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MARIAN PRAYER GROUP
Marian Prayer group will meet on Wednesday July 26th at 3:00 PM and continue every Wednesday after that at the same time. Please meet in the church.
Adult Catechism School will begin in the Fall on Tuesday nights. Exact start date and time are forthcoming.
JULY CCM: SHOES 4 THE SHOELESS
Hopefully, none of us know the suffering of wearing shoes that are too small or not having shoes at all. July’s CCM provides an opportunity to donate new gym shoes and socks to the community organization Shoes 4 the Shoeless. They have donated over 50,000 shoes and socks to children throughout Montgomery County. Place your donation of new gym shoes and socks in the bin located in the community center lobby. Monetary donations are welcome too. Make a difference by helping young children and teens walk in comfort with a smile on their face.
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ANNUNCIATION GREEK SCHOOL NEWS!
Our Annunciation Greek school online Registration is now available on our church's website http://www.daytonannunciation.org/ . Our staff would appreciate all early registrations in order to plan for the fall school year of 2017-2018. This year school starts on Monday, September 25th and ends on Monday May 21st. Classes meet Mondays 5:30-7:30pm Children need to be 4 years old by September 30th. For any questions or further information please contact Katina Tsatalis or Michelle Zois at email@example.com
SAVE THE DATE
PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR AUGUST 18, 2017 7:30 P.M. Dancing Under The Stars With One Of Our Favorite Greek Bands - Friday Night August 18, 2017 7:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Outside On Our Beautiful Grounds Food And Drinks Will Be Available For Purchase More To Come Later Contact: Toni Moraites 937-305-5429
NEW CURRICULUM – THE ORTHODOX FAITH
Our Church Outreach Committee met Wednesday, May 31st. It was suggested that we offer the new curriculum for the High School students in Our Lady’s Catechism School to all the adult members of our parish. The series is The Orthodox Faith written by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko, former dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. The four volume series covers 1) Doctrine and Scripture 2) Worship 3) Church History 4) Spirituality. The cost for all four books is only $40.00 and they must be purchased together. It is the hope of the Church Outreach Committee that our parish will be able to form an adult Catechism School sometime in the future. Please call Carol if you would like a copy by June 9th. In the memo line of your checks put The Orthodox Faith Books.
JOY COURTYARD AND MEMORIAL GARDEN UPDATE
What is going on with the courtyard project? Why has there been little construction progress? The contractor found that once the work began, a piece of the existing plan was not going to work. After several weeks of exhausting all measures, it was decided that we needed to alter that piece of the plan. The plan has been approved. The contractor will move forward as soon as they can, but we do not expect to be completed by the festival. The festival committee is aware of this, and has made alternate plans for outdoor seating. On behalf of the committee, I wanted to inform you of the delay. We want to make sure things are done the right way and we look forward to dedicating the Joy Courtyard and Memorial Garden as soon as we can. Thank you, Deb Pulos
PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR STEWARDSHIP GIVING OVER THE SUMMER
We are grateful to all of our parishioners who have made their 2017 Stewardship Commitment to the church and have either fulfilled that commitment or are current in their giving. As we approach the summer months, there is a tendency for Stewardship contributions to decrease. This can place the church in a difficult position as regular expenses, as well as expenses in preparation for the Greek Festival, require payment. The parish, just like our homes, must meet its budget monthly. Our parish family needs everyone to contribute on a regular and timely basis. You may make your contribution by check (mail or bring to church) or credit card online at www.daytonannunciation.org. We appreciate your support of the ministries of the parish and the gifts you offer to the Glory of God!
PARISH DIRECTORY UPDATE
Over the next couple weeks we will be updating the parish directory with contact information and photos. Starting March 12th, Alex Karabinis will be at coffee hour with a spreadsheet for all parish families to verify and/or update their information. If you wish to have your family's photo taken to be placed along side your information, we will have a camera as well or you can submit a photo via email to the below address. If you wish to just update your information but do not wish to update it at coffee hour, feel free to email AlexFKarabinis@gmail.com. Thank you.
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