“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child shall never enter it.” Mark 10:14:15
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
I would like to let you know that on Sunday, September 11, we will begin the Sunday School with a brief Agiasmos Service (Blessing with Holy Water) in the Church after Divine Liturgy.
At St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church we strive to give our youth, the future of the Church, the best education possible as it pertains to the Orthodox faith. Our Sunday School teachers use contemporary methods to create a classroom of fun and learning. They are dedicated people who love children and want to see them learn and grow in our Orthodox faith. Your children will learn about Feasts of the Church, lessons on the Bible, and how to pray and become better Orthodox Christians.
As your Parish Priest I kindly ask you to: register your children to our Sunday School Program, bring them to church on time, stay and worship at the Divine Liturgy in the Church, be positive about Church, discuss with them what they learned each Sunday, teach them to bring their weekly stewardship offering, give your personal example of Christian living, emphasize regular repentance and Holy Communion, and put Church before every other activity on Sunday. Your personal example and involvement in religious education of your children are extremely important. The priest and teachers can not do the job alone.
Our students and their families are encouraged to arrive to Divine Liturgy every Sunday promptly at 10 a.m. to worship and pray together as a family. Our Sunday School classes will begin every week after Holy Communion. Class time is approximately 30-45 minutes long, and children can join their parents in coffee hour or luncheon after their class has concluded.
If you have any questions concerning Sunday School please contact Fr. Sasa at 251-233-3128.
May the blessing and the mercy of the Lord be with you!
Father Sasa Turkic
Church Council and Parish Retreat
Please mark your calendars
On the weekend of September 17-18 the guest speaker at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church will be Very Rev. Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiu.
More details coming soon!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
(If you need to meet with Fr. Sasa on other days, please call him at (251) 233-3128 and make appointment.)
Father Sasa is also offering individual Catechumen classes. If you are interested to convert and become Greek Orthodox please call Fr. Sasa.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ!
We are in need of Sunday School Teachers/ School Director for 2022-2023 Sunday School Year Starting Sunday September 11, 2022.
Gina Malbis Pre K 3-5yrs old
1st-3rd grade Volunteers Needed
4th-6th Grade Volunteers Needed
7th-9th Grade Volunteers Needed
Dr. George Koulinaos 10th-12th Grade
Please contact me to sign up!
Yours in Christ,
Go to this link to watch Sunday Services:
Meal Train for families at St. AthanasiosProviding meals is a wonderful opportunity to support our church family during times of need (births, illness, etc). If you would like to be added to the list of volunteers to provide meals to our St. Athanasios families during times of need, please see or email Lacey Childress at Lchildress@gsboe.org and/or Jenny Openshaw at Jenny.firstname.lastname@example.org