**New..Vacation Church School concluded on Thursday, June 22 after five days of lessons, songs, arts & crafts and music. We are pleased to say this year’s VCS was a huge success!! A special Thank you to Diokonessa Stacie Fernandez and Stella McTaggert for developing this year’s curriculum. Many thanks to Renee Karonis Psilos, Maria & Anastasia Katris, Debbie Rallis, Heather Hill, Presbytera Babara & Fr. Jon Emanuelson, Alex Fetuko, Irene Voneiff, Georgia Marmaras, Tommy Fernandez, Joanne Smith, Diana &Valerie Houck, Kay Skandalakis, Evgenia & John Karonis, Alexandros Theodoropoulos, Marianne Vavalette, Georgia Spiliotis and all who donated supplies are who made this year’s VCS a wonderful success!! Let us remember
“Our Children are like wet cement.” Let us continue to make impressions for the kingdom of God.
REMINDER:It is very important that Dancers return all dance costumes back to the church. Until these costumes are returned, we will not be having dance practice. As soon as all the costumes have been returned, we will schedule dance practice. Please contact, Zaharoula Katiskis (New Group) and Katerina Katsikis (Zoyra)
**SAVE THE DATE!! October 6-8, 2017…St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox ChurchRegional FamilySpiritual Retreat at Camp Kirkwood, NC.Event theme “Crafting our Faith through Christ.” For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Rallis, 910-619-0014 or St. Nicholas GOC, 910-392-4444.
ST. STEPHEN’S CAMP MEETING-June 25, 2017…Please join Cameron Calhoun to discuss details concerning St. Stephen’s camp for July 16-23. All parents, youth and willing volunteers are invited to attend.
CONSTRUCTION…The Church will be getting a refresh of the Ladies and Men’s bathrooms this summer. As timelines are finalized we will make announcements. In the meantime, please be aware the Hall will NOT be available for events from now until September 2017. The Hall will be functional, but not aesthetically pleasing. Coffee Hour will not be affected by this, as well as general meeting, etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stella McTaggart.
REMINDER: YOUNG ADULT MEET-UP…If you are a recent high school graduate, 30 years old, or anywhere in-between, you are invited to attend a cookout dinner at the home of Fr. Jon & Presbytera Barbara onSunday, June 25 starting at 5PM. We will explore all ministry possibilities. Please Join US! Kindly RSVP to the Church office by 6/23. Address to house: 1007 Plum Leaf Court Leland, NC 28451
FESTIVAL…We have sodas leftover from the Festival. We will be selling them for $2.50/12 pack. These would be great for your cookouts and parties. Please see Melissa Kirkby for purchase.
GREEK MARKET…We have Greek honey and pasta remaining. See Sandra Papanikolaou or Irene Sotiriou Vogiatzis for any purchases.
ADULT DANCE…Come join us! The adult dance group meets Wednesdays from 6:30PM-8PM in the Hellenic Center. Antonia Ioannou will be the instructor for this group. Come and join us for exercise and fellowship
BUILDING THE PANAGIA CHAPEL…The Panagia Chapel at the Diakonia Retreat Center is in its final stages. To wrap up the building of the Panagia Chapel, His Eminence has asked that each family gives the names of their loved ones, living and deceased to be sealed in the Holy Table during consecration and prayed for during each service held in the Chapel forever. Over the next week you may receive a phone call from a Member of the Roof Tile Committee. When submitting names, it is requested that each family prayerfully considers a sponsorship of $30 or more, as you are able, to the completion of the Panagia Chapel’s roof. All checks can be made payable to “GO Metropolis of Atlanta.” Note in the memo this is for the Panagia Chapel – Roof Tile Campaign. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Jon or Georgia Marmaras.