There is a wonderful family (the Morris family) Erika Kjendal has connections with through her Orthodox online school that hosted three siblings from an orphanage in Ukraine over the summer. Loving the children, and knowing that the institution they were in leads them on to a life of addiction, prostitution, or suicide, they wanted to take them into their house for good and adopt the three children and their little brother. Unfortunately, though, the process of adoption is very expensive and not everyone has fifty thousand dollars tucked away for such a purpose! To offer some help, although Erika will only be able to create a small dent in the expense, she has put together some soupmixes-in-a-jar. There are four varieties: Italian Barley, Split Pea, Coconut Curry, and Five Bean. All of them are completely Lenten and have clear instructions on the label. (It’s simple; all you need to do is pour the soup mix into a pot with some water and possibly another ingredient.) Each jar is $10 or five jars for $45, and all proceeds go to this family trying to adopt! Please consider buying one (or two or five!). It would be a nice gift to drop off on the doorstep of a lonely neighbor. They make about 4-6 servings each. They are all being displayed at church; but if you are trying not to leave the house, we are offering free delivery for orders of five jars or more, otherwise, the delivery fee is $1 a jar. To buy and/or schedule a delivery please email Erika at email@example.com. If you would like to offer the Morris family additional support, you can visit their gofundme page here. Thank you for your support; it is appreciated more than you could imagine, and you are helping to make a huge impact on the lives of four amazing children of God.
Unfortunately, Zoe House Luncheon on March 22 is postponed (date to be determined).
Join us on Sunday, March 22 after Liturgy to support ZOE House, a pan-Orthodox crisis pregnancy center!
For reservations, please contact Kh. Alyssa, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-873-9199.
If you are unable to attend the Fish Feast, ZOE House still needs your support! Please send your donation to:
St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church, 62 Main Street, Cotuit, MA 02635
Please make checks out to St. Michael with ZOE House in the memo.
TAKE OUT IS AVAILABLE!
For families whose children receive free breakfast and lunch at school, school vacations are an additional hardship for struggling families. We will be packing and delivering a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch foods for the school‐aged children at the Village at Cataumet on Sunday, February 16.
Additionally, we will be providing lunch for all of the residents at the Village at Cataumet on Wednesday, February 19. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa if you are able to help shop for the food, assist with the packing and delivery on Sunday 2/16, and/or attend the lunch at the Village on Wednesday 2/19.
Throughout the month of January, we will be collecting items to be donated to the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Now is a great time to clean out those closets and dressers and share your gently used items with those in need! Please see the list below for suggestions, and thank you for your time and generosity!
We accept any kind of jewelry and it is one of the top-selling items at our Second Glance Thrift Boutique. All proceeds from the sale are used to support The Family Pantry of Cape Cod.
We accept the following clothing items in good/clean condition: Sizes infant through adult for both men and women. We also accept handbags and shoes. Shoes should be in very good condition.
We accept gently used linens, blankets, and towels. We also accept household items such as vases, artwork, small working appliances (nothing bigger than a bread box) and knick-knacks.
Items will be delivered to The Family Pantry of Cape Cod on Saturday, February 22. Please speak to Kh. Alyssa if you are able to help with the delivery!
Once again we will be TYING SCARVES along Main Street in Hyannis to spread warmth to the homeless in that area. Join us after coffee hour on Sunday, January 26 for this act of love and kindness.
Join us on November 23 at 12 PM for a fun afternoon Fashion Show Luncheon to benefit the Narthex Project Campaign. Featured will be Fine fashions from W by Worth and accessories including jewelry, purses and scarves by Stella and Dot.
Luncheon of Greek Lemon chicken, rice pilaf and Greek salad includes coffee and Greek pastry for dessert. All this as well as a door prize and raffle for just $25. Contact Jourdan Clough, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Cotuit, (508) 420-1113 for tickets. November 19 is the Deadline for tickets.
On Sunday, October 27 from 2:00-4:00 PM we will be hosting a Harvest Festival at the Village at Cataumet. Please see the flyer and speak to Kh. Alyssa if you are interested in helping with this fun event!
Join us for the International Food/Bake Sale & Upscale Yard Sale at St. Michael the Archangel (62 Main Street, Cotuit, MA) on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come purchase homemade American, Lebanese, Greek, Moldavian, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Syrian, Tibetan, Ukrainian food to treat your family and invite your friends! Eat in and take some home. Luncheon served.
Once again, we collected new backpacks and school supplies for children whose families were unable to purchase these items themselves. On Sunday, August 18 we filled over 28 backpacks with binders, notebooks, folders, crayons, markers, pencils, earphones, calculators, flash drives, rulers, glue sticks, pencil boxes, pencils, erasers, and much more! The backpacks were then delivered to the Village at Cataumet. Additionally, we collected supplies (markers, glue, colored paper, lysol wipes, playdough, tape, duct tape and dry erase markers) for Theophany School, an Orthodox school in Needham, MA. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped with the packing and delivering!!!
Thank you card from the families at The Village at Cataumet Shelter:
For three mornings, twelve children, three babies, nine adults (Thank you, especially, to Natalie Leva, Erica Fernadez, and Kh. Alyssa’s mom!), and two teenagers gathered together for a time of fun, learning, and growing in our faith. Through games, crafts, stories, and discussions, we learned about the 12 Great Feasts, prayer, and being in church together. Additionally, care packages (each including a kid-made prayer box, a kid-made frame with icons of each of the 12 Great Feasts, and some summer fun items) were created and sent to two of our adopted seminarian families. Also, 20 “Blessings Bags” were made, assembled, and delivered to the Bourne Police Station. (Each “Blessings Bag” was made from an old t-shirt and filled with water & a snack, a coloring book & crayons, small toys, a toothbrush & toothpaste, a kid-made cross necklace, and other personal care items. Police officers will have these bags on-hand to give to children who are found to be in crisis situations.) Please see the posted pictures from these enriching three days!
Once again, we are collecting NEW backpacks and school supplies now through August 18 for children whose families are unable to purchase these items themselves. On Sunday, August 18 we will be filling the backpacks and delivering them to the Village at Cataumet. Additionally, we are collecting monetary donations to purchase supplies for Theophany School, an Orthodox school in Needham, MA. Thank you for your generosity in helping supply children with the tools they need to succeed in the upcoming school year!
Please see the School Supply Suggestion List of what is needed.