"Our Mission is to bear witness to God's love and invite, encourage, and prepare God's people to share that grace with others." 
Shining our Light: Final Stewardship Update
As we come to the end of Stewardship 2020, we want to thank you for supporting our ministry and mission at ECA. To date, we have over 80 pledges turned in with 6 new pledges. More than 60% of those pledging have increased their pledge amount. We are close to meeting our goal for 2020! Your generosity allows ECA members to be beacons of light in our parish and out in the community. No matter what amount you pledge to ECA, your commitment makes a difference in the ministry and mission we do. You may still turn in a pledge by filling out a card found in the narthex, download a card from the website or email your pledge information ( ). To see stewardship testimonies, click here.

* You may make a pledge at anytime: Download Pledge Cards Here or pick one up Sunday.
Advent Wreath Making This Saturday 11/30 at 10am
All are invited to our Annual Advent Wreath Workshop at 10am on 11/30. Look for the sign-up sheet in the Narthex so we can purchase enough forms and candles for everyone who wants to participate. Cost is $15. Bring clippers & greenery, everything else will be provided. Many thanks to our Altar Guild team for coordinating this event!
Christmas Pageant Rehearsals Starting Sunday 12/8 at 9:30am
Calling all children! Children's Christian Formation will be starting preparation for the Christmas pageant held on Christmas Eve. Parts will be distributed and costumes assessed on December 8th. Practice will be every Sunday in December (starting on the 8th) from 9:30-10:15am.  We need volunteers from middle and high school to read the various parts.  If you have any questions, please contact Bliss Peterson.  * Note: No CF for Youth 12/8 - 1/12. Youth are encouraged to come to the Christmas Pageant Practice at 9:30 am. CF will resume January 12th.
Emmaus House Toy Drive: Deadline 12/8
It’s that time of year again where the Reach Committee seeks your help for the  Emmaus House Christmas Toy Drive! Please deliver gifts no later than Sunday, Dec 8th. To see a list of suggested gift ideas, click here and scroll to page 4: Gift Suggestions
Youth Confirmation at the Atlanta Cathedral 12/8
Mark your calendar for Youth Confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Philip on December 8th at 4 pm.
Volunteers Needed: Emmaus House 12/19
ECA will sponsor Peoplestown (Emmaus House) Annual Grandparents Meal on December 19 th  from 7 to 9PM. This special evening allows grandparents who are raising their grandchildren an opportunity to take the night off and enjoy dinner, singing and a raffle. Volunteers are needed to help warm food, serve and cleanup after the meal. Monetary donations are also needed for food costs. To volunteer, or if you have any questions; please see Horace, Nicole File, Chris Renaud, Lainey Gaines or Jane Whisler. You may also attend the Dec. 8th Reach meeting to learn more.
ECW selling Pecans!
Fresh Georgia Pecans still available! One pound bags of shelled pecan halves from this year's crop cost $10.00. Pecans will be sold after both Sunday services to raise funds for ECW. Thank you for supporting this ministry!
Christmas Poinsettias & Flower Contributions for Christmas Season
If you would like to make a contribution for Christmas poinsettias, greens, etc. please fill out a form located in the plastic box beneath the altar flower chart in the narthex. Simply indicate whether your gift is "in memory" or "in thanksgiving for." The amount is voluntary, but the suggested donation is $25. Thank you for your gift!
Vestry Nominations Open for those Who Wish to Serve
Those interested in serving on Vestry at ECA please contact Sandi Harden, Horace Higgins, Jan Samuel, or Fr. Paul. Please let them know of your intention to volunteer for this great ministry! Vestry is a 3 year commitment and meets once a month with a retreat in January. Vestry members serve in a leadership role with a ministry within the parish. 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 the preceding year before election.
ECA has newly updated photo directories available (one free per household). Please see Brenda or Wanda on Sunday to get yours! Additionally, you may stop by the office Tuesday - Thursday 10-3 to pick one up from Pamala.

ECA considers it an honor to acknowledge service to our armed forces. If you or a family member are currently serving in our armed forces, please email to update. You may also update birthday and anniversary dates as well. Thank you!  

Read more about REACH and collect food for these local food pantries in our communities. Read more about it  HERE

A great way to learn everyone's names is by wearing a name tag. You can order a name tag by emailing Michele Floyd, click  HERE

Photos of Bishop Wright worshiping with us and the Bishop's forum can be seen  HERE  or on our website  HERE