Women's Monthly Retreat: On Saturday November 12th, beginning at 9 am the Women's Monthly Retreat will start with the: Akafist, “Glory to God For All Things” followed by a short meditation, a few minutes of quite reflection, food, fellowship and discussion. This month we will reflect upon the question: “How present and attentive are we with the people in our lives?” The group will be led by Kathy Johnson. The reading is from Being Bread, pp 39-43, “2:39 AM Gloria.” Please join us! All are welcome!
Harumbai! What in the world is this “Men’s Retreat every month?”:All men of every age are invited to come and see this month on Thursday, November 17th when Dan Brockett will lead us in discussion of chapter one of the book Being Bread by Deacon Stephen Muse. For more information please email Father Vladimir.
Gifted Hands: The Gifted Hands group will meet on Friday November 18th at 6:30 pm. Renate Sica is hosting this month. All crafters are welcome.
The Southbury/Woodbury Interfaith Thanksgiving Service:will be held at B’nai Israel, 444 Main St. Southbury, Tuesday November 22nd at 7:00 pm. The service will feature clergy from both Southbury and Woodbury and is always a most touching service. Please join us for this special time of giving thanks!
“I was hungry and you gave me food” ~ November is the month assigned to Christ the Savior parish to assist at The Woodbury Food Bank. Please see the sign-up sheet at church to help on the Fridays of this wonderful month of Thanks. It is a most rewarding experience.
The Christmas Lent = the Nativity Fast = St. Philip Fast = Advent: By whatever we call these forty days which begin on November 15th, they are a time of preparation for the birth and baptism of our Savior. For Orthodox Christians it is:
A time to quiet and simplify our lives and reflect on our priorities.
A time of fasting, along with the whole church we should at least fast from meat and rich food during this period. At church functions the fast from meat and dairy will be observed.
One of the reasons for fasting is so that the money we save can be used for those who are hungry. It is a time for helping others with our time and money.
An essential part of this preparation is a sincere personal confession. Please plan early. We all know how quickly this time goes.
There will be a General Confession before Christmas for all those who have gone to confession during these Forty Days.