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." 
Shining our Light: Stewardship
Stewardship numbers to date: We have over 70 pledges that have been turned in with 6 new pledges this year and over 60% of those pledging have increased their pledge. This is great news and we are very grateful of your generosity. Thank you for supporting our ministry and mission at ECA and allowing 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; please make sure to turn your pledge in so we can continue to shine our light in the parish and in our communities. You can pledge by filling out a card found in the narthex, download a card from the website or email your pledge information ( ecanews@bellsouth.net ). To see stewardship testimonies, click here.

* You may make a pledge at anytime: Download Pledge Cards Here or pick one up Sunday.
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Men's Morning Cup: This Saturday 11/16 at 7:30am. Invite a Friend!
Come join other ECA men for a 'Cup-of-Joe' and Jesus, where men have an opportunity to share thoughts focused around the Forward Day by Day daily devotional series. Men's Morning Cup meets every other Saturday at 7:30 am in the Swift Building. "As Iron sharpening iron; so a man sharpens his brother's character."
Verse for this week: 1 Maccabees 2:24-25. When Mattathias saw it, he burned with zeal and his heart was stirred. He gave vent to righteous anger; he ran and killed him on the altar. At the same time, he killed the king's officer who was forcing them to sacrifice, and he tore down the altar.
Reach invites you to Benton House 11/16
You are invited to join with ECA Reach Members on Sat Nov. 16th from 10:30am-12:30pm. We will be making new friends as members of Reach go entertain and play games with seniors at this location. Come and join us, and let those we visit with tell you some exciting stories about their lives. Together, we make a difference!
ECW Outing 11/16
All Ladies are invited to join ECW (Women's Group) on an outing on November 16th to Oakland Cemetery at 1:30 (meet at church) followed by Dinner at 6 Feet Under. A private tour is scheduled at 3 PM. The cost is $12 for adults. Seniors 65 and over are $6. Contact Michele Floyd at  bunnycottage18@gmail.com  or 770-630-7425 with any question. Invite a Friend!
You can check out the event and RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2741018652599282/
Southern Comforters Meeting Sunday, 11/17
All are welcome to fellowship with those who knit, crochet or make no-sew fleece blankets to support The Linus Project. Meeting in the Activities Building after the 10:30 am service.
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Cultured Pearls Book Club Wednesday 11/18 at 7:30pm
Please join us in the Activities Building for this month’s Cultured Pearls Book Club to discuss " News of The World" by Paulette Jiles. We are meeting early this month due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Contact Lillian Stanton for more information. This club typically meets monthly on the last Wednesday of each month.  
Still Time to Volunteer: Reach Volunteer Opportunity November 10-17: Family Promise
Note: Women are still needed to spend the night. Family Promise is a program that uses existing resources such as church space to help combat homelessness and poverty.  This program uses a holistic approach to combat the crisis of family homelessness that includes three key areas of focus: prevention, shelter and stabilization.  Volunteers are the core of this program.  They share food, spend the night, play with children and lend their passion and expertise to help families get back on their feet.  Our sister church, Christ Episcopal Church in Kennesaw has asked for volunteers during their hosting rotation November 10-17.  They need volunteers to greet and to cook/serve dinner.  If you feel led to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Lainey Gaines at laineygaines3@gmail.com / 678-431-0894 or Deb Gerace at  geraced@gmail.com / 678-777-9027.  Visit  www.familypromise.org for additional information on the program.  

To learn more about the volunteer positions available, Click here....
Mark Your Calendars! Advent Wreath Making 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!
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.
IN OTHER NEWS....
Important Note: Quarterly pledge statements are available.
Please pick yours up in the Narthex. Thank you!

NEW PARISH DIRECTORIES ARE HERE!
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.

UPDATED INFORMATION REQUESTED
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  ecanews@bellsouth.net to update. You may also update birthday and anniversary dates as well. Thank you!  

REACH COLLECTING NON-PERISHABLES FOR PANTRIES 
Read more about REACH and collect food for these local food pantries in our communities. Read more about it  HERE

NEW ECA NAME TAGS AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING
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 THE BISHOP AND ECA WORSHIP SERVICES 
Photos of Bishop Wright worshiping with us and the Bishop's forum can be seen  HERE  or on our website  HERE