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LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - PTO continues to seek volunteers for the Children's Library. We are looking for Children's Greek Books, children's religious book donations and volunteers to help organize and manage the library. Volunteer hours would be during Greek School and Sunday School hours. Please contact Antonia Kapolas.
Anthia Vardoulakis reports that, as Thanksgiving approaches, the Cathedral chapter of the Ladies Philoptochos Society is making a special effort to collect canned or dried food to those in need. The society will be assembly baskets of food to be distributed for Thanksgiving. Donations can be dropped off in the food barrel in the lower level hallway that leads from the parking lot toward the stairs that go up toward church and upper level of the classroom wing.
The society has also begun its annual Holiday Welfare Appeal, which seeks monetary donations that the Philoptochos uses to support emergency shelters in the Hartford area and needy families in our own community. You can made a gift in the Matthews Social Hall after the Divine Liturgy. Contact Anthia for more information.
HOLIDAY BAKE SALE DELICIOUS home-made GREEK PASTRIES AND SPANAKOPITA TRAYS will be prepared for the holidays and sold to benefit our cathedral. Pre-orders taken at the BAKE SALE TABLE after Liturgy.
Sale and pre-order pick up dates: Sat., Dec. 5 & Sun., Dec. 6 from 11 am to 5 pm. Also, donations are being accepted in the office for anyone wishing to help defray expenses for this special Holiday fundraising project.
PHILOPTOCHOS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD Please place your name on this Christmas Card which is sent to the homes of all stewards of St. George. By participating you will be supporting the many scholarships given to our worthy college bound students in June. Please see the committee after Liturgy by the Church Social Hall. Philoptochos and our youngsters genuinely appreciate your support.
ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE 12/29/14 in MATTHEWS HALL. For info contact Jerry Copsinis
WALL OF REMEMBRANCE Those interested in having their loved one's name(s) included on the Wall of Remembrance please contact Helen Limnios or mail the form (enclosed with this bulletin & copies also on the table at the office entrance) along with payment directly to the Church. Deadline for submitting names will be the end of December. Cost: $75.00 payable to St. George Cathedral.
THE GREEK DISH Philoptochos cookbook with many special family recipes on sale. A wonderful gift idea for showers, weddings, birthdays, housewarming and also great holiday gifts for teachers, family and friends.
HELP IS NEEDED:
- We have an urgent need for volunteers from area towns who would be willing to pick up seniors, students or others who do not have transportation to Liturgies and other occasions and events at church. We have had many calls over the years and would appreciate your help with accommodating these faithful. Please call the church office if you would be willing to assist. There is a current need for ride from Trinity College and also from Farmington to church.
- HOME HEALTH AIDS are being collected for those in need: walkers, wheelchairs, canes, etc., in any condition. For information, please call Maria Troullas and drop off at the church office please.
- FOOD BARREL donations of non-perishables are needed year round.
GREEK COSTUMES thank you to those who have donated costumes. We are still in need of more Greek Costumes for our Cathedral Folk Dance Troupe. If you have a costume you would like to donate, please contact the church office, Penny Makris or Rita Papageorge.
HOUSE BLESSING: If you wish to have your home blessed this month, please call the church office (860-956-7586) to make an appointment.
HOSPITAL VISITS: If you or a loved one is in a hospital, nursing home, or homebound, please contact the office if you wish a visit from Father. Hospitals no longer provide patient lists unless a family member requests a pastoral visit, arrangements cannot be made.
Come be active in the life of our church and community! Join us for a year filled with activities for all. We encourage the parents of young children to consider enrolling their youngsters in Religious Education classes, Greek Language School, our church dance troupes, the basketball teams, and we have tentative plans for a Jr. Choir. For young mothers and their little ones LITTLE ANGELS (ages birth to preschool) , HOPE (kindergarten thru 2nd/3rd), JOY (3rd thru 6th grade), GOYA (Jr. High and High School) and for young singles and marrieds "20's, 30's, 40's, 50's" look for more information on these ministries and activities on our church website and in future bulletins (or call the church office 860-956-7586). For adults bible study, lecture series, Ladies Philoptochos Society, Cathedral Choir, "20's, 30's 40's 50's" (a Social organization for singles and couples), Daughters of Penelope and the Order of Ahepa.