Local Ministries

Blood Drive benefiting Life South

Eastminster hosts several blood drives per year.  The bus parks beside the sanctuary from 8:30am to 1pm.  Bill Hutchinson leads this ministry. Check the church calendar periodically to find out the date of the next one.


Caring Tree

Christmas gifts are purchased, sorted, and delivered to needy individuals and families in our community by numerous volunteers.  You can get involved by taking a family's tag off the Caring Tree in the Narthex during Advent and buy the items on the list.  We also need lots of help sorting, wrapping, and delivering gifts on Caring Tree Sunday.  Contact Linda Redman to volunteer.


Clifton Night Hospitality

Clifton Night ShelterClifton Sanctuary Ministries operates a homeless shelter out of a church.  Providing year-round overnight and transitional housing, it cares for 30 men a day and has served more than 9,000 since opening its doors in 1979.  Residents have a wide variety of problems from heart conditions to diabetes to substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.  Eastminster provides annual funding to Clifton.

Visit their website here: www.cliftonsanctuary.com


Clothes Closet

The clothes closest accepts donations of clothing, furniture, and other items that are collected and given to a variety of people including missionaries on furlough and seminary students.  Donations go to the Lilburn Co-op, Mission Have, the International Resource Center (IRC) at Columbia Seminary, and Goodwill.  You can drop off donations at the door of room 210 down the staff hallway.  Susan Adle leads this ministry.


Homeless Breakfast

On the 5th Sunday of the month a group from Eastminster travels to First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta to help serve breakfast to 100-400 homeless men and women.  We make the plates, serve them and go around for second helpings, and serve coffee, juice, and water.  We meet and leave the church at 5:45am sharp.  Contact Mark Sauls for more information or to participate.


Lilburn Co-op

Eastminster donates food and supplies and a few volunteers work in the co-op.  We provide annual funding to this co-op.  Contact Janet Uthlaut to get involved.


Stone Mountain Co-op

Eastminster donates food and supplies and a few volunteers work in the co-op.  We provide annual funding to this co-op.  Contact Janet Uthlaut to get involved.


Mizo English as a Second Language tutoring

The Mizo community is a refugee community from the boarder of Burma and India who have been relocated to Clarkston, GA.  Volunteers from Eastminster teach English to Mizo men during the week.  Alice Day and Linda Redman are our leaders for this ministry.


Smoke Rise Elementary Charter School

Smoke Rise Elementary is less than a mile from Eastminster and serves our community primarily through education. We seek to support SRECS with our time and talents to help facilitate learning but also to help families of the school. We read to classes, mentor, and have partnered with the school in purchasing uniforms for 29 students. If you would like to get involved contact Mark Sauls at .



Regional Ministries

Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, SC

Thornwell’s referral network receives more than 300 calls from families in crisis; and, each year, more than 100 children find their way to our home. Most come to us battered and broken, frightened, full of sadness and despair. Thornwell offer them a safe haven; a warm, loving, family-style community in which to grow and thrive.  Eastminster sends youth and adults to Thornwell for work projects annually.  We provide annual funding to Thornwell.  Beverly Roberts leads this ministry.

Visit their website here: www.thornwell.org



Provide Funding To

ECHO Offering

The ECHO offering is taken up on the 3rd Sunday every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November).  A portion of the ECHO offering is given to the Stone Mountain and Lilburn Co-ops and an overseas portion goes to the Giathenge Feeding Center in Kenya, a project of the Presbyterian Church in East Africa.  ECHO stands for Eastminster's Care & Help Offering.



Outreach Committee Members

  • Linda Redman, Chair
  • Rick Adle
  • Susan Adle
  • Bill Hutchinson
  • Richard Kellogg
  • Mark Sauls, Staff Liaison
  • Janet Uthlaut