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HOLY HOUSE – Wednesday, October 25

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.

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Bringing Your Brokenness

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

 

 

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Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Thank you for your tremendous outpouring of prayers, and support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. IOCC’s Frontliner team have visited Orthodox parishes for Sunday Divine Liturgies and other services, offering emotional and spiritual support to local clergy and affected parishioners. Orthodox clergy represented the Orthodox community and IOCC at the interfaith service held at the Convention Center on Sunday 9/3.

IOCC’s first muck out took place on Saturday 9/4 with 13 volunteers and continued on 9/5 with an additional 15 volunteers. Rotating teams have completed 15 assessments and nine muck outs to date. More houses are slated for assessments in the coming weeks.

IOCC arranged, through partners Church World Service (CWS) and Good360, for two truckloads of hygiene kits, clean-up buckets, food, and baby products to the Houston area. The CWS truck arrived on 9/4 at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church containing 200 clean-up buckets and 6,000 hygiene kits. Distribution began immediately, and all the clean-up buckets were distributed within 24 hours, highlighting the great demand for these supplies.

IOCC staff is checking in with every Orthodox parish in the region to assess clean-up and other needs. Parishioners who have specific clean-up needs are asked to speak to their parish priest, who will coordinate with IOCC.

iocc.org/Harvey ** iocc.org/kits ** 877.803.4622

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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

 

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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