Supporting our Veterans: Nancy and Jean will be collecting money for gifts for our veterans. Please make your donation before December 8th. Gifts will be purchased with the proceeds, to be wrapped on December 8th (December 15th snow date). Volunteers are also welcome to come and assist in wrapping these gifts. Thank you for your generosity!
November 13, 2019
To: Our Parishioners,
From: Matushka Lydia and Susan Papdemetris on behalf of the Parish Council
As you know every year we participate in the “Adopt-a-Family “ charity sponsored by the Family Services of Connecticut in New Haven.
This year we are adopting a family of three – a 56 year-old grandmother raising her 9 year old and 12 year old grandsons. Their family story is on the attachment, which follows this memo.
Their Christmas “wish list” is also attached. The “wish list” will be on the table under the icon in our parish hall. Please look through the items, choose one or two and write your name next to the item(s). If you usually do not come down to coffee hour, please let either Susan or Matushka Lydia know by email or text what you would like to purchase. You might choose to purchase an item jointly with another parishioner. Please put a check next to your name(s), after you have brought the gift to church.
NO MONEY IS BEING COLLECTED FOR THIS PROJECT. IF YOU CHOOSE TO PURCHASE A GIFT CARD, PLEASE PUT THE CARD IN A GOOD SIZE BOX SO THAT IT DOESN’T GET LOST.
Thank you. Enjoy your shopping spree! The last date for receiving gifts is Sunday, December 8th.
This is the same form that was e-mailed to all parishioners. It is reproduced here for ease of access. Thank you for taking the time to complete your pledge to parish life!
For pledge-related questions, please see either Fr. Steven or Thomas Eisenmann, Council President.
Our OCA New England Youth Department is teaming up with the Youth and Parish Ministries Department of the Antiochian Diocese of Worcester and New England! This was announced at our recent diocesan assembly. A "Camp At Home" overnight program is planned for November 15-16. You can download a flyer here, or click here to register!
Stewardship Month 2019: Week I
We’re Almost There!
At the February annual meeting, the Parish Council explained the need for increased giving in 2019. After our September meeting, we are
delighted to report that giving for the first 2/3 of the year has been strong! We offer both our gratitude and our encouragement to keep it up
for the rest of 2019!
The following is a communication from Fr. Steven Hosking, who is currently serving on our New England Diocesan Council. There is presently an effort underway to develop a strategic plan for our diocese, and this survey represents the collection of data toward that effort. As the communication indicates, results of this survey will be shared and discussed at our upcoming diocesan assembly later this month. Please note, this link will close on October 9th.
[Please share this with your parishioners and parishes throughout the Diocese.
As you are a part of a parish belonging to the Diocese of New England, with the blessing of our Chancellor and the Diocean Council, we would like you to participate in a survey about parish life. The results of this survey will be used and discussed at the upcoming Diocese Assembly. Thank you.
Fr Steven Hosking]
On Wednesday evening, October 9, the Eve of the 40th Day of Repose of His Eminence, our Archbishop NIKON, beginning at 7:00 PM, we will celebrate a solemn Memorial Service (“Panikhida”) at Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church, Terryville, CT. All Members of the CT Deanery, clergy and lay, are invited to attend and participate in this service. The service will be followed by fellowship time with light refreshments appropriate to a fasting day. Those who wish to bring some food to share are cordially invited to do so. Clergy who wish to concelebrate are asked to bring white or gold vestments. On this solemn occasion, priests will be vested in epitrachelion, phelonion, and cuffs, and deacons in full vestments. For further information, please contact Fr. John Hopko, Dean of the Connecticut Deanery and Pastor of the Terryville Parish.
Fr. John Hopko
The following is a communication from our Chancellor, Archpriest John Kreta. His Beatitude sent a letter to be read in church this past Sunday (you can view the letter read on Sunday, here), and this communication was shared at our Parish Council Meeting this past Tuesday evening. All of these materials will also be posted on our bulletin board.
Dear Brothers in Christ:
In the packet of materials forwarded to parishioners prior to our annual parish meeting is an Image Release Form. In case anyone needs extra copies, you can find the form here. Please plan to bring them, signed, to Sunday's meeting.
With gratitude in Christ,