June 2016 |



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June 5

"God's Gotta Plan"

Moses: God's Plan Always Prevails

Hubie Mann



June 12

"God's Gotta Plan"

Joseph: God's Plan Hearkens Us to Hope

Dr. Tom Boone


June 19

"God's Gotta Plan"

Jonah: God's Plan Connects Us to Compassion

Dr. Tom Boone

Father's Day


June 26

"God's Gotta Plan"

Esther: God's Plan Builds Our Boldness

Dr. Tom Boone






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   Snookie Goldberg

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


Happy Anniversary


1    Andy & Mary Evelyn


2    Drew & Allison


3    Eric & Julie John

5    Walt & Sarah Keller

6    Ben & Kathy Keeler

6    John & Wendy


7    George & Amy


7    Marlon & Suzanne


9   Vir & Lucy Nanda

9    Ford & Julie Orton

9    Ed & Connie Winn

10  James & Diane


11  Scott & Michelle


11  Maynard & Mary Ann


12  Jack & Marilyn


13  George & Mary


13  Paul & Jane


13   Don & Joan Malcolm

13  John & Nancy


14  Mark & J. J. Griffin

16  Matt & Katherine


16  Ryan & Beth Crump

16  Randy & Edwina


16  Howard & Marsha


16  Scott & Virginia


17  Michael & Helen


20  Kristoffer & Sara


20  William & Paula


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


28  William & Susan


28  Wayne & Debie


30  Jay & Leslie Michael

30  Craig & Tanya Rizk 






June 5


Teresa Roberts



Cindy Moran

Martie Pottinger

Karen Adair


June 12


Joel & Jill Guske

Suzanne Edmond



Paul & Snookie Goldberg

Bill & Melinda Freeman


June 19


Sarah Nielsen

Teri Capparucci



Mike & Jennie Adams

Randy & Edwina



June 26


Sylvian Williams

Cathy DuBose



John & Janie Bunch

Linda & Denny Zollweg




June 5


Amy Allen

Sarah Nielsen



Jay Michael

Scott Briggs

Doug Nielson

Stan Beard



June 12


Kevin Youngberg



Steve Moore

Robert Chesser

Ray Westerlage

Jim Marsh



June 19


Kedrick Daw

Eric Horton



Randy Sherman

Todd Mordecai

Tom Nickles

Jim Swann


June 26


Walt Keller

Sarah Keller



Paul Goldberg

Snookie Goldberg

Karen Jones

Jeff Jones











Greetings Eastminster!


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 times, amusing.


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 transition. 


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,

Tom Boone



Christian Education


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 "follower/convert".



College Students

 (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 ( for more information.



VBS Training

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

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


Chattanooga Mission 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


Need a graphic to promote a church event? Contact Linda Delbridge ( 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).


Music Ministry


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 For more information contact Eastminster's Director of Worship and Music, Chris Owenby.


Knitters and Crocheters


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.


High School


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 Wilmore, Kentucky.


Kevin Melcher graduated from Wheeler High School Magnet Program, with plans to attend Virginia Tech.


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 Sciences.


Volunteers Needed for the

Web Team


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 or Alison Horton at


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 21.




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). ____


Women's Ministry 


Craft Circle
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 great summer!


Mission News


In The Carpenter's Footsteps

Building Foundations of Hope in Costa Rica


About the ministry: 

In The 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.


Our partnership: 

Each year 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.



That these activities will be successful venues to proclaim the gospel.

That the Carpenters will continue to build life-long relationships with the Costa Ricans in the name of Jesus Christ.


Get involved

Support: Join 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."


Contact: Dick and Cathy DuBose (




Kenya Child Sponsorship Program

Child 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 (,

Emily Gilbert ( or

Leanne Chesser ( for more information. Thank you!


"Express Your Faith" Gallery

July 2016


Art Ministry will host our 2nd annual scripture based Art Gallery. If you are 8-108 and would like to enter your submission, email Kelly at Submissions are due June 12th (1-2 submissions). Information can be found in the Fellowship Hall on the Art Ministry Bulletin Board.


Pastor Transition Update


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 Highlights


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.


Respectfully submitted,


Valerie Mote

Acting Clerk of Session


Eastminster Presbyterian Church |
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Thomas Boone, Transitional Pastor








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