TGOC LIFE September

Bringing Your Brokenness

Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church is offering a new ministry for those who are striving to recover from addiction or other life-debilitating issues. These issues may involve drug or alcohol addiction, eating disorders, anxiety, or panic disorders, etc…

Open to individuals and couples, the first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12, at 6:30pm. Our goal is to provide a loving Orthodox Christian atmosphere for study and discussion, with the ultimate goal of restoring our souls and bodies to the image and likeness of God.

 

 

TGOC LIFE September

TRANSFIGURATION PARISH-WIDE CURRICULUM: CREATION

 

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.

READINGS:

OCTOBER 1:  The Fall

SEPTEMBER 24: Creation

SEPTEMBER 10: The Bible

TGOC LIFE September

Early Bird Registration Open for Family Ministry Conference in PA

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

Keynote Speakers

  • 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
  • Pornography
  • 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

https://www.goarch.org/family-ministry-conference

 

TGOC LIFE September

2017 Transfiguration Bible Bowl – Sunday, May 7

 

Register your team today! All teams include 3 players, plus alternates if you like.

JUNIOR Teams:  all players aged 8 – 12;
TEEN Teams: all players aged 13-19; or
ADULT Teams: all players 20+.

Download a Registration Form or pick one up in the office or in Mt. Tabor Hall.

Here is a set of Practice Questions for this year’s Bible Bowl.

For more information, contact Dr. Jacob Angelo – giddoangelo@gmail.com