June 2017 |



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29 Jason Brock

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Happy Anniversary


1    Larry & Carol Lewis

1    Andy & Mary Evelyn


2    Drew & Allison


3    Eric & Julie John

5    Walt & Sarah Keller

6    Ben & Kathy Keeler

6   John & Wendy Norton

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  John & Marilyn


13  George & Mary


13  Paul & Jane


13  Don & Joan Malcolm

13  John & Nancy


14  Mark & J.J. Griffin

16  Matt & Katherine


16  James & Beth Crump

16  Randy & Edwina


16  Howard & Marsha


16  Scott & Virginia


17  Mike & Helen Moran

20  Kristoffer & Sara


20  Bill & Paula Barbin

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  Joe & Vani Arcuragi

28  Chip & Susan


28  Robert & Debie


30  Jay  & Leslie Michael

30  Craig & Tanya Rizk 




June 4


Tom Dilworth

Kedrick Daw



Jay Michael

Scott Briggs

Doug Nielson

Stan Beard



June 11


Chris Jackson

Eric Horton



Steve Moore

Robert Chesser

Ray Westerlage

Judy Westerlage



June 18


Jack Williams

Julie John



Randy Sherman

Todd Mordecai

Tom Nickles

Bob Douglas




June 25


Susan Welborn

Cheryl Spring



Paul Goldberg

Snookie Goldberg

Karen Jones

Jeff Jones






June 4


Saw Daw

Sarah Nielsen



Martie Pottinger

Karen Adair

Stan Beard



June 11


Teri Capparucci

Suzanne Edmond



Paul & Snookie Goldberg

Bill & Melinda Freeman


June 18


Scott Baumann

Michelle Baumann



Mike & Jennie Adams

Randy & Edwina



June 25


Vicky Ryder

Bill & Paula Barbin



John & Janie Bunch

Linda & Denny



Thank You . . .


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 Bulloch Hall.


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 years ago.


God bless each and everyone,


Jennie and Mike Adams



Sympathy is expressed to . . .


Greg and Jessica Gibbs and family in the loss of Greg's mother, Margaret Gibbs.


Thank You Teachers


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!


Youth Ministry News


Youth Update

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 game!  


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 . . .


VBS Training Event

A make-up 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 ( with questions or for more information.
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,

Publix, 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

During the 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 Main Building

1st & 2nd Grade: Room 205 in the CLC

3rd & 4th Grade: Room 206 in the CLC

5th Grade: Room 202 in the CLC


All classes 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 the year.


Summer Adult CLT Classes ... Join us beginning June 4!


The Forgotten God by Francis Chan will be led by Valerie Mote. CLC Room 204


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.


Music Ministry


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 things!! 



Interested in Joining Choir or the Praise Team?

Shoot me a line ( 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 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 University.


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.


Family Fishing Derby


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 required). 


We will have plenty of yarn and material.  SEWING MACHINES NEEDED.

There will be work for everyone!  No special skills required. Any questions, please contact Lynn Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).


"Express Your Faith" Gallery


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  Submission forms located in FH on the Art Ministry Bulletin Board.


Submission Information:

-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. (optional)

-Art work (photography, oil, acrylic, pencil, clay or other 3 dimensional art etc..) must be framed for display.


Women's Ministry 


Craft Circle


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).


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 20.




Phone: _____________________________________


Address: ___________________________________


Email: ______________________________________


Please indicate here if you wish to participate only as an

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 or Cindy Moran at or 770-509-7565.


Wednesday Night Program Evaluation


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 feedback below.


1.   What was your favorite meal this year?



2.   What suggestions do you have that will help us

       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 dinner?  _____

      If yes, please share your thoughts on what you




      If no, please share what keeps you from

      participating in Wednesday night classes.



5.   What program ideas would attract more members to

      attend our Wednesday night programs?



Eagle Scout Project


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

May 2017


Session welcomed the following brothers and sisters in Christ into the covenant partnership of Eastminster: David & Leslie Geiger, Tony & Margaret Nunez, and Leslie & Cindy Saunders.


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


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 for ministry.


The next Stated Session meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 7:30pm in Room 204.


Respectfully submitted,


Diane L. Brock

Clerk of Session


Eastminster Presbyterian Church |
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Aaron Moore, Senior Pastor






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