We have a good “problem”. We built a small temple with an even smaller hall because that was all we could afford, and started worshipping in it June 2011. We have grown enough to make it impossible to fit everybody in our tiny trapeza (church hall).
We have decided to build a covered deck outside the hall, since adding to the building is way out of our means right now. This will more than double our usable dining space. It is important to have more dining space, since a very important part of our community life is that we always eat a meal (not just donuts and coffee!) together after liturgy.
We plan to add fans, heaters, misters and plastic sheeting, like you see in some restaurants, so we can use the deck year round.
We have a donation to build the deck, but will need to raise funds for the absolutely necessary roof, tables, etc. The deck will be about 7 or 8 thousand, and a shingled roof will be about 9 thousand (we are exploring a canvas roof to reduce costs). We will also need to get fans, tables, etc.
Would you help us?
Pictures of design included.
Parish Newsletter for the Sunday of the Cross. Service Schedule, prayer requests, fasting guidelines.
The services for this 2nd Sunday of Great Lent have two major themes: our Lord’s parable of the Prodigal Son and the memory of St. Gregory Palamas.
We heard the parable of the Prodigal Son at the Divine Liturgy 2 weeks before Lent began, and the theme is repeated in the texts of the services throughout the fast, especially during this week. This parable is to a very great degree the theme of Great Lent. …
Newsletter: Announcements, Gleanings-Almsgiving, Prayer Requests, Commemorations, Schedule, Fasting, Pledge Form 2011
November 8/21, 2010
Synaxis of Holy Archangel Michael and all the Heavenly Hosts
Parish Newsletter Nov 1/14 2010. Chantus Maximus, Pledge Drive, My Mother and more.
Story of the Kursk Root icon, pictures with and without its cover, and schedule of services before the icon in our parish Friday, Oct 29 2010
The Holy Kursk Root icon of the Theotokos will be visiting our parish on this Friday, October 29th.
Gleaning from the Fathers
Commemorations from the past week and the coming week
Schedule of Divine Services in the Coming week
Fasting in the Coming week
Links for other Electronic Sunday Bulletins