CLEAN SLATES SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS TODAY with Mrs. Flanzala and Mrs. Smitherman. You’ll be learning about the life of the Great Martyr George and there will be a very neat craft to make—don’t miss it! The older youth class (Growing Saints) will meet again next Sunday. We’ll be learning about the first iconographer, St. Luke, the Apostle.
THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 – OUR HOT MEAL FOR THE HOMELESS It’s our church’s opportunity to provide a hot meal for the homeless through the local Salvation Army. The main dish is “American Chop Suey.” Main dish offerings are due at Salvation Army in the early morning of October 17. Susan Brountas is coordinating. Please send her an email if you would like to cook for this ministry: email@example.com.
11th ANNUAL GREEK DANCE QUICK INFO: Saturday, November 3 from 7-11PM. Wellman Commons, Bangor. This is a family friendly event. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Youth 17 and under are $10. Seating is limited—19 tables seating 8 people each, so don’t delay. Return your ticket stubs with payment no later than October 30. Thank you!
FREE GREEK DANCE LESSONS Three consecutive weeks of Greek folk dancing lessons held here at St. George. Beginning this Wednesday October 17, then on October 24 and November 1 from 7-8PM, led by Lambros.
GREEK DANCE SILENT AUCTION Everyone is asked to participate in obtaining donations for this year’s Silent Auction at or annual Greek Dance, November 3.
Some very nice items have been coming in for the Silent Auction—thank you very much! If you have not already done so, please plan to donate at least one item by next Sunday.
What can you provide for the Silent Auction? Ideas: Gift cards from shops/restaurants/gas stations or cards for personal services work well (i.e., salons or massage). Cards covering basic car maintenance, auto detailing, or dry cleaning would be good. How about a weekend accommodation at a lake cottage? Or tickets to a production at Collins Center for the Arts or an upcoming sports event? If you are a crafter or artist and you create beautiful items that sell for good prices, please consider donating a piece of your work.
If you have items at home that have gone unused or have had very light use and would be desirable for the auction, please consider donating them. Perhaps someone can wrangle a specialty item such as a kayak which has high end appeal to many people. Really, the sky’s the limit—please help us reach and get some top shelf items for this event!
People love silent auctions especially if the items are desirable. We’ll need your donations by October 22 and are looking forward to seeing what you have to offer. Thank you!
Contact Cynthia for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
DID YOU GET YOUR ENVELOPE WITH GREEK DANCE TICKETS? If not please check in with the church office or contact Cathy Speronis: email@example.com.
AN INVITATION FOR THE FEAST OF ST. DEMETRIOS from our brethren in Saco. The Church of St. Demetrios celebrates their Name Day on October 26 each year. Our parish is invited for the celebration beginning with Great Vespers on Thursday, October 25 at 6PM. Reception to follow. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Friday, October 26 beginning at 8:30AM.
A VERY SPECIAL OFFER FROM LAMBROS Most of you know that Lambros has operated a successful sailing business, touring the Greek Isles of Sporades each summer aboard his vessel, Alexandros. This summer he is offering a special package deal for six persons from our parish or its friends. Lambros proposes a two week sailing trip, embarking from Athens in June. Cost would be $2,000 per person (excluding airfare), double occupancy. This is a discounted per person rate. There are just six spots available. You can read details about the itinerary at www.sailgreekisles.com. Please contact Lambros if interested.
LET’S TALK DESSERT! Got your attention? Hope so! Cathy Speronis has a sweet fund-raising idea for the holiday season to benefit St. George. She is proposing a special holiday dessert sale that will rival anything that can be store-bought in our area. We can all help her with preparations to make this a success. Please be in touch with her so she knows she can count on your help as needed. Send her a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRODUCING THE “REAL” ST. NICHOLAS TO OTHERS THIS DECEMBER Would you like to help plan an evening event for the general public to introduce them to St. Nicholas of Myra during the first week of December? Of course, we’re referring to the “real” Santa Claus that many people have yet to learn about. Please let Pres. Candace know (email@example.com). She’ll arrange a get together to plan this possible event, honoring one of the well-known and greatly loved Saints of the Orthodox Church.
TO OUR STEWARDS & BENEFACTORS Many thanks to all those who’ve increased their financial gifts to maintain the on-going worship and ministries here at St. George. As a gentle reminder, the Church does need increased stewardship to cover our operations as St. George chose not be involved in the Folk Festival this month. The Folk Festival income had always been our “bump up” funding each year. We will not have that funding this year.
As of August 28, we are running an approximate $5300 overall deficit. Believe that St. George is aware of all those who care about our spiritual house and his prayers are with us. Thank you for your continued stewardship and loving generosity for St. George, Bangor! We are keeping our heads almost above water because a few people have made some special contributions. Thanks again.
NOTE: Average weekly budgeted expenses for us are $1895.39. Our annual budgeted expenses are $98,560.28 which is lower than about 99% of all the other parishes in the GOA. Our budget was made with a “very sharp pencil.” Another observation: 66% through the year, we have spent 59% of the amount budgeted (this is a good thing). We have also received 56% of our budgeted income (this isn’t so good).
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Donatiions can now be made online.