Loving Like Jesus
Martin (International Justice Mission)
Saving Like Jesus
Giving Like Jesus
Praying Like Jesus
Kirkin of the Tartans
1 Sally Brentzel
3 Dan Kiser
7 Gail Sorrells
7 Norm Baur
7 Brook Seitter
10 Cathy DuBose
11 Alana Nigro
13 Ashley Grady
16 Diane Green
16 Chuck Frew
17 Mike Mjehovich
18 Eddie Capparucci
18 Cindy Moran
18 Jenny Seitter
19 Todd Mordecai
20 Helen Hvizdak
20 Lisa Page
21 Chad Ervin
21 Wendy Brodrick
23 Jenna Mjehovich
23 Spencer Mjehovich
25 Edwin Owino
27 Diane Preus
27 Steve Moore
27 Becky Sammons
28 Jo Ann
28 Alyson Meigs
28 Tom Moore
29 Noah Tate
30 Peter Moot
31 Jet Ballew
31 Patrick Allegood
Cary & Darla Erickson
Mark & Leigh Moyer
Lee & Jennifer Kizer
Warren & Susan
& Gloria West
& Alison Horton
below are free
the Craftsmen Ministry
w/grilled peppers, onions sides
Hot Dogs w/chili,
cheese, and cole slaw sides
We will have
peanut butter and jelly available for those children who don't care
for the selections.
Jack & Diane
Dan & Jo
Jim Fowler and family in the loss of his father, Bob
so much to those who gave money towards Kevin Melcher's
Eagle Scout Project. The fire ring has been completed, and
sufficient funds have been raised. Again, thanks to those who
supported the project.
Visiting with us
for World Communion Sunday (Oct 5) is Rev. Larry Martin of the
International Justice Mission. This is a morning not to be missed!
Christians are making a difference around the world to end slavery
in our times.
something very exciting about seeing our Women's Ministry partnered
with other churches to bring a true blessing to our community. Word
on the street is that Eastminster has the highest percentage
turnout! Be sure not to miss it, October 24-25.
Imagine - Two Deeper
to hear stories of small groups in meaningful discussions over the
Imagine materials this fall. Some have asked how to go deeper. I
recommend two books on inner transformation in Christ. John Ortberg, Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most
Important Part of You. I think this is John's best work yet. And if
you want to go even deeper, try Dallas Willard, Renovation of the
Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. That will really get
your head scratching! Both of these books have profoundly impacted
my understanding of spiritual transformation in Jesus Christ.
You'll be blessed by time spent with them.
"But whoever drinks of the water that I will give
him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him
will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal
life." --John 4:14
Fellowship at 5pm (all grades)
Dinner at 6pm
Bible Study at 7pm
High School Bible Study 6 - 7:30pm
Boys meet in
Girls meet at the
6p High School
High School Bible Studies
Fall Festival - Youth volunteers needed
High School Bible Studies
High School Bible Studies
Sunday 26: 1 -
4 pm Combined Youth Game Day
No High School Bible Studies
On October 5
(World Communion Sunday), all of our Adult Christian Life Training classes
will join together in the gym from 10:15-11:00am for a combined
class to hear from Rev. Larry Martin of International Justice
October 12, all of our Christian Life Training classes (children
and adults) will end at 10:45am so that members may attend the
Congregational meeting for the election of new officers which will
be held in the Great Hall.
from the fire marshal
Please do not leave the stairwell doors in the CLC propped open
after peak times or after an event is over. Please make sure to remove
the doorstops if you see the doors propped open when there is no
one in the building. Thank you!
we're just getting our first taste of fall, it's time to start
thinking about Christmas and shoeboxes. Shoebox collection for
Operation Christmas Child kicks off on Sunday, October 19th. There
is no easier way to share the love of Christ with needy children
around the world than to prayerfully pack a shoebox for OCC. Entire
families have learned about the redeeming love of our Savior
through these simple gifts. It's a powerful testament to how God
can use a shoebox to change the world.
the bar again - our goal this year is 350 shoeboxes! We've
surpassed our goal each year, and we expect this year will be no
different. Brochures with complete instructions will be located in
the Alcove near the Sanctuary or in the CLC lobby on October
19th. Help yourself to some of the pre-made boxes at the
tables, or use your own shoebox or a reusable plastic storage box.
Visit www.epres.org/shoebox for
more information and important dates. For great tips on packing a
shoe box, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/.
Drop off filled boxes in Fellowship Hall until November 16th.
Share the love of Jesus this Christmas with children in need.
Want to help
behind the scenes of OCC? Volunteer at the OCC Processing Site!
Join us for a night of working, praying and fellowship as we help
process shoeboxes before they get shipped out all over the world.
There are two dates to choose from - Monday, December 1st from 6 -
10 p.m., and Tuesday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Space is
limited, so sign up now at www.epres.org/signups.
MUST Food Pantries need food!
shelves get bare and MUST's clients need canned meat, peanut
butter, jelly, cereal, canned pasta with
meat, pasta sauce, boxed dinners, juice and large size diapers. All
foods must be within the "use by date". No fresh or
perishable foods! Please remember to bring those items
to church each week and put them in the barrels in the Narthex and
in the CLC!
A Huge Thank
You!! MUST has sent an email
thanking Eastminster for their help with this summer's lunches. The
final count is 254,906 sack lunches that were delivered to hungry
children in just 10 weeks! We served meals in eight counties this
well know, it takes an active community of individuals, leaders, churches,
businesses, clubs, neighborhoods, schools and others to come
together and feed thousands of children each week day. Distributing
sack lunches requires someone doing the grocery shopping,
decorating bags, packing, checking, driving, coordinating and more.
"It takes a village" has a whole new meaning when your
outreach is to as many as 6,100 children each day. God is good to
provide the resources and we pray He blesses the hands and feet of
those who serve with us." The email goes on to say
that MUST is grateful, and for us to consider how else we can serve
opportunities - we already do1500 lunches, and serve dinners on the
9th of each month. There are so many other ways we can
help! Call Karen Miller, 678-522-5267 for more information!
Hands of Hope
We go as the
"hands and feet of Christ" to provide a pathway of hope
by building relationships and reaching out to others with the love
of Jesus Christ.
Mission Trip to West Virginia is less than one month away!
OCTOBER 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2014
Thank you so
much for all your donations! Your generosity has been overwhelming!
The trailer is nearly full!
The LAST DAY
we will be able to accept donations is Sunday, October 12th! The
Hands of Hope Trailer will be taken back to Canton on October 13th
so that it can then be transported to West Virginia. If you still
have donations for the trip, please deposit them in the Hands of
Hope Bins in the CLC Lobby and the Alcove outside the Choir Room.
Please contact Norm or Suzie Baur if
you have any questions. Contact info: Suzie/Norm: home phone:
770-321-0188 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We thank you
so much for your continued support and generosity for Hands of
Hope! Please pray for safe travels for the team. Also, pray that
the children and adults truly receive and feel the love and peace of
Christ through our teaching of the Word and our interactions in the
"If you want to see God, walk among the broken
and the beaten, the unattractive and forgotten - there you will see
Hearing From Us?
If not, we
would love to hear from you! Women's Ministry sends out
periodic emails, and we would love to include YOU in our
distribution list. Please log on to www.epres.org
and 'subscribe' to "Women's Ministry Communications" on
the home page. If you have any questions, please email Ellen
Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org
of elementary-age daughters - the next Sonflower
Sisters meeting is Friday, October 10th from 7 to 8:30 in the CLC
room 208. Please plan on joining us for a great devotional and help
with a service project for the Fall Festival. If you have any
questions, please contact Beth Hartt at email@example.com.
Ministry needs YOU!! Once again, Women's Ministry will sponsor the
bake sale at the Fall Festival on Saturday, October 11th. Pull out
your favorite recipes and bring your tastiest creations - we need
cookies, cakes, pies, breads, muffins, brownies, cupcakes and other
treats. Baked goods may be dropped off in the Youth Room at the
church on Friday, October 10th between 10 and 4 or on Saturday
morning. Bake sale helpers are needed on Friday to price and
package goodies and on Saturday to help sell baked goods in the
booth. To volunteer to bake and/or help, please e-mail Sylvian
Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Todd
at email@example.com. All Fall Festival
bake sale proceeds are donated to missions. Thank you for your
will meet Monday, October 13th, 10-1, Room 203/CLC. We will
begin working on a new mission project. Sewing machines, scissors
and willing hands needed. There'll be a job for everyone. Any
questions, call Lynn Hall (770-552-0949) or Lynne Buchanan
Bunch will meet at noon October 16th at Hunan Gourmet Restaurant,
5070 Sandy Springs Cir., NE, Atlanta.
Directions: Take Sewell Mill Rd. to Johnson Ferry Rd. Turn right,
continuing on Johnson Ferry Rd, passing over the river, continuing
until you reach Johnson Ferry Rd, NW. Turn right and continue until
you reach Sandy Springs Cir., NE (Fire Station will be on your
right.). Turn right on Sandy Springs Cir., NE,
go thru traffic light. The restaurant will be in the next
Shopping Center on the right. RSVP by Oct. 14th to Sandra
Allen (770-977-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org ).
with us at the first ever Rooted Women's Conference. Make
plans to join us at this 2-day event on October 24th and 25th at
Mt. Bethel UMC. The Women's Ministry at Eastminster has
partnered with 5 other churches to bring this conference to the
women in our area. Lysa Terkuerst from Proverbs 31 Ministries will
be our featured speaker and Melissa Greene from GracePointe
Church in Franklin, TN will be our worship leader. Conference
starts Friday, October 24th 6:30pm-9:30pm and continues Saturday,
October 25th 8:00am-12:00pm (box lunch is included in ticket
price). We will be highlighting and supporting the missions of
Street Grace and Wellspring during the conference.
Both of these amazing faith-based organizations are
headquartered right here in Atlanta and are working to try and help
women who have been victims of sex trafficking. For more
information or to purchase a ticket, log on to www.rootedwomensconference.com or
contact Leigh Sain at email@example.com or
Helen Hvizdak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's that time
again, our annual PW Thanksgiving Bake
Sale is right around the corner. So men, women and youth put
on your aprons and start baking! We had such an awesome year
last year and hope to even do better. We'll be accepting all
goodies in the Fellowship Hall from 11AM - 2 PM on Saturday,
November 22. Attach your recipes to them, if you wish.
On Sunday, November 23rd our Harvest Sale will take place before,
during and after both church services. The money collected
goes directly to the Eastminster Presbyterian Women, so help us
make this event a huge success! Any questions, please contact
Kathy Schuette: 404-310-3761 (email@example.com) or Vicky Ryder:
The Center for
Family Resources and the Cobb County Department of Family and
Children's Services join together each year to distribute Thanksgiving
Food Baskets to Cobb County's low income citizens. They rely
entirely on donations from organizations and churches. Please join
us in making this important program a success.
Here's how you
Pick up a list of the
needed items from the alcove or CLC.
Return the food to
the alcove or CLC by Sunday, November 16th.
Donate money for the
purchase of turkeys and other perishable items. You can do this by
placing a check payable to Eastminster, marked "turkeys"
in the offering plate by Sunday, November 9th.
information or to volunteer, please contact Sylvian Williams at
770.973.9799 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeanette Gowen at email@example.com or 770.587.1398.
Fall Festival - October 11
off any cookbooks or paperback books in the boxes labeled Fall
Festival books in the CLC or the alcove. Remember, paperback books
only, unless they are cookbooks or children's books. Questions?
Contact Jeanette Gowen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-587-1398.
A huge thank you
to the past supporters who have donated goods and
services over the years. We are calling out to past, and potential new supporters to start
thinking about donations for the upcoming event, Saturday, October
11. We can't do this without church member support! We
need works of art, creative theme baskets, offerings of
home-cooked meals, or useful skills and talents to name
just a few of the items that have kept folks coming back year
after year. If you don't know what to donate, please call.
We can offer you a suggestion! Thanks once again for your
faithful support. Coordinators: Sarah Nielsen (email@example.com
or 770-634-1734) and Barbara Lowery (firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-973-1172).
Session Meeting Highlights
approved the request of non-members Lindsay Mann and Scott Boyer to
be married at Eastminster on March 14, 2015. Dr. McConnell will
officiate. Members Hubie & Terri Mann are parents of the bride.
approved the baptisms of Louise Delgado and Senna Delgado,
daughters of Kimber Delgado (member) and Roberto Delgado
(non-member) and the baptism of Reid Alexander Dickerson, son of
members Roger and Adrienne Dickerson.
approved welcoming a guest pastor, Rev. Larry Martin, Director of
Church Operations for International Justice Mission, to the pulpit
for World Communion Sunday on October 5, 2014.
approved a Service of Healing and Wholeness with Rev. Jan
Warren-Taylor Ray on either October 26, or November 9, 2014,
approved a motion for the Sonflower
Sisters to collect spare change, Coins for Kenya, after both
services on October 19th and November 16th.
approved holding Christmas Eve services be held at 5pm (CLC
nativity pageant), 7pm and 11pm (sanctuary with communion and
approved a motion for The Journey, contingent upon Board approval,
to enter into a contract with Kennesaw State University for the
rental of the Bailey Center for a Christmas Concert.
approved a motion to allow the Craftsmen's Ministry to sell
Christmas wreaths with proceeds dedicated to the Craftsmen's
approved two Barnabas Fund distributions for a member totaling
approved a Memo of Understanding for Church Planting Financial
approved a new restricted account (code 8220) for "Preschool
Fundraising". This account will be used for expenses/income
from the Preschool's fundraising efforts.
Congregational meeting will be held Sunday, October 12, 2014, at
10:50am in the great hall for the purpose of receiving the officer
slate from the Nominating Committee and electing new officers for
Session meeting will be held Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 4pm in
the library for the purpose of receiving new covenant partners.
Stated Session Meeting will be Thursday, October 16, 2014, at
7:30pm in Room 204.
Presbytery Meeting will be November 21-22, 2014, at Saxe Gotha
Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC.
Diane L. Brock
will be providing Wednesday night dinner
on October 15. Come support the Eastminster Men's
Ministry by joining us for some breakfast favorites: pancakes,
bacon, eggs, and sausage. The cost will be: Adults $8,
seniors $7, children elementary age $5, families
$22. All proceeds will help support the 2015 Men's Retreat.
class on our new and improved Stretch and Tone Class. This class
concentrates on gentle stretching and toning your muscles for
strengthening, and stabilizing your core. As we age, it is
important to move your body, strengthen your muscles, and stabilize
your core. Come check out a class for free! Monday, October 13th,
6:30-7:30pm in the fellowship hall. Any age, from a beginner to
someone who has worked out for years are welcome to come. Bring a
yoga mat and wear comfortable, yoga pants, not short shorts, and
comfortable top. Typically we don't sweat during class so you don't
need a towel. After class if you enjoyed it, you can sign up for
the 8-week session for $80 or $15 per class. Come join us, staying
active as we age!
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
email@example.com | www.epres.org
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Timothy P. McConnell, Senior Pastor