“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child shall never enter it.” Mark 10:14:15
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I would like to let you know that on Sunday, September 11, we will begin the Sunday School with a brief Agiasmos Service (Blessing with Holy Water) in the Church at 9:30 a.m.
At St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church we strive to give our youth, the future of the Church, the best education possible as it pertains to the Orthodox faith. Our Sunday School teachers use contemporary methods to create a classroom of fun and learning. They are dedicated people who love children and want to see them learn and grow in our Orthodox faith. Your children will learn about Feasts of the Church, lessons on the Bible, and how to pray and become better Orthodox Christians.
Our Sunday School teachers are Lacey Childress (age 8 and under ), Presbytera Elena Turkic (age 9 through 11), Lia Roussos Douglas (age 12 through 14), Julie Papadelias (age 15 and up).
As your Parish Priest I kindly ask you to: register your children to our Sunday School Program, bring them to church on time, stay and worship at the Divine Liturgy in the Church, be positive about Church, discuss with them what they learned each Sunday, teach them to bring their weekly stewardship offering, give your personal example of Christian living, emphasize regular repentance and Holy Communion, and put Church before every other activity on Sunday. Your personal example and involvement in religious education of your children are extremely important. The priest and teachers can not do the job alone.
Our students and their families are encouraged to arrive to Divine Liturgy every Sunday promptly at 10 a.m. to worship and pray together as a family. Our Sunday School classes begin every Sunday after Holy Communion. Class time is approximately 30-45 minutes long, and children can join their parents in coffee hour or luncheon after their class has concluded.
If you have any questions concerning Sunday School you my contact Fr. Sasa at 251-233-3128.
May the blessing and the mercy of the Lord be with you!
+Father Sasa Turkic
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 7, 2017
SAINT ATHANASIOS GOLF TOURNAMENT
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9530 Clubhouse Dr
Foley, AL 36535
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