On September 10 we embarked on our parish-wide curriculum project! Our entire parish, from the preschoolers through the yiayias and papous are learning together every Sunday. We are going to work our way through the Bible, from Genesis to Revelations. We’re handing out bookmarks with the schedule of readings so that you can read together with your family and friends, and show up to church prepared for the week’s lesson.
After liturgy, Fr. Vasileios will give a short talk on the reading, so that everyone in the parish can study the Scriptures together. Meanwhile, in the Sunday School classes, the teachers will be covering the same Bible reading and lesson, adjusted to fit the developmental level of the particular class. We hope that at coffee hour, in the car ride home, and at the dinner table all week, you and your families will be talking about the lesson you’ve learned and how you can see it at work in your daily life.
Get ready. We’re asking you to read the week’s lesson every week, along with your family and friends, and to think about it before you come to church. We’ll send you home with a written discussion of the week’s lesson, and the reading assignment for next week. By the end of the school year, we’ll be halfway through our Old Testament unit; after four years together, we’ll have covered the most important readings throughout the whole Bible. We look forward to learning and growing with you!
We have Orthodox Study Bibles in the bookstore for you to purchase. You can also download the app onto your phone or computer.
SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS STARTED, SO IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR CHILDREN YET, PLEASE REGISTER THEM HERE.
It’s that time of year again! Holy House is coming! Every year, our teens put together skits to teach stories from the Bible, and the parish — old and young — comes together for some fun! It’s a night of costumes, candy, and good clean fun. Join us!
If you have teens who would like to be involved, email Amity Garwood at amity_garwood at hotmail.com No acting experience is required! We have the costumes — they’ll just show up and join their friends as they re-enact tales from the Gospel.
If you have younger children, dress them in their costumes (nothing too terrifying or creepy, please) and get ready!
We’ll begin with a short prayer service in the church, followed by a potluck dinner (bring a lenten dish!) and then we’ll enjoy the skits and the running around! There will be CANDY.
Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church is offering a new restoration and recovery ministry for those who have, or consider themselves to have, a life-debilitating issue. These issues may be interfering with your life and may result in, or be the result of, a habitual sin which needs healing in order for you to live your life in Christ. They can range from anxiety or panic disorders, eating disorders, checking internet or social media to the point of shutting out your family, or to drug or alcohol addiction.
Open to individuals and couples, meetings will be held bi-monthly on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the church. We are studying the book “Truly Human: Recovering Your Humanity in a Broken World” by Kevin Scherer, which is available in our bookstore. Our goal is to provide a loving Orthodox Christian atmosphere for support, accountability, study, and discussion, with the ultimate goal of restoring our souls and bodies to the image and likeness of God.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 9.
We are studying the book “Truly Human: Recovering Your Humanity in a Broken World” by Kevin Scherer, which is available in our bookstore. Our goal is to provide a loving
Orthodox Christian atmosphere for support, accountability, study, and discussion, with the ultimate goal of restoring our souls and bodies to the image and likeness of God.
If you have questions please contact Fr. Vasileios, or Brian Holland at 512-786-7851, or Susan Holland at 512-659-3425
Time to Sign Up for 20th Annual Greek Golf Day!
The Center for Family Care is hosting a conference titled “The Orthodox Family in a Changing World” in an effort to explore critical issues in the family life-cycle and practical methods to address them in the parish and the home. The conference will be held September 20-23, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.
The conference welcomes clergy, pastoral-care workers, ministry leaders, and laypersons interested in the development of family ministry in their parishes. A generous grant from Leadership 100 will aid in funding the event.
A reduced ‘early bird’ registration rate is offered through July 30th.
To register visit: www.regonline.com/fm-conference-2017
- His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh
- Elissa Bjeletich, Orthodox blogger and author
- Steven Christoforou, GOA Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Intensive and Workshop Topics
- Hospice and Palliative Care
- Supporting Families with Children who have special needs
- Homosexuality in the Family
- The Internet of Humanity: Navigating the Hyper-connected World to be in Authentic Relationship
- Holding Space for Families in Crisis
- Poverty in the Family