St. Nicholas Church School:
Vacation Church School 2017 is cancelled this year
Rides to Church:
If you, or anyone you know, needs a ride to church, please call the office. We will either send a fellow parishioner to pick you up, or call a cab for you. Also, St. Nicholas is compiling a list of individuals who would be interested in picking up fellow parishioners who do not have a ride to church. If you are interested in helping us in this very important ministry, please call the office. It is our hope that everyone who wants to come to St. Nicholas will be able, whether they can drive or not.
Hunger is all around us, even here in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County. Many times, we are asked to distribute food and toiletries to families who are hungry and in need. Please consider bringing non perishable food items and toiletries and leaving them on the shelf in the exo-narthex. Thank you and God Bless You.
Prosforo needed July 23 and August 6, 15, 20, 27. Fellowship Hour sponsors needed July 23, August 6, 20, 27 and September 3. Please call the office if you are interested.
Iconography Phase III – Dome:
Funding for Phase III – Dome is 90% completed. As the funding balance comes to a conclusion, all are invited and encouraged to consider making a contribution within one’s means towards the Icon of Christ Pantocrator, the Almighty. Forms are available at the Church office or on the Church web-site, or at the iconography information table in the Social Hall with updated displays.
The Parish Council is seeking volunteers to help our Parish improve our Stewardship program. Please join the Stewardship Committee meetings which have been scheduled on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the conference room. This month, our next meeting will be held this Wednesday, June 19, at 7:00 pm. Everybody is welcome to join this committee. Your time and talents are valuable to our Saint Nicholas Church. For any questions, please contact George Kokales or Christos Philippou.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship:
The 2017 Summer Leadership Institute, sponsored by OCF, is the only leadership program designed specifically for Orthodox college students. Held at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center, August 16-19, 2017 in Kansasville, WI, the program promotes growth through an Orthodox education. For more information, please go to www.ocf.net.
IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities): Philoptochos thanks all the generous people who made donations at our International Coffee Fellowship Hour recently. Many of you were not able to attend and to those people we remind that everyone’s donations are essential for the success of this Pan Orthodox humanitarian effort. We welcome your donations through August. For every $1 you contribute, it is matched by $7 from other sources. Your generosity will go a long way. If you would like to donate, or have questions. please contact Clevie Daniels (734) 528-9092. Thank you for your continued support.
Habitat for Humanity is in its’ 7th year of participation, and you have helped to renovate many homes to date. If you were unable to support our Ice Cream Social and Fireworks fundraiser, it’s not too late. We hope you will consider supporting this worthy project. Our next build dates for Habitat for Humanity are Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 26, both beginning at 9:00 am. If you would like to sign up for the next build dates, please contact Robert Ashley at email@example.com.
We have in our freezer the following leftover over food from the festival. Spanakopita and tiropita ($25/tray), pastitsio ($75/tray), galaktoboureko ($30/tray), baklava ($40/tray). If you are interested in purchasing, please call the Church office during regular business hours of Monday –Friday, 9am-3pm. Thank you.
The Parish Council has traditionally been responsible for hosting the coffee hour if no one has volunteered. Recently, there has been a decline of volunteers. Please contact the Church office and offer your assistance. Remember, the fellowship hours do not have to be elaborate. Coffee and donuts are fine. Thank you, the Parish Council.
The PanHellenic Family Picnic is this Saturday, July 22 at Burns Park in Ann Arbor. A lamb lunch/dinner, salad and desserts will be available while listening to live Greek music. For more information, please contact Dimitris Papageorgiou at Dimitrisp@aol.com or visit our bulletin board.
We offer our sincerest love and condolences to the family of Damaskinos Smyrnis on the passing of his brother Nicholas in Greece. May his memory be eternal.
We offer our sincerest love and condolences to the Evangelides/Kambas families on the passing of Maryelen Evangelides in Florida. May her memory be eternal.
Kosta Flevaris, cousin to Faye Sekaros, Kay Foster and Nick Roopas, has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is in urgent need of a stem cell transplant. The best chance for a match is through the Greek community. If anyone is interested in being tested, a cheek swab can be sent to you to be mailed back, and the testing done at no cost. For more information, please contact Be The Match at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost and Found:
There are many items in our Lost and Found bin in the exo-narthex. Some of these items have been in the bin for months. Please take a moment and see if anything belongs to you. Thank you.