“Let us commit ourselves
and one another and our whole life
to Christ our God”
St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church
in Peachtree City, Georgia
you for your visit. We invite you to join us and participate in our
worship services, educational, fellowship, and service ministries.
Hands of Love for July, 2014
Throughout the month of July, we will be collecting monetary donations to benefit Soldiers' Angels.
Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, their families, and to improve the lives of a growing veteran population.
For more information about Soldiers' Angels, please
The next Prayer Shawl blessing will be during the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos
on August 10th. The blessed shawls will be shared with the counseling
staff at the Cancer Treatment Center of America (CTCA) in Newnan. Since
both men and women are served at CTCA, they can utilize lap blankets, as
well as shawls, for their patients. We sent 11 beautiful blessed shawls
to Guatemala, and were able to share 7 shawls with our April 7th guest
speaker from Wellspring. For the first time, our most prolific producer
of prayer shawls, Mildred Mayson, was able to be with us when Fr. George
blessed the prayer shawls. Please contact Susan Kleto at 770.253.8469
or email@example.com to either become a participant in this ministry, to
receive yarn, to receive sew-in labels, to receive a Prayer Guide, or
if you have any questions. We have some beautiful skeins of yarn
available to those who need some yarn.
June 9 (Holy Spirit - Day 3 -
Spirit" Weekend - Fruit/Fun):
Session 3 – “Share the Spirit”
Weekend – FRUIT
(& FUN for all ages)
Did you see them?
Yes, they spent the day here!
They brought the
Spirit of God
At Serenbe (Chattahoochee
Hills, GA), our families shared the FRUIT of the SPIRIT
through FAITH and FAMILY in a FUN day using interactive activities:
scavenger hunt, picnic, and hayride.
O heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, Who are in all places, and fill all things, Treasury of good things, and Giver of life, come, and dwell in us, and cleanse us from every stain; and save our souls, O good One. Amen.
She is nice like the others who came with her... They sang and taught us a song about love, goodness, peace, faithfulness, gentleness, joy, kindness, patience, and self-control.
I wish they would visit us again. They had so much fun searching for the beautiful aspects of our natural environment at Serenbe to share with their families and friends. Here, they found a reflection of the beauty of God's creation - plants, animals, and people serving together as good stewards of God's gifts to humanity. After a relaxing and reflective lunch, they saw the expanse of our home on a hayride and fed some of the horses!
Excerpts from the Epistle & Gospel Lessons offered in the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Holy Spirit, Monday, June 9, 2014:
"For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light— for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord." (Eph. 5:8-10)
"Take care that you do not despise one of these
little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the
face of my Father in heaven. What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred
sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the
ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went
astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost." (Mt. 18:10-11)
Fr. George wishes to thank our parish family and friends who supported and participated in our 2014 "Share the Spirit" Weekend. Without the involvement of our teachers, our planners, our participants, and the parish's unending support, we would have missed this great opportunity to learn how to grow in and through the fruit of God's Holy Spirit. Glory to God in all things. Amen.
June 8 (Pentecost - Day 2 -
Spirit" Weekend - FAMILY):
Session 2 - "Share the
Spirit" Weekend - FAMILY
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June 7 (Sat. of Souls - Day 1 - "Share the
Spirit" Weekend - FAITH):
Praying for a Blessed Pentecost!
The staff, missionaries, and
board of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) pray that you have a
blessed Feast of Pentecost. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit came down like
tongues of fire upon the Apostles, empowering them to preach the Gospel and
establish Christ’s Church. May the gifts of the Holy Spirit enable you and
your community to continue this work by sharing the Orthodox Faith with
people around the world!