· TODAY – SUNDAY SCHOOL – Thank you to Kh. Irene Khoury for volunteering as our new Christmas Play Director and Preschool teacher. With the Christmas Play only 6 weeks away, all the Sunday School students (and parents) that wish to be in the play (or help) must attend a short meeting TODAY. Rehearsals for the play will be held every Sunday after fellowship. The Christmas Play is on December 18th. So not to miss any news on upcoming events in the Sunday School, please add the following email to your contacts list: email@example.com.
· TODAY – 4:00pm-6:00pm Financial Peace Class
· Tue, Nov. 8 – Archangel Michael & Heavenly Powers – 9:00am Orthros & 10:00am Divine Liturgy
· Tue, Nov. 8 – 11:00am-12noon Stewardship Committee to assemble 2012 Invitation Packet
· Tue, Nov. 8 – 12:30pm-3:00pm Fr. Ciprian IOCCA Meeting in Iowa City
· Tue, Nov. 8 – 5:30pm-6:30pm Orthodox-Christian Lesson
· Tue, Nov. 8 – 6:30pm-8:00pm Philoptochos Meeting
· Wed, Nov. 9 – St. Nektarios – 9:00am Orthros & 10:00am Divine Liturgy
· Wed, Nov. 9 – 1:30pm-3:00pm VISITATIONS at Living Center West Nursing Home. Contact Elleni
· Fri, Nov. 11 – 1:00pm-2:30pm – SENIORS’ EVENT – We will enjoy a PIANO RECITAL given by our own Demetra Chiafos in the church hall. Desserts and fellowship will follow the recital.
· Sat, Nov. 12 – 11:00am-12:30pm – HOPE Event at St. John's. Calling all Princesses, Princes and Knights! The youngest Heirs and Heiresses of our church will come together to learn proper behavior of royalty. We will enjoy popcorn, punch, and stories, highlighting the fact that God’s Kingdom is no fairytale!! Please bring children dressed-up as royalty (use Halloween sales). Contact Elleni Huerter if interested in helping 560-3902.
· Sat, Nov. 12 – 5:30pm Great Vespers
· Sun, Nov. 13 – 9:00am Orthros; 10:00am Divine Liturgy; & Philoptochos Thanksgiving Lunch
· PHILOPTOCHOS THANKSGIVING LUNCH – If you are interested to help with the preparations, please speak to Kay Escobedo. DURING THIS LUNCH, the Stewardship Team will be giving a brief presentation about the flowers and fruits of ministry work in the lives of Orthodox Christians.
· Sun, Nov. 13 – GOYA Bowling Event – Following the Philoptochos Thanksgiving Luncheon, GOYA members will enjoy an afternoon of bowling from approx. 1:30-3:30pm at Westdale Bowling Center located at 2020 Scotty Dr. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA (319-396-2500). Cost: $4/game + $2.75 for shoes; Special Offer: 3 games and shoes for $10.75.
· GREEN SQUARE MEALS – is one of our Service Outreach ministries. This organization served about 2200 meals last year and estimate about 2500 this year. However, they lost much of their funding recently and would appreciate donations. If you interested in supporting this great cause for our locals, please make your donation payable to “Green Square Meals” and mail it to John Locher at 3518 Heatheridge Drive N.E, Cedar Rapids 52402 (Mark the envelope “Green Square Meals” too).
· BLINDS FOR THE CHURCH HALL – A Sign-up Sheet for donations toward the cost of blinds can be found in the Church Hall. Please be generous; we hope to place the order soon. Speak to Edie.
· FALL DINNER – IF you haven’t already turned in all your ticket sale income and left over tickets, please be sure to do so a.s.a.p. There is also some pita left available for sale.
· FELLOWSHIP – We need someone to sponsor Fellowship for Sunday, Nov. 27.
· PARISH ASSEMBLY – Sunday, November 20 – This is a good time to make sure we are in good canonical and financial standing with the church so that we can fully participate in the Par. Assembly.
· TELLING: IOWA CITY – Speak to Joe Gasperetti about this play he is a part of this coming week.