JOIN US FOR COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
We welcome everyone for Coffee Fellowship today, and every Sunday, in the Fellowship Hall following services. If you have children in the Sunday School, please wait for them in Coffee Fellowship. They will be dismissed when their class is completed.
While Sunday School classes continue in person each week, we welcome students who have not yet participated this year to join in. All are welcome. The teachers have worked hard to put together some wonderful lessons and are excited to teach our children about the faith and share the love of Christ with them.
PARISH ASSEMBLY – NOVEMBER 7
Today following services, we will hold our annual fall Parish Assembly. We welcome everyone to join us for lunch and the meeting. We thank Mama’s Italian Restaurant for providing the meal. The meeting should last only 45 minutes to an hour.
We extend our congratulations to John Thibault who was inducted into the Archon of the Ecumenical Throne class of 2020 & 2021 with the title, Exarchos. This is indeed a great honor for John, but also for the Transfiguration parish. The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate not only support the Patriarchate, but advocate for religious freedom and the Orthodox faith throughout the world. For more information on the Archons go to archons.org
PHILOPTOCHOS GENERAL MEETING
Our next Philoptochos General meeting takes place on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 9:30am. A delicious Brunch will be served. For this meeting we encourage you to bring men’s/women’s crew socks for the homeless for this meeting’s outreach effort. Many thanks in advance.
PHILOPTOCHOS 68TH VIRTUAL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA FUNDRAISER
You are cordially invited to participate in this year’s Philoptochos 68th Virtual Christmas Tea Fundraiser taken place on Sunday, December 5, 2021. All proceeds will benefit our annual outreach ministries, as well as several additional charities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Let’s share our Christian value in the true spirit of giving by helping others in wake of this unprecedented pandemic. With many thanks to the generosity of our loyal Raffle patrons, three cash gift cards in the amounts of $250, $300, and a grand prize of $500 will be awarded as part of this year’s Fundraiser. One complimentary raffle ticket is included for each $50 donation. The raffle will be drawn after church at noon on Sunday, December 5, 2021. We invite you to tune in to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/TransGOC to watch the drawing in real time! Please contact Ellen Dobi at 978-505-1764 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the form, or give online directly at philoptochos-tea-2021.eventbrite.com.
GOYA APPLE PIE SALES
You can now place your order for the annual GOYA Apple Pie Sale. These delicious apple pies will be available for pick-up on Sunday, November 21 following liturgy. You can order your pies, baked, unbaked, and sugarless. Each homemade pie is just $15. Perfect for Thanksgiving. Please see the GOYAns at the lobby table following services. See the Flyer below.
CHOIR NEEDS YOU
We are excited to have a wonderful group participating in the choir. We have some who are brand new to choir and some who have sung for many years. Please join us, no experience necessary. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our director, Stephanie Gulezian, at email@example.com, our organist, Marc Gulezian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or come up to the loft and follow along with us.
COVID PROTOCOLS REMINDER
As we continue to gather for worship, we ask that you follow the current CDC and state guidelines. Those who are vaccinated, masks are optional. Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue mask usage to help protect themselves and others, especially our children. Children 2 years and older are strongly encouraged to wear masks. You are welcome to seat yourself as you enter the church. As you move around the facility, please keep social distancing in mind.
If you are not feeling well, please stay at home. If you have taken a COVID test and are waiting for the results, please stay home until you receive your negative test result.
We are excited to welcome you back for worship as you feel comfortable. We are also excited to begin reinstalling many of our ministries and events. Please offer your assistance as we begin the process of ramping up our calendar.
CHECK OUT OUR INSERTS AND FLYERS
Weekly, in the section following the announcements you will find inserts and flyers about special events and ministries. Please make sure to check out this section.
WATCH SERVICES ONLINE
Worship services continue to be live streamed through YouTube at www.youtube.com/transgoc. A weekly listing of services can be found on our website www.transchurch.org and listed on the calendar found in this bulletin.
Trinity votive candles (To Sponsor a Candle please call the Church Office.)
†Vigil Light at the Side Altar (Icon of the Theotokos): In Memory of those who have died during the pandemic and for the health of those recovering. - Chuck and Amelia Karayianis
†Vigil Light at the Icon of Christ: In Loving Memory of Deborah Victoria Skrekas and George Skrekas
†Vigil Light at the Theotokos: In Loving Memory of Ioannis "John" Zaralidis from his family
†Vigil Light at the Icon of the Forerunner: Available
†Vigil Light at the Foot of the Holy Cross: In Loving Memory of Marcus Jorge Oslan. May his memory be eternal. All our love Dana, DePaula & Laurie Eliopoulos