Happy to announce that both Zoe Kiritsis and Natalie Sousou received Honorable Mention at the Metropolis Level St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival. Please congratulate them when you see them!
Reminder to Seniors: Philoptochos-St. Sophia-Armatas Scholarships deadline is Friday, June 4th for all entries.
As I mentioned last month, we plan to restart Sunday School in the Fall – hopefully on site versus virtual. We will be kicking off the new Ecclesiastical Year with an Upstate District event. The National Youth Group reached out and offered us to move forward with the Bee Treat event that we had to postpone March 2019. We have a date of Saturday, September 25th for the event. As before, there will be tracks for all age group: Pre-K- 4th, 5th-12th Grade, and Adults (parents and community members). There most likely will be a special Young Adults for high school graduates and above. Details will unfold over the next few months. Some form of Sunday School for St. Sophia will kick off sometime in October. Looking forward to getting everyone together on September. 25th. Will be reaching out to our community for support!
To that end, whether for this event or for getting Sunday School moving forward in the Fall, I am reaching out to our community to ask that you consider joining the Sunday School Program as a teacher/teacher assistant. Or consider being a class guest instructor. Think about what you share on our faith or living the faith. We need to rebuild our Sunday School program from top to bottom. Not only would you be helping our young people get a good foundation on Orthodoxy; but it is an opportunity for members to learn. For myself, I know I have a stronger understanding of our faith. It has been an invaluable experience.
Sunday School Director