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Presbytera Appreciation Day and Sunday School Artist Reception
On September 23rd the Sunday School presented an Icon as a 100th Anniversary Gift to our church along with creative ceramic tiles which they made to hang along with the Icon. The pride of the children was evident as the watched Fr. Costin consecrate their gifts. See photos here.
September 23rd was also set aside to recognize our Presbyteras and the sacrifices and hard work that they accept as the spouse of our devoted orthodox clergy. A special luncheon was prepared in honor of our own Presbytera Irina, in addition to two past Presbyteras Sophia and Claire, our Parishioner Inkeri, and Presbyteras Stacey and Marika of the Eikona trio.
St. Basil's is Green At Last!
On Monday, June 25th we will use our new plates, cups and silverware with the meal we serve. Thanks to the many organizers and parishoners who participated in Saint Basil’s Ministries fundraisers this year starting with our annual tea in January, a bake sale before Western Easter and an appeal to purchase reusable place settings. With your generosity we were able to buy and install a commercial dishwasher, purchase new place settings for the Monday Meal and eliminate the use of dispoable items. In the next week or so, we will also install one new cabinet in the kitchen to house all of the new dishes as well as two shelves next to the coffee bar in the hall to accommodate the coffee mugs. These items can also be used for small parish events in St. Basil’s Hall too. Once again – thank you to everyone who participated in the improvement of our outreach services through Saint Basil’s Ministries.
The Greek Ladies Aid Association (GLAS) Charitable Works
The GLAS ladies of our community work hard to provide us with delicious meals and the beautification of our church in celebration of important dates like our name day celebration with the Annunciation Vesper Reception and Palm Sunday Luncheon. They are also committed to supporting our community, visiting parishioners with Easter plants and goodies who are unable to come to church, providing a yearly $100 scholarship to every graduating senior, and making monthly donations to various charities throughout the community. GLAS made donations to the following charities in April - June: Philoxena House, The Hellenic Women's Benevolent Nursing Center, The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, The Greek Food Festival Ad Book.
GLAS membership cards for 2018 are now available. Please see Dorothy Davis to update your membership for 2018. 100% of the $15 donation goes toward helping others less fortunate than ourselves.
Annunciation Note Cards On Sale Now
Our beautiful 3 ½” x 5” notecards featuring a print of the original 2006 acrylic painting of The Annunciation Church by artist, Evan Freeman. are available 6 cards with envelopes for just $5. All proceeds will help cover the cost of the Eikona Concert on September, 22, 2018. Please see Stacey Kevorkian to purchase cards.
Sunday of Orthodoxy
On Sunday, March 11th our Sunday School students participated in the customary procession of icons. The service is to commemorate the restoration of icons for use in services and private devotional life of Christians. See Photos here.
"100 Years in the Kitchen" Cookbook - The Perfect Gift!!
Our parish members have shared their Greek recipes passed down through generations and more in this rare cookbook compiled for our 100th anniversary celebration. The cookbook is available now for $20 and can be purchased at The Annunciation Church Candle Stand in the Narthex, the Daniel Lynch Pharmacy, Tina's European Fashions and Dance Place of Newburyport or by contacting Andrea Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Surprise your loved ones with this special gift!!
100th Anniversary Update
Our 100 years celebration of Greek Orthodoxy in Newburyport has begun! The parish council decided to recognize the date of December 18, 2018 as the anniversary of our Church. See the full year schedule of planned Monthly activities here. Please reach out to our 100th Anniversary co-chairs of Andrea Jones and Charlie Neos. Each monthly event has many tasks to fill and could use your help. Please come to one of the regularly scheduled meetings listed on the calendar Tuesdays@6:30PM or Sundays@11:45AM and offer your time, talent and energy.
If you have recently moved or changed your email address, please contact Stacey Kevorkian at email@example.com so that we can keep both our mailing list and the listserv for email current. Thank you!
It seems that some people are not aware of our parish wide email program called Listserv. We are using Listserv to send out weekly announcements like our Sunday bulletin and other items regarding church events. If you would like to receive Listserv announcements, add your name and email address by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Hour Help
Parish Council has proposed a new approach to filling a Sunday void of a Coffee Hour host. We know that it can be overwhelming for one family to bring all of the food for coffee hour, but not so if five families bring just one item each. Andrea Jones will create a list of email addresses for those parishioners who are willing to provide one item for coffee hour on an open Sunday. On an open Sunday, Andrea will email the first five people on the list to bring something, and reach out to the next five when the need arises again, etc. If you would like to contribute to coffee hour in this way please send your email address to email@example.com, or contact any member of the Parish Council with your preferred contact information.
No time to make the traditional Koliva for the memorial service of a loved one? Daphne Tikellis is now available to make the koliva for you at $100/tray. Call Daphne at (978)270-6089.
Save the Date
Sunday, February 3rd - Super Sunday Cook-off
Get an early start on your Super Bowl celebration during this special coffee hour offering delicious soups in our annual Super Sunday Cook-off. All cooks and tasters alike are welcome to participate in this event and enjoy time together. A suggested donation of $5 pp.
A prize will be awarded to the winning cook! See details and sign-up sheet for soup entry here.
Sunday, February 10th - St. Basil's Winter Tea
"Our Winter High Tea is coming soon!" We'll be having an assortment of scones, muffins and pastry as well as tea sandwiches and a decorated cake on each table. This will be a fundraiser for St. Basil's Hall.
You and your family or friends are invited to sponsor a table for this year's tea! Please contact Andrea Jones if you are interested. This will involve setting one table for 8 total seats with a tablecloth, cutlery, napkins and a centerpiece of a decorated cake (can be purchased or homemade).
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