6 Atwood Avenue Norwood, MA 02062
Most Rev. Metropolitan JOSEPH, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
Holiday Senior Social
You are invited to the Holiday Senior Social on Sunday, December 13th.
A letter from Metropolitan JOSEPH (dated November 11th) outlying the archdiocese approach to assisting refugees has been posted in the parish hall. It can also be view on line at www.antiochian.org. Joe Kouyoumjian will be serving as our parish liaison as information and programs are announced.
A new list of holy bread bakers is in the works. If you would like to join the team let Emily Pappas know. And if you would like to know how to bake, there are lessons available -- fun and free.
A Christmas concert, sung by the choirs and chanters of the Diocese will be held on Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 pm at Saint George Cathedral and Sunday, the 6th at 3:00 pm at Saint John of Damascus.
The 2016 Stewardship Program begins today. There will be information after Liturgy today. A letter and form are available for pick up in the parish hall.
CHURCH SCHOOL PAGEANT
Plan now to stay after church on December 20th for the Nativity play produced by our Sunday School.
SPECIAL MEETING RESOLUTION
There will be a very short parish meeting after Liturgy
next Sunday at which time we will vote to change our
fiscal year. The resolution reads as follows:
Each year our parish reaches out to help those in need at Christmas. We have worked with a variety of organizations; last year we focused on the Norwood Food Pantry as well as a collection for Syrian refugees. This year we are going to "hands on", putting together emergency kits for the IOCC. Our work night is December 6th at 5:30, it will take place in conjunction with Saint Nick's visit to the Church School and a parish dinner. (And if you want to attend the Diocesan Choir Concert, it begins that day at 3:30, so you can do both!)
ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
After a delicious coffee hour last Sunday, with a quorum in place, our parish had a great conversation about our building expansion and renovation. While no votes were take, those present had a chance to comment on the process. It was announced, that while no formal campaign has begun, almost $70,000 has already been pledged toward making the vision a reality. Everyone will of course, be kept up to date as the process moves forward. The meeting accepted the organization reports and the FY 2015 Income & Expense Report, which had been given a "thumbs up" from our audit committee -- Allan Howard and Jeff Saber. Jeff will be leaving that committee, as he was elected by acclamation to the Parish Council.
There is a tax credit apartment available December 1 in the Salah Family Housing at Cheriton Heights, West Roxbury. The head of household must be 62+ or disabled. If interested, call Vivian Haidar at 617-325-1913. AABA Village is a multi cultural community with many residents of Syrian/Lebanese descent.
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