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." 
Reminder: Limited activities are now allowed on the outside grounds of ECA following CDC and Health Dept guidelines. Read ECA guidelines HERE
Services at ECA: We will be holding In-person Services July 5 th inside & outside. Watch us Online also!
As we transition through these difficult and uncertain times with COVID-19, we will now offer an inside service at 8:30am (50 people max and please RSVP to ecaparish@gmail.com to reserve a spot) and an outside service at 10:30am (weather permitting, 50 people max and please RSVP to ecaparish@gmail.com to reserve a spot) we will continue to stream online Sunday services via Facebook live at 8:30am (you can watch anytime afterwards). We must follow strict CDC, health Dept guidelines, and Diocese of Atlanta Phase 1 re-opening guidelines regarding physical distancing and attendance limits. The ECA Vestry has adopted detailed plans to comply with the Diocese of Atlanta phase 1 re-opening guidelines, please see below, or go to our website at ecamarietta.org to read about our worship guidelines. Christian Formation is offered virtually at 9:30am (see details below) Stay tuned for more details.  Note: this event is currently approved by the Bishop diocesan and is subject to change and/or be canceled due to COVID-19 conditions.
'OPEN HEARTS' Day of Giving July 18th, 2020
ECA REACH Ministry seeks your help, during this COVID-19 pandemic, many families in our communities have suffered greatly. We hope to be able to bring a little bit of joy and happiness into their lives by providing some needed items and some little gifts to show our love. Click the link below to see what we hope to accomplish. Anything you can provide will help us accomplish this goal. This is WHAT we do! Click Here for Open Hearts Flyer
Note: this event is pending approval from the Bishop diocesan and subject to change and/or be canceled due to COVID-19 conditions.
Important COVID-19 Guidelines and Information
Click on the links below to review:

Phase One re-opening at ECA: Click Here

Latest bishop's directive. Please click on the link HERE
Adult Christian Formation class is Canceled this Sunday: Next week class is at 9:30 am
Those who are interested can participate in our Adult Christian formation class via Zoom next week at 9:30 am due to service time changes. Contact Ron Allen at ronallenga@yahoo.com or contact Fr. Paul for Zoom meeting information. Current topics have been about how to adjust to the current COVID-19 climate as a faithful Christian in a divided community.
Altar Flowers: Dates Available
ECA is still taking dedications and donations for Altar Flowers during this time of quarantine and social distancing. Now that services may be streamed from the church again, Altar Guild will continue their ministry of preparing the altar for services. This includes flowers. Thank you for supporting this ministry. Available dates: July 26, August 30. Please email your dedication (complete with wording in thanksgiving for/in memory of) to ecanews@bellsouth.net.
Current ECA Financial Statement for Quarter Ending May 2020
Financials will be uploaded to our website this week. To view the current financial statement for ECA, go to ecamarietta.org. You can also see the May 2020 Financials HERE . This information is typically printed in the bulletin, however, with the current change in services; we are making this information available online. Contact Fr. Paul with any questions.
Father Paul Continues to make Pastoral Calls during COVID-19 as Needed
Fr. Paul is making his Pastoral Rounds virtually via telephone calls and online check-ins. If you are in need of counseling, prayer, or simply a virtual visit, please contact Fr. Paul directly at pcm09@bellsouth.net. Part of what makes ECA so special is the community and support we offer to one another!
Several Ways to Give During the Change in Activities and Worship at ECA
Due to the bishop's directive ECA members are still not able to gather in person on our campus. Our bills have continued to come in, and because of your support we have been able to continue to function. During this time, please continue to support the ministry of ECA and we are providing several ways you can continue to give in your absence. 

For your convenience, ECA now offers online giving. It's fast and easy! Please note, there is a 2.2% fee plus $0.30 per transaction the church incurs. Simply click the 'Online Giving" button on our website and designate what your funds are for. You can also set up Check Pay through your bank and designate to ECA. Additionally, you may mail your check or take it to the church and place in the securely locked mailbox at the street, address is 1673 Jamerson Rd. Marietta, GA 30066.  We greatly appreciate your support during these difficult times! 

Click here  to make a one time donation online through paypal. Please note, ECA is charged a $ .30 per transaction fee plus 2.2% of the donated amount.