Women’s Fellowship:

Join us for our final women’s fellowship of the year! We will have a special focus on self-care, ensuring you’re all set to embrace the holidays with renewed energy and positivity.

đź“… Date: Saturday, November 18th
đź•’ Time: 2-5pm
🏡 Location: Feby John’s home

Sign sheet is attached and don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to connect, share, and grow together. Can’t wait to see you there!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-VeponVqGnYdZcMDPW6wiJnEWR8cDiY1bMWFjU6ZVFA/edit

Sunday School Corner

Congratulations to our Quiz Team! Sean John, Aaron John, Jason Eapen you studied the Acts of the Apostles hard and represented our church well. We were one of 7 teams who won Silver/2nd place in the diocese. Thank you to Suma Kunjumon who wrote an incredible test bank of questions to study from. Thank you to Snehel Kunjumon who helped with technical sessions and helped support the quiz competition. If you are interested in helping in 2024, please let the SS ADMIN team know.

Ready to showcase your talent? Please prepare solo or group performance(s) for SBGOC family night on November 12th.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdp39YMU7Qb_X9PNYtljDbTxRkpqlOVfFIZtnwlQWeVxO4C-g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Our 2023 diocesan level assigned competition winners and group quiz winners will receive their awards on October 28th at the Talent Fest in Philadelphia.

The group song competition at the Talent Fest will be judged based on a tiered system. Wishing our young singers the best. Pray for them as they travel with their parents to Philadelphia on Oct 28.

Alexa & Zach Thomas, Ethan and Emma Vijay, Chris and Hazel Heby, Kristine Binu, Eva Abraham, Sarah Mathai and their teachers, Gerin Abraham and Roshney Issac.

St Vladmir’s Seminary Webinar on Submission to the Church: How to Become Children of the Light

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Ksenia Lin 914-961-8313 x349

October 6, 2023

klin@svots.edu

Submission to the Church: How to Become Children of the Light

Start Date

Tue, 10/17/2023 – 7:00 P.M. Eastern

You’re invited to the first webinar in St Vladimir’s Seminary’s new Light of the World Webinar Series. This monthly webinar series will feature speakers from among St Vladimir’s Seminary faculty, alumni, and friends, speaking on a variety of topics while answering a core question:

How are we Christians to be the light of the world?

Drawing inspiration from feedback received through a recent survey, these webinars aim to address a diverse range of themes that address real and pressing issues facing Orthodox faithful in modern society. 

The first webinar will be co-hosted by His Grace Bishop John (Abdalah), Auxiliary of the Diocese of Worcester and New England (AOCANA), and Orthodox writer, Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green, on the topic, Submission to the Church: How to Become Children of the Light. This webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., via Zoom livestream.

The online webinar is open to the public and free of cost. It will be recorded and uploaded to the St Vladimir’s Seminary YouTube channel afterward for easy access. Click the button below to register and to receive the Zoom webinar link.

Register for Webinar

Original URL: https://www.svots.edu/events/light_of_the_world_webinar_submission_to_the_church

Register for the IT Conference

Register for the IT Conference to be held on Saturday, November 11th at St. George Fairless Hills.

FOR ALL IT PROFESSIONALS AND STUDENTS,

THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR FELLOWSHIP, NETWORKING, AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING. HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS, DISCUSS THE INTERSECTION OF WORK AND FAITH, DISCUSS BEST PRACTICES FOR RESUME BUILDING, AND SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9YXubEKEAhZM8A4tHrWuKnfy_Gu0UDlaKtYkODPut-m165A/viewform

MMVS Updates – October 7, 2023

MMVS Updates:

Diocesan Charity Raffle:
Thank you to 47 generous families, who contributed to the diocesan charity raffle.
Raffle drawing results is scheduled to take place during the upcoming MMVS conference on October 14th. A special shout-out goes to the MMVS team – Valsa Manayath, Vinita Alex, and Shiny Arun – for ensuring smooth sale of raffle tickets.

Friday Noon Prayer:
Our MMVS hosted the Friday noon prayer on October 6th. The sermon delivered by Vijay Achen on “Faith and Worry,” drawing inspiration from Gideon’s story, was a rejuvenating experience. For those who missed it, you can catch the replay on our YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/live/2SloniFnMfc?si=kRHPkvMB0PAs9emn].

Chain Bible Reading:
On the same day, October 6th, a group of 14 dedicated readers completed the Bible reading from 1 Kings to 2 Chronicles. A special recognition goes to Mia John, our youngest reader, for participating and conquering the difficult passage from 1Chronicles 11:26 onwards (try it, you will understand the challenge).

Thank you to all participants for their commendable dedication in representing our parish. Last, but not least, thank you, Valsa Manayath for ensuring all these events will go without a hitch.