Every day in the temple and at home they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
Four years ago, Holy Trinity Church introduced an innovative series of educational programs under the title of “Faith and Family Wednesdays.” Since then, dozens of presentations, hands-on-learning sessions and worship services provided a way for Christians to grow and progress in the knowledge and understanding of their faith.
In active pursuit of growing ministries that are relevant and accessible to our faithful parishioners, this ministry is now re-launched using your feedback as “Faith and Family WEEKDAYS!” This collection of ministries includes more days and more opportunities for everyone to participate in and grow from worship, spiritual life and educational ministries beyond Sunday morning and to make the church the "crossroad of daily life." There is something for everyone and everyone. Why not give it a try? Bring your spouse. Tell your friends. Expand your faith horizons! See the ministries descriptions below and check the Calendar and the Herald for session details and schedule updates. Or download the pdf Faith and Family Weekdays 2017-2018 Ministries Guide (207 KB) .
Faith and Family Weekdays: 2017-2018 Ministries Guide
Type: Prayer Support Ministry
Meets: Every Day (during your own daily personal prayers)
About: EVERYONE can participate in this vital ministry EVERY DAY. On the first Sunday of January, April, July and October, blank prayer cards will be distributed. Write your first name. They will then be randomly distributed at the end of the service. Each person will commit to praying for the person they receive daily during that quarter. Pray and be prayed for!
"Journey to Fulness"
Type: Faith Growth Ministry
Meets: Mondays, Fall and Spring Series
2017/2018 Dates: Fall: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23; Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27. Spring: Apr 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; Jun 4, 11
About: This excellent video teaching series is for everyone who wants to learn more about the “fullness of the faith” found in Orthodox Christianity, whether as inquirers, catechumens or lifelong members. Each segment offers an interactive question and answer period . Same series repeated in fall and spring.
"Hearts of Faith"
Type: Women's Ministry
Meets: 4th Tuesday at 9:00am, September-May
2017/2018 Dates: Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 24, May 22
About: The Saint Lydia Women’s Fellowship returns with a monthly morning session of conversation with God and each other. The group meets at church at 9:00 a.m. for a 30 minute morning prayer, then gathers in the Fireside Room for an hour of sharing and discussion about the matters of a woman’s heart.
“Journey of Marriage”
Type: Marriage Preparation Ministry
Meets: 2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm, October-June
2017/2018 Dates: Sep. 12, Oct. 19 (*3rd Thu.), Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, May 10
About: Marriage preparation for couples using the excellent and interactive “Journey of Marriage” materials developed by Dr. Philip Mamalakis and Fr. Charles Johannides. From “Hello!” to honeymoon, this series educates and equips couples for fruitful Orthodox Christian marriage. It’s lots of fun, too!
“Explore the Word”
Type: Wednesday Worship & Bible Study Ministry
Meets: Wednesdays, Oct.-May
2017/2018 Dates: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 8, 15; Dec. 6, 13, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
About: Prayerfully read the Bible! In Deuteronomy 11, it says, “Lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul.” Each Wednesday, come and till your heart in worship in the Church at 6:30 and then meet at 7:00 the Conference Room for the study of the Book of Romans led by Father Radu Bordeianu.
“Prayer and Panera”
Type: Men’s Ministry
Meets: 3rd Thursday at 7:00am, September-June
2017/2018 Dates: Sep. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 26, May 17, Jun. 21
About: The Saint Nikodemos Men’s Fellowship hosts this morning session of prayers and Christian fellowship (with coffee and bagels, too!). The group meets at church promptly at 7:00 a.m. for a 15-20 minute morning prayer and scripture, then moves up the hill to Panera for 30-45 minutes of coffee, breakfast and Christian men’s conversation.
“Orthodox Movie Night”
Meets: 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm, October-June
2017/2018 Dates: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr. 12, May 10, Jun. 14
About: A monthly offering of inspirational and culturally entertaining movies with snacks and good company in the Fireside Room. Free to all, it’s a relaxing and uplifting alternative to the “same old stuff” on cable TV. Why sit around alone and watch that when you can enjoy a night of Holy Trinity fellowship and entertainment? Check out the pdf Orthodox Movie Night 2017-2018 Schedule (394 KB) for a complete list of this year's movies.