6 Atwood Avenue Norwood, MA 02062
Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
The 2016 Stewardship Program is wrapping up. Since the printing of our list of stewards last month, we are now up to 96 parishioners who returned signed pledge cards. The total pledged is $79,545, for an average of $828 each. The full list of donors will be printed again in the coming weeks. Pledge cards are available in the narthex or you can set up your giving on line.
Our $1 Million Renovation & Expansion Campaign kicked off last week. A resounding 95% of the votes were in favor of proceeding with plans and fund raising. In the coming weeks it is the hope of the Council and Building Committee to chat with each member of our parish, as well as friends outside of Norwood Materials and pledge information is available today in the parish hall. Donations are already coming in. God is good!
2016 Pre-Lenten Retreat
The Antiochian Women of the Diocese of Worcester & New England are pleased to present the 2016 Pre-Lenten Retreat "The Light at the end of the tunnel". The featured speaker is Very Rev. Michael Keiser - Chair of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Dept. of Missions & Evangelism.
ORDER OF SAINT IGNATIUS
Save the Date: The Saint Ignatius Winter Get-Together is Sunday, February 14, at Ken's Steak House in Framingham. Cocktails at 4:00 pm; dinner at 5:00 pm. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Order makes scholarships available each year for those attending archdiocese camps -- you must let Father Joseph know by Feb 14th if you are interested.
THEOPHANY OPEN HOUSE
Theophany School is now enrolling for Fall 2016! Theophany School offers 3 and 5 day Preschool programs, including a full day Pre-K and Kindergarten! Join us for an Open House on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6:30-8pm located at 754 Greendale Ave., Needham, MA 02492. Meet our staff and learn more about Theophany School! Fun activities for kids and light refreshments will be provided. All families are welcome! For more information contact us at 781-444-3058 or email@example.com, or visit our website at http://www.theophanyschool.org
TAXES, SOCIAL SECURITY, CARITABLE GIVING . . . CONFUSED?
Our parish has established a relationship with
Thrivent Financial (a non-profit organization and
#335 on the Fortune 500.) They will offer two
workshops in the coming weeks for our members
and friends in the community. The dates are
February 25th and March 16th, both will begin at
7:00 and last one hour. One will focus on retirement
planning and the other on dealing with new Social
Security rules. More details will be out very soon.
Our contact with Thrivent is Father Ben Kjendal,
priest at Saint Michael on the Cape, who also works
as a financial advisor.
All That Jazz: A Musical Reception to Benefit IOCC:
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