Our Heartbeat

In this week’s Heartbeat, we’re celebrating
being together, even if we’re apart.  
Here, you’ll find news about people you love, opportunities to serve and ways to connect. 


Missing all your Presbyterian pals?  In addition to our weekly virtual worship service, Carrollton Presbyterian is starting to host Sunday school opportunities, as well as a Fellowship Break so we can get together again.  Watch your email for ways to reconnect!  We can’t wait to “see” you!


Over the past month, we’ve heard from four different generations of Carrollton Presbyterian members who shared their hope for our future. Tomorrow morning, our 4 People 4 Hope campaign culminates in Giving Sunday, when we’ll have the opportunity to pledge our support for the work that Carrollton Presbyterian is doing to impact community and in the world. 
Tune in tomorrow for this exciting time and watch for a Heartbeat update on pledges, immediately following the service! If you need help pledging online, Jared set up this tutorial for you.  Or, you can always pledge old-school and mail your card in. 
For people using a computer:
For people using a mobile device:


We know we should keep in touch, especially now. (‘Especially now.’ How many times have you said or heard that phrase, just today?) But we’re humans, after all, living in the fast-paced twenty-first century, and keeping in touch is not what it used to be. 

A chatty phone call? A hand-written note sent with a stamp? Almost unheard of. But, especially now, probably the way to go. 
I try to keep the note short; a piece of mail and a few words of encouragement, compassion, concern and cheer can brighten anyone’s day, especially now. If I think of something else to say, I can send another note, more encouragement, in a few days. 

Phone calls aren’t hard, but it can seem like it, until I just do it. First, I say who I am; that almost always puts people at ease. I ask ‘How are you and your loved ones?’ That almost always gets the other person talking, and, especially now, I mean it more than ever. I sincerely want to know how people are, and I can feel their care for me. I might share news of church friends we know. Like the note, the call can be brief.

For example, I wrote a note to Geneva. We’ve known each other for a few years, and I try to keep in touch. I know she got my notes because – what a joy and a wonderful surprise – called me. We had a warm, wonderful chat. We’ll talk again soon. 
Contact information for most members of CPC can be found at Or contact the church office at 770-832-6131 or Or call me and I’ll find the info for you 404-324-3185. It would be nice to chat. 

 – Beverly Jo Dittmer

Until we bring our Pastor home, your session continues to meet weekly (virtually).  Please keep us in your prayers as we get closer and closer to the person that God has planned to bring to Carrollton Presbyterian.  In the meantime, here’s a bit of the Minister Information Form (MIF) that we’ve posted the Atlanta Presbytery website. 
How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?
CPC responds to a pastor that challenges us to live as Jesus Christ would have us to live; who can see the gifts we have and helps us discern where we may serve; who can engage us and the community to serve Jesus Christ and one another. CPC desires a pastor who will support our existing local outreach ministries and point us toward additional opportunities to serve. Our involvement in homeless and family ministries has been fulfilling and we are looking for ways to continue service in our community and beyond. CPC expects our new Pastor to encourage the congregation to further their discipleship in Jesus Christ. We seek a strong visionary who can help us maintain our high energy and satisfaction with increased involvement in all aspects of church life.”


Open Hands is a coalition of 17 Carroll County churches (and a partner of the Atlanta Community Food Bank) that distributes food & other personal items every Tuesday & Thursday from 2 to 4. Last Tuesday they served 153 west Georgia families in 2 hours. 
Right now, Open Hands is feeding more people than ever and they need plastic and cloth grocery bags. If you have any you can donate, you can drop them off at 505 Newnan St, Carrollton, GA 30117.  If you want to volunteer to help feed our hungry neighbors, check with Irene Westbrook for opportunities, or call (678) 664-2206 for more information.


The Elder on Call for the month of May is Carolyn Aycock.  If you have any joys or sorrows you’d like to share, please contact her. 

Carrollton Presbyterian Church
14 Maple Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30117

(770) 832-6131

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