5801 Hugh Howell Rd.
Stone Mountain, GA, 30087 
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Mission & Outreach

LOCAL MINISTRIES
 

BLOOD DRIVE BENEFITING LIFE SOUTH

Eastminster hosts several blood drives per year.  The bus parks beside the sanctuary from 8:30 am to 1 pm.  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 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.

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 border 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 msauls@eastminster.us.

 

REGIONAL MINISTRIES


THORNWELL HOME FOR CHILDREN, 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 offers 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 and Steve 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