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Welcome to the website of Saint George Orthodox Church in Norwood, Massachusetts.
The mission of our website is to provide information about our parish, current events and our faith - Orthodox Christianity.
We welcome all faithful to our church and invite you to join us for the services, educational programs and events.

The mission of Saint George Church
is to proclaim the Gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ through the Faith of the Holy Orthodox Church.
We exist to love and worship God, to serve our parish, our community, and all of God's people through
Worship and Prayer     Service and Outreach     Education and Faith 
Fellowship Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts




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ANNUAL MEETING

The parish meeting of our church was scheduled to have taken place on November 6th. Unfortunately there was not a quorum present (we were just two people short) so no official business could take place. However, it was a really productive evening. There were presentations from the roofing consultant, broker and architect, as well as our Bishop JOHN. There were lots of good questions about our projects and an incredible amount of excitement about what lies ahead for our parish. The rescheduled annual meeting is Sunday, November 30th, right after Liturgy.

But our next big date, is tomorrow when the Town Meeting of Norwood will vote to proceed with a sale of our Nichols Street property. This must pass with a 2/3 majority. A list of Town Meeting Members (including some our own parishioners) has been printed and is in the parish hall. If you know any of these good people, perhaps a call, encouraging them to vote on our behalf would be in order. Father Joseph and Joan Cassidy will both attend this meeting (and send out updates on Twitter, so follow us @StGeorgeNorwood.)



CHURCH SCHOOL CLASS TIME

Following a productive meeting with our church school superintendent and parents a couple of weeks back, the meeting time for class is being evaluated and tweaked. Today, the students and teachers will receive communion first and then head to the parish hall for a quick snack. As Liturgy concludes and the rest of the congregations heads downstairs, the students will come back to the church for the first part of their class. We are sticking with the two hour sessions, twice a month but looking to accommodate both lesson plans and family schedules.



Roof Replacement

If you look around the outside of the church and up at the domes, you will see lots of work is taking place. This project is about 90% complete.

If you look up inside the church, you will notice the ceiling and walls under the bell have been stripped of [wet] plaster. This is the area that has been flaking for months. The rains from the past couple weeks made the problem even worse. By opening up the worst spots and pulling out the wet mesh, insulation and plaster, it is hoped that the area will begin to dry out, which is our top concern. We can then temporarily patch the ceiling and walls. A permanent solution will be incorporated into our renovation.



CHRISTMAS INFO

Our effort this year is two-fold. First, we are continuing our annual food drive right through December. This will help to meet the needs of people in our community, especially during the holiday season. (During October, we brought in over 400 pounds of food -- keep up the good work.)

The second part of the program will be a collection of funds for the refugees and those affected by the war and terror in the Middle East, specifically Syria. Envelopes for our effort are in the narthex and parish hall.

This offering envelope may be used for donations toward Syrian relief (which will be distributed by the Archdiocese), for a monetary donation to the Food Pantry, for your Nativity donation to Saint George, or all three.

And save the date: Sunday, December 14th in the afternoon -- it will be the diocesan concert, which this year is Advent Lessons & Carols.



STEWARDSHIP

Forms for our 2015 pledge program were distributed last Sunday, with the remainder put in the mail. Please double check the information on your form and then return it to the church by December 7th. If you have any questions, just ask a member of the Parish Council.



METROPOLITAN'S ENTHRONEMENT

The Archdiocese has announced the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph: It will take place December 5th - 7th at Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY. There will be services for Saint Nicholas Day, with the enthronement taking place at Vespers on December 6th. His Beatitude Patriarch John X will preside during this weekend. Details and hotel information are on-line at www.antiochian.org Information has also been posted in the hall, including forms for the celebratory ad book.





 

 


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Regular Schedule of Services

Sunday
9:00 AM - Matins
10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy
11:30 AM - Coffee Hour

Saturday
5:00 PM - Great Vespers

Confessions are heard on Saturdays after Great Vespers or by appointment



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