Parish News & Updates
Thank You for Your Support of our September Food to Go Event! To all our volunteers that helped with prep & filling orders during the event, and to all who ordered food, thank you for your support! We are grateful for your participation. Through the generosity of many, we are able to help TWO very important charities:
●All tips collected, in the amount of $2870, will be donated to Awaken, a local faith-based non-profit organization whose mission is to increase awareness and education surrounding the issue of commercial sexual exploitation and to provide housing and restoration for its victims.
●Additionally, one dollar from all Gyro & Baklava sales, plus additional donations received in the amount of $1270, will be donated to the Catholic Charities 2021 Fire Relief Fund supporting the work they are doing to aid those impacted by local fires.
Sunday School Enrollment is Now Open Our Sunday School team will offer grade-level engaging Orthodox activities to help students grow in the Faith through project-based and service learning. You can access a student enrollment form at our website or HERE. We look forward to seeing our students!
Would You Consider Joining Our Sunday School Ministry? A key component of any Christian education program is the teacher. See our notice in this month's VOICE newsletter. If you share our vision and have a desire to be involved in the teaching ministry, please let us know. Please contact Victoria Keegan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Rossi at email@example.com.
Bible Study Online meets each Thursday at 11am via zoom. Click here to connect: https://goarch.zoom.us/j/96253922864?pwd=eVN0Q2NtcDh5MnBwcGZTZ1ZKcGFwZz09 Meeting ID: 962 5392 2864 Passcode: 995503
Adult Education: Orthodox Christianity Beginning on Thursday, September 23rd, a series of evening classes on Orthodox Christianity will be held at 7pm (see the scheduled dates in our monthly newsletter). These classes are for everyone wishing to learn more about the Orthodox Faith; and are required for those who wish to become Orthodox. Each class will include a talk and time for discussion and questions. Classes will be held at church in the small hall and simultaneously via Zoom. This way, you can join us in-person or online at the scheduled time of the class.
Adult Education: Chanters and Singers LITURGICS COURSE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 29 and covers the basic structure, content, and theology of the liturgical services of the Orthodox Church, focusing on the central daily liturgical cycle of Divine Liturgy, Vespers, and Matins (Orthros). Classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. There is NO cost for this course. You can Click here to register
Sign Up to Join Our Welcome & Hospitality Ministry! Coffee fellowship is held each Sunday after Liturgy. It serves to bring adults and children together in Orthodox Christian Fellowship and love, creating greater communion and stronger ties through interaction with fellow Orthodox Christians. It is vital that we strengthen our relationship by spending time with one another after service, talking, encouraging, and being there for one another. If you have not yet joined us for coffee fellowship, please plan on attending soon! You can help with the Sunday coffee fellowship in one or more of the following ways:
- Bring sweet food items to share (pastries, cookies, cakes, donuts, fruit, etc.).
- Bring savory food items to share (cheese, crackers, salads, vegetables, etc.).
- Bring kids' snacks (Goldfish, fruit snacks, juice, etc.).
- Setup before Liturgy.
- Cleanup after fellowship.
- Host an entire fellowship with various items.
Fellowship sign-up sheets are in the large hall. Participants are asked to bring enough to serve 50-75 people and to have items in the kitchen before 10 a.m. Serving trays and utensils are available.
Latest Guidance for Attending Church: Masks are required at services. We continue to deal with the pandemic alongside our broader community, so please keep in mind that as Christians, we have an ethical obligation to protect all people. Masks are available in the narthex as you come into church.
Remember that the mission of our Church is to bring people to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18) To fulfil this mission we must all have the commitment and conviction to live the life in Christ not just as an individual but also within the community. For additional information and guidance, access the COVID-19 Vaccination Fact Sheet on our electronic bulletin.
Pastoral Visits & Holy Communion For setting dates, sacraments, memorial services, personal counseling, confessions, sick calls and personal visitations that may include receiving Holy Communion, please call the church office (775-825-5365) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also speak with Father Stephen or e-mail at email@example.com.
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