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Sign up NOW for the 2nd Annual Austin Area Pan-Orthodox Youth Chess Tournament. It will be hosted at St. John the Forerunner Orthodox Church on Saturday October 6, starting at 10am!  Click the image below to REGISTER!


June 17, Presentations by Svetlana Banks

Today after the Divine Liturgy our parishioner Svetlana Banks gave a presentation about the book she has written and her future writing and craft plans.

Svetlana shared about her childhood, how she came up with the idea to write her book, her spiritual journey, and what it means to love.  The gift of love brings forth creativity and opens new horizons.  When a person has love in their heart, they can do more than they thought they could.  A simple example: Sveta never knew that she would ever make soap and wax candles.  Love inspires.  But as Sveta pointed out, love is vertical.  Without descending, one cannot really ascend.  There is a profound truth in her remark.  Unless God descends into our heart, it is impossible for us to move heavenward.

Sveta’s book is available at our church library.
Svetlana Banks Presentation

May 20, Sunday School “Show what you Learned”

This Sunday we will have the 2nd annual “Show What You Learned” Sunday School event.  All children are welcome.  If you didn’t make it to the classes, but you would like to try your knowledge of the Old Testament Prophets, you can still come and join in.

As last year, there will be games that challenge the children’s memory of what was learned.  Points are earned based on correct answers.  And awards are given to those with the most points.  Everyone will be given a participation award.

Afterwards, we will have a feast of pizza, fruits, cake and ice cream.

Parents, come see how much your children learned this year,  and share their excitement about learning!


Update, May 20: Here are photos from today’s celebration.  Congratulations to all the children who participated.  They did a great job.  Thank you parents for making preparations for the feast, especially Anna Spikes for making the beautiful cake of Jonah and the whale.

2018 Show What You Learned