Congratulations to our New 2020 Parish Council! Once ratified by His Eminence, Andreia Pop, Corinne Sakelarios, Dimi Sakelarios, George Anastassatos, George Pauls, John Katsilometes, Lou Gazes, Sophia McCutcheon, and Tom Stamos will take the oath of office after Liturgy some time in January and begin their terms. Many thanks to those who dedicated their time and hard work in 2019, and to Maria & Despina Hatjopoulos and Denise LoGiurato for their work on the Election Committee!
Parish Christmas Party will be held next Sunday, December 22nd after Liturgy. Bring a fast-appropriate dish to share (wine and oil are allowed)! Parents: Remember to bring a wrapped gift for your child(ren) and include their name on it. Gifts can secretly be dropped off at the church office before liturgy.
2020 Stewardship Cards are available in the Small Hall. A new card needs to be submitted to the church office EACH year. Thank you!
The 40-day Nativity Fast continues and lasts to December 25th. Please note the following guidelines for fasting: On most days of the Fast we abstain from Meat & Meat Products, as well as Dairy Products. There’s no abstinence of Fish, Shellfish, Vegetables & Vegetable Products, Olive Oil, Fruit & Wine. On Wednesdays & Fridays during the Fast, we abstain from Meat & Meat Products, Dairy Products, Fish, Olive Oil & Wine. There’s no abstinence of Shellfish, Vegetables, Vegetable Products, & Fruit.
Special Olive Wood Gifts from Jerusalem available in the Large Hall for the next few weeks. These gifts have a special blessing from the Holy Land, and purchases will help Palestinian Christians. Great Christmas gift ideas!
Sunday School is for kids grades K-8. Children will worship during Liturgy with their family, then following Holy Communion meet in the Small Hall. Note: No Sunday School on Dec 22nd 29th.
AHEPA Scholarships are available for graduating High School, Undergrad and Graduate students. Call or email John Copoulos at 775-720-4051 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is March 15, 2020.
Join us on an Orthodox Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This is a unique opportunity and a trip of a lifetime. Come and visit the land where God walked, and the holy places sanctified by 2ooo yrs. of Christianity. This journey will give you the chance to connect with the roots of your faith. The dates will be April 28 thru May 7 of 2020. Information flyer and reservation forms are available. Although deposits were due by the end of October, it’s still not too late to sign up!
Adult Education (held in Small Hall)
- Greek Language Class: Mondays at 6p
- Book Club: Tuesdays at 5:15p
- Bible Study: Thursdays at 11a
If you are willing to help in the bookstore on Sunday’s or in the Narthex to greet people, contact the church office.
Keep in Mind that both the Small and Big Halls are available to rent!
Archangel Michael’s Food Barrel is in the Small Hall year-round. Thank you for your donations! Please show your love and compassion for those in our community who are less fortunate.
Important Dates to Remember: Dec 25th: Holy Nativity; Jan 6th: Holy Theophany; Jan 17th: Saint Anthony Feast Day