THE FIVE COLLEGE ORTHODOX FELLOWSHIP

As the academic as well as the Church year begins, we would like to welcome all Orthodox Christians to support our activities. The Five College Orthodox Fellowship is a group of students, faculty and staff from the five colleges in the Pioneer Valley (Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst and Hampshire colleges, and University of Massachusetts). We are Pan-Orthodox, and sponsor a variety of activities related to enriching the faith and life of Orthodox in the five colleges, and extending knowledge of our faith.

Do you know of a student, or someone else, at the colleges who might be interested in our activities?  Would you like to find out more about our ministry?  Please contact either Nicholas Groves (773-682-5545) or Helena Lake (413-549-5726).

 

JOIN OUR PARISH

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL ORTHODOX CHURCH? JOIN OUR PARISH FAMILY!By joining us, you show your visible support of the parish, which nourishes you and your family spiritually. We all hope the parish will be there when we need it (for baptisms, marriages, funerals, etc.) By joining the parish, we support it both spiritually and financially. To renew your membership or to become a new member, please, contact Fr. Michael. We cordially invite you to join our parish family!

FOOD FOR THE POOR

The next day that the non-perishable food for Open Pantry will be collected is December 20. Suggested items are: paper goods, personal care items, canned meats, canned pasta meals, cereal, cake and other baking mixes, jelly, peanut butter, instant dry milk, pancake mix and syrup, macaroni and cheese, tuna fish, Jell-O and pudding, cookies and crackers, spaghetti sauce, paper products, laundry and dish soap etc. Place items in the barrel in the narthex.

Church School!

Of all Holy works, the education of children is the most holy“, said St. Theophan the Recluse. We, who are blessed by knowing the light of teaching of the Holy Orthodox Church, must feel great aspiration to pass it onto our children, for they could grow up in this Holy light!

The Church School meets every other Saturday at 4:00PM. in the Church hall located downstairs in the Church. Our priest offers age-appropriate religious instruction in the Orthodox faith, in the English and Russian language. With God’s help, we hope our youth will progress in wisdom, reason, and every good deed for the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ and magnification of His Holy Church.

All learning materials, as well as a snack, will be provided at no charge, though donations, of course, are always welcome.

Parents, please make a commitment to bring your children regularly, while the program goes on they miss many important things!

All are welcome to attend.

Educational Programs for Adults

Bible Study Class is every other Wednesday at 7:00PM in the church hall. Anyone interested in learning more about the Holy Scripture is welcome to attend. Next class will be December 23.

Inquiry Class on the Orthodox Faith is every other Wednesday at 7:00PM next time we meet December 16. Anyone interested in learning about the Orthodox Faith, its basic theology and history is welcome to ask questions.

Беседы о Православии для желающих изучать православную веру: учение, историю, традицию проходят по пятницам, каждую вторую неделю, в 19:00 в трапезной храма. Следующее занятие 18 декабря. Следите за расписанием.

For more information, please contact Fr. Michael at (413) 734-8472.