NEWS & EVENTS
Archbishop Alexander Visit
Jan 21, 2024 / parish
Our diocesan bishop, Archbishop Alexander will be visiting our parish on the weekend of January 20-21, 2024. Details regarding his visit will be coming later this Fall.
Fall Community Meal — German Octoberfest Luncheon
Oct 13, 2023
Our next Community meal will be a German themed Octoberfest luncheon. Please come and enjoy some wonderful food and fellowship. There are 9 spots available. **We ask that those who have not yet had a chance to attend a Community meal sign up first and then we will open it up to everyone else. This will allow others a chance to attend.** \ MENU --OCTOBERFEST Saurbraten ---beef roast cooked in sour cream sauce Spaetzle ---German style noodles Braised Red Cabbage with onions Rolls and butter Various German Beers and Wines Chocolate Cake These meals are a great way to share fellowship and enjoy some good food can company in a relaxed atmosphere.
Church-Family Fun Day: Paintball
Oct 1, 2023 / Boss Paintball
Come join us on Saturday, Sept. 30th at 9 a.m. for some fun and fellowship playing paintball! We'll provide both the paintball experience and lunch at no expense for our young people aged 10-18 years from the church youth fund. We've selected Boss Paintball, a fully equipped and professionally staffed paintball field in Locust, NC for this outing.
Back to School Backpack Project
Aug 21, 2023
Our next outreach project will be our annual Back to School Backpack project. Our parish will purchase and donate all the backpacks and we ask that parishioners donate various school supplies. Pens and pencils Paper --colored and lined Crayons and markers Rulers Scissors etc... We will bless the backpack and supplies on Sunday Aug. 20, and they will be distributed to the local school system.
Charlotte Rescue Mission July Needs
Jul 31, 2023
The Rescue Mission invited us to donate various types of men's toiletries for the month of July. In May Jeff said that they now are at full capacity with over 100 men who reside at the Mission. They are in need of the following items Soap Shampoo Toothpaste and toothbrushes Shaving cream, razors Brushes and combs Please bring these items to the back of the Church by July 30, thank you! May we always strive to serve both God and neighbor!
Next Community Meal: "Middle Eastern Feast"
Jul 14, 2023 / Parish
Our next Community Meal sponsored by the Community of Calling Program will be a Middle Eastern Feast. These meals are to help foster community and connection in our parish family. There is no teaching, planning, or prep work, just come hungry and ready to share fellowship with one another. No need to bring anything, just bring your appetite! A sign up sheet will be in the coffee area, please do not sign up if you already participated in a meal in order to allow for others to enjoy a gathering. **MENU** Spinach pie Grape leaves Hummus with Pita Shishtaook (chicken cooked in a tangy yogurt sauce) Hashwe (rice with onions and lamb) Baklava and Middle Eastern Sweets Wine/Beer/Soda/Water
Parish Celebration - Honoring our High School Graduates and Stephen Ministry Commissioning
Jun 11, 2023 / Parish
On Sunday June 11, we will honor our two High School grads Ian Reeves and Danielle Kallaur. We will also have additional prayers for our new Stephen Ministry members Betty, Billie, Nate, and Pedro who will be commissioned as official Stephen Ministers. May God grant Ian, Danielle, Billie, Betty, Nate, and Pedro many years!
Remember our Stephen Ministry Team is here to serve you in your time of need. Please see Matt Reuther if you want to learn more about our Stephen Ministry Program.
Next Community Meal ---Thursday July 13 at 6pm --"Middle Eastern Feast"
Jul 13, 2023 / Parish
Our next Community Meal sponsored by the Community of Calling Program will be a Middle Eastern Feast. These meals are to help foster community and connection in our parish family. There is no teaching, planning, or prep work, just come hungry and ready to share fellowship with one another. No need to bring anything, just bring your appetite! A sign up sheet will be in the coffee area, please do not sign up if you already participated in a meal in order to allow for others to enjoy a gathering.
Sep 9, 2023 / Parish
Sept. 9--5:30pm Great Vespers
Sept. 10--9am Divine Liturgy followed by Coffee Hour
Sept. 13--6pm Great Vespers with Bringing out of Cross -----Feast of the Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross
Sept. 16--5:30pm Great Vespers
Sept. 17--9am Divine Liturgy + Blessing of Basil---Special Prayers for the Beginning of Church School and Blessing of Children and Teachers
Sept. 23--5:30pm Great Vespers
Sept. 24--9am Divine Liturgy followed by Coffee Hour
September 30--5:30pm Great Vespers
October 1--9am Divine Liturgy—After Liturgy, we will have a presentation about our final Community of Calling Retreat that we had in June.
October 7--5:30pm Great Vespers
October 8--9am Divine Liturgy
Join us for "Connections" Tuesdays at 6pm-
May 31, 2023
Join us for a new educational and sharing program called "Connections" where we will "connect" with our faith as well as "connect" with each other.
You will use the Sunday morning Divine Liturgy Zoom log in link each time.
Click here to join Connections on Tuesdays at 6pm
If you are asked for a meeting ID or a passcode, enter the following:
Zoom Meeting ID: 990 938 7072
MAY 30 ---CLASS
June 6 —Class
June 13 —Class
June 20 —NO CLASS--FR. BILL, ANN, AND JOHN AT FINAL COMMUNITY OF CALLING RETREAT
May 31, 2023
June 4th—E-G+ Daniels +Styler
June 18th—Coffee Hour sponsored by the Community of Calling Program (Fish products allowed, no meat products. Cheese and dairy are fine)
June 25—N-Z Fasting (Fish products allowed, no meat products. Cheese and dairy are fine)
Aug 9th—E-G+ Daniels +Styler
If you have a conflict, you’re welcome to switch with someone scheduled for another Sunday.
Make sure the coffee pot is on before Liturgy. There will be printed directions for making coffee. Also, please make sure the coffee pot is cleaned serving area is wiped and the trash is picked up and taken for disposal. Also, please make sure the oven is turned off.
Thank you for helping with this ministry.
Called to Care - Feeding Our Neighbors
May 31, 2023
Bringing canned goods to our Loaves and Fishes bins is one small but very important way to care for our needy neighbors.
There are many people who will go to bed hungry tonight.
Next time you go shopping buy a few extra cans or boxed items for our food ministry.
SHARING = CARING
May 31, 2023