From the Bookstore
Nov 2013: A wide variety of new selections have just been added to the Bookstore. Great for Christmas gift-giving !
Christmas Shopping! Get it Done in Mere Minutes Sundays after Church
Give scrip gift cards for Christmas or use scrip gift cards to buy gifts — either way, you’re helping the Church Mortgage Fund. There is a wide variety of retailers that participate in the scrip program, and if you’re looking for something special that’s not on the table, just ask. In many cases, it can be ordered.
Also, remember, you can use scrip for many of your day-to-day stops, like gasoline, groceries, pharmacies, and more, throughout the year.
Scrip is still the most underused means of helping the Church. The Church could be benefiting so much more if more were involved. Please consider seeing Lara Hughes after Church. If you’re new to scrip, start small and find out how easy it is. Thank you!
Add Your Voice to the Choir
Ever thought about joining the Choir? Practices are held twice a month on Thursday evenings at the Church. November and December rehearsal dates: Nov 7 & 21; Dec 5 & 19; all at 7 pm We’d love to have you participate. See Choir Director Rebecca Baskin.
Looking Ahead to… “Blossoms ‘n Branches”
Plans are underway for our first major fundraiser of 2014 with the Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, March 9, 1 pm, at the Avalon Manor in Hobart, IN. Doors will open at 12 noon, featuring a bake sale, raffles and full luncheon promptly beginning at 1 pm. Women’s fashions are from the Fashion Affair Boutique & Salon in Merrillville. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Church or by contacting Elizabeth Pederson at 219-365-6360 or Nada Buczek 219-663-2134. Tables can seat 8-10 so please ask your family and friends. They will not be disappointed !! (*The basket raffle is a huge part of the fundraiser – if you would like to put one together or donate toward a basket, please talk to Elizabeth P. or Nada B. for info. Thank you !!)
Church School Underway September through May
Youth church school is in progress for ages 2 through 12 meets immediately following communion through May. If you’d like to inquire, please see Becky McFadden.
If you are sick or in the hospital or know someone who is…
…please contact the Church and let us know [219-947-4748], or tell Father Peter or Father Chris directly.
Web/Email Adult Scripture and Study Program
We have started a web/email-based Adult Scripture and Study Program. The goal is for those interested to be able to participate from home via the internet. If you are interested in joining the group, please submit your email address here: email@example.com.