Birth of the Theotokos September 7th: September 1st, for Orthodox Christians, is the beginning of the New Year. This new beginning fittingly
opens with a celebration of birth. The birth of our Mother, Mary, The Mother of God, on Thursday
September 8th. On Wednesday evening September 7th, there will be Vespers and Liturgy for the Feast at
6:30 pm. It will be followed by festive supper. On Thursday morning the service of Akathist to the Theotokos will be at 8:30
Women's Retreat September 10th: Come to the Women’s Retreat Saturday, September 10th. We will resume our discussion of Being Bread by Stephen Muse. Evangeline Zarras will lead our sharing of ideas this month on the chapter “Pascha in July,” pp. 23 – 27. Akafist,
Glory to God for all Things begins at 9:00 AM, followed by a short meditation, quiet time, breakfast and discussion. All women are welcome. Take a morning, step aside from your cares and concern and find peace with the Lord and fellowship with other women. We conclude at 11:30 AM .
Education Program for 2016 – 2017 begins on September 11th: This year our parish-wide education theme is “Who is Jesus?” Live Wire and Teen Group will begin class on September 11th.
Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 13th:Wednesday, September 14th is the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Tuesday night, September 13th is the Eve of The Cross. Vespers/Liturgy will be at 6:30 PM with the procession and exaltation of the cross. This will be followed by a Lenten Supper. Wednesday is a day of strict fast; we will end it with an Akastist to the Holy Cross at 7:00 PM.
The Men’s Evening Retreat September 16th: This month's Men's Evening Retreat will be on Friday September 16th at 7:00 PM. Prayer, laughter, food and discussion are a great opportunity to grow in Christ in this fragmented world in which we live. Come bring a friend.