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“Souper” Thank You
The Stewardship Committee would like to thank everyone who attended the Souper Sunday Cook-off and to those who helped make it a success. We collected $206 that will go directly to the scholarship fund.
Thanks to all of our soup cooks who prepared their delicious creations for our contest: Andrea Jones (Clam Chowder), Susan George (Vegetarian Chowder), Ron Ramseur (Special Chicken Soup), Jim Sperelakis (Lentil Soup), John Patriakeas (Bean Soup), Ruth Riley (Cream of Carrot & Cheddar), Joanna Tsiantas (Chili), Genie Schaeffer (Onion Soup), Cathy Chadwick (Seafood Chowder), Daphne Tikellis (Corn Chowder).
Thanks to all of the dessert chefs who made our event complete. Also a special thanks to Jennifer Cooper for donating the carefully chosen chef prizes! See photos from this event here.
Congratulations to our Winners:
1st Place: Special Chicken Soup, prepared by Ron Ramseur
2nd Place: Onion Soup, prepared by Genie Schaeffer
3rd Place: Corn Chowder, prepared by Daphne Tikellis
St. Basil's Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the High Tea event during coffee hour on January 15th. Thank you for your generous donations. All were used for the purchase and installation of a new dishwashing sprayer unit for the sink. See pictures from the day by clicking on the photo above!
The event would not have been possible without our generous table sponsors who decorated a table and provided a delicious cake centerpiece. Special thanks to our sponsors: Maria Andriotakis Connor and Tina Klidaras, Jill and Don Argyrople, Melinda Patrick, Ruth Riley, Genie Schaefer and the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Sunday School Class students and parents Irina Popescu and Joanna Hight. Thanks also to those who helped to shop, prepare the sandwiches and scones, and clean up.
Greek Ladies Aid Society (GLAS) Thank You!
GLAS would like to thank everyone who donated to St. Basil's Academy and participated in the cutting of the Vasilopita on Sunday, January 8th.
Greek Ladies Aid Society
Membership cards for 2017 are now available. Please see Irene Falite or Dorothy Davis to update your membership for 2017. A donation of $15 goes a long way in helping us help others less fortunate than ourselves.
2016 Christmas Pageant
On Sunday, December 18th our traditional Christmas Pageant took place following Divine Liturgy. Once again our Sunday School children did an outstanding job of telling the story of Christmas through readings and by reinacting the trip to the manger by Mary and Joseph, shepherds and kings. Christmas spirit filled the air as parishioners joined the choir and children in songs of the season. See photos from this event here.
A "Spectacular" Evening
On Sunday evening, December 11th, the 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza took place at Annunciation Church with over 100 parish family and friends in attendance, making it an event to remember and one to look forward to again next year!
Together, the parish enjoyed a beautiful and festive service of Lessons & Carols with our talented choir singing traditional carols from America, Lebanon and Russia along with traditional hymns in the Greek Orthodox tradition, with readings done by the children. Then it was off to Nicholson Hall, where the tables were covered in red & green tablecloths with centerpieces made from fresh cut greens. Everyone enjoyed the bountiful and delicious pot-luck dinner and we wish to thank everyone who helped setup, cleanup and brought something to share and make our dinner so special.
Christmas was in the air, the stage was set and waiting for our talented parish children and adults to entertain us, and they did just that! Our Master of Ceremonies, Sam Cooper did an outstanding job of introducing eight spectacular acts including voice, piano, saxophone, and clarinet. We are so thankful for all of our talented performers who made the evening so memorable: Audrey Cooper, Fr. Costin and Ana Popescu, Jack, Lucy and Genie Schaeffer, William and Jonathan Hight and Our Choir Sextet – Don Argyrople, Fontaine Dubus, Amy Gentile, Jen Jansen, Stacey Kevorkian and Fr. Costin Popescu. A good time was had by all. See photos from this event here.
Plants for Sale
Peter Davis has kindly grown and potted Jade Plants which are found in the entryway and the narthex. For a small offering in the plate, you are welcome to take one home.
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Save the Date
Sunday, Feb. 12th - Sweet Swap
On Sunday, February 12th, the 100th Anniversary Committee is sponsoring a Sweet Swap. Bring your favorite sweet to share along with the recipe to coffee hour. Leave with a decorated box full of a variety of sweets from all participants. Your recipe will be added to our 100th Anniversary cookbook!
Tuesday, Feb. 28th - Financial Legacy Seminar
On February 28 we will be hosting a free legal seminar with Elder Law Attorney Edward "Ted" Beasley. He will discuss how to protect your house and lifetime of savings from a prolonged nursing-home stay, how to avoid probate, strategies for passing assets safely, and tax information. He will also discuss how to leave bequests to the church or other charities in the most costeffective and efficient way. Join us Tuesday, Feb. 28th at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Nicholson Hall) from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. OR from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Please call 1 -800-370-5010 to register for this FREE program.
March 10-12 - GOYA Ski Trip to Sunday River
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