Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
SS. Constantine and Helen Cathedral
Merrillville, IN
SS Constantine and Helen
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OUR FOOD PANTRY is preparing for the upcoming holiday season by, once again, asking our parishioners, societies and organizations to please assist the Food Pantry in collecting turkeys, hams, canned sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, stuffing, muffin mix, cranberry sauce, gravy and other holiday foods that are needed.  Place in the box in the Narthex or bring to the Church Office.

LOVE & CARE DRIVE: Our Sunday Church School is collecting mittens, gloves, hats, and scarfs for the needy children of our area. Let us show others our love and care by bringing in something warm to wear.  Donated items may be brought to the Sunday School office from November 1st to December 13th.

KIDZ 4 KIDZ TOY DRIVE: We will be collecting new toys and monetary donations for the disadvantage children and teens in our local area from November 6th – December 11th.  Once again, we are requesting new, clean, nonviolent toys. Please NO Stuffed Animals. The toys may be brought on Sundays and placed in the bin, which is located in the entrance of the Cathedral or dropped off at the church office during the week. For details, call Eva Kostides at 662-8370.

Tne YOUNG ADULT LEAGUE of NW INDIANA is having their 2nd Annual Toy Drive for NICK (Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation) for children 4 months – 18 yrs. old. November 1st – December 13th.  The Young Adults will be in the lobby each Sunday collecting toys. For details, call Jennifer Agoris at 219-718-2759 or check out the YAL of NW Indiana Facebook Page for updates.

OUR HELPING HAND FUND is in need of funds to continue to assist those individuals or families who have a financial need.  Our working funds are very low and with the holidays coming up, we are receiving many appeals for help.  Please support this ministry of our parish as we serve those in need in Christ’s Name.  For specific details, see Fr. Ted.

Thank you in advance for your support and God Bless!

 

The Church of Christ is a community.  The Church is a body with many parts or members.  The Church is a body which was established and as your clergy, we are ready and willing, with the sole guidance of Christ, to work with you, talk to you and advise you, in matters concerning your spiritual life.

We are always here for you!

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STEWARDSHIP NOTE: November has been designated as “Stewardship Month” in our parish. You will be receiving your 2017 Stewardship materials by mail during the first part of November. Please begin to pray about your yearly commitment of support and discuss year 2017 pledge with your family. Remember, we need everyone to raise their pledge by at least 10 percent to meet our budget.

The quarterly statements have been mailed, please review them and if you have any questions, please call the church office. Also, as we are coming to a close for this year, please make sure your 2016 pledge is current or paid in full. Your support and cooperation in this matter is always deeply appreciated.

To date, $371,018 has been pledged, of which over $74,000 still needs to be paid. As you can see, this sum is far short of our goal of $500,000. Please continue to generously support our parish through the Stewardship Program.

CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16). Won’t you consider becoming part of our Cathedral choir and encourage your children to join as well. Once again we stress that our Cathedral choir is looking for more people to add their voices to our group. Also, we are in need of an assistant Choir director. If anyone is interested in this position or joining the choir, please see Roberta Korfias.

2017 FESTIVAL CHAIRPERSONS NEEDED: The Parish Council is seeking parishioners willing to chair the 2017 Greek Festival. We need some new blood to step up and help with this event, which is the second largest fund raiser for our Cathedral. Anyone interested, please contact Elias Ploutis or call the church office.

 

 

 

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Sunday Bulletin

See this Week’s Sunday Bulletin for sunday-december-4-2016

 

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Church Monthly Message

December Monthly Calendar – december-calendar

December Monthly Newsletter – december-monthly-message

 

 

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