Weekly Bulletin 12 to 19 September

Schedule of Services

Please visit our Calendar Page of this website for a schedule of services for the coming week.

Philoptochos Sale

There will be a sale of fresh produce, cakes and savoury food after the Divine Liturgy on 12 September to raise funds to support people in financial hardship. Please bring contributions and cash to buy them with.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross – 14 September

The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is celebrated each year on September 14. The Feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by Saint Helen, the mother of the Emperor Constantine.

Special Giving Appeal

An appeal is made to the friends and faithful of the Church of 318 God-bearing Fathers to commit to regular online giving which will help the Church predict its income and plan better for the year ahead. Until recently the Church has safely relied on the collection basket and a number of fund raising events. However, we cannot rely on these for the future and we appeal to you now to give regularly via standing order or other online methods.

Elections 17 October

The election of a new Board of Trustees will take place on 17 October. The board’s responsibility is to work with the Father Stephen to further the aims of the community and carry out certain administrative tasks to ensure the good ordering of the church. It is a very important responsibility and requires commitment to the sacred task of serving our Lord and our brothers and sisters in Christ in the work of ministry. It is an office that is essential to the mission of the Church in sharing the love of God and the truth of the Gospel. You will need to willingly offer your time and abilities for the spiritual growth and well-being of our Community, for the salvation of souls, and ultimately, for the kingdom of God and His glory

Please submit your nominations to Father Stephen.  Closing date for nominations is 12.30pm on Thursday 14 October 2021.

If you wish to nominate a member of the community to the Community Board, please obtain their consent before nominating them. Board members must be paid up members of the Community.

Membership

Subscriptions for membership of the Church of the 318 God-bearing Fathers, Shrewsbury are now due. Below you will find two links: one for new members or members whose details have changed in the last twelve months, another for members who are renewing from last year and whose details have not changed. Please ensure you complete the correct form.

Membership is open to Baptised Orthodox Christians over the age of 18.

Annual Membership subscriptions are £25 for a single person and £35 for a household of 2 or more. If you are a UK taxpayer, we would ask you to consider signing for Gift-Aid, enabling us to claim back the tax on your subscriptions and any further donations you may wish to make. A Gift-Aid signature is valid indefinitely into the future and also retrospectively for 4 previous years.

Wednesday Scripture Study has resumed

Wednesday Scripture study has resumed following the summer break. We are still reading the life of our God-bearing Father Luke of Simferopol. The link for joining is as follows:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81629854019?pwd=UzN5b3NTL1h0STJMd2E2ZW1kSHlJZz09

Meeting ID: 816 2985 4019

Passcode: 926265

Feast of Great Martyr Nikitas

It is with great joy that we announce that on Wednesday, 15 September 2021, feast day of the Great Martyr Nikitas, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain will celebrate His name day.

His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas will receive guests following the Divine Liturgy and between 5:00 and 7:00 pm at the Archdiocesan Headquarters.

Wishing you health and the blessing of Almighty God on your endeavours, we remain with blessing and love in Christ.

From the Office of the Chancellor of the Holy Archdiocese

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