This Week At Eastminster: January 19, 2020

Congregational Meeting & Potluck: Sunday January 26, 2020 • 5pm, Great Hall 

JOIN US AT OUR FIRST CONGREGATIONAL MEETING of the year on Sunday January 26. This meeting will include reports from each of our ministry teams, voting on the pastoral calls for Pastor Aaron and Pastor Blake, and presentation of the 2020 budget. This will be a potluck dinner, please bring your favorite side dish to share. There will also be a kid’s activity available. Children 5th Grade and younger will join us upstairs in the CLC for fun and fellowship giving our parents the opportunity to enjoy and participate in the Congregational Meeting. The children will have the opportunity to play, color and watch an age-appropriate movie. Beginning at 5:45pm the children will sign-in and be escorted to two rooms.  Classroom # 207 for 1st grade and younger and Classroom #208 for 2nd thru 5th grade. For the safety and security of all children, parents will be required to sign-out and pick up their children promptly after the Congregational Meeting.

Celebration for Arline Fifield

SAVE THE DATE: Please join us to celebrate our very own, Arline Fifield as she turns 100 this Sunday, January 26, 2020. Drop by the Fellowship Hall between services to say, “Happy Birthday”, bring her a card and give her a hug. If you cannot attend, you can send a card to 3047 Bunker Hill Cir., Marietta, GA 30062. Also, The Quilts of Valor Foundation will be honoring Arline to thank her for her service, sacrifice and valor in serving our nation. The Foundation will be presenting Arline with a quilt that was made using squares lovingly made by our Eastminster Craft Circle. The presentation will be during the 11:15AM service. Arline is a World War II Veteran – U.S. Women’s Army Corps (1942-1946). 

Click below to watch “Memories of War” -Arline Fifield World War II Veteran-U.S. Women’s Army Corps.

Wednesday Night Dinner, Study, Youth & Kid’s Program

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER is this Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Menu: Spaghetti and meatballs, Italian salad, Garlic rolls and Italian ice for dessert. Our Wednesday night kids program also lets kindergarteners through 5th graders enjoy a fun, loving, Christ-centered atmosphere filled with Children’s devotion, games, crafts, songs and more. Visit for more information.

Women’s Ministry

2020 WOMEN’S RETREAT: Save the date! Our Women’s Retreat will take place on February 28-29, 2020. Our theme: Living a Balanced Christian Life. We’ll hear from some of our very own women, Valerie Mote, Katie Hudson, Carolyn Waters and Leigh Sain over the two days. On Friday, from 7:30-9:30pm we’ll have dinner together at the wonderful Frankie’s Italian Restaurant. A variety of pizzas will be provided by Eastminster. Then, on Saturday between 8:30am-2pm, we’ll gather at Eastminster Presbyterian Church and enjoy both breakfast and lunch in the Great Hall, and two programs. We’ll hear about grace and faith, enjoy music and deepen our connection with our fellow sisters in Christ. It will be a time to be poured into, and recharged by the Word of God, and leave refreshed and encouraged! The cost for our 2-day retreat is $35. Registration is available online at, and in person at church each Sunday in February. The deadline to register is Monday February 24. Please join us in covering this event in prayer, we cannot wait to see you there!

 GriefShare: Grief Support

IT HURTS TO LOSE SOMEONE. Find help at GriefShare, a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Classes are weekly and run Tuesday, February 18-May 12. Please visit to register, or contact Valerie Mote, ( The cost is $15 for workbook, and you can bring a check or cash to our first meeting.

Blessings in a Backpack

DURING FEBRUARY, we will be collecting non-perishable food items for disadvantaged children who might go hungry on weekends and during school breaks.  Requested foods are: Granola bars, mac n cheese, cheese filled crackers, fruit cups, small packets of tuna, small cereal boxes, and any other nonperishable foods that will fit in a child’s backpack. Please drop donations in the marked bins in the Fellowship Hall and CLC lobby.