FOCUS: Help Urgently Needed!
From Vera: Our weekly Friday Clothes Closet is in urgent need of YOUR help. The small faithful group of regular volunteers works as hard as they can, but we are reaching the point where we are nearly unable to adequately respond to the number of people coming for assistance. Can you find some time in the week to help us out? Even seasonally, or for any amount of time you could offer to our outreach to those in need. We are now at risk of having to reduce our hours of service in the new year, but we know this would be a hardship on those who have come to trust that love and help is available at FOCUS. Please consider a donation of your time to this very worthwhile service to the community.
This week especially, due to illness or travel, we are down several core volunteers. Thank you for your consideration, and please help spread the word; contact Vera if you can help or have any questions.
Sunday: Distribution of Ham/Turkey Gifts to Neighbors
Jeff Dains has asked for helpers to distribute the gifts of a Christmas ham or turkey to our church's neighbors this Sunday after Liturgy. Please see Jeff on Sunday.
December 28: Talent Sharing
Want to share your talents with the world? What better place to start than Archangel Michael Hall after liturgy on December 28? if you want to perform. In the past, we've had singers, instrumentalists, actors, poetry reciters, and other performers.
Church School and Adult Education Notes
- Sunday, December 21 - All classes meet
- Sunday, December 28 - NO CLASSES
(After Liturgy: Christmas potluck and "4th Day of Christmas" Celebration)
*Children and youth meet in church basement
*Adults meet in Archangel Michael Hall
Sunday, December 14 and December 21: "Arts and Spirituality"
Dr Chris Granias holds a PhD in music, is a professional composer and pianist, and has taught at a variety of institutions including the U of M, Concordia in St Paul, St John's in Collegeville, and Eastern Illinois University. Over a two-week session, Dr Granias will lead a discussion on the Biblical concept of "charism" and provide an overview of Orthodox liturgical music, its roots, and its commonalities with other musical styles.
Do you have an idea or an interest in presenting a topic or leading a discussion for the adult class?