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FRIEND'S OF METROPOLIS BROCHURE

MARIAN PRAYER GROUP

Marian Prayer Group Meeting dates for the month of August: August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th at 3:00 p.m. in the church

ADULT CATECHISM

Adult Catechism School will begin in the Fall on Tuesday nights. Exact start date and time are forthcoming.

CATECHISM SCHOOL CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

We are looking for teachers and substitutes for the upcoming school year. Come join our team! Exciting new things are happening in the Sunday School! If interested, please contact the Catechism School office at annunciationcatechismschool@gmail.com

ANNUNCIATION GREEK SCHOOL NEWS! 

Our Annunciation Greek school online Registration is now available on our church's website http://www.daytonannunciation.org/ . Our staff would appreciate all early registrations in order to plan for the fall school year of 2017-2018. This year school starts on Monday, September 25th and ends on Monday May 21st. Classes meet Mondays 5:30-7:30pm Children need to be 4 years old by September 30th. For any questions or further information please contact Katina Tsatalis or Michelle Zois at annunciationgs@gmail.com 

COLLEGE STUDENT INFORMATION REQUEST

We are requesting contact information on our parish’s college/university students. Please forward the following information to Carol at the Church Office (office2.annunciation@donet.com): Name of Student College/University Attending Postal Address Email Address Phone Contact This is a great way for your student to stay connected to his/her home church while at school. Thank you for your assistance!

COLLEGE CARPOOL

We have two new students coming to the University of Dayton who have reached out and inquired on rides to church. We are therefore setting up a “College Carpool”. We would like to put together a list of parishioners who are able to stop by and pick them up on the way to church. A list of phone number/email contact information will be collected and given to the students so they can reach out and ask for a ride when needed. Please email Carol at office2.annunciation@donet.com or Maria at mmabboud13@gmail.com with your contact information. We will then provide you with the names and contact information for the students so you are aware of who they are when they contact you. Thank you in advance for volunteering. We love to see our local college students wanting to get involved in our church!

OUR AUGUST 2017 PHILOPTOCHOS COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY IS THE DAYTON FOODBANK

For 40 years, The Foodbank has served as the primary source of food for the hunger relief network in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank – the only one of its kind in the area – nourishes the hunger relief efforts of the community through the acquisition and distribution of food to agencies that feed hungry people throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. The Foodbank provides the infrastructure for more than 100 member food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters that serve as the charitable hunger relief network in the area. Our Philoptochos is dedicated to helping the Foodbank achieve their mission by helping to raise much needed funds during the month of August. Rita and Christina will be holding the Annual Tourta Raffle—tickets can be purchased for $10 each after Liturgy each Sunday in August, with the drawing on Sunday, August 27. This Tourta (Cake) is lovingly made by Rita Ronayne, so you do not want to miss out on an opportunity to take it home! They will be hosting several ‘pop-up’ bake sales on Sundays in August as well.


 SAVE THE DATE 

PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR AUGUST 18, 2017 7:30 P.M. Dancing Under The Stars With One Of Our Favorite Greek Bands - Friday Night August 18, 2017 7:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Outside On Our Beautiful Grounds Food And Drinks Will Be Available For Purchase More To Come Later Contact: Toni Moraites 937-305-5429


For Information, Registration and Sponsorship of The AHEPA Open to Benefit St. Nicholas Shrine at Ground Zero and The Rebuilding of Ionian Village Click Here



CHURCH HEALTH TEAM – SAVE THE DATE

On Friday Oct. 20th at 7:00 PM, and with the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, the Annunciation Church Health Team will be hosting a lecture by the Rev. Fr. Jeffery Jambon entitled Where do I stand as a Christian in an age of Moral Relativism. Your Church Health Team chose this topic and we hope you will attend. We will be inviting other local parishes as well. More details to follow.

JOY COURTYARD AND MEMORIAL GARDEN UPDATE

What is going on with the courtyard project? Why has there been little construction progress? The contractor found that once the work began, a piece of the existing plan was not going to work. After several weeks of exhausting all measures, it was decided that we needed to alter that piece of the plan. The plan has been approved. The contractor will move forward as soon as they can, but we do not expect to be completed by the festival. The festival committee is aware of this, and has made alternate plans for outdoor seating. On behalf of the committee, I wanted to inform you of the delay. We want to make sure things are done the right way and we look forward to dedicating the Joy Courtyard and Memorial Garden as soon as we can. Thank you, Deb Pulos

PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR STEWARDSHIP GIVING OVER THE SUMMER

We are grateful to all of our parishioners who have made their 2017 Stewardship Commitment to the church and have either fulfilled that commitment or are current in their giving. As we approach the summer months, there is a tendency for Stewardship contributions to decrease. This can place the church in a difficult position as regular expenses, as well as expenses in preparation for the Greek Festival, require payment. The parish, just like our homes, must meet its budget monthly. Our parish family needs everyone to contribute on a regular and timely basis. You may make your contribution by check (mail or bring to church) or credit card online at www.daytonannunciation.org. We appreciate your support of the ministries of the parish and the gifts you offer to the Glory of God!

  

PARISH DIRECTORY UPDATE

Over the next couple weeks we will be updating the parish directory with contact information and photos.  Starting March 12th, Alex Karabinis will be at coffee hour with a spreadsheet for all parish families to verify and/or update their information.  If you wish to have your family's photo taken to be placed along side your information, we will have a camera as well or you can submit a photo via email to the below address.  If you wish to just update your information but do not wish to update it at coffee hour, feel free to email AlexFKarabinis@gmail.com.  Thank you.  

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