On Sunday, Jan. 13, after the fellowship and coffee hour, our kids went out to spread Christmas joy to a few of our parishioners who are no longer able to make it to church. A huge thank you goes out to Justine LaMonaca for organizing and leading our carolers along with our choir director Andrew Miketzuk.
Afterwards, the kids went to Dunkin Donuts for some after-caroling treats.
Christ is born!
We had a full day on Sunday, Dec. 16 - Divine Liturgy with the Fields family from St Vladimir's Seminary, whom our parish sponsored for FOCA's Saint Nicholas Project. Father Herman Fields concelebrated at the Liturgy.
At the end of the Liturgy, Father Aleksey talked with kids about the meaning behind the symbolic creatures of the Evangelists - the man, bull, lion, and eagle.
After the Liturgy, our children gave a Yolka performance, and Saint Nicholas himself visited us with gifts for the kids.
Bigs thanks to Sunday School moms for organizing and preparing for the day. Moms, you rock!
Also, thank you to the Fett family who are in charge of St Nicholas Project for our parish. The gifts, hospitality, and love that we show to the seminarian families every year really make this Christmas season that much more joyous.
It was a joyous day indeed!
On Saturday, Dec. 8, our children decorated their gingerbread houses and practiced their Yolka performance for next Sunday.
Photo credit: Reader George Konyev - Media Office of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA
Kids preparing some decorations for the Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday:
Sundays' dinner and fellowship after the Divine Liturgy:
The Annual Picnic has come and gone. Pictures for your viewing pleasure. Thank you to everyone who participated in preparation and celebration of the picnic.
PS: if you took pictures at the picnic, please send them our way to post here.
We prepared hard:
And we partied hard (some partied harder than others 😉 ):
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