In the spirit of gender equality, last Wednesday we had Ladies Night out in the private Vault Room of the Living Root Winery on University Ave. We had quite a few of our young ladies, plus two of our new parishioners attending UofR; Alex Poloway and Callista Zaronias. It was a great event with Nick as our wine sommelier introducing us to some great local and Australian wines which were excellently paired with luxury chocolates from the Original Candy Kitchen. Thanks Maria. More of these events to follows so stay tuned.
Drone photo of all of our participants in our 2018 Christmas Pageant and Greek School Caroling program held Sunday 25 Dec. Many thanks to our Religious education Committee (Kristin and Gabi) and Maria (Greek School Director) for all their hard work. Plus thank you to all the parents for supporting them to make this a memorable event.
On Oct 19 our Annunciation church formally greeted Fr Angelo and Presvytera Teri with an evening get together at the Monroe Golf Club. This was a great opportunity for not only Fr and Presvytera to get to know people better but also for us to join together and have a bit of fun.
OK, it’s time for us adults to start learning!
Our Religious Education offers two opportunities for learning:
2. Weekly Traditional Bible Study of Scripture such as the Gospels, Book of Acts, etc. Weekly from 10:30-12am starting Monday November 19th.
After polling the attendees we will be reviewing the tenants of our Orthodox faith using the Orthodox Catechism on our church web site. We are currently working on module S1 so review that and join us on Monday mornings.
2. Topical discussion on how to apply our Orthodox faith to contemporary topics. This will be held bi-monthly from 6:30-8pm. Our first class started Wednesday December 5th. The next session is Jan 2nd.
These evening sessions will focus more on developing our ability to communicate Orthodox principles to real life situations. Each topic will last 8 sessions and will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. We’ll begin this first series by exploring the question of “Which is the right religion?”