"Hearing God: The Power of God's Word"
Mr. Hubie Mann
"Hearing God: Being The New You"
"Hearing God: To Act Takes Courage"
Rev. Trent McEntyre
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Christian Sympathy is expressed
to . . .
Kathy Wolfram and family in the loss of her father in
July. We just recently became aware of Kathy's loss and apologize
for lateness in sharing this information with you.
In August, the Lausanne Conference for emerging young
leaders in the global church met in Jakarta, Indonesia. A friend of
mine attended and passed along some interesting points.
For example, it is estimated that by 2020, 80% of the
global Christian community will live in the Southern Hemisphere.
Related to this is that non-Western missionaries now outnumber
those coming from the United States. A third point is that flexibility
and collaboration with partners is replacing previous notions
that "we know what's best." Around the world, the Spirit
is bringing Christians together that we may listen to and learn from one another, or as Paul describes in
Romans 1:11-12, that we might mutually encourage one another.
The gospel has hit the world around us like a tsunami,
and in its wake hope grows rather than destruction. All this to
say, don't believe what the evil one wants you to think is
happening! Let's check out another source. "He who was seated
on the throne said, 'Behold, I am making all things new'."
In September and October we will be hearing stories
both locally and from around the world about this period of
exponential growth in our faith. Through IMAGINE we will celebrate
His mercy and grace through our history, and wonder together about
what Jesus is calling Eastminster to be as a kingdom church. We
will ask ourselves what our youth most need from Eastminster in the
future to prepare them for a world that is open for them to be
Christ's influencers in a world that is responding to the gospel.
I am excited for all that the Spirit may open before
Eastminster this Fall. It begins with IMAGINE: Eastminster 2020 on
September 11 after traditional worship. Let's pack this place out
and get ready to dream large and show our world that God has
already won, beginning in East Cobb and flowing to all the ends of
Grace and peace,
Everyone is invited to gather in the Great
Hall after traditional worship for an energetic and fun event you do
not want to miss! On tap is terrific food from Williams Bros. BBQ,
a time to reminisce, and a time to dream. Our worship director,
Chris Owenby will lead us in some singing. We will share our
favorite Eastminster memories and begin to cast the vision for
Eastminster in 2020. Also, our transitional pastor, Dr. Tom Boone
will lay out the process we will use to Hear God for what He has in
store for us.
When: Sunday, September 11 from 12:15 to
Where: CLC Great Hall
Food: BBQ Pork, Rotisserie Chicken,
(provided by Williamson Bros. BBQ)
Cost: Free-will donation
Childcare available for babies to 5th grade from 1 to
3pm. Please contact Hubie Mann, if interested in childcare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Contact Hubie
Mann (email@example.com) if you have questions or need
Fall Teacher Training
training for teachers of Christian Life Training classes as well as
Youth Ministry leaders/ volunteers will be on Sunday, Sept. 18,
from 2-3:30pm in CLC Room 208.
September 4: Regular Youth
September 11: IMAGINE: Eastminster 2020 Event
September 18: Regular Youth
September 25: Fall Break (No Youth!)
Wednesday Night Dinners:
Every Wednesday but September 28
5:00: Fellowship Time
7:00 Bible Study
"O come, all ye faithful singers in the
choir!" It's hard to believe that seasonal choir rehearsals begin
this month! Are you interested in singing in the Christmas concert?
Well, come one and all! Join us for the
first hour of rehearsal each Wednesday beginning on September 14,
7:30-8:30 pm. The Christmas concert is set for Saturday, December
10, 6:00-7:15 pm.
Theatre Organist Walt Strony will
give a FREE concert of organ music in the Sanctuary on Sunday,
September 18, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Please join us for a reception in the
Fellowship Hall immediately following the concert.
On October 2nd,
Christians across the globe will join together and celebrate communion
in their local churches. Here at Eastminster, we are thrilled to
welcome Sassan Tavaossoli,
an Iranian Christian pastor and author, to both our pulpit and
our Christian Life Training hour. His primary outreach focuses
on teaching discipleship, theology, and evangelism to Christians
still living in Iran via satellite television. Come hear Sassan share his own story, listen to the
stories of our brothers and sisters faithfully following Jesus
across the Middle East, and end as we worship together in the
Sanctuary. Due to the Great Hall floors being refinished,
and the opportunity to worship together, we will only have one
worship service this morning at 11:15 AM!
Great Hall Floor Refinishing
We will be refinishing the Great Hall floor in September.
Please note the room will be closed from Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 to allow
the new finish to dry thoroughly.
A keyless entry system has been installed in both
buildings. This will provide better access as well as better
control to our church. Access is available on eight doors. The main
door to the office, the portico, rear hall behind the sanctuary,
both sides of the front and back breezeways between buildings, and
the left front door of the CLC. FOBs are available for those who
need building access outside office hours (there is a $10
refundable deposit). The system supports fingerprint access and you
may do that as well. Testing showed that some people had great
success using fingerprints while others did not have very good
success. We are recommending FOBs as the primary method of entry.
If you have keys to the church, please make arrangements to drop
your exterior key off and pick up a FOB as the locks will be
changed in several weeks. Please direct any questions to Jack
Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Points Class
If you have been visiting Eastminster and feel led to join
with us as covenant partners, we would like to invite you to attend
an afternoon (1:30-4:00) Starting Points
class. Date to be determined. At this time, we would like to
determine your interest to join with us in the next couple of
months and possible class size. Please call the church office
(770-977-2976) or contact Valerie Mote (email@example.com or 770-401-8854) to let us know of
your interest in this class. Childcare will be provided, if needed.
Fall Festival - Oct. 21 -22
Fall Festival is our yearly open house to the
community, a wonderful time of fellowship and fun for kids and
adults alike. Festivities start Friday with the men's famous BBQ
(12:00 to 8pm), and continue Saturday (10 am - 4pm). Saturday's
festivities feature kids' crafts and games, bouncy houses, dunk
tank, pony rides, a petting zoo, cake walk, face-painting, silent
auction, bake sale and book sale. There will also be a host of
crafters with a wide variety of homemade items ranging from jewelry
to flower arrangements to artwork and everything in between. It is
a great way to get a head start on Christmas shopping! We have
something for everyone. Come out and enjoy the fellowship and fun!
We need plenty of volunteers to make this great event happen.
Sign up links will be on epres.org on September 1. You can
also contact: Val Mote (firstname.lastname@example.org),Norm Baur (email@example.com),
Phil McClendon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Doug Nielson(email@example.com).
is right around the corner, and now is the time to start collecting
books for the book sale. Please drop off any cookbooks or paperback
books in the boxes/bins labeled FALL FESTIVAL BOOKS in the CLC or
to the right of the Sanctuary. Remember, paperback books only,
unless they are cookbooks or children's books. Questions? Contact
Jeanette Gowen at 770-587-1398
Calling All Bakers!
Pull out your favorite recipes and bring your tastiest
creations - we need cookies, cakes, pies, breads, muffins, brownies,
cupcakes, and other treats! Drop off baked goods Friday, October 21
between 10 and 4 or on Saturday morning in the Youth Room. Please
go to http://www.epres.org/bs_signups/ or contact Sylvian Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org / 770.973.9799 to sign up.
All bake sale proceeds are donated to missions.
If you are planning to have a booth at this year's
Fall Festival, you need to get your registration submitted
early. We will have up to 15 booths available and they will
be assigned on a first come, first served basis; with preference to
hand crafted items. You can pick up a form at the church
office or email Sally Brentzel at email@example.com.
Craft Circle will meet Monday, September
12th, room 203/CLC, 10:00-1:00 to work on Feminine Hygiene Kits (DfG kits) for Days for Girls
International. There will be work for all willing
hands. Those who can, bring sewing machines/sergers, others bring your favorite
scissors. Any questions, please call Lynn Hall (770-552-0949)
or Lynne Buchanan (404-234-5063).
elementary-age girls and their moms!
Sonflower Sisters will have
our first meeting on September 2, in Room 206 (upstairs in CLC)
from 7-8:30 pm. Please join us as we kick off our study of
the Fruits of the Spirit with the theme of Love. An evite
will be sent with details. Contact Lara Atalla at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or to make
sure you are on the email list!
Lunch Bunch will meet September 15th at the new Marlo's Restaurant on the corner of Sandy
Plains and Shallowford Roads across from O'Charleys Restaurant. RSVP to Sandra Allen at
770-977-9742 or email@example.com.
first meeting will be Thursday, September 8. The meeting is held in
the church library with a pot luck lunch afterwards. We
will be studying "Worshiping God With Our Lives", a Women
of Faith study by Sheila Walsh. The books costs $8 and can be
purchased from Marsha Stemme on Sunday
mornings from 9-11:10 in the Fellowship Hall or at our first
meeting. Newcomers are welcome. Looking forward to seeing everyone
as we join together for fellowship and Bible study. Questions? Call
Marsha Stemme at 770-971-3432.
Dinners for MUST
Groups! The Mission Team at Eastminster provides dinners for MUST
on the 9th of each month. The food is ready for pick-up
at 6pm from the Publix deli on the corner of Delk
Road and Powers Ferry Road. We will provide you with a detailed map
to get to the MUST location. Serving the food takes approximately
30 minutes (6:45 to 7:15). No cooking involved and no clean-up!
Please talk with your small group about serving. Call me for
further details and to sign-up for the 9th of the month
of your choice. September through December are
still available. Contact Patti Cosson at
770-953-1895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Missions and The Art Ministry-
Soles4Souls Shoe Drive
Since 2006 Soles4Souls has collected and distributed
26 million pairs of shoes to those in need in 127 countries around
the world and all 50 states in the U.S.
See the Art Ministry bulletin board for more
information about the shoe drive or email
2017 Haiti Medical Mission
First Presbyterian, Douglasville is planning a trip
from Saturday, March 11th - Saturday, March 18th. This is a
5-day clinic (Sunday is a Sabbath day in Haiti). The trip is
primarily for medical personnel: MD, DO, DMD, NP, PA, RN, PT, but
there are spots for non-medical personnel. If you are interested in
going, contact Rev. Andrew Dickinson for more information:
770-942-0710 or email@example.com.
Ken 'Ya Run 5K
Have you marked your calendars
for Saturday, November 19th? Join us for the
inaugural Ken 'Ya Run 5K at
Still Family Farm! All proceeds from the race will benefit Kenya
Connection Kids, specifically going toward construction of the
Not a runner or walker? The race
needs sponsors too! Do you own a company or have influence where
you work? We'd love to talk to you about race sponsorship! There
are sponsorship levels for every budget and it's a great way to advertise any business!
For more race and sponsorship information,
You can also contact Beth Hartt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Emily Gilbert (email@example.com) for more information.
Hope Mission Trip - Sept. 22 - 25
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 to one of
the poorest counties in the United States.
We have an
awesome team of 10 signed up for the September Mission Trip! We are
really excited to have three new members on our team this
bins are in the CLC lobby and the Alcove. The donations will focus
on needs for the upcoming winter in McDowell County. The needs are:
Sleeping bags (child and adult), blankets, quilts, and comforters. Children's
clothing (sizes new born to 4T, summer and winter). Warm
winter jackets, fleece jackets, sweat shirts and pants, boots,
mittens, gloves, socks and hats. (all
sizes for children, teen and adult). Items always in short supply:
Infant and toddler clothing, men's shoes, men's small and
medium shirts, men's plus sizes especially 3XL, women's plus size
clothing and pots and pans. Other household needs: silverware,
cooking utensils, dishes, lamps, small appliances. All items should
be new or gently used and clean. Clothes should be labeled by size
and gender. ****PLEASE: NO other adult clothes except
as listed previously. Contact Norm (678-283-0776) or Suzie Baur (678-283-0774) if you have large
Some great things
have happened in McDowell County this summer through Hands of Hope!
Your Mission donations have made all these things possible.
was the McDowell County Library Summer Reading Program Event. Once
again, Eastminster provided 18 bicycles for a drawing at the end of
summer party. Yes, we are becoming known as the bicycle church!
Thank you for
continued donations to the Food Box Fund and to the Diaper Fund!
EPC's support of
these funds has been a blessing to the people of McDowell County. The
needs will continue to be ongoing and are more important than ever
going forward as that county continues to struggle in so many ways.
Please continue to pray for their well-being.
Suzie and Norm
Out of Darkness
They seeks to rescue and restore victims of Sex
Trafficking in Atlanta. It's Princess
Night outreach helps build relationships with these women by going
to areas of street prostitution and offering roses, prayer, and
handmade cards of encouragement and scripture. EPC has the
opportunity to participate on Friday nights at 7pm on October
28 and December 23. The registration deadline for October is
Friday, October 7th. Contact Mary Lynne Nielson MLNIELSON925@msn.com for more information.
August Session Meeting
Session removed Coenraad Brand from membership at Eastminster.
Coenraad is now ordained and serving at Calvary Presbyterian Church
Session also removed Margaret Harouny
from membership at Eastminster. Margaret is now ordained and
serving at Charleston Presbyterian Church in South Carolina.
Session approved the following CLT staff for the
2016-2017 school year:
Pre-K/Kindergarten - Amy Chastain, Sarah Daw, Rosie
Jeffries, Linda Zollweg
1st grade - Beth Crump, Kathy Keeler, Meredith Shoop,
2nd grade - Emily Gilbert, Mary Lynne Nielson, Julie
Orton, Lindsey Thompson
3rd grade - Jo Byrd, Aimee & Chris Jackson, Sarah
Nielsen, Jamie Ryder
4th grade - Sara Allegood, Lara
Atalla, Lisa Barner, Jen Kizer
5th grade - Sarah-Kate Bozza,
Ian Cross, Cliff Lowery, Cindy Moran
Session approved a budget of $4500 for "Imagine -
Eastminster 2020", the upcoming Strategic Planning Program.
The next Stated Session meeting will be held on
Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 7:30pm in Room 204.
The next Presbytery meeting will be held on October
7-8, 2016, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC.
Diane L. Brock
Clerk of Session
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
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3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
Rev. Dr. Thomas Boone, Transitional Pastor