February 14: Artists in Service
Please join us - Lena Hickman and others - near the piano during coffee hour this Sunday, February 14, if you would like to participate in a Holy Trinity group interested in visiting local assisted living homes and senior centers. We'd like to share ideas about reaching out to these folks through music, dance, literature, and the arts in general. If you feel reticent about your artistic talents, we can still benefit by your support and cheerful personality. All ages are welcome!
February 18: Agape Young Adult Bible Study
Thursday, February 18, is the first gathering of a new young adult (age 18+) ministry for those seeking the Orthodox faith amidst the struggles of everyday life. All are welcome to join for good coffee, conversation, and company. Time: 7 pm. Place: Groundswell Coffee (1340 Thomas Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104) Contact Meghan Quinn (612-483-3328) or on the Facebook event page for more information and/or questions.
Note From a Sister Church Serving Residents of Flint, Michigan
Fr Jonathan and Vera's friend and colleague, Fr Joe Abud in Flint, Michigan, shared this information with them about the much-publicized water crisis in Flint: Our parish of St George (Flint Township), along with the three other Orthodox churches in the Flint area (Assumption-GOA, St Mary Magdalene, and St Nicholas both Bulgarian-OCA), are located outside of the city of Flint and are not part of the crisis. Further, like most of our parishioners, all of our clergy families live in the suburbs of Flint, which, again, is not affected. Unfortunately, our parish has 40 families who live in the city of Flint and will continue to live with this unbelievable problem for an undetermined period of time. Most of these families are low income, like the majority of Flint residents. Our parish also has roughly 40 families who own businesses in the city. If you or your parishioners want more information or are interesting in helping, please look at this web site, Flint Water Info.
Church School and Adult Education
Calendar: Church school meets THIS SATURDAY, February 13, at 4 pm, followed by Vespers and the monthly potluck. There is no church school class this Sunday, February 14; only adult ed meets. (Children are welcome to play in the kids' area in the hall during adult ed.)
*Children and youth meet in church basement
*Adults meet in Archangel Michael Hall
- Sunday, February 14 - "Let's Get Outside" Outdoor enthusiast Emily Johnson (the Shorter) will teach us about the many opportunities available in the Twin Cities for skiing and canoeing.