Greetings in Christ,
On Sunday the 30th of October after much anticipation, our Philoptochos hosted the Annual Hunger Fight. What I witnessed that day was a beautiful expression of Christian philanthropy within our community. It was a joyful experience of comradery and light competition as we all raced toward the finish line. While I do not have the final number, I believe we packed all together something between 10 and 15 thousand meals for our local community and for those in fort myers who are still dealing with the effects of hurricane Ian. Thank you to our Philoptochos who organized the event, and thank you to everyone who participated!
On Wednesday November 2nd we had our third monthly Parish MInistry NIght. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who volunteered to make sure that our people were fed and happy, and to those who volunteer in leading the discussion groups, lessons, and crafts. As well, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who continues to participate in this ministry, making it truly enjoyable in communal fellowship.
Coming up in our ministries, we have a major day ahead of us for all of our ministries.
On Sunday the 13th of November we will gather in the morning for communal worship. Proceeding Divine Liturgy, Our Angels Day camp will take over, involving Hope and Joy as participants, and Goya as volunteers. Finally, the day will culminate with our Annual Friendsgiving Dinner!
As a brief update concerning Sunday School for Sunday November 13th.
Sunday School will take a different form- beginning with communal worship in the Divine Liturgy followed by the Angels Day Camp.
I would like to bring to your attention to Friday and Saturday the 18th, and 19th of November which is the Goya Addvent Lock-In. Please Register soon!
My Challenge for us this week is to read a book or a smaller set of chapters of the Holy Bible, maybe choose one you haven't read before or one you have not read in a while. If you haven't read the bible, you can use this as an opportunity to start. Holy Scripture informs us of what was, what is, and what will be. It is a part of our life and faith, and exists to help us come closer to God. Something of which we are called to do with the dawn of every day.