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." 
2022 Pledge Campaign "Every Perfect Gift" update
Our Pledge campaign is in full swing now. At this time we have 69 pledges that have been made so far for our 2022 budget year with 8 new pledges received to date. We ask all those who have not turned in their pledge yet to please prayerfully consider your pledge gift and turn your pledge in as soon as possible in order for us to finalize our 2022 ministry budget.
UPDATE: NO Dominoes Fellowship Friday
Happy Thanksgiving! We will resume after the holidays. Stay tuned for details in January.
Angel Tree Giving Opportunity Here! Deadline December 5th ECA is hosting our annual Angel Tree and invite you to participate! Simply CLICK HERE to take a virtual Angel, and return the gifts unwrapped. Please include a gift receipt for clothing items purchased. Tag gift items, ie: Family 10, boy age 4. Thank you for your kind donations to help these families have a memorable Christmas!
The Emmaus House Toy Drive is Here! 
It’s that time of year again where the Reach Committee seeks your help for the Emmaus House Christmas Toy Drive! Please return gifts before December 15th. For a list of gift suggestions and information, please click HERE
NO Adult Christian Formation this Sunday Nov 28th
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. 
Christmas Poinsettias and Flower Contributions
If you would like to make a contribution for Christmas poinsettias, greens, etc. please fill out one of forms in the plastic box beneath the altar flower chart in the narthex. Simply indicate whether your gift is "in memory of" or "in thanksgiving for." The amount is voluntary (suggested donation $25). Thank you for your gift!
Vestry Nominations Open for 2022: We are Seeking those who feel Called to Serve. 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.
ECW Pecans are Here! Place your order Now!
Yes, the highly anticipated Pecan Sale is back! All the proceeds of pecan sales go to support the activities of ECA's Episcopal Church Women, a group whose purpose is to foster fellowship amongst all the women of ECA.  Despite rising prices, we will keep the per bag cost at $10, and can take cash (if you have exact change) or a check. Many thanks to Penny Capawana for coordinating the ordering; Bliss Peterson will be coordinating sales, so contact her with any questions at (678) 662-0508 or blisspeterson@gmail.com.  The sale will continue for several weeks as long as there is interest. We often sell out week to week, so contact Bliss during the week to set some aside for you if you want to be sure to get them on Sunday! If you are unable to make it to church, but would still like to purchase, please contact Bliss. *SELLING HELP NEEDED, ESPECIALLY AT THE 8:30 SERVICE*
ECA Single Ladies & Church Widows Fellowship December 9 & 14 Our December Single Ladies and Church Widows Fellowship will have their Luncheon on December 9that 11:30am, and dinner on December 14that 5:30pm.  Locations TBD. Please let Janice Maxwell at 678-575-4503 or JaniceWMaxwell@yahoo.com know if you will be joining us.
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ECA’s own Book Club will be starting up anew in January 2022. Seating is limited, so book lovers please contact Lillian Stanton at DrLil@att.net if you are interested. Please note your preference as to afternoon or evenings. We will be meeting in the Swift building, reading one book a month, contemporary literature as well as classics, and non-fiction. At the January meeting we will draw up reading list for the rest of the year. Be prepared to lead the discussion on your suggested book. Also, please send me your suggestions for the January book. We try to select books which are available at the Public Library, thus limiting expenses.
Ushers, Lectors and Counters Needed: Especially at the 8:30 am Service As we transition back to traditional worship, we are beginning to schedule volunteer positions again. Currently, we are in need of ushers, lectors and counters. If you are interested in volunteering on Sunday mornings, please email ecanews@bellsouth.net. Thank you!
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Secret Santa Gifts this Year at ECA! Exchanged at the Greening of the Church Service: Sunday December 19th
This year we will be doing a Secret Santa exchange at the Greening of the Church event. If you would like to participate, please provide your name on the sign-up sheet in the narthex or you can email the office. We ask that you spend no more than $12 and names will be picked on Sunday Dec 5th and the gift exchange will happen December 19th
Reach Collecting Food items for Local Food Pantries
ECA is supporting local charities such as Never Alone and Papa’s Pantry in their food ministries. We are also collecting travel sized toiletries. You are welcome to come by on Sundays to drop off these much-needed items, or drive-by the office during the week. Thank you for your continued generosity and support of helping those in need! 
Giving Statements Now Available in the Narthex or by Email
Giving Statements are available in the Narthex or you may request an emailed statement. Thank you for contributing to ECA. We cannot do what we do without you!
Each Month we make our Monthly Financials Available
(YTD) Through Oct 2021             Actual                     Budget                  +/-      .
Revenues                                          $209,855                $205,611              $4,244 
Expenses                                          $174,389                $199,889            ($25,510)
Net Year to date                               $35,466                 ($5,722)              $29,744