PEACE AND GRACE!
Commemoration of the The Martyrdom of Saint Anastasia (October 12 / Baba 1)
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“If you wish, you can be a slave of passions, and if you wish, you can remain free and not submit to their yoke; for God has created you with that power.'“
+St. Anthony the Great
SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK
Men’s Book Club: 7:00 p.m.
Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6.p.m.
Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Friends of Coptic Education Gala: 5:00 p.m.
SUCCESSFUL COPTIC CLUB RETREAT
The new academic year has started and was kicked off with the annual Coptic Club retreat on Saturday, October 5th. About 20 college students came together to get to know each other and get excited about a year ahead of service and fellowship. Thanks to everyone who helped make this day a success.
October 8 || MEN’S BOOK CLUB
Come join us again on Tuesdays for a review of the “Apostolic Fathers”. The book review will begin on September 24, 2019. Books have already been purchased so please register by texting George Soliman at (773) 255-8415 or emailing him at email@example.com to get your copy.
OCTOBER 13 || FRIENDS OF COPTIC EDUCATION GALA
The second annual Friends of Coptic Education Gala will be hosted at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA on October 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Program highlights include:
Tour of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition
Keynote speech by Fr. Khaled Anatolios, Ph.D.
Live music performance by Maestro Adel Eskander
Blessing and attendance of His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion
You can RSVP and donate here.
NEW DATE - OCTOBER 19 || FIRST ST. BASIL’S OUTING CLUB
Please note that the day of our first St. Basil’s Outing changes to October 19th. Please contact Jasmine Shafik for questions.
NOVEMBER 1-3 || GRADUATES & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CONVENTION
Please save the date and register for the upcoming Fall 2019 Convention for Graduates and Young Professionals. We are excited to offer a special San Diego Rate only: Use SDLOCAL19FALL to register!
FAMILY HOME VISITS
Abouna Michael is offering home visits for anyone who is interested. Please reach out to him directly to schedule a visit.
HELP WITH AMAZON SMILE
If you are looking into other ways to support our church, the AmazonSmile Foundation offers an easy way to give while browsing the Amazon shop. It will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases, at no cost to you. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com (you may want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on the product detail pages. If you already own an Amazon account you can use the same account for AmazonSmile. On your first visit, please select “Saint Basil American Coptic Orthodox Church” as your charity of choice. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation for our church. Thank you so much for your love and support.
Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared among our family, and we encourage you to share your special news with us.
FOOD & CLEAN-UP
If you would like to help with food for our weekly Agape Meal please sign up through the links below. For questions please reach out to Erene at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all who have contributed and helped make the agape meal a special time for everyone. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.