September 2016 |



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September 4

"Hearing God: The Power of God's Word"

Mr. Hubie Mann



September 11

"Hearing God: Being The New You"
Dr. Boone


September 18

"Hearing God: To Act Takes Courage"

Dr. Boone


September 25

"Hearing God"

Rev. Trent McEntyre






1   Janet McIntire

2   Jim Streible

2   Teri Capparucci

2   Allison Chastain

2   Kenneth Warren

3   Sarah Clarke

3   Lee Kizer

4   Eleanor Tandy

4   Mercia Weyand

4   Ruth Kenyon

5   Martha Knight

5   Kayla Brodrick

5   Caitlin Foster 

6   Doug Nielson

6   Leanne Grady

7   Elliot Brown

8   Andrea Peacock

8   Anne Dixon

9   Susan Welborn

10 Donna Flood

10 John Bunch

10 Roger Dickerson

10 Mary Noland

10 Caleb Hammett

11 Dick Tandy

11 Janet Warren

11 Mike Snedden

11 Bonnie Pirlot

12 Clete Simpson

12 Jane Baskin

12 Jack Jeffries

13 Hoke Wilcox

14 Hayley Nagel

15 Mike Adams

15 Lindi Moot

15 George Hamilton

16 Tom Funk

16 Rod Clark

16 Craig Rizk

16 Jeffrey Meigs

16 Ben Keller

16 Isabel Kizer

17 Ann Streible

17 Robyn Richter

17 Jason Barker

17 Jason Witt

18 Phil McClendon

18 Doreen Waugaman

18 Greyson Fowler

18 Christopher Ray

19 Ferebee Kaleida

19 Karen Miller

20 Scott Briggs

20 Diane Downs

20 Robert Radloff

21 Ellen Parkerson

21 Barbara Duda

21 Robert Gettys

21 Griffin Dilworth

22 Carol Lewis

22 Gordon Scott

23 Lynne Buchanan

23 Bailey Seitter

24 Hugh Ryder

26 Karen Adair

26 Barry Gannon

26 Christopher Jackson

26 Courtenay Powell

27 Mallory Nix

27 Donald Malcolm

27 Roland Stebbins

27 Kay Miller

27 Bruce Hanson

27 Steven Cummings

27 Trey Nickles

28 Harry Owen

28 Suzanne Yates

28 Shana Bryington

28 Samuel Watson

29 Marilyn Michelitch

29 Ella Goodwin

29 Liam Ryder

30 James Gruber

30 Finley McDaniel


Happy Anniversary


2 John & Peggy Tienken

3  Devin & Sara Brown

4  Gordon & Kelley


4  Don & Diane Preus

6  Kedrick & Sara Daw

6  Dan & Kathy Wolfram

7  Chad & Sarah-Kate


7  Richard & Kim Peery

8  Steve & Debbie Moore

12 Ken & Linda Johnson

12 Craig & Heidi Morris

13 John & Lindsey


16 Scott & Pam Keller

17 Jack & Sylvian


20 Mark & Wendi


22 Wesley & Omega


22 Chris & Mary Lindsay


22  Bruce & Shawn


23 Brad & Susan West

26 Karl & Lisa Barner

28 Sam & Lane


28 Greg & Andrea


30 Tony & Jenifer Pecht






September 4


Teresa Roberts



Stan Beard

Martie Pottinger

Karen Adair


September 11


Suzanne Edmond

Susan Welborn



Paul & Snookie Goldberg

Bill & Melinda Freeman


September 18


Sarah Nielsen

Teri Capparucci



Mike & Jennie Adams

Randy & Edwina



September 25


Sylvian Williams

Cathy DuBose



John & Janie Bunch

Linda & Denny Zollweg




September 4


Andrew Sain

Tom Dilworth



Randy Sherman

Todd Mordecai

Tom Nickles

Joel Knight


September 11


Amy Allen



Paul Goldberg

Snookie Goldberg

Karen Jones

Jeff Jones


September 18


Vicky Ryder

Kim Brammer



Jim Bussart

Phillip Morrissey

Debbie Bussart

Alana Nigro


September 25


Will Page

Cheryl Spring



Scott Wessner

Lynn Shoop

Stan Sharp

Flo Sharp



Need something notarized? 


I just renewed my Georgia notary qualification for another four years.  Email me ( or call me at 770-973-5895.  There is, of course, no charge.


Chad Ervin




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.









Greetings Eastminster!


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'." (Revelation 21:5).


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 the earth.


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 3pm

Where:  CLC Great Hall

Food:     BBQ Pork, Rotisserie Chicken, sides, and

              dessert (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 


Christian Education


Small Groups

We believe 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 ( if you have questions or need additional information.



Fall Teacher Training

Our fall 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.




Youth Update

September 4:    Regular Youth

September 11:  IMAGINE: Eastminster 2020 Event (No


September 18:   Regular Youth

September 25:   Fall Break (No Youth!)


Wednesday Night Dinners:

Every Wednesday but September 28

5:00: Fellowship Time

6:00: Dinner

7:00 Bible Study


Music Ministry


"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.


World Communion Sunday


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.


Keyless Entry System


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


Starting Points Class 

"Welcome Home"


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 ( 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 on September 1.  You can also contact: Val Mote (,Norm Baur (, Phil McClendon ( or Doug Nielson(       


Book Sale

Fall Festival 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 or




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 or contact Sylvian Williams at / 770.973.9799 to sign up. All bake sale proceeds are donated to missions.






Calling All Crafters!

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


Women's Ministry 


Craft Circle

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).


Sonflower SIsters

Calling all 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 with questions, or to make sure you are on the email list!



Lunch Bunch

The Ladies 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



Spunky Spirits

Spunky Spirits 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.


Mission News


Providing Dinners for MUST

Hello Small 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




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

epcartministry@yahoo. com.


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


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 technical school.


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, visit You can also contact Beth Hartt ( or Emily Gilbert ( for more information.




Hands of 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 trip!


The donation 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 donations.


Some great things have happened in McDowell County this summer through Hands of Hope! Your Mission donations have made all these things possible.


August 11th 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 for more information. 




August Session Meeting Highlights


Session removed Coenraad Brand from membership at Eastminster. Coenraad is now ordained and serving at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Indiana.


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, Virginia Warren

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.


Respectfully submitted,


Diane L. Brock

Clerk of Session



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








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