UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES:
MEN’S CLUB: There will be a Men’s Club meeting TODAY, November 17th, immediately following church services in the board room.
FEED THE NEEDY:All of our parishioners are invited to join the St. Cons Men’s Club to help pack and deliver groceries to local needy families on Saturday, November 23. Volunteers will meet at the Hellenic Cultural Center at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you can help at the HCC or to make home deliveries that day, please RSVP to Mark Chuey at email@example.com
PHILOPTOCHOS BAKE SALE: On Sunday, November 24th, following church services, our Philoptochos will be holding a Bake Sale! Spinach pies, Greek pastries, Diples, Holiday Breads; delicious treats ready to eat right away, or take home and serve on your Thanksgiving table.
HOPE & JOY THANKS OUR NURSES: On Sunday, November 24th lunch will be served for our children, ages 4 – 6th grade and their families, followed by a visit from the Chief Nursing Officer, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia. Let’s thank our nurses for all they do! RSVP to Frances Marinos at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the church office no later than Monday, November 18th.
PHILOPTOCHOS CHRISTMAS PARTY! Our St. Helen Philoptochos Christmas luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 12:00 noon, at the Marriott at Laurel Park. Tickets are $26/person, advance reservations, only. Please contact Georgene Ochadleus at 248.685.8375 or see a Philoptochos Board member after church to purchase tickets.
GOYA EVENTS: Our next GOYA meeting will be held on Sunday December 1, after church in the boardroom. Please plan to attend! GOYA will also be attending the St. George Southgate GOYA Christmas Snowball Dance on December 7th. Wear your ugly sweater and join the fun!
NEWS AND NOTICES
CHOIR POINSETTIA SALE: TODAY is the last day to purchase a gorgeous poinsettia plant this year for only $25. Proceeds benefit our Choir. See any Choir member to purchase a plant for your home, as a gift, or to be placed on the church solea for the holidays, or contact Maritsa Kalasz at email@example.com to reserve a plant. Delivery date will be Monday, December 9th.
ST CONS CHRISTMAS CARD: We are taking donations for the St. Cons Christmas Card, which is mailed out to all of our parishioners. All names should be turned in no later than Friday, December 15th to be included in the card. For more information see Melinda Lazaros after church, or contact the church office.
TREE OF LIGHTS: We will also be taking donations for the 25th annual Mary Drakos Christmas Tree of Lights, in memory of those that are deceased or honoring the living. The Tree of lights ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 22nd. For more information, see Diane Plungis after church after November 17th, or contact the church office.
SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS: Please drop off a wallet sized photo of your child in the baskets available near the candles or on the table near the office. Please write the child's name on the back of the photo in the center. We will be displaying the photos on our "Sunday School Christmas tree" shortly after Thanksgiving.
SAVE THE DATE:
- November 23rd - MENS CLUB FEED THE NEEDY
- November 24th - HOPE & JOY “Nurses Rock!”
- November 24th - PHILOPTOCHOS BAKE SALE
- December 8th – GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
- December 15th – PAGEANT REHEARSAL/LUNCH
- December 22nd – CHRISTMAS PAGEANT, CHRISTMAS TREE OF LIGHTS
Non Orthodox Visitors Please Note: Holy Communion is offered to Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared themselves. Visitors are welcome to receive the Antidoron (Blessed Bread), which is distributed at the end of the Divine Liturgy.