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: All Services are streamed online only. No in person services are being offered. Limited activities are now allowed on the outside grounds of ECA following CDC and Health Dept guidelines. Read ECA guidelines HERE
Drive-By Communion this Sunday, May 31
ECA will continue to offer 'drive-by' communion while following CDC guidelines every-other week. The next scheduled communion date is this Sunday, May 31 th from 10:30am to 12:30pm following the streamed Sunday service.
Adult Christian Formation class this Sunday at 10:30a.m. via Zoom
Those who are interested can participate in our Adult Christian formation class via Zoom. We may use another platform, but at this time, those who are interested can 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.
Reach Drive-By Food Drive, Sunday May 31 st  
Reach Ministries at ECA will host another drive-by food drive from 10:30-12:30pm Sunday. Simply drive by the church to donate items for Papa's Pantry and Never Alone. Thank you to all who have made this a huge success in the past! Needs this week: Papa's Pantry- Mac & Cheese; Boxed Pasta, Pasta Sauce; Canned meat, potatoes, peas, mixed veggies, fruit & chicken soup; Jelly; Personal hygiene items. Never Alone- Cereal; Canned tuna & chicken; Canned fruit, chili and spaghetti o’s, ravioli, etc.; Pasta sauce; Dried Beans; Feminine Hygiene; Deodorant & personal hygiene items. 
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Work-Day COVID-19 Style
Buildings and Grounds would like to invite you to participate in a work-day COVID-19 style. Our previously scheduled ECA work day got “quarantined” so we are eager to tidy-up the grounds. There are many projects around the church that need attention.   If you are willing to complete any of the tasks on this list, we would appreciate your help! Please remember that if you are on ECA’s property, you must let Father Paul know when you arrive and when you leave the grounds. Also, per the Bishop’s directive, masks are required if you can’t maintain 6 feet physical distancing, and no more that 10 people can be on our grounds at one time. So, we will beautify our grounds- quarantine-style! Click here for a list of projects to be completed.

Limited Activities for individuals and groups on ECA Property now allowed by Diocese of Atlanta
The bishop held a clergy zoom meeting on May 20, 2020 and gave further direction about in-person activities on the property. Members are now allowed to visit the memorial garden, do landscaping maintenance and utilize the grounds. All CDC and Health dept guidelines are still in effect. This means no more than 10 people are allowed, physical distancing of 6ft, and wearing a mask is required. The Vestry has adopted guidelines for those who come on the property for outside activities and ask that ALL guidelines be followed to enable the property to stay open for outside in-person activities. Guidelines for individual and group for ECA members found HERE
Current ECA Financial Statement for Quarter Ending April 2020
Click here to view the current financial statement for ECA. 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 Currently Making Pastoral Calls during COVID-19
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!
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: June 21, July 5, July 19, July 26, August 30. Please email your dedication (complete with wording in thanksgiving for/in memory of) to ecanews@bellsouth.net.
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.