Thursday, January 9, 2020

But the aim of such instruction is love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience, and sincere faith.  Some people have deviated from these and turned to meaningless talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make assertions.
 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it legitimately. This means understanding that the law is laid down not for the innocent but for the lawless and disobedient, for the godless and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their father or mother, for murderers, fornicators, sodomites, slave traders, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service
1 Timothy 1:5-12
  Announcements & Coming Events    
Congratulations to proud parents Lee Swomley and Nalani Sullivan, and proud grandparents Pat Baumann & Mike Swomley, on the birth of Keller Lee Swomley born December 29, 2019.        
PW Winter Fellowship is this 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.
The Salt Shakers luncheon is this Sunday, January 12th at Colossus 4369 Hugh Howell Rd, Tucker at 12 p.m.
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, Rick Adle will be talking about the value of time.  Everyone is invited to attend!
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.  
Presbyterian Women of Greater Atlanta will host a retreat on January 31- February 1 at Columbia Seminary. The topic is Reaching Out. Information on the retreat, along with registration forms, can be found on the PW bulletin board.

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.

Anthony (Tony) Rimore   
Director of Music
  Tony comes to us from Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta where he served for the last 6 years.  He was an organ performance and conducting major at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he spent the first 30 years of his life.  He was Director of Music at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester and then, tiring of the cold and snow, moved to Miami, Florida where he served at several churches. He was eventually called back to New York, this time to the great city.  He brings a wealth of musical knowledge and liturgical tradition and a great love for Jesus.  Throughout his career he has learned many things, most notably and importantly, to listen.  He lives by the motto, "those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it!"


Sharing Warmth

Thanks to Eastminster for sharing warm hats, scarves, gloves and socks with the adult refugee ESL learners studying at Piedmont Technical College. Darlene Job passed out the gift bags to her class and then shared the basket with several other teachers who distributed additional gift bags with their students. Over 40 refugee students benefited from your donations, and their smiles show that your thoughtfulness was appreciated.
Outreach Ministries brings a Merry Christmas to
Families and Personal Care Residents
Caring Tree Sunday December 15, 2019 brought brightly colored gift packages to the gym for 14 families with a total of 50 children and gifts for 21 Personal Care residents. The school counselors at Brockett, Smoke Rise and Stone Mountain were contacted by Mary Ann Howard and each provided information for 4-5 families. Following the Lessons and Carols worship service, congregational volunteers and Boy Scout Troop 876 gathered in the gym for a soup and sandwich lunch before packing large bags with gifts, household and personal care items, and donations from Operation Christmas Child that could not be shipped overseas.  
A thank you e-mail from one family reads: " We are so grateful for those Christmas gifts. We have already received God's wonderful gift, the Lord Jesus Christ, Emmauel God with us! May God continue blessing your church! Thank you, you have shown us the love of God." The Caring Tree outreach ministry shared the love and joy of this season with many community families and residents at Mountain View Personal Care Home.
Thanks to each and everyone and Boy Scout Troop 876 for your contributions to the Caring Tree recipients and for the warm items for the refugees.  
The Caring Tree Committee Members: Rick and Susan Adle, Barbara and John Hinckle, Beth Heckman, Bev and Bill Huchinson, Carol Carmichael, Mary Ann and Henry Howard, Janet and Scott Uthlaut, Kelly Gunter, Marty and Annie Ruth Counts, Sally and Ken McMillan, Christina Wetzel Sizemore, Mark Sauls, and Linda Redman.

Eastminster has provided Early Evening Hosts for Clifton since 1982. We currently have seven men that participate in this local outreach. We work the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month. We show up around 5:30 to help prepare the men's dinner and following dinner we wash clothes for the men assisting with dinner and cleanup. If your interested in helping at Clifton contact Rick Adle (404-697-0277). We will match you up with whoever is going any Thursday you're available.

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.
Salt Shakers 
There is still time to sign up!  
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 .     
Everyone is Invited!  
Lunch & Learn   
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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, or by phone 770-469-4881. All reservations should be made by Tuesday morning.    

Wednesday, January 15th menu:
Breakfast for Dinner
Ham and Egg Casserole, Tater Tots, Buttery Grits with Cheese and Bacon bits, Assorted Pastries, 
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,  Rev. Caleb Clarke will be teaching about the importance of Israel.   

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. 
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Sunday, January 12
    9:15 a.m.   Sunday School
  10:30 a.m.   Worship Service
    1:00 p.m.   One Gate Church Service            
Monday, January 13
   12:15 p.m.   DBE's Luncheon - Always Fresh Restaurant -
                                                               5394 Five Forks Trickum Rd               
    6:30 p.m.    Mountain Shadow Garden Club Board Meeting - Rm. 323
    6:30 p.m.    Worship Committee - Rm. 208
    6:30 p.m.    Personnel Meeting 
    7:00 p.m.    PW Coordinating Team
    7:30 p.m.    Boy Scout Troop 876
    7:30 p.m.    Mountain Shadow Garden Club Meeting - Founders Hall
Tuesday, January 14
  11:00 a.m.    Alanon - Rm. 323
    5:00 p.m.    Strategic Planning Committee - Rm. 208
    6:30 p.m.    Building & Grounds Committee Meeting - Rm. 208
Wednesday, January 15
  10:00 a.m.    Respite Care - open
  10:00 a.m.    Women's Bible Study - Rm. 208
    3:00 p.m.    Senior Adult Ministry Committee Meeting
    5:45 p.m.    Fellowship Dinner - Breakfast for Dinner - Ham and egg  casserole
    6:30 p.m.    Wednesday Night Program - The importance of Israel. 
    7:30 p.m.    Chancel Choir Practice
Thursday, January 16
    6:30 p.m.    PW Evening Stars -Always Fresh Restaurant -
                                                                 5394 Five Forks Trickum Rd 
Saturday, January 18
  11:00 a.m.   Memorial service for Barbara Hinkle
Sunday, January 19
    9:15 a.m.   Sunday School
  10:30 a.m.   Worship Service
  11:00 a.m.   Session Meeting - Adult Center
    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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