TCI SEMINAR AT SAINT GREGORY, NOV 19
All of our parish ministry and program leaders are encouraged to join us for the TCI (Thriving Congregations Initiative) seminar at Saint Gregory, 9:30 am - 3 pm. TCI is a Metropolis of Boston initiative designed to encourage and support new, vibrant ministry efforts within our parishes. In addition to participating in the seminar activities, help is needed with registration, providing breakfast and lunch, clean up and more. Please contact Fr. Alex to register and/or to help.
SERVICES FOR NOVEMBER 20, THE 9TH SUNDAY OF LUKE
We look forward to worshipping with you at Saint Gregory, whether in person or remotely: Orthros, 8:30 am; Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am. Sunday School classes have begun. If you have not already, please register your children here for another year of learning and growth in the Orthodox Faith.
STREAMING DETAILS/MEDIA CONNECTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 20
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SUNDAY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, NOV 20
Today is the much-anticipated Sunday School open house. Parents will have an opportunity to join our children and teachers in class for a first-hand look at the Sunday School faith and learning experience. Our dedicated teachers so enjoy working with our children, and an important part of their ministry is making sure they cultivate relationships with our parents. After dismissal from Divine Liturgy, please head up to the classrooms, and enjoy this special time with our children and teachers. See you then!
PHILOPTOCHOS THANKSGIVING BAKE SALE, NOV 20
Our annual bake sale is Sunday, November 20. Pick up a delicious baked good, or two, to share at your Thanksgiving table! (Or you can enjoy it before then, if you can’t wait!).
GOYA LUNCH & THANKSGIVING DRIVE SHOPPING, NOV 20
After Sunday School and managing the Giving Tree today, our GOYAns will enjoy lunch and then shop for remaining items needed for the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. GOYAns should find Mr. Christo after Sunday School. Thanks to our GOYAns for their efforts on behalf of this worthy and timely philanthropic project.
PHILOPTOCHOS "ONE WARM COAT" DRIVE, CONT. NOV 20
Thank you to everyone who supported our Veterans Day Drive. We were able to purchase 5 winter coats and send $380.00 in Stop & Shop and Ocean State Job Lot gift cards to the Mansfield Veterans Affairs Office. Our current outreach effort is the "One Warm Coat" Drive, and it is underway! Please bring gently used coats for donation to the Narthex bin. This collection of child and adult-sized coats will go through Dec. 11.
GOYA GIVING TREE, CONT. NOV 20
Thanks to the good efforts of Mrs. Mullert and our GOYAns, the "Giving Tree" is set up and wish lists are now available. Come receive your list during Fellowship Hour over the next several weeks, or utilize our our SignUpGenius option: St. Gregory's Giving Tree: Giving Tree 2022 (signupgenius.com). Many thanks for your support of families served by West Side Benevolent Circle during this season of giving and compassion. View and share our flyer!
THANKSGIVING DINNER DRIVE , CONCLUDES NOV 20
Many thanks to those parishioners who have already brought wonderful goods for our drive. This Sunday is our last, and our dinners will be picked up from Saint Gregory after Divine Liturgy. This Sunday, we welcome the following food items for drop off in the Narthex:
***Our goal is 25 dinners: Boxes of stuffing and instant potatoes | Canned cranberry sauce, green beans, peas and corn | frozen turkeys (can be dropped in the kitchen in the hall today)
THANKSGIVING ECUMENICAL SERVICE, NOV 20, 3 PM
All our parishioners are warmly invited to today’s Thanksgiving service at 2nd Congregational Church, 50 Park St., Attleboro, MA. People of all faith traditions will be attending, and this annual event is intended to highlight the connectivity of faith-based organizations in the Attleboro area. There will be an offertory in support of the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative to further the institution’s goal to “alleviate hunger, promote stability and inspire the community to thrive.” We hope to see you there!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SUPPORT AND BUILD EVENT, LATE FALL/NOV
We are awaiting news on our Habitat for Humanity build day, which will likely be in October or November. The build site is on Pike Ave. in Attleboro and represents a life-changing opportunity for a local family. Donations in support of the event, which are part of our build-day commitment, are needed; likewise, we welcome volunteers to work on site during the build day. Please contact Fr. Alex to donate and/or express interest in the build day.
IMPORTANT 2022 STEWARDSHIP UPDATE AND REMINDER
Our Stewardship Ministry Committee is grateful for the support and generosity expressed thus far in 2022. As we look toward the end of this year’s campaign and begin planning for 2023, this would be a wonderful time to complete a 2022 Commitment Card and/or fulfill your existing commitment. Commitment Cards are in the Narthex, and they can also be filled out electronically within the Stewardship pages of our website. Online giving options are also available there for convenient and instant commitment fulfillment.
NEW PLASTIC BOTTLE AND CAN FUNDRAISER
This fall, we launched a fund-raising effort utilizing the new drop-off bin in the parking lot. As of now, you can bring your deposit-stamped plastic bottles and cans to drop off at the shed, and our parish will trade them in for donations on a monthly basis. No glass, please—and do make sure to rinse your donations before dropping them through the window in the bin.
USHERING AND "RIDES TO CHURCH" MINISTRIES
This spring and summer, those interested in our Ushering Ministry are invited to contact George Dimitriou: 781-769-2085; Gdimitriou@yahoo.com. Offering yourself as an usher is a wonderful way to meet new people and helps create a welcoming environment at Saint Gregory. Throughout the coming months, we will also reinvigorate our efforts to provide rides to church for anyone who needs one. Once again, contact George Dimitriou if you could use a “lift” or would like to help drive.
This ministry engages musical leadership not only for Sunday liturgy but all the liturgical needs of the year, from Vespers services to Great Lent and Holy Week. Your time and talent is most welcome within our Liturgical Singing Ministry. Please contact Kathy Kalogeras to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within the context of our fledling Myrrhbearers Ministry, our girls and young women are invited to hold Antidoro during Divine Liturgy, read the Epislte and otherwise participate in the entire life of the Church. Please contact Eleni LaFond to pick a date for Antidoro service and Fr. Alex to plan a date for an Epistle reading.
FELLOWSHIP HOUR & SPONSORSHIPS
Join us in the hall for Fellowship Hour following Divine Liturgy after Sunday services. We are also welcoming sponsors for Sundays this summer. Please sign up this Sunday during Fellowship Hour or simply contact the Church Office.
WHAT'S NEW ON OUR WEBSITE?
Within our Youth Ministry pages, you'll soon see two new June resources under "Youth and Family Resources": "Saintly Lives" and "For Your Home." Both can be a resources for parents as they strive to bring the life of the Church into their homes.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Fr. Alex: Tue. (1 pm – 5 pm), Wed. (9 am – 1 pm) & Thur (9 am – 1 pm); or by appointment when convenient for our parishioners. Please note that on occasion, Fr. Alex may be seeing to a pastoral situation, visitingn with another parishioner, attending a Metropolis event or otherwise engaged in Church life during office hours. Cathy Cooper: Tue. (9 am - 1 pm) and