"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 coming to a close soon. At this time, we have 91 pledges for $229,268 that have been made so far for our 2022 budget year with 11 new pledges received to date. We ask all those who have not turned in their pledge yet, 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. We are very thankful for all who continue to support our ministry together. 
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
Journeys Group this Saturday at 11:30am
This 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 Activity Building. Please call Suzie Hart at 404.234.5294 for more information.
Adult Christian Formation this Sunday!
Christian formation class is usually held on Sundays at 9:40 am either in person, or via Zoom. Please contact Ron Allen at 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 after Services All are welcome to come see what in-reach and out-reach are all about! Reach meets on the Second Sunday of each month after the 10:30am Service
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!
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 know if you will be joining us.
Caregivers Support Group to Meet Tuesday, December 14 via Zoom A Caregivers Support Group has started at ECA: Second Tuesday of each Month at 7:30pm If you are involved with the care of someone with a terminal or chronic illness, you are invited to join a support group offering support, connection, resources, and coping strategies. This group is led by Robin Racoff, an experienced Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. This group is for caregivers, no patients please. Please contact Robin for details: (404) 290-1550 or
It’s Time for the Annual ECA Children’s Christmas Pageant If you have children or grandchildren who are interested in participating in the Christmas Pageant this year, please contact Robin Keith This year’s pageant will include scripture readings, signing, and stand in characters. Children will dress up in costumes.  There are various roles – open to all who wish to participate! No rehearsals this year.  Please be available the day of the service (service starts at 5 pm Christmas Eve).
Fire Pit & Caroling Social Event Saturday Dec. 18 at 4:30PM Here we come a’caroling! Mark your calendar and join us December 18 at 4:30 pm on the grounds for a fire, Christmas music, caroling and s'mores! We’ll supply the fixings for the s'mores. You bring a chair and your drink of choice. We also have it on good authority a jolly ole' man in a red suit from the North Pole will be joining us! Bring your children of all ages, grandchildren and friends for a fun evening. ... and don’t forget your Christmas sweaters!
Now Seeking Volunteers to Serve at the Christmas Services
If you are interested in serving at any of our Christmas Services, please email the office: Thank you!
Greening of the Church: Sunday December 19th
All are Welcome to join us for the annual Greening of the Church after Service on Sunday, December 19th. Note: If you signed up for the Secret Santa exchange, we will trade at the Greening of the Church event.
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  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*
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.
Each Month we make our Monthly Financials Available
(YTD) Through Nov. 2021            Actual                    Budget                 +/-     .
Revenues                                         $228,284              $224,493              $3,791 
Expenses                                         $189,192               $217,763            ($28,071)
Net Year to date                               $39,092                  $6,730             $31,862   

ECA’s own Book Club will be starting up anew in January 2022. Seating is limited, so book lovers please contact Lillian Stanton at 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.

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!

Did you know that ECA is Hiring? 
We are looking for a Youth Director. The ideal candidate will support and lead the ongoing youth ministries at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation (ECA) by building deep and meaningful relationships, modeling a Christ-like lifestyle of faith, assisting and leading ministry events, and becoming actively involved in the life of ECA. Click here to view the full job description. Spread the word!