Weekly Announcements – 9/4/16

  1. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Festival – Yesterday, The Youth of our parish attended the parish festival of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of East Meadow. Special thanks to all those who participated.
  1. Back to School – Today we will have a “Back to School Session” for all Sunday school and Youth members of the parish who will be going back to School. Right after refreshments, kindly make your way back to the church.
  1. Sunday School Photo – Right after the general Session, we will be taking a Photo with the Sunday school students and teachers.
  1. Sunday School News:
    • After the General Session there will be meeting with the Sunday school teachers for the upcoming academic year. All Sunday school teachers are requested to attend the meeting.
    • September 11th and 18th will be Sunday School competitions
    • Sunday School classes will officially begin on the 25th
    • We am pleased to announce that our very own Sarah Solomon won 2nd place in the area for the assigned competition for drawing.
    • Regional Sunday School Competitions will be held at our parish on Oct 1st. We need parents and teachers to help out for the day.
    • Both the floors will be utilized for the competitions. We have to make sure we provide the help they need.
    • We need people to arrange with food, setting up the sound systems, and setting up chairs and tables, setting up areas for different competitions.
  1. MMVS News:
    • Saturday, October 15th is the MMVS Annual Conference. It will be held at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Unruh Ave, Philadelphia.
    • There is only one bus arranged to go from Cherry Lane church. Only 50 people can go, from the 10 churches within our area. Seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis. The bus cost is $28/person ; and $15 for registration for the conference will be collected in advance. We have to give the payment as soon as possible. Today Mrs. Usha Sam, will collect the money.
    • Our parish MMVS Bible study will be held on Sunday, September 25th, after refreshments.
  1. MGOCSM Back To School Retreat – This year’s MGOCSM Back To School Retreat will be held on Saturday September 17th from 10am-4pm at St. John’s Orthodox Church, Orangeburg.
    • The main speaker will be Jinu P. Mathew, an assistant principal of Comsewogue School District, who will be speaking on the theme “Come & Rest” taken from St. Mathew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
    • There will be transportation leaving from St. Gregorios, Floral Park. The Cost: $10 per person. To reduce the overall cost of attending the retreat, the registration fee has been discounted to $5 per person.
  1. Altar Servers Meeting – will be held on Sunday, September 18th after refreshments.
  1. FOCUS Meeting – Our next FOCUS Meeting will be held on Friday, September 30th at 7pm. Location will be determined soon.
  1. Feast of the Holy Cross – On Tuesday, September 13th, we will be celebrating the feast of the Holy Cross. Evening prayer will begin at 6:30pm followed by Holy Qurbana.
  1. Next Week Service– Next Sunday, September 11th, Morning Prayer will begin at 8am.
  1. HH the Catholicose –  will be returning back to India tomorrow. Kindly uphold him in your prayers.