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October 2011

A Taste of St Innocent Church

October 26, 2011

On Saturday, October 22nd, St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Macon, GA held its first annual open house event called "A Taste of St. Innocent Orthodox Church." This event was not a fundraiser but rather an opportunity for the surrounding community to come and learn about Orthodoxy and experience our hospitality.  Being that we are in the South, and it has been said that Macon is the "buckle" of the "Bible Belt", we decided to offer two irresistible treats to our surrounding community.  We offered free, home made, real, southern style smoked barbeque and a talk given by Bp. Mark Maymon, on the History and formation of the Canon of Scripture. In short, "Barbecue and the Bible."  We also gave educational church tours.  We ended up serving over over 200 people.  By God's grace, strength and direction we hope to build off of this first event so that we can begin to help people in our local community experience the beauty of our Orthodox faith and most importantly, the love and hospitality of our Lord.  For more information on St Innocent Orthodox Church please visit their website.

Holy Synod Issues

Oct 24, 2011

Please see the news posting from the OCA that outlines guidance for using online social networking services for the Church.

St John of the Ladder Church Hosts Missionaries to Romania

Oct 24, 2011

On October 23 Floyd and Ancuta Franz visited St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church in Greenville, SC, and gave a presentation on their work in Romania.  Floyd is a professional counselor and went to Romania in 2000 to help people recover from alcoholism, which is prevalent in Romania.  In the past 12 years his program has grown from one center to over 14 treatment centers across the country and has been recognized by the Patriarch of Romania.  Ancuta works with single mothers and their children providing childcare and food to enable the parents to further their education and get jobs to help them stabilize their lives and provide a better future for the children.  To learn more or to donate to help this worthy cause please visit OCMC's website.

Alpine Mission-Station Begins New Class

Oct 24, 2011

St Jonah the Wonderworker of Moscow mission is holding a Wednesday inquirers class entitled 'Christianity from Square One.'  For more information please visit the parish website.

Carolina Churches Gather for Church Camp Out

Oct 17, 2011

From October 14 - 16 members of St John of the Ladder, Holy Apostles, and St Timothy Orthodox Church gathered at Hot Springs, NC for the annual church camp out.  Campers participated in hikes, football games, campfires and daily services.  On the final day, Sunday the 16th, Fr. Jacob Kulp was awarded the Gold Cross by Fr. Marcus Burch, Chancellor of the DOS.  For more pictures please click here.

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