Thursday, January 2, 2020
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THE WITNESS
 
 
My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 
so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.
 Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish.  But we speak God's wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

 
1 Corinthians 2:4-8
 
  Announcements & Coming Events     
         
For the next few weeks different members of the Adult Sunday School class will be teaching on subjects that are very meaningful to them. This Sunday Mary Clarke will be talking about prayer.  Everyone is invited to attend!   
 
 
Contribution envelopes are now available in the Narthex. Don't forget to pick them up.  
        
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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 marysclarke@bellsouth.net with your RSVP and food selection. We need reservations by Monday January 6th as we have to turn in numbers and selections.
 
 
Come join us beginning January 22 for Theology School. This year we will have four separate courses on the Old Testament Prophets. Course 1 is four weeks and looks at the prophets during the time prior to the Assyrian invasion of Israel: Amos, Hosea, Micah, and First Isaiah.  
 

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.
 
Salt Shakers 
   
  
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 office@eastminster.us .    
   

Wednesday Night Dinner & Program
 
Join us for fellowship and dinner Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. If you would like to make a reservation, be on the permanent list, or are already on the list and know in advance you will not be able to attend dinner, please let the church office know by email at office@eastminster.us, or by phone 770-469-4881. All reservations should be made by Tuesday morning.    

  
      
Wednesday, January 8th menu:
 
 Swedish Meatballs with Noodles, Mixed Veggies, Garden Salad, White Mountain Bread, Cookies, Tea and Lemonade.   
  
The cost for dinner is $8.00 with a maximum of $20.00 per family.


   
 




For our Wednesday night program at 6:30, Ruth Parker and Tina Totten will discuss their prison ministry. 
   
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  agalliher@eastminster.us or (704) 682-8434.
 
Fill out the reservation form for "More or Less"  here:

Donations
 
 
 
Eastminster Clothes Closet
 
         
The Eastminster Clothes Closet functions as a distribution point for donations from our congregation. Clothing that is in good shape and currently in style is collected and sorted for various uses. A large amount will go to Mission Haven for the use of Presbyterian missionaries and the families of Columbia Seminary students. Depending on condition and needs the rest will be distributed to Lilburn Coop, Clifton Night Sanctuary for Men, and various channels to the immigrant community.  
 
We can also accept household items like linens and kitchen equipment. We do ask if things are not in good condition that you take them directly to Salvation Army or Goodwill.  
 
Mission Haven is currently in need of winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats for all. There is a big need for men's small clothing, and dresses for women in all sizes. Mission Haven provides clothing from underwear to overcoats from newborns to XXL men.
 
Donations can be brought to the church Clothes Closet/room 210 on the first floor, near the Church Office. The door is locked, but donations can be left outside the door if a staff person is unavailable to open it.
 
If you are interested in helping distribute the clothing to Lilburn Coop and other places or have questions about donations, please contact Susan Adle at 770-498-0532.
 
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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  
eastpresfinsec@bellsouth.net  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 www.churchlife.mobi from any mobile browser. 
 
 
 
2020 Pledge Card
 
 
Click the button below to fill out a 2020 pledge card. 
Online Giving
 
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please click on the "Give Now" button. 

  
Calendar
Calendar
 
THIS WEEK AT EASTMINSTER 
      
             
Sunday, January 5
       9:15 a.m.     Sunday School
     10:30 a.m.     Worship Service
       1:00 p.m.     One Gate Church Service            
Monday, January 6
       7:00 p.m.     Men's Bible Study - Streich's Home
       7:00 p.m.     Outreach Committee Meeting - Rm. 208
       7:30 p.m.     Boy Scout Troop 876
Tuesday, January 7
       9:45 a.m.     Circle of Blessings PW Meeting - Adult Center
     11:00 a.m.     Alanon - Rm. 323
       5:00 p.m.     Strategic Planning Committee - Rm. 208
Wednesday, January 8
     10:00 a.m.     Respite Care - open
     10:00 a.m.     Women's Bible Study - Rm. 208
       1:45 p.m.     Weekday Ministries Committee Meeting - Rm. 208
       3:00 p.m.     Senior Adult Ministry Committee Meeting - Respite Care Rm.
       5:00 p.m.     Christian Nurture Committee - Rm. 208
       5:45 p.m.     Fellowship Dinner - Swedish Meatballs with noodles
       6:30 p.m.     Wednesday Night Program - Ruth Parker & Tine Totten
       7:30 p.m.     Chancel Choir Practice
Saturday, January 11
       9:00 a.m.     PW Winter Fellowship - Jeanine Fulton - Lessons on Faith
Sunday, January 12
       9:15 a.m.     Sunday School
     10:30 a.m.     Worship Service
     12:00 p.m.     Salt Shaker Luncheon-Colossus - 4369 Hugh Howell Rd, Tucker
      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 www.eastminster.us. It runs in real-time and is updated every time an item is added.   
 
 


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