TRISAGION TODAY: 5-years for William (Bill) Leaf
We Welcome GOMoP SUMMER CAMP STAFF: This Sunday we welcome many of the staff members of our Metropolis Summer Camp Program as their debrief will take place at our Church this Sunday. Please welcome these dedicated and fun individuals that hail from all over our Metropolis.
FOCUS SUMMER SUPPER SANDWICH: FOCUS offers sandwiches each Summer Thursday 4-5pm to those in need at St. John Church Hall in Beaver Falls starting June 27th. They are looking for volunteers for two different shifts: Light Food Prep 2-4pm and Serving & Clean-up 4-5:30pm. Please contact Joni Volitich at 412-480-2388 or email@example.com
GREEK SCHOOL: Planning is underway to restart Greek School beginning in the Fall of 2019. If you are interested, please contact the Church Office. As of right now, we have a lot of interest from 4 year olds to 10 year olds.
YOUTH SAFETY UPDATE: Our parish will begin in the process of making sure we are compliant with the Archdiocese Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth. If you plan on working with youth in the Church (advising, coaching, teaching, leading, driving, etc) in the 2019-2020 Ecclesiastical year (Sept-Aug) here in our parish, Metropolis, or anywhere in our Archdiocese, you should contact either Fr. Anastasios or Jackie Bennis, our parish Yout Safety Administrator. There will be more information to come on how and when we begin this process which will include Registering, Training, and Background Check Screening, as well as continuing our compliance to our Metropolis Youth Safety requirements (fingerprinting, etc). See http://www.goarch.org/safety for more info. We are required to have our parish compliant by September 1st.
FESTIVAL DATES JULY 23-27
FESTIVAL SIGN UP: Click here to sign up online to volunteer for the festival!
FESTIVAL PREP: All hands on deck again! Please join us as we make the final items for the festival:
July 15 – Koulourakia at 10am July 21 – Galaktoboureko & Rice Pudding after Liturgy
July 16 – Finikia at 10am July 22 – Galaktoboureko & Rice Pudding at 10am
FESTIVAL SETUP PICNIC—Sunday, July 21st: All parishioners are welcome to come to church and then stay after liturgy to help in some of the final preparations and setup for the festival. Lunch will be provided for those that are there helping with the setup, just as in past years. We will be setting up the following areas: the tents, the grille area, the tables and chairs, pastry, food line, and boutique, as well as the cupping of pastries, and more! We need all the help we can to help make this festival a success. If anyone would like to bring fruit or dessert, or has any other questions, please contact Raina Kanakis in person or at 724-777-1580.
HELLENIC DANCERS: All groups will practice during the Set Up Picnic at various opportunities. Check for updates via text.