Our Harvest Sunday appeal to help displaced persons in Ukraine raised $2005 to send with Dn Paul (after our other commitments are deducted) - terrific!
Accessibility Project Update
While the inspections have slowed other a lot of the work to a crawl, its is heartening to see the elevator guys working up and down their scaffoliding in the gloom shaft, making progress every day as they bolt the tracks and connections on the interior. This was the core purpose of the whole project and yet is is the last one to become really visible.
Note from Oksana: Dear coffee-hour team members: It is time to make a schedule for the next quarter. Please email me the dates you want to take and the dates you would like to avoid. If you are not available at all for the next quarter, please let me know. Thank you very much for your great work!
Youth Group Meeting after Vespers
The youth group (grades 7-12) will meet Saturday, September 13, in Archangel Michael Hall during the post-Vespers community potluck, for a lesson on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
September 14: Bike Repair and Maintenance Workshop (Fundraiser)
To raise funds for the Holy Trinity accessibility project, Eric Saathoff will offer a lesson and demonstration to anyone who would like to learn some simple bike repair and maintenance techniques. This will occur at Archangel Michael Hall on Sunday, September 14, at 1 pm. We will go over some bicycle vocabulary, a proper tool kit, proper locking techniques, the process for oiling a chain, and how to repair a flat tire. We can also discuss some minor brake adjustments or other needs as far as our collective knowledge, experience, and time will allow. Leave with lots of good info, as well as the essential tool kit for repairing a flat tire.
Anyone may attend the lesson, whether you own a bicycle or not. If you want to get your hands dirty, however, please bring a bike. You can practice removing a wheel and tire even if yours is not damaged. (There is no guarantee that a damaged tire or wheel can be repaired at this session.)
The suggested donation for the building project is $25.
Sunday Morning Education Hour
Starting this fall, adult education classes and church school classes for children and youth will be offered most Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:45 am - before Liturgy. Children's church school classes will also meet one Saturday a month from 4 to 4:55 pm, on the day of the monthly post-Vespers potluck. (Note: There will not be class on the Sunday mornings after the Saturday classes.)
Classes will begin at the end of September/beginning of October, depending on the progress of the basement remodeling project.
Registration: Families of children and youth ages 3 through high school, please register to attend church school classes on Sunday, Saturday, or both, by contacting Andrea Bassett. We understand that meeting on Sunday mornings is something new, and you may not know how often you will make it to class, but we would like to know how many students may be coming so that we can staff for classes. Ages/grades are grouped as follows: 3 years old-kindergarten, grades 1-3, grades 4-6, and youth (grades 7-12).
The adult class will include a variety of options, such as guest speakers, presentations, and discussions of the Sunday readings. Questions can be directed to Andrea Bassett or Dn Paul Gavrilyuk.