- CANCELED - November 22nd - 5yr Memorial for Kosta Skeriotis, 6-month Memorial for Sokratis Konstantakis - CANCELED
Debbie should be back in the office on December 1st.
THANKSGIVING BASKET SUCCESS & PACKING: We have exceeded our goal and are now able to provide 50 meals due to the hard work and generosity of our parishioners. We thank Sophia Chickos, Nicholas Marvin, and Harriet Sickles for their leadership. A group will be packing the meals tomorrow, Nov 21st, and God-willing, delivering them on the same day. Please contact the leaders for any information.
The Nativity Fast continues: This means we are less than 40 days away from the Nativity and our annual fasting season has begun. This fast is not as strict as Great Lent, but that does not mean it is not as important. The fast does intensify around the 12th of December.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY - November 29th immediately following the Divine Liturgy. God-willing we will be having our meeting in the Church, the sign in book for members in "Good Standing" will be available upon entry during Orthros & Divine Liturgy to reach our quorum of 35 members in good standing. The meeting will be a hybrid of in-person with a simultaneous Zoom call, which the link will be sent to members in good standing prior to the meeting via email.
- Opening Prayer/Call to Order
- Election of the Chairperson of the General Assembly a. Appointment of the Secretary for the General Assembly
- Approval of the Minutes of the last General Assembly
- Priest Report
- 2019 Audit
- 2021 Budget
- Update on the Architectural Work
- Organization Reports
- Old Business
- New Business
- Adjournment/Closing Prayer
Please note that only stewards who are members in good standing as defined by Article 18, Section 1, and Article 31, Section 3 of the Uniform Parish Regulations (2017) may vote in the General Assembly.
HOPE & JOY TOY DRIVE: We will continue to collect new toys to be given to those in need. A box is in the hallway off of the narthex for donations. Gift Cards can also be donated. We plan to donate these, as we do annually, to the Women's Shelter in Beaver. Toys/Gift Cards due by December 6th.
2021 Stewardship Drive: Join us as we make our plans for 2021 by submitting your 2021 Stewardship Card, which was on the back cover of the Voice Newsletter. Copies are available at Church as well. Stewardship is our greatest fundraiser and also lets us know that you stand with us. We thank you for your dedication over the years and especially during 2020 and look forward to many years of serving you and your family through your generous donations.
Philoptochos Vasilopita Fundraiser: Philoptochos will be selling $12 Vasilopita Bread homemade by Rosie's Gleeka for pickup on December 20th or 27th. See Paulette Wilson or Harriet Sickles for more details. The order form was in the Voice. The deadline to order is December 6th.
CHECK-IN VOLUNTEERS: In the current policies of the metropolis we are required to have a check-in person or team for every service. We are looking for additional volunteers who are willing to come a little early to check people in and, if able, to help sanitize after the services. Please contact Fr. Anastasios if you are interested in helping a necessary function during these times.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD: We are now accepting donations for the annual Christmas Card. Please contact Debbie for any questions once she is back in the office.
CHOIR SOUP SALE - POSTPONED UNTIL GREAT LENT
ONLINE GIVING & STEWARDSHIP: Is OPEN! Online giving can be found by clicking here! Please consider your continued support of our church through becoming one of our online giving families. You can make general contributions and stewardship contributions.
REGULAR GIVING: The church is still accepting donations in normal ways through the mail and drop off. Thank you to all of those who have continued to contribute in these challenging times.
Live-Stream: If you don't have a Facebook account, don't worry! You can still access our services right on our website (HTGOC.ORG) or a larger video directly on facebook, learn more by watching the following video: