and served as a leader with the youth and college ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Auburn during the past two years.  She will be introduced to the congregation on Sunday, June 7, so when you see Avery around church (or at one of the Children's or Youth Ministry events this summer), please introduce yourself and extend a warm Eastminster welcome!





 William Moran graduated from the University of Georgia

on May 8, with a degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism/International Affairs


Amy Elizabeth Watson graduated from the University of Georgia on May 8, 2015 with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and a minor in Sociology.

High School


Alexa Denherder, graduated from Lassiter High School, will be attending Georgia College and State University.


Brady John, graduated from Pope High School, will be attending Rhodes College and will be playing baseball there.


Jay Oliver, graduated from Lassiter High School, will be attending Georgia College and State University.


Zack Sneath, graduated from Lassiter High School. 


Reece Taylor, graduated from Kell High School, will be attending Georgia College and State University.


Office Staff Change


If you have not heard, Denise Anderson is moving to Maryland with her husband due to a job transfer. It is a great opportunity for them, but a sad loss for us. Her last day was May 22, 2015.


Welcome Julia Owens! We were able to circulate a job description, and after interviewing a number of fine candidates we have hired Julia Owens as our new Administrator of Finance & Membership. Julia will also serve as an Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor. Julia begins with Eastminster on June 1, 2015. She has previously worked at Northside United Methodist Church, Macy's, and Electrical Contractor Supply, and lives in Acworth. Be sure to stop in and say hello!


Music Ministry


Children's Choir

The music ministry is excited to announce that the EPC Children's Choir will begin meeting at 3:30pm on Sunday afternoons beginning on August 2.  Choir will be offered for preschool thru fifth grade students.  The Cherub Choir, Ages 4 thru 1st grade, will meet from 3:30 - 4:15pm in room one, and the Chorister Choir, 2nd thru 5th grade, will meet from 3:30 - 4:15pm in the choir room. 


Children will enjoy singing a broad range of musical styles, fun games and activities, and an emphasis on worship and what it means to serve Jesus through service and singing.  No audition necessary, just a love for singing and a joyful heart! 



Youth Chorus  

This is an exciting time in the life of the music ministry at EPC. God is working in and through our young people. The music and youth ministries are excited to announce a new opportunity for youth to serve in worship. 


ReSound, EPC's youth chorus, will meet on Sunday afternoons beginning on August 2.  High School students will meet in the choir room from 4:30 - 5:15pm and middle school students will meet in the choir room from 5:45 - 6:30pm.  Students will enjoy singing a broad range of musical styles and learning what it means to worship the Lord through song.  Come and sing with us!



Fall Music Activity Break-Down

Wednesday Evenings

Handbell Ensemble, 6:30-7:30pm, sanctuary

Chancel Choir (Adult Choir), 7:30-9:00pm, choir room


Sunday Afternoons

Cherub Choir (4yr-1st grade), 3:30-4:15pm, room one Chorister Choir (2nd-5th grade), 3:30-4:15, choir room

ReSound, High School Students (9th-12th), 4:30-5:15pm

ReSound, Middle School Chorus (6th-8th), 5:45-6:30pm


An Evening of Music with Jeremiah Jones


Come join us for an evening of music and worship "under the stars" with Jeremiah Jones.  Jeremiah is best known for the radio hit and popular worship song "What a Savior" released by Grammy Award winning artist Laura Story in 2012. Mark your calendars NOW for Saturday, June 13th 7PM in the Memorial Garden. Donations for Jeremiah's music ministry will be welcomed at the door. Child care will be available.


 Braves Games - Sunday, July 19


Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

The Fellowship and Family Ministry would like to invite all families to an afternoon with the Atlanta Braves.  Sunday, July 19th at 5:00 PM join us to watch the Braves take on the Chicago Cubs.  We have pre-purchased a number of tickets together in section 401.  Each ticket is $18.  First come, first serve. Contact Steve Hartt (770-910-2358 or to get your tickets or for more information.


Jamaica Prayer Partners 


Please contact Wendi Shreiner at if you would like to be a prayer partner for one of the youth or chaperones going to Jamaica. They depart June 23rd and return July 3rd.  There are many slots still available.


Mission News


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. Sometimes this is their only meal of the day. MUST Ministries is proud to have delivered over 254,900 lunches last summer to children in need.


You can help! On Tuesday mornings, June 2, 9 and 16 at 9:30am in the CLC kitchen Eastminster Volunteers will make 500 lunches each day for a total of 1,500 lunches. It only takes about an hour of your time...everyone can do their part from Grandparents to kindergarteners! Teenagers - we can sign off on service hours if you need them.


Questions? Contact Karen Miller at 678-522-5267 or


MUST Pantry

The MUST pantries are running low, and they are in dire need of Peanut Butter and Jelly!   On your next trip to the grocery store please remember MUST and pick up a jar of each and put it in our MUST Barrels--located in the alcove and the CLC. Any other items would also be greatly appreciated. Diapers are always needed, along with canned meats and non-perishable items. Thank you from the Mission Team! 



7 Bridges 

For the third quarter (July-August) we will be donating new pillows and pillow cases to 7 Bridges. How nice for them to have all NEW bedding as we supplied them with new sheets and blankets in January. They were thrilled and the key word is NEW. We take so much for granted and don't think about the word NEW. As usual there will be bins in the alcove and the CLC. I will pick them up weekly.


Anna's Linens on Cobb Pkwy runs sales 2 for $5.00 and they are decent pillows; I'm sure Big Lots has some good deals too. Again the Mission Team thanks you for your support and generosity. Any questions, call Barbara Lowery at 770-973-1172.


Volunteers Needed!

Friday night sandwiches at 7 Bridges will be on June 26, and July 24. If you have a couple of hours to help make sandwiches on  either of these two nights, call Barbara Lowery at 770-973-1172. Many thanks for the response last month.


Fall Festival - October 9 and 10

Mark your calendars!


Women's Ministry  


Craft Circle

Craft Circle will be taking the summer off and resume in September to begin new mission projects. Anyone wishing to make hats/scarves/mittens for our Christmas project, please feel free to use the wonderful supply of yarn from the Craft room.


Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch will be taking the summer off and will resume in September.


Girl Scout Gold Award


Cassandra Scott, daughter of Gordon and Connie Scott, is collecting donations for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. As an Ambassador level Girl Scout in Troop 2446, she is currently working on the highest Girl Scout Award, the Gold Award. Her community Gold Award project focus is anti-bullying. She will be presenting this interactive message to students at several elementary schools in our area including Murdock Elementary. Her presentation will include a follow-along, anti-bullying PowerPoint presentation along with individual packets, a school "Stamp Out Bullying" banner, and hands-on lessons. To further expand her global audience she is launching her own website to impact the future generation's acceptance of one another and their differences. She would greatly appreciate the support of Eastminster through member donations in order to achieve the Gold Award. Contributions can be made payable to Girl Scout Troop #2446 as Cassie cannot accept checks made directly to her. They can be collected at church or mailed to her home address of 2814 Regents Park Lane, Marietta, GA 30062. Thank you for your support of Cassie!


Session Meeting Highlights - May 2015


Session approved the baptism of Elias Wenzl, son of Member Richonna Sanders and Jeremy Wenzl, on June 21, 2015, at the 11:15am service. Rev. Hudson will officiate.


Session approved the baptisms of Cooper and Conner Jeffries, sons of Members Rosalinda and Jonathon Jeffries, on July 26, 2015, at the 9am service. Dr. McConnell will officiate.


Session acknowledged with sadness the death of Kevin Tighe on April 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held on June 6, 2015, at 11am.


Session approved an outdoor summer concert, "Serenade Under the Stars", with Jeremiah Jones and the Road band on Saturday, June 13, 2015. It will be followed by Jeremiah Jones leading the worship music during our 9am worship service on June 14.


Session approved a Braves game outing on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 5pm.  F&F will pre-purchase 50 tickets and sell them at face value ($18).


Session approved the following summer activities for the Children's Ministry:

Sat. June 6 - Fishing derby at Byrd's

Wed. June 10 - Kennesaw Mtn. hike

Wed. June 17 - Mini-Golf at Area 51 in Roswell

Wed. July 1 - Lunch at Chick Fil A (Woodlawn)

Wed. July 8 - Pool Party (Fowlers)

Wed. July 15 - Kid's Movie at Merchant's Walk theater

Wed. July 22 - Bumper Bowling at Brunswick Lanes


Wed. July 29 - End of Summer Water Olympics/Cook-out

           at Byrd's


Session approved an increase in the previously approved budget for replacement of the sanctuary windows from $30,000 to $40,000, due to an updated estimate from the vendor and the additional cost related to interior painting.


Session approved a motion to install digital video cameras, visual display, and recording capabilities in as many locations as can be done with the funds donated for this project by a member of EPC. The estimate is for 26 cameras in areas to include all building entrances, playground, kitchen, and rear driveway around the CLC.


Session voted to give the Journey/KSU Board the authority to hire a Campus Pastor at KSU if after due diligence they determine the best candidate.


A Called Session meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 4pm in the Library for the purpose of receiving the new covenant partners.


The next Stated Session meeting will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 7:30pm in Room 204.


Respectfully submitted,


Diane L. Brock

Clerk of Session


Suppers of Eight


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 16.


Name: ______________________________________


Phone: ______________________________________


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). ____


Preschool News


What a great year for our preschool.  We had 86 children enrolled this year, 24 of whom graduated on May 12.  Our last day of school this year was May 19.  We are already getting ready for the 2015 school year with 90 children currently enrolled.  We are full in most classes, though we do still have room for Toddlers (16 to 24 months) if you know anyone looking for a great preschool.  We are also offering a Summer Camp June 14-16 and June 21-23 for 3 to 5 year olds!  Registration is available on-line.


Thank you Eastminster for the wonderful support you have provided your preschool again this year. With your encouragement, we continue to expand and offer a safe, nurturing place for families where their children can grow spiritually and academically. 






Eastminster Presbyterian Church |
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor






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