EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
SUNDAY JUNE 20TH – HONORING OUR GRADS AND DADS! We hope you’re planning to attend church on Holy Pentecost, Sunday June 20th as we celebrate Father’s Day, and honor our outstanding graduates! There will be a special recognition and gift for all our graduates, and a little something special for our Fathers and Papous, too!
GOYA PICNIC! GOYA Meeting and Picnic on Friday, June 25, from 6 - 8 pm on the grassy area between the church and hall by the gazebo. Open to all students (7th - 12th grades). We will have a meeting to discuss the upcoming year’s activities and projects. We will have pizza and lawn games. Please RSVP to Cathy Brylinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 20.
ST CONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING: Our parish General Assembly Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 27th in the Hellenic Cultural Center immediately following the Divine Liturgy service. A light lunch will be served for those who stay to attend the meeting.
VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL: SAVE THE DATES! We are planning a fun Vacation Church School the week of August 2nd – 6th for children ages 4 – 12. This year VCS will focus on “Our Daily Bread” church breads (Prosforo, Vasilopita, Arto, and Koliva) and each day will have a mix of baking church breads, crafts, indoor and outdoor learning activities, music and prayer. We are in need of teen and adult volunteers to help with activities, baking, etc. More information and registration forms are available on our parish website, under the “What’s New” tab.
SUMMER SURVIVAL BOARD: Watch for our summer survival board, coming soon! Even though attendance decreases during the summer months, regular building and property maintenance, utilities, and other expenses continue. That is why, again this year, we are asking for your help by making an additional donation to our “Summer Survival” campaign. You can send a check to the church office or make a donation via our website. Your help will make a big difference!
NEWS AND NOTICES
ICONOGRAPHY UPDATE: Eight of the Feast Day icons across the top of the Iconostasis were recently installed, and we have received delivery on the final 4 large Iconostatis icons (St. Nicholas, St. Anthony; and Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel). We are expecting delivery on the 4 remaining small icons across the top this week. We are still in need of sponsorship support for the icons of the Evangelist St. Matthew, St. Gregory of Nyssa and St. Cyril of Alexandria, and for general donations of any amount to complete our Phase One fundraising. Those interested in sponsoring an icon, please talk to Father Teodor or contact the church office for more information.
HELLENIC CULTURAL CENTER BOOKING: We are having parties and events in the HCC again! According to the new state of Michigan regulations, the HCC can now hold up to 50% capacity, (300+ people) and should be at full capacity by the end of the summer. Consider booking your next event at the Hellenic Cultural Center, and help the church get our HCC back into business! If you would like to discuss future bookings or other issues with the HCC staff, please contact Kathy at 734.525.3550 or 313.303.6350 or email@example.com
MEMORIAL SERVICES: Koliva that has been prepared for memorial services can now be distributed to parishioners at the end of service. The koliva will be put in small baggies and distributed at the coffee hour. We are also again able to accept Coffee Hour Sponsors, for those having a memorial or other special day in church. Requested sponsorship donation is $150. Paximadia and koulourakia may also be distributed at the coffee hour, but must be provided by the families individually pre-packaged for distribution. Please call the church office to schedule memorials and coffee hour sponsorships in a timely manner so we can include the information in the bulletin. On the day of the service, please bring a list of family names you would like Father to remember in prayer.
REMEMBER THE CHURCH IN YOUR WILL: You’ve supported the church your whole life, remembering us in your estate plan will help the church when you’re gone. Consult your estate planner or contact the Church office for information. We are grateful to our parishioners who have left bequests to the church in the last few years: Thomas Goffas, Irene Barbas, Anthony Keros, Kris Merikas, John and Alice Koinis, Joan Keker, Katherine Socol, Ted and Demetra Monolidis, Zoe Kokenakes, Peter and Eileen Lekas. Their loving legacy made a big difference! May their memory be eternal!
SUPPORTING SISTER CHURCHES AND ORGANIZATIONS
TASTE OF GREECE: Enjoy a drive-thru “Taste of Greece” at St. Nick’s Ann Arbor, June 18th and 19th. Dinners include pastitsio, spinach pie and Greek salad. To order, or for more information, www.stnickaa.ort/taste
MINI OPA FEST: On June 19th and 20th, help St. Nick’s Troy celebrate the spirit of Opa!Fest by taking advantage of their drive-thru sale of delicious Greek food and pastries. All food must be pre-ordered on their website, www.stnicholastroy.org
AHEPA NETWORKING EVENT: Our AHEPA Omega Chapter 371 will be holding a unique “Speed-Networking” event on Sunday, July 11th at 3:00 pm in a Livonia park. Intended for young professionals, college-aged or recent grad starting out in their careers, and experienced pros to network, have sun food and fun, and share their knowledge! For more information, bit.ly/OmegaNetwork
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.