Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Hearts, Hands, Heads for Christ in Service and Celebration

MINISTRIES

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

During the sacrament of baptism, our church community joins with parents in making a pledge to raise our children in the knowledge and love of God. We promise to share with them the Good News of Jesus Christ and to teach them God’s Holy Word found on the pages of the Bible. As a congregation we take this pledge seriously and keep our promises by surrounding children with love and offering various programs throughout the year that encourage their spiritual development.


Our strongest program for teaching is our weekly Sunday School that begins at 9 a.m. each Sunday. We believe Sunday School makes a BIG difference in the life of a child by providing for them a strong foundation of faith and hope for their lives! Our children’s Sunday School program is offered for children age 2 through 5th grade.


During the 10:30 worship service children from age 4 to second grade are dismissed after the children's sermon to participate in their own Children’s Worship time.


Vacation Bible School, provided for one week each summer, is a joyous, fun-filled learning experience for children in kindergarten through 5th grade.

YOUTH MINISTRY

We understand the challenges facing our youth today. We want to help our young people build  strong foundations of faith for their lives. We want to help them know where to turn when their problems are overwhelming, their peers tell them their beliefs are wrong, and when they feel friendless or as if the bottom has fallen out of their world. We want them to know the Scripture and understand how to apply it to their daily living. 

 

Our youth have the opportunity to get together at least three times each week - during Sunday School at 9:00; during Youth Group at 6:30 every Sunday evening; and for an afternoon/early evening time of fun at least once during each week.

 

The youth take part in mission work - such as serving meals at the local Ronald McDonald House - and in fun activities such as lock-in's, movies, and nerf games.

 

All middle school and high school age youth are invited to participate.

ADULT EDUCATION

We believe learning and growing should never end. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” The older the branches become, the stronger they are and the more fruit they should produce.

To that end, Eastminster Presbyterian Church offers three diverse Sunday School classes to help adults of all ages to strengthen their faith and produce spiritual fruits.


EASTMINSTER QUILTERS

This dedicated group meets weekly at 9:00 am in the Quilting Room.  Enjoy fellowship while learning the art of quilting. No skill level is necessary, just a big heart. This has truly been a mission that has touched many. When a family has a baby, a baby quilt is given. All of Eastminster’s “friends at home” have received lap quilts. Quilts have been sent to mission houses, tornado victims, and other needy families.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY  (EPW)

Women’s groups in the Presbyterian Church have a powerful history. Since the early 1800's Presbyterian women have organized themselves to support mission and to combat social injustices nationally and internationally.

 

Presbyterian Women (PW) offers women in the church meaningful ways to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community of women. For more than 200 years PW groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God's kingdom.

 

Monthly meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at noon. There is usually a light lunch, a presentation on a subject of interest, and a business meeting.

 

All are welcome.

SMALL GROUPS

We have a number of groups that meet regularly for a variety of fellowship experiences.

  • The Men's Breakfast Group meets every Wednesday at 7 AM at the Carousel Restaurant for  a casual breakfast get-together.  No reservations required.
  • Ladies' Night Out meets at various restaurants on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:15 PM.  Call the church office for details and reservations. (812) 476-3355.
  • The Book Club meets at various locations on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  Call for details.


We also have a wide variety of non-recurring group events such as special speakers, movie outings, bus trips to regional attractions and sporting events.  These are advertised in our weekly newsletters and the Sunday bulletins.


COMMUNITY & WORLD MISSIONS

"Whenever you did it for the least of these, you did it for me."
This is much of the heart of the gospel, and it is a vital part of Eastminster Church. The Community and World Missions committee's purpose is to reach out to others with the love of God. To do this requires that we also be the hands of God. To further that goal, we offer the opportunity to help others "hands on", through various organizations, agencies, projects, and mission trips, local and abroad. We also provide financial support for many organizations also helping people in our community, our country, and the world.  Some of the projects that we work with and support include :
Locally:
   Habitat for Humanity
   Evansville Rescue Mission
   ECHO Health Ministry
   Tristate Food Bank
   Albion Fellows Bacon Center
   Aurora, Inc
   Evansville Christian Life Center
   Evansville Association for the Blind
   Sister Joanna's Table (Trinity United Methodist Church)
Nationally and Internationally:
   Habitat for Humanity
   YWCA
   LATCOM (Mission and School in Bolivia)
Hands-on mission opportunities include:
   Serving at Sister Joanna's Table
   Helping with Aurora Inc.
   Habitat for Humanity
Mission trips we have taken in the past and upcoming :
   Building homes in Mexico
   Community assistance in eastern Kentucky
   Mission trip to Canada
   Mission trip to LATCOM in Bolivia
   Upcoming Mission trip to Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM

 

It is our joy to serve others, and we welcome you to join us! "Heads, hearts, and hands for Christ,

in service and celebration!"

MUSIC

Music is such an integral part of worship at Eastminster. From the prelude to the benediction, the Gloria Patri or the anthem, music permeates and often provides a means of spiritual expression like no other method of worship can. Whether one is listening, playing, or singing, music speaks to the heart, touches the soul, and stirs emotion in ways that the spoken word cannot. 


Sanctuary Choir
The sanctuary choir sings at the 10:30 AM worship service on Sunday mornings from September through May.  Each Sunday, the choir offers an introit, anthem, and choral prayer response.  The repertoire includes traditional English anthems from the past as well as recent works by American composers. The choir also frequently presents an extended work for the annual Maundy Thursday Service during Holy Week.  The choir is open to everyone with a love of choral singing and no audition is required.  Rehearsals are at 7:00 PM on Thursday from mid August through early May.  To find out more about the choir, contact the Director of Music by email:  dennis.malfatti@gmail.com


Children & Youth Programs

Many times throughout the year, our children prepare musical presentations to share with the congregation. Examples of these events include Vacation Bible School musical presentations, Christmas pageants and Youth Emphasis services.


Piano and Organ

Eastminster is fortunate to have two excellent musical instruments in its sanctuary to lead worship: a Yamaha concert grand piano and a Casavant pipe organ. 

For more information on music ministry, please feel free to contact our Music Director Dennis Malfatti, by email dennis.malfatti@gmail.com

PRAYER CHAIN

The Prayer Chain Ministry is here to pray for you and for your joys or concerns.  You may submit your prayer request using the contact form below, by calling the church office, or by placing a card on the Prayer Wall in Fellowship Hall. 

If you would like to submit a prayer request, just use the following form.

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