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.
APPLE PIE PICK UP TODAY
If you have previously ordered GOYA apple pies you can pick them up during coffee fellowship today. There may be a very limited number of pies available if you did not place an order. Please see GOYAns for details.
ADOPT A CHILD/FAMILY PROGRAM THRU DECEMBER 5
Your generosity in the past has made Christmas special for 75 children/family members. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, Community Teamwork, Inc. has requested the giving be in the form of $25.00 gift cards to either Walmart, Target, or Amazon. Our goal is to match that with 75 gift cards.
Gift cards and/or monetary donations in any amount may be mailed or brought to church on Sundays on or before Sunday, December 5. Donations may be made payable to Ladies Philoptochos Society with Adopt a Child/ Family in the memo section.
For further information, please contact one of the chairpersons: Sandra Gulezian at email@example.com or Deb Sevigny at 603-860-0743 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORTHODOXY ON TAP – LOWELL
On Wednesday, December 8th, at 7 pm, the Metropolis of Boston, in conjunction with the local parishes, will host the first Orthodoxy On Tap in Lowell. This has been a tremendously successful outreach to the young adults in the Boston area and we hope it will be equally successful here in Lowell. There will be a great opportunity to fellowship, enjoy a meal, and share in a brief presentation and discussion. We welcome you, or adults in your family, to join us at The Establishment in N. Chelmsford. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
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 email@example.com for the form, or give online directly at philoptochos-tea-2021.eventbrite.com.
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: Available