Weekly Update - May 27

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PEACE AND GRACE!

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SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday: 

Morning Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

FOCUS San Diego: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

“Give A Year to God” Information Session: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (online)

Friday:

“Give A Year to God” Information Session: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (online)

Saturday:

Children’s Hymns Class: 5:00 p.m. - 6.p.m.

Vespers: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 

Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Agape Meal signup below)

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

It is our joy to announce that Daniel Michalski was baptized into the Coptic Orthodox Church this past Saturday. May God's grace guide his life and may he have a lifetime of blessings. Welcome home!

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THANKS FOR A FUN OUTING

Thank you, Abouna, for taking our 5th and 6th graders out to a day of fun at In ‘N’ Out and the Escape Room. It was a great opportunity to bond, learn and socialize!

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GIVE A YEAR TO GOD - INFORMATION SESSION

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Are you a Gap Year student considering studying at ACTS?  Read the testimonials from Amanda Khalil and Luke Soliman of our Gap Year 2019 graduates. You will learn about their personal journey and what benefits they gained from taking a year and devoting it to grow deeper in the faith.

ACTS is offering an online information session to learn more about their programs on one of the following dates:

Wednesday, May 29th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 31st from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

You can register here.

Highlights will include learning about the certificate and master’s programs, admissions requirements, examining program curriculum, and more. Hear from faculty and admissions representatives about this flexible and affordable program.  

 

2019 HIGH SCHOOL DIOCESE CONVENTION - GRIT

The Diocese is organizing a summer convention for our junior high and high school students. If you are interested in attending, please register at lacopts-conventions.org, price is $125/person. If you have questions please reach out to highschool@lacopts-conventions.org or juniorhigh@lacopts-conventions.org.

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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.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS, VISITATIONS & CONFESSIONS

Please let us know if you have any upcoming important events for us to share with our fellow congregants. Special events are best shared amongst 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 erenepasi@gmail.com

5/26/2019: volunteersignup.org/QE3DX

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.