Weekly Announcements – 09/17/2017

  1. FOCUS Meeting – Our next FOCUS meeting will be held this Friday, September 22nd at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Alex and Tigi Abraham. All FOCUS members are requested to attend.
  2. 2017-18 Sunday School Academic Year – Just a friendly reminder that Sunday school classes will began this week. All students are requested to assemble in the sanctuary soon after refreshments.
    • TTC Exam Participants – Congratulations to our Kochamma who went to the TTC Training and took the TTC Exam. She passed the exam with a high score!!
    • Area Sunday School Competitions – Friendly reminder that the area Sunday School Competitions will be held on this Saturday, September 23rd . The flyer for the event will be posted on the website.
    • Parents/Teachers Meeting – Achen and the principal has called a meeting of all the parents and Sunday School teachers for next Sunday before Sunday School. Kindly make arrangements to attend.
  3. MGOCSM Charity Drives – The youth will be hosting two charity drives for the month of September.
    1. Jamaica Armory Women’s Shelter – They will be collecting toiletries, cleaning supplies, and household items.
    2. Children’s Shoe Drive –  A children’s shoe drive for pediatric psych patients at Nassau University Medical Center.
  4. MGOCSM Blood Drive – The youth has organized a blood drive in association with the Red Cross that will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 11am to 4pm at the parish. For anyone interested in donating blood please contact Vineeth Varghese or Danniya Samuel at your earliest.
  5. CROP Hunger Walk – This year the parish is planning to participate in the CROP Hunger Walk, a charity event organized around the nation to help raise funds to fight against hunger. The event is to sponsor the efforts of Church World Services (CWS) who fights hunger all around the world. Saturday, October 7th at 10am at Eisenhower Park. For more details, kindly reach out to Leslie Babu. Please see the following link for details about the event: CROP Hunger Walk.
  6. Hurricane Relief Buckets – CWS has opened up a temporary depot on Long Island and we have contacted them. We are hoping to put relief buckets together on the evening of Thursday 21st at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, Levittown, Long Island. We do need volunteers for the event. We also hope to deliver the finished buckets to the depot the next day
  7. Holy Qurbana Classes – The Holy Qurbana classes originally scheduled for today will be postponed to a later Sunday in October.