OCTOBER 2014  |



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Upcoming Worship


October 5

World Communion Sunday

Imagine: Loving Like Jesus

Rev. Larry Martin (International Justice Mission)


October 12

Imagine: Saving Like Jesus

Dr. McConnell


October 19

Imagine: Giving Like Jesus

Dr. McConnell


October 26

Imagine: Praying Like Jesus

Dr. McConnell
Kirkin of the Tartans

Stewardship Commitment










1  John Hanson

1  Sally Brentzel

1  Elliana Baur

2  Larry Rainwater

2  Carlie Nigro

2  John Bunch

3  Tom Hewett

3  Dan Kiser

3  Bob Gilbert

3  Lauren Moot

4  Mark Moyer

4  Robert Jansen

7  Gail Sorrells

7  Norm Baur

7  Stephanie DeVoe

7  Brook Seitter

8  Roger Yates

8  Joey Crock

9  Debbie Taylor

10 Cathy DuBose

11 Judy Parkinson

11 Alana Nigro

12 Michelle Simon

13 Ashley Grady

14 Linda Johnson

14 Kevin Youngberg

14 Kelsey Wolfram

15 Hunter Edwards 

16 Diane Green

16 Karrie Willard

16 Chuck Frew

17 Mike Mjehovich

17 Warren Ballew

17 Robert Ulrich

17 Tom Schuette

18 Eddie Capparucci

18 Cindy Moran

18 Jenny Seitter

19 Todd Mordecai

20 Helen Hvizdak

20 Jennifer Kizer

20 Jacob Jansen

20 Lisa Page

21 Chad Ervin

21 Wendy Brodrick

22 Austin Harlow

23 Randy Sherman

23 Michael Murphy

23 Jenna Mjehovich

23 Spencer Mjehovich

25 Edwin Owino

27 Diane Preus

27 Steve Moore

27 Becky Sammons

27 Davis Griffin

28 Jo Ann Kiser

28 Alyson Meigs

28 Tom Moore

29 Noah Tate

30 Peter Moot

31 Jet Ballew

31 Patrick Allegood

31 Taylor Driscoll



Happy Anniversary


1   Cary & Darla Erickson

1   Mark & Leigh Moyer

4   Lee & Jennifer Kizer

5   Lynn & Meredith


13  Warren & Susan


21  David & Lisa


23  Paul & Gloria West

29  Eric & Alison Horton





Wed. Night Meals


Adults and teens $8.00

Seniors $7.00

Families $22.00

Children $5 (Elementary School)

Pre-school and below are free


Oct. 1

Chicken Scaloppini

Beef Stroganoff

Buttered Noodles

Green Beans


Cucumber Salad

Caesar Salad

Ice Cream Sundaes


Oct. 8

Chicken Pot Pie

Shepherds Pie

Buttered Carrots


Green Salad

Pudding w/whipped cream


Oct. 15

Breakfast for dinner

provided by the Craftsmen Ministry






Oct. 22


Taco Lasagna


Re-Fried Beans

Green Salad

Chips w/Salsa



Oct. 29

Brats w/grilled peppers, onions sides

Hot Dogs w/chili, cheese, and cole slaw sides

Tater Tots

Red Cabbage


Corn Casserole

Green Salad

Birthday Cake



We will have peanut butter and jelly available for those children who don't care for the selections. 





Oct. 5


Leigh Sain

Teresa Roberts



Valerie Mote

Alaine Bayless



Oct. 12


Emily Gilbert

Rosie Jeffries



Jeff & Karen Jones

Lucian & Gina



Oct. 19


Irene Misencik

Tom & Kathy Schuette


Ken Jacquot

Brad West

Jack & Diane Keegan


Oct. 26


Ellie McConnell

Lauren Brock



Dan & Jo Ann Kiser

Steve & Debbie Moore


Christian Sympathy


Jim Fowler and family in the loss of his father, Bob Fowler.




Thank You. . .


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.




Two Events, Two Books 


Not to be missed... 


International Justice Mission

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.


The Rooted Conference

There is 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 Resources

I'm delighted 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.


Yours in Christ,




"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


Youth October Calendar   


Wednesday 1:

Youth Fellowship at 5pm (all grades)

Dinner at 6pm

Middle School Bible Study at 7pm


Thursday 2: High School Bible Study 6 - 7:30pm

Boys meet in Youth Room

Girls meet at the Hudson Home


Sunday 5:

4:15p Middle School Youth

5:30p Dinner

6p High School Youth


Wednesday 8: Youth Activities

Thursday 9: High School Bible Studies

Saturday 11: Fall Festival - Youth volunteers needed


Sunday 12: Youth Group

Wednesday 15: Youth Activities

Thursday 16: High School Bible Studies


Sunday 19: Youth Group

Wednesday 22: Youth Activities

Thursday 23: High School Bible Studies


Sunday 26: 1 - 4 pm Combined Youth Game Day

Wednesday 29: Combined Youth

Thursday 30: No High School Bible Studies


Christian Education


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 Mission.


On Sunday, 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.


Deacon's Corner


A reminder 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!


Mission News


Operation Christmas Child

Even though 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.


We're raising 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 for more information and important dates. For great tips on packing a shoe box, go to 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





MUST Food Pantries need food! 

As always, 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!



MUST Lunches:

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 year!


 As you 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 our community!


Watch for 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 Mission


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.


The Fall 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 or


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 community.


"If you want to see God, walk among the broken and the beaten, the unattractive and forgotten - there you will see Him."


Women's Ministry  


Are You 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 and 'subscribe' to "Women's Ministry Communications" on the home page.  If you have any questions, please email Ellen Foster at  




Sonflower Sisters

Attention moms 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




Calling all Bakers!

Women's 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 or Katie Todd at All Fall Festival bake sale proceeds are donated to missions. Thank you for your help!




Craft Circle 

Craft Circle 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 (404-234-5063).





Lunch Bunch 

Ladies Lunch 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 ).



Rooted Women's Conference

Love-Grow-Transform 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 or contact Leigh Sain at or Helen Hvizdak at



Thanksgiving Bake Sale

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 ( or Vicky Ryder: 404-353-7094 (




Thanksgiving Baskets

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 can help:

        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.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sylvian Williams at 770.973.9799 or Jeanette Gowen at or 770.587.1398.



Fall Festival - October 11


Book Sale

Please drop 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 or 770-587-1398.



Silent Auction

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 ( or 770-634-1734) and Barbara Lowery ( or 770-973-1172).


Session Meeting Highlights

September 2014 


Session 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.


Session 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.


Session 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.


Session approved a Service of Healing and Wholeness with Rev. Jan Warren-Taylor Ray on either October 26, or November 9, 2014, at 7pm.


Session approved a motion for the Sonflower Sisters to collect spare change, Coins for Kenya, after both services on October 19th and November 16th.


Session approved holding Christmas Eve services be held at 5pm (CLC nativity pageant), 7pm and 11pm (sanctuary with communion and candlelight).


Session 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.


Session approved a motion to allow the Craftsmen's Ministry to sell Christmas wreaths with proceeds dedicated to the Craftsmen's missions.


Session approved two Barnabas Fund distributions for a member totaling $398.01.


Session approved a Memo of Understanding for Church Planting Financial Administration.


Session approved a new restricted account (code 8220) for "Preschool Fundraising". This account will be used for expenses/income from the Preschool's fundraising efforts.


A 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 2015.


A Called Session meeting will be held Sunday, October 12, 2014, at 4pm in the library for the purpose of receiving new covenant partners.


The next Stated Session Meeting will be Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 7:30pm in Room 204.


The next Presbytery Meeting will be November 21-22, 2014, at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church in Lexington, SC.


Respectfully submitted,


Diane L. Brock

Clerk of Session


Breakfast for Dinner


The Craftsmen 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. 


 Stretch and Tone Class


Free 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!





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






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