Faith and Family Weekdays

Every day in the temple and at home they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Acts 5.42

Three 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 Faith and Family Weekdays 2016-2017 Ministries Guide.

Faith and Family Weekdays: 2016-2017 Ministries Guide

DAILY MINISTRIES

“Prayer Partners”

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!

TUESDAY MINISTRIES

"Hearts of Faith"

Type: Women's Ministry

Meets:  4th Tuesday at 9:00am, September-May
2016/2017 Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23
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
2016/2017 Dates: Oct. 18*, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 21*, Mar. 14, May 9, Jun. 13 (*=3rd Tues)
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!

WEDNESDAY MINISTRIES

 “Journey to Fullness”

Type: Faith Growth Ministry

Meets: 6:30pm on dates listed below. 2 series of sessions, 8 weeks each.
2016/2017 Dates: Series 1: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30.  Series 2: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22
About: Father Barnabas Powell has released an excellent new video series for everyone who wants to learn more about the “fullness of the faith” found in  Orthodox Christianity. Fr  Barnabas’ style is sincere, straight-forward and he is not afraid to raise and speak to the tough questions. At the end of each segment there is a brief question and answer review which delves deeper  into issues raised in the talk.

THURSDAY MINISTRIES

“Prayer and Panera”

Type: Men’s Ministry

Meets: 3rd Thursday at 7:00am, September-June
2016/2017 Dates: Sep. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, May 18, Jun. 15
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”

Type: Entertainment/Fellowship

Meets: 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm, October-June
2016/2017 Dates: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8,  Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Apr. 6, May 11, Jun. 8
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 2016-2017 Schedule ( 618 KB )   for a complete list of features through June 2017.