GOMOP SUMMER CAMP CONTINUES: Today the final session for our Metropolis Summer Camp at Camp Nazareth starts. Fr. Anastasios plans on being present at Camp at least one day of each session. Don’t forget what week you signed up.
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 FOOD PREPARATION—We will be making Koulourakia on Monday July 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM and on Tuesday July 16, 2019 we will be making Finikia at 10:00 AM. We appreciate all the help we can get.
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: Little Angels group will meet on Wed July 10th from 6:6:30. All groups will practice during the Set Up Picnic at various opportunities. Please discuss costumes for the festival with Harriet Sickles by July 7th. Check for updates via text.