Divine Liturgy and Other Services
Sunday Services:Orthros (Matins): 8:45 AMDivine Liturgy: 10:00 AMFellowship Hour: 11:30 AM Wednesdays: Vespers or Paraklesies: 6:00 pm Other Services during November:
Thur Nov 1 9:00am Liturgy for Saints Cosmas and Damianos
Wed Nov 7 5:45pm Liturgy for the Synaxis of the Archangels
Thur Nov 8 5:45 Liturgy for St. Nektarios
Tue Nov 13 9:00am Liturgy for St John Chrysostom
Fri Nov 15 9:00am Liturgy for St Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist
Tue Nov 20 9:30am Liturgy for Entrance to the Temple
Fri, Nov 30th 9:00am Liturgy for St Andrew
Thank you to all the families that came to our Fall Festival! Thank you also to our volunteers for helping. Thank you to Tammy for organizing our food. Thank you to Dana for preparing and creating a craft for the kids. Thank you Laura for securing the Pavilion for us. Thank you to everyone else that brought food and entertainment!
Mid November Sunday School Teacher’s Meeting- Date TBD
November and DecemberPageant Organization and practice
November 25 No class - Thanksgiving Break
December 16 Nativity Pageant
December 23 No class - Christmas Break
December 30 No class- Christmas Break
Parent Involement and Help: (This is for parents age 3 to High School)
Pageant Leader - We are in need of 1-2 adults that would like to lead/create our Pageant for this year! We have a script and music that you can use, if you would like. Or, you can come up with your own plan. Please contact Vee if you would like to take on this role! If you take on this role, you may choose how you would like the pageant to go this year and what ages are in the Pageant. (We will need to gather ideas and get them approved by Father and Presvytera.)
Pageant Costumes - We are in need with 1-2 parents to help Tammy gather costumes and give them out. (December)
Pageant Parents - help - We are in need of 3-5 parents that will help our students get dressed and ready the day of the pageant. Once we know what ages will participate, we will know exactly how many parents we need. Please let us know if you can help on the Pageant day, December 16.
In case you missed it .... (Important information from October):
Teaching Goals by Class: CGS - In Cathechesis of the Good Shepard atrium, we are using Montessori methods and Orthodox teachings to bring the children to God. They begin the year learning to pray, care for themselves and the environment. They are learning that Jesus is the Good Shepard, he loves them and He is the Light of the world. The students will learn geography of Israel where Jesus walked. They will explore stories of Jesus' life using 3D materials and delve into Jesus parables using 2D materials. They will learn of the nomenclature of our services (gestures Father Anthony makes, Holy Altar, Holy Communion, Baptism, etc).
Fall Foliage Tour: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine & Massachusetts September 30 – October 7, 2019
The Fall Trip with St Philothea. Already several have signed on for this wonderful sight-seeing tour. The more the merrier and the group always has a good time on these tours.
1. There is no minimum to make. So, if you sign up, you're going!
2. If you have traveled with Go Ahead before, there are benefits for doing so. Sign into your account and check out your Club Go information.
- 7 nights in handpicked hotels, 7 breakfast, 2 dinners with beer or wine, 1 beer tasting, 6 guided sightseeing tours
- Expert Tour Director & local guides
- Private deluxe motor coach
- See the attached information for details
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Bigger Vision Dinner
Help Serve the homeless. Can you help out maybe just once? Or even twice, maybe even more. Get a group together and see Mike McClain on how to set it up. It will only take 2-3 hours out of your day!
Help Needed in Tidying Up
Ken Lamson has done a fantastic job of helping to tidy up some of the areas in Marswood Hall. Not a lot of work, but it's can get disorganized very quickly. If you prayerfully can offer some time, Ken will show up the ins and outs of the little things that help keep Marswood Hall looking good. Please see Ken or Barbara!
Spaghetti Dinners & Clothing Drive Coming Up
1st & 3rd Thursdays of the Month:
Our Spaghetti Dinners are November 1st and 15th.
Serving on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6-7:30 pm with live entertainment regularly. Check schedule for upcoming events.
Dinner is $8.00/Children-$4.00 Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and drink.
- Please try and come once a month to support and help out the regulars.
- For more info visit http://stphilothea.org/events/festival-and-dinner
This month Spaghetti Crew will be collecting gently used warm winter clothing. You can bring to the church on Nov 11th or at the Spaghetti Dinner on the 15th. Looking for mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, coats, sweaters, long sleeve tops, pants, shoes, boots, purses, tote bags. Any questions, please see Kurt.
Fall General Assembly November 4 following the Divine Liturgy. The agenda includes the follow:
- Make nominations for Parish Council
- Vote on the 2019 budget
- Report on Marswood Hall.
- Explore long term goals and options regarding parish growth, stewardship, fundraising and our property.
Your input on the vision and well-being of our church is important and we hope everyone plans to attend.
Anyone sitting for Parish Council Elections must participate in a Parish Council Training Seminar ahead of elections on Monday Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm at the Church. Mike McClain, Christina White and Michelle Oglesby will be coming off. (They can always be re-nominated;) Anyone who is a member at St. Philothea for at least 3 months and current on their pledge is allowed to vote.
Grief Support Group
Grief Support Group meets 1st Monday of the month, November 5th at 7:00pm.
OCF officers for 2018-19 are Jacob Sparks President, Regina Nasrallah, VP, Jack Reynolds, Treasurer, and Samuel Adams Secretary.
OCF meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm. Fr. Anthony paints icons every Thursday on Campus at the Tate Center Plaza 11-3pm.
Chew and Chat Nov. 6 place TBD
Nov 17-19 Work Daze Retreat at the Diakonia Center. Fr. Demetrios Nikoloudakis will speak about “Let Go and Let God", where the focus is on partnering with Christ in the contemporary world.
For those who like to learn about the Orthodox Faith or want to update their learning, come to the Inquirers Class. Classes are every Wednesday after services 7:00pm No Classes November 21st and 28th.
Archangel Michael Awards
Congratulations to Vee Price and Alan Leiffring, our Archangel Michael Honorees, to take place Saturday, Nov. 10th at the Cathedral. Please join us for the festivities at the banquet to show our gratitude for all their heartfelt service. Tickets are $65 each. Indicate on the reservation to sit at St. Philothea's table. Vespers will take place at 5:00pm Saturday before the banquet.
Marswood Hall Meeting
Marswood Hall Committee will meet Monday, November 12 at 6:00 pm.
Women's Bible Study
Calling all women, come share our walk in Christ. Women's Bible study is a time to fellowship, to share struggles and triumphs! Please come and join! Now the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
This month is Women's Night Out at Bella Noche Italian Latino Restaurant located in the Bell's Shopping Plaza, Watkinsville. 2061 Hog Mountain Road. Let's enjoy dinner and fellowship (each pay individually please). If you like to see their menu please visit http://www.bellanochewatkinsville.com/
Parish Council will tentatively meet on November 15th at 7:00pm. Please read Chapter 24 of "When the Church Was Young". Hint to PC - Why don't you come for Spaghetti Dinner too!!
Mother's Day Out
Next gathering will be Tuesday, November 20th 10:00am-1:00pm. We will celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the theotokos in the Temple at 9:30 am so come a little early.
Mothers will be able to have time to talk to other mothers as well as enjoy a discussion led by Father Anthony. There will be activities and babysitters for the children. This group is for all mothers with infants, homeschooled children, and children in school. Please bring sandwich fixings to share with the group for potluck lunch. Contact Laura Stiles if you have questions or would like more information. email@example.com.
Holiday Bake Sales Help
Philoptochos Holiday Bake Sale: Our major fundraisers will be at the upcoming OCAF Holiday Market Fri evening Nov 30th - Sun, Dec 2! We will be working hard to raise money to help the needy this Christmas as well as to support our on-going charitable causes and ministries. We hope to increase profits by 30%
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1) Volunteer to work a shift at our bake sale
OCAF HOLIDAY MARKET –Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Look for a signup sheet at church! We have several shifts available.
2) Come help PACKAGE We will be preparing pastries Wed. Nov. 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm
*Please contact Presvytera Christine to let her know what times you can help.
Schedule for 9:00-1:00 pm
St. Philothea’s is scheduled for Tue December 4th.
Let's Fill Up the ACTS bin from now until December. Can you challenge yourself that for each church service, meeting, or event, you can bring in 1 item! We bet you CAN!
Let Ken Lamson or Fr. Anthony know if you can help out in December and your help is always appreciated!
St Philothea's Bookstore features service books and inspirational readings. Please check with Stephen or Pres. Christine for any additional Holy Week Books available for sale. This book follows the entire cycle of services from the 1st Bridegroom Service through Agape Vespers on Pascha. This makes a wonderful gift for someone in your family—every family should have a copy. Also available the full Orthodox Study Bible Old and New Testament for $35. Also the Journey of Marriage guide is also available; useful for married couples as well as those contemplating marriage.
Sunday Diakonia - Volunteer Schedule
Thank you to our Coffee Hour Host and as we are a little short-handed, a friendly reminder to for the hosts to come in a little earlier to help set up and stay a little afterwards to help clean up.
Kurt needs help picking up bread from Publix and delivering it to the Salvation Army every Sunday.
Please see Kurt if you would like to participate in this important ministry.