Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
11th Sunday of Luke
December 15, 2019
Councilors: Hicks, Panagos, Kythas*, Winstead
Altar Group: All Groups
Ambassadors: Don McEnteer, Jeanette Wilson
Broadcast Team: Riley, Brunk, Pappas
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT TODAY
New members or visitors, please stop by the Welcome Table across from the candlestand.
Orthros and The Divine Liturgy are broadcast live online each week
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT THIS SUNDAY
Celebrate the Nativity with our Sunday School’s Annual Christmas Pageant following Divine Liturgy this Sunday!
GOYA BABYSITTING SAT. DECEMBER 21ST 5:00PM- 10:00PM
Having a hard time getting away from the family to buy Christmas presents for them? GOYA will be offering babysitting services to the parish community on Saturday 21st at Holy Trinity from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Church Office to reserve your spot. All babysitting activities will uphold the Archdiocese Youth Safety Protocols from the comfort and care of the Holy Trinity Community.
2019 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN UPDATE
We will be launching our 2020 Stewardship Campaign next Sunday, December,22 2019, instead of today, as initially announced. We look forward to sharing details of the 2020 Stewardship Campaign “A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: The Stewardship of Time,” and distributing 2020 Stewardship Packets NEXT Sunday. Please remember to come by the hall after the Divine Liturgy to get your packet on the 22nd!
Also, during this season of joy, please remember Holy Trinity in your giving, and submit your stewardship pledge today. If you haven’t already done so, we ask that you also consider accepting Fr. Paul’s Campaign Catch-Up Challenge - and increase your 2019 pledge by 10%. You can submit your initial pledge or your additional Challenge pledge dollars via one of the methods listed below.
*Website / Online Giving: https://www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=188
*Place stewardship form (or check) in the Narthex Stewardship Form Drop Box
*Give stewardship form (or check) to a Parish Council Member
*Take stewardship form (or check) to the Church Front Office
*Mail stewardship form (or check) to the Church:
5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 (Attn: Church Office)
**When sending/dropping off your checks, please put “stewardship” in the Memo line**
Questions? Please contact Stewardship Co-Chairs:
Angela Georgallis (email@example.com / 919-339-3169)
George Georgallis (firstname.lastname@example.org / 773-251-8127)
PHILOPTOCHOS CHRISTMAS PARTY- SUNDAY DEC. 15TH
The Philoptochos Christmas Party will be held at Brio Tuscan Grille at 1:00 pm
Please reply to Dena Horn at 919-833-1398
Angels hope and joy GIVING TREE PLEASE RETURN GIFTS TO CHURCH
BY DEC 15TH
Thank you again to everyone who is participating in the magic of our Giving Tree. Just a reminder that gifts need to be returned to the Church Office, wrapped, and with ornament securely taped to the package by Sunday, December 15th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
ST ANTHONY’S GROUP
Sunday, Dec 15th at 3pm Fruit Cakes (Comedy Play) NRACT off of Lead Mine Rd
Ticket cost: $19.09 RSVP to Toula no later than Monday, Nov.25
Friday, Dec. 27th at 9am Christmas Brunch at Despina's Café
RSVP to Toula by Dec. 20th.
Saturday, Jan (to be announced) 1:30 to 3pm Multi-Purpose Room
Chair exercises lead by Lily.
Saturday, Jan 18th from 11- 2pm: Annual Charity Raffle
Please bring to Toula by Jan. 12th any re-gift items for the raffle. Nothing used will be raffled. Charity to receive the ticket donations will be determined that morning.
Lunch will be provided.
Update on Holy Trinity's Blood Drive:
It's time to schedule your appointment to donate blood at our upcoming drive on Monday, December 30th from 10am to 2:30pm. Please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS and use sponsor code HTGO. All donors will receive a long sleeve holiday t-shirt! For questions or concerns, please contact Zoe Pusic at 646-591-5132 or email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH WORKER SAFETY TRAINING
Last summer the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America approved new Policies for the Safety of Youth and Children. Holy Trinity must comply with these new policies or we will no longer be allowed to have any youth ministry programs or events. Compliance is a fairly simple process. It involves registering with your ministry head, an online training and a background check. The background check and online training will be performed by the Archdiocese safety vendor, Praesidium. Youth Workers include anyone working in any youth ministry program or event such as Sunday school, Greek School, ANGELS/HOPE/JOY, GOYA or Hellenic Dance. Parents supervising their own children in the Preschool Sunday school class are not considered youth workers. If you are a youth worker or are interested in becoming a youth worker, please contact your ministry head, or Rob Shand to submit your information. Please feel free to contact Rob if you have any questions concerning the policies, compliance or whether you are considered a youth worker.
HOLY TRINIITY BROADCAST MINISTRY
Broadcast Ministry is seeking two individuals to work on the audio aspect of our weekly broadcast. The service opportunity will only require one Sunday a month. The Broadcast Team will provide the necessary training. Please contact Chris Pappas via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 919-369-9118 if you are available.
HOLY TRINITY INTERNET MINISTRY
We are looking for some assistance with our online presence. Please email our Parish Webmaster, John Dombalis, at email@example.com.
THIS WEEEK AT HOLY TRINITY
SUN DEC 15TH
11TH SUNDAY OF LUKE
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT FOLLOWING LITURGY
12:00PM: GREEK SCHOOL
1:15PM: BOYS BBALL
3:00PM: HELLENIC DANCE
WED DEC 18TH
7:00PM: PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
THURS DEC 19TH
7:00AM: MEN’S MORNING GROUP
9:15AM: WOMEN’S MORNING GROUP
SUN DEC 22ND
SUNDAY BEFORE THE NATIVITY
2020 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN KICKOFF
MEMORIAL: ALICE AGAPION, STEVE AGAPION
1:00PM: GIRLS VBALL
3:00PM: HELLENIC DANCE
5:00PM: BOYS BBALL