Thursday, December 26, 2019
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,  and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.  But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.  The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2: 15-20
  Announcements & Coming Events     
Contribution envelopes are now available in the Narthex. Don't forget to pick them up.  
moving-boxes.jpg Please consider staying after the service on January 5th to help undecorate the sanctuary (tree, garlands, wreaths, etc.) With enough willing hands this is a 30 to 40-minute job. Many thanks from the Worship committee!

PW Save the Date - Our PW Winter Fellowship will be on Saturday, January 11, from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. We are excited to have Jeanine Fulton return to us as our fellowship leader.  The topic will be "Lessons on Faith" and we can promise fellowship and laughter! A light breakfast will be served and bring a salad to share for lunch.
It is time for the Salt Shakers joint winter/spring lunch. We will meet Sunday, January 12th at Colossus
4369 Hugh Howell Rd, Tucker at 12 p.m. Our menu options are the following: (please select one) Spaghetti with meat sauce, Lasagna (with meat), or Spinach lasagna. Cost is $10 per person and reservations are required. Lunch includes salad and a drink. Please call or email Mary Clarke at (404) 295-6979 or email with your RSVP and food selection. We need reservations by Monday January 6th as we have to turn in numbers and selections.
PW looking ahead - Everyone is invited to join in on the Valentine Box packing day on Wednesday, February 5, at 10:00 in Founder's Hall. Our college students and missionary kids really look forward to receiving a decorated shoebox packed full of goodies from their Eastminster family to enjoy and share with friends.  Donations of individually wrapped candy, snacks, and school supplies can be left in the Narthex or office.
Please let Susan Adle or the office know if your college students or missionary kids have a change of address for this semester or new year. We want to continue sending them cards each month, and they won't want to miss their Valentine's box!
To view a complete calendar for the week, click here.
Everyone is Invited!  
It's time to form new Salt Shaker groups! If you are not already a part of this opportunity for fun and fellowship for couples and single adults of all ages, then now is the time to join!
Here's How It Works
Participants will randomly be assigned to groups of approximately 8 for a meal during the months of February - April and come August, we will regroup again. A willing host is designated for each gathering and the group works together to find an agreed upon date. The host provided the main dish and the others fill in with an appetizer, side dishes, and dessert. Some groups choose to meet at a favorite restaurant for dinner or lunch - anything goes - it's up to the group!
Sign up now to join with other Salt Shakers!  
Please send your name, address, phone #, and email address to the office at .    
2020 Pledges  
Pledge cards are still being accepted. You can pick one up in the office, fill it out online or email the information to Jan Zabarac at 
Click the button below to fill out a 2020 pledge card. 

 There are many ways to make a gift to the church including check, credit card and the Eastminster "give" link. You can also gift stocks or other securities or make gifts directly from an IRA or donor-advised fund. Please discuss with your financial advisor to determine which might be the best option for you. 

Lunch & Learn  


Save the Date.  Join us for a new faith formation series, "More or Less." For three Sundays in the new year, we'll gather together for food and conversation, ending with a trip to see TheoEd Talks in Atlanta.  TheoEd Talks is a faith-based speaker series, modeled after the popular TedTalks series, that brings together leading thinkers in the church and the academy to give the talk of their lives in 20 minutes or less. For the first two weeks of our series, w e'll  stay after worship for a Lunch & Learn where we'll engage with the work of one of this year's TheoEd speakers, Jeff Shinabarger. U sing Shinabarger's book More or Less: Choosing a Life of Excessive Generosity to guide our conversation, we'll consider how our faith can inform how we live into God's abundance in a world that says we never have "enough." 
January 26:  Lunch & Learn, Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
February 2:  Lunch & Learn, Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
February 9: TheoEd Talks event at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 4 p.m. 
Cost is $30, which includes both lunches and a ticket to TheoEd Talks, and free childcare will be available. Register at the link below or in the church office. Please
make checks payable to Eastminster Presbyterian Church and include "More or Less" in the subject line. Contact Anne Galliher with questions at or (704) 682-8434.
Fill out the reservation form for "More or Less"  here:

Wednesday Night Dinner & Program
Join us for fellowship and dinner Wednesday, January 8th at 5:45 p.m. the menu is: Swedish Meatballs with Noodles, Mixed Veggies, Garden Salad, White Mountain Bread, Cookies, Tea and Lemonade. If you would like to reserve for January 8, 2020 please let the church office know by email at, or by phone 770-469-4881.   
There is no Wednesday dinner until January 8th, 2020.


There is no Wednesday program until till January 8, 2020.    


 December  Birthdays   
 23   Charles Seaton
 29   Lynne Scott
 30   Sarah Sauls  
January  Birthdays
1     Ginny Matthews
2     Marty Counts
3     Barbara Morgan
4     Bonnie Evans
5     Rick Eaton
       Henry Howard
       Herb Uthlaut
11   Audrey Maly
12   William Hartle
14   Nancy Phillips
17   Kelly Brandon
       Al Lundin
18   Janice Wilmot
19   Libby Fleck
       Beverly Roberts
       James Willis
21   Patti Staten 
24   Annie Ruth Counts
       Daren Sorenson
27   Leslie Bunce
       Beth Heckman 
If you would like to wish someone a very happy birthday please see our Church Directory App, to conveniently contact them. 
Church Directory App 
Want to easily access the church directory with contact information and photos?
Church Life is a free mobile app that enables you to stay connected on the go.
With the Church Life App, you can easily look up and use member contact information anytime and anywhere!
  • View the church directory information such as phone numbers, addresses, emails and photos.
  • Add contact information to your phone's contact list.
  • Send a text or call to a contact within the Church Life App.
  • Pull up a map and directions to addresses in the Church Life App.
In order to use the Church Life App, you will need to load the app on your device and contact Jan Zabarac via phone (770-469-4881 ex. 221) or by email at  to activate the app.
The Church Life App is available for iPhones, Androids, and Windows based devices.
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Blackberry and other mobile devices can enter from any mobile browser. 
Online Giving
To support Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 
please click on the "Give Now" button. 

Sunday, December 29
       10:30 a.m.      Worship Service
         1:00 p.m.      One Gate Church Service            
Monday, December 30
         7:30 p.m.      Boy Scout Troop 876
Tuesday, December 31 - New Year's Eve - Office Closed
Wednesday, January 1 - New Year's Day - Office Closed
Thursday, January 2 - Office Open
Friday, January 3 - Office Closed
Sunday, January 5
        9:15 a.m.     Sunday School
      10:30 a.m.     Worship Service
        1:00 p.m.     One Gate Church Service            
*Note: The outer doors by the office and preschool will be locked at 10:45 a.m. during Sunday morning worship. The sanctuary doors will remain open.
*For more information regarding locations and additional events, please note the full church calendar is available on the website and can be accessed at It runs in real-time and is updated every time an item is added.   

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