Parish News & Updates
Today we are happy to welcome Fr. Christian Burkhard and Presbytera Maria. Father serves at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Fresno, CA, and we are grateful he is able to fill in for Fr. Stephen today.
A Very Short Course in Orthodox Theology Six Week Course • May 11 - June 15, 2022 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. This free adult Christian Education course is offered by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Christian Education Ministry and Saint Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA. Each class session topic is independent. Attend when you are able – a series commitment is not required. The fast moving format is a combination of lecture, visual presentation, discussion, and occasional video. No homework. Supplemental reading will be provided by PDF at no cost. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld-2srzgsGdHi9c-SxTGBRhOb560XhRKp
Save the Date: May 29 is our last day of Sunday School for this year. The kids will celebrate along with the entire parish as we host a very special fellowship after Divine Liturgy.
Help Feed the Hungry on June 11th – Philoptochos is coordinating the opportunity for our parish to help prepare and serve a meal at St. Vincent Dining Room (a division of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada located in downtown Reno.) Shifts available: 8a-10a (3ppl, food prep) and 10a-1p (10ppl, serving). All parishioners 16 and over are welcome to join in volunteering for this event. To sign up or get additional information please contact Lana Balach (email@example.com) or the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sign up sheets are also available in the Large Hall. (Note - Catholic Charities requires proof of Covid vaccination for all volunteers.)
Additional opportunity to help the Hungry on May 21st- Headlock on Hunger, a benefit show for the Food Bank of Norther Nevada, needs volunteers from 6pm to 930pm May 21st. Headlock on Hunger is a live Pro-wrestling show and Raffle. 100% of proceeds go to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. For more information email email@example.com or visit http://www.hohnv.com/
Annual Golf Tournament - Monday June 20th All players will be golfing at the exclusive Hidden Valley Country Club and will receive range balls, carts, a BBQ lunch, beverages on the course, contests during play,and prizes following play. Click Here for more information & to purchase tickets. Single, Foursome & Lunch Only options available!
Philoptochos FFN Donation Box is in the large hall. Please help us collect female hygiene and personal hygiene products to be donated to a local charity. SAVE THE DATE learn how to Greek Dance & Dinner Fundraiser to benefit Kids N Cancer, June 24th. More details to follow.
Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 11am, in person AND via zoom. Drop ins are welcome! We are studying the book of Galatians. Connection link: https://goarch.zoom.us/j/96253922864?pwd=eVN0Q2NtcDh5MnBwcGZTZ1ZKcGFwZz09
Metropolis Summer Camp at St. Nicholas Ranch & Retreat Center in Dunlap, CA will be returning to an in-person ministry this July and online registration opens on March 1! 2022 PROMO VIDEO: CLICK HERE 2022 SUMMER CAMP IN-PERSON DATES Staff Orientation Week: July 5 - 9 Session I: July 10 - 16 Session II: July 17 - 23 Session III: July 24 - 30 ONLINE REGISTRATION Online registration opens Tuesday, March 1, and spaces will be available first come, first serve on our website: https://gosfyouth.org/summer-camp Summer Camp Scholarships are available through the parish to assist with costs. Contact Father Stephen for more information.
Looking for Housing
1. In Truckee for one young man thru wildfire season: spring thru fall.
2. In Reno for one young woman moving to Reno for work in June. She is looking for an apartment or for a family in the parish willing to rent out a room. Please contact the church office if you can help!
From Pascha to Pentecost Since ancient times, the 50-day period from Pascha to Pentecost has been called Pentecost because what began with the Lord breathing the Holy Spirit on His Disciples was consummated with the full descent of the Spirit upon the Disciples and the whole Church. Thus, the Church was fully born and began to grow. Later on, another week was added to these 50 days in order to celebrate the post-feast of the Feast of Pentecost. Thus, today the period of movable Feasts after Pascha spans eight weeks, to include the Sunday of All Saints. READ MORE HERE or visit our parish website.
2022 Festival Committee Members Needed- It takes the involvement of many to bring our Annual Festival to life! We are looking for additional Committee Members to lead in the following focus areas - Marketing/Advertising, Logistics, Entertainment/Vendors, Finance & Administration, To Go Service. No experience required – just a willingness to lend your talent and work in collaboration with fellow parishioners! Click Here for more details (A printed flyer is also available for pick up at church). If you are interested in joining the committee – please talk to Father Stephen, Dimi Sakelarios, or Laird Valory (or email the church office). Committee Meetings will begin in May!
St. Nina's Totes are colorful handwoven baskets made by Kenyan women. 100% of the profits go toward the effort to provide food and shelter for their families. Remaining proceeds feed and care for vulnerable children and orphans of St. Nina's Children's Home and Mission Center in Kenya which strives to meet the spiritual, social, and physical needs of the local people of the region. St. Nina operates under the omophorion of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa. Come and see the wide variety of totes available for sale in the bookstore.
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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Live Streaming Most services are being live-streamed on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/saintanthonychurchreno/. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we learn and grow with this capability. It is a blessing to be able to connect with those at home in this way.
Online Giving Portal for Stewardship & Donation Offerings The Online Giving Portal can be accessed through our Church Website by clicking the new “Donations & Stewardship” tab. This functionality is secured for your protection and gives you the opportunity to make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring offering.
Prayer Ministry “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16 If you need prayer for yourself, a family member, or anyone else in your circle of friends and acquaintances, you can have your prayer requests included in a weekly prayer request list. Also, this new Prayer Ministry is looking for “prayer warriors” who are willing to pray for others in need. Praying for one another is a critical part of living an Orthodox Christian life, and the Prayer Ministry can help you systematically pray for others who need prayer. If you have a prayer request, or would like to become part of this new, important, and exciting ministry, please contact Barbara Cummings via phone or text at 775-848-3677, or via email at StAnthonyPrayerMinistry@gmail.com