ECA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
 "Our Mission is to bear witness to God's love and invite, encourage, and prepare God's people to share that grace with others." 
*Important Change: Annual Parish Meeting Postponed till Jan. 23rd
In light of the recent surge in COVID cases, and lower attendance numbers; the decision has been made to postpone the Annual Parish Meeting. The report will be made available this week digitally. Stay tuned for details regarding the new day/time/format for the meeting. We will make the meeting virtually available for those who wold like to take part, please email or call with questions in advance to help facilitate a smooth presentation for allthe information to be provided.
Journeys Group to Meet Sat, Jan 8th at 11:30am in the Activities Bldg 
Journeys is a group that offers support, care, and compassion to those coping with grief, loss or any difficult life challenge. If you are seeking support through fellowship, please join us the second Saturday of each month from 11:30am-12:30 in the Fire Place room of the Activities Building, and we will be wearing masks. Please call Suzie Hart at 404.234.5294 for more information. See calendar for dates.
Update on COVID Cases and Worship
We continue to monitor reports and trends with current COVID infection rates and numbers. Cobb County and surrounding counties have a high amount of infection rates and cases at this time. More and more members of ECA have recently tested positive for COVID, with that in mind, please do not attend any events if you have any cold like symptoms. With our current policies and protocols in place, the risk of being exposed is minimal and members who are possibly exposed are contacted as a precaution. We continue to follow safe protocols to minimize the risk of infection so we can continue to worship in person at ECA. We will continue to remain transparent with information regarding our policies and procedures on how we gather safely to worship in these anxious and uncertain times. Blessings, Fr. Paul+ and the Vestry
Vestry Nominations Remain Open for 2022
We only have 2 people at this time who have volunteered. Those interested in serving on Vestry at ECA, please contact Wanda Ziembinski, Jamie Hreha, or Fr. Paul. Vestry is a 3-year commitment and meets once a month with a retreat in January. Vestry qualifications are: any confirmed communicant in good standing of the parish not less than 18yrs of age, a regular attendant of church services the preceding year before election, and known by the treasurer to have made and fulfilled a stated financial commitment for church support throughout preceding year before election.
Adult Christian Formation will Resume January 30th
Adult CF is on break for the holidays and will resume at the end of January. Christian formation class is usually held on Sundays at 9:40 am either in person, or via Zoom. Please contact Ron Allen at ronallenga@yahoo.com or contact Fr. Paul for Zoom meeting information. Use this link to join via zoom Adult Christian ED Meeting ID: 727 5393 3010 Passcode: 064556 Current topics have been about how to adjust to the current climate as a faithful Christian in a divided community. 
Reach Ministry Meeting This Sunday
Come see what in-reach and out-reach ministry is all about at ECA. Typically meeting on the Second Sunday of each month after the 10:30am Service.
Each Month we make our Monthly Financials Available
(YTD) Through Dec. 2021          Actual               Budget                 +/-     .
Revenues                                         $252,418              $243,374             ($9,044) 
Expenses                                        $212,039              $242.413            ($30,374)
Net Year to date                               $40,379                 ($961)             $39,418