Friday, November 22, 2019
The Witness  
  For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,  so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.  May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully  giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.   
 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,  and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.
    Colossians 1:9-12 & 19-20   
Announcements & Coming Events           
This Sunday, Meda Stamper will be teaching the Adult Sunday School Class.  It is always a treat to have her here so please plan to join us for an inspiring lesson!
tree_in_cart.jpg  Caring Tree cards and ornaments are on the tree. Please take a card or ornament from the Caring Tree, sign your name on the board next to the name on the card and enjoy shopping for the gifts that will bring joy to the children or Personal Care resident. Bring the wrapped and labeled packages to EPC gym on December 15th for delivery.  If you have questions, please speak to Mary Ann Howard (770-823-8862) or Linda Redman (678-380-7178). Thanks for caring!  
Beginning Sunday December 1st, we will have a combined Sunday School class on "Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes." Jeanne Simpson will teach December 1st and 8th and Mardee Rightmyer will teach December 15th and 22nd.
This year EPC will staff the Stone Mountain Co-op Monday November 18th - Monday December 23. We are in need of volunteers for the Co-op. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. We need Angels on assignment.   
Stone Mountain Cooperative (Food Bank) invites you to come have Breakfast with Santa. Saturday, December 7, 2019 , from 8:30 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. Today, after church you can purchase tickets from Janet Uthlaut in the Narthex. Tickets to the event are $7.00 and children 3 and under eat free. Admission includes a country breakfast, and picture opportunities with Santa. The breakfast will take place in our gym. All proceeds will go to help provide Christmas to needy families and seniors in our area. If you have items to contribute to the auction please contact Janet Uthlaut, by phone at (770) 923-9762. All donations should be brought to the church by December 1st .
PW Save the Date - Our PW Winter Fellowship will be on Saturday, January 11, from 9:00am - 1:30pm. We are excited to have Jeanine Fulton return to us as our fellowship leader -  the topic will be announced later, and we can promise fellowship and laughter ! A light breakfast will be served and bring a salad to share for lunch. 
To view a complete calendar for the week, click here.

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.   
The menu for Wednesday, December 4th is as follows:  
Pulled Pork on a Bun, BBQ Beans, Slaw, Chips, Cookies, Tea/Lemonade
The cost for dinner is $8.00 with a maximum of $20.00 per family.
For our December 4th , Wednesday night program at 6:30 pm, we will explore "Songs for the Waiting: Hymns of Advent." We will look at the scripture behind several Advent hymns and sing them too! 

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. 

Outreach News
The Caring Tree is ready for you!
Get ready for Sunday December 15th.
The Caring Tree is in the Narthex and Christmas cards with family information and instructions is pasted inside. Please note some cards will have A, B, and C following the family name. This means the family has more than 3 children and we have dividend the children so that shopping can be manageable. However, if you have a card with an A, B, or C, please coordinate with the other EPC shoppers to make sure you are not duplicating gifts or other household items.
The Christmas Angel Ornaments has a name of a resident at Mountain View Personal Care Home. Please note size requested and know that Internet shopping can help you find unique sizes.
Please take one or more requests from the tree and shop and wrap gifts for the December 15th Caring Tree Sunday event.
When you take a card or ornament, please remember to write your name and phone number on the sign-up sheets next to the tree. This is important information for the Committee.
If you are unable to shop and want to contribute a donation to the Caring Tree, please place a donation in the offering plate or office with the notation it is for Caring Tree. Volunteer shoppers will take cards and ornaments left on the tree after November 28th and purchase items for the recipients.
Instructions are pasted in the cards and on the ornaments for volunteers, but if you have any questions please ask Mary Ann Howard about family cards or Sally McMillan about Personal Care residents or Linda Redman.
Thanks to the generosity of the Eastminster congregation
this is a joyous and meaningful outreach ministry that brings surprising connections.
We feel the Spirit of God at work in our community.

Co-op News


 November  Birthdays    
21  Joyce Chittick 
22  Susan Adle
Patricia Baumann 
Ramona Warren
Jim Willis 
27  Stephen Gowland 
Steve Roberts 
28  Christa Davis
Mattie Malloy
Brett Wilmot 
29  Larry Thompson  
December  Birthdays  
 10   Steve Stewart
 12   John Burger
 13   Samillie Malloy
 14   Nell Seaton
 16   Ben Gerard 
 16   Courtney Moore
 17   Jennifer Streich
 17   Richard Taylor
 18   Matthew Adams
 23   Charles Seaton
 29   Lynne Scott
 30   Sarah Sauls
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.
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Sunday, November 24
         9:15 a.m.      Sunday School
       10:30 a.m.      Worship Service
         1:00 p.m.      One Gate Church Service
Tuesday, November 26
       11:00 a.m.      Alanon - Rm. 323
         7:00 p.m.     Chancel Choir Practice  
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving- Office Closed
Friday, November 29 - Office Closed
Sunday, December 1
        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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