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OYMT meeting 2/12

Hello Orthodox Youth Mission Team Members,

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

This is a reminder that next Sunday, February 12th we have a MANDATORY training session at St. Barbara (480 Racebrook Rd, Orange, CT 06477)—we will be in the Lightle House, which is the white building on the right as you face the church. The meeting will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. and go to 5:00 p.m. Adult leaders will meet at 5:00 p.m. This is our stock sales meeting and everyone is asked to bring their address list printed on peel and stick mailing labels. As in the past we will provide the letters, postage and all else that is needed to mail your stock letters. More than ever this year it is CRUCIAL that we meet our stock sale goal which is $20,000 in order to cover the costs of our trip to Alaska.

This week Fr. Luke, Beth and I met with members of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) who are working with us on this trip. We received more details about our mission trip which we look forward to sharing with you. If you go to the link below, you will see our team’s trip on their website. OCMC would like to list the names of all of our team members on this part of the website. Parents, please email me a “Yes” or “No” to let me know if you are okay with this.

https://www.ocmc.org/about/open_teams.aspx

Also: we have solidified the plans for the weekend training session with OCMC. The weekend will be the one on your schedule, Sat. April 29 into Sun. April 30th. OCMC is flying someone up from Florida for this training and orientation for our trip and everyone must be there from Saturday morning until Sunday after liturgy (no exceptions). The training will take place at Holy Trinity in Danbury and youth and leaders will be staying over at the church. Parents are invited to come on Sunday to meet with the OCMC staff for a Q & A about the trip after liturgy. Please engrave this date on your calendar and make no plans for that weekend!

Lastly, it’s time to make the final payment for the trip which is $150.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.

Remember to bring your address labels and $5 for dinner!

In Christ,
Susan

OYMT Sip, Shop, Sparkle!

Hello Orthodox Youth Team Members and Parents,

We have an additional opportunity to raise funds for our mission trip to Alaska this year. We will be hosting a Holiday Open House on Sunday December 11th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the church hall at Holy Trinity in Danbury with lots of gifts wrapped and ready to give to family, friends, teachers, hostesses and more. Also, all skincare and the latest in holiday makeup will be available too. Pani Bethany Mihaly has generously offered to contribute 30% of all proceeds to the mission team. Please post the flyer at your church and spread the word to your parishes as well as friends, family and co-workers. Join us if you can to shop and enjoy refreshments and holiday cheer. If you can’t attend the event you can also shop online at www.marykay.com/bmihaly. See the attached flyer for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact me or Bethany.

In Christ,
Susan

Welcome 2017 Team! See you Sunday!

Hello OYMT 2017 Team Members,

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

We are pleased to let you all know that our 2017 Orthodox Youth Mission Team has been finalized. Attached you will find a list of youth and adult leaders who will be participating in our mission trip to Napaskiak, Alaska through the OCMC July 7-18, 2017. This year’s team is comprised of 20 youth and 6 adult leaders from 6 parishes in 3 jurisdictions of the Orthodox church. We are grateful and excited that all of you have stepped forward to participate in this amazing opportunity to serve and put our faith to work! Please use the team list to begin praying for one another and for our mission work, that we may develop a fuller understanding of mission and deepen our relationship with our Lord, each other and those we will serve. Please also begin to pray for Fr. Vasily, the priest of the community we will be serving, as well as the people of Napaskiak and Oscarville. We will be sending the names of our team members to Fr. Vasily and asking him to pray for us as well.

Next up: see you this Sunday, December 4th at Holy Trinity in Danbury for our fundraising kickoff from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Please bring your covenant, medical form/permission slip and $150 deposit if you have not already turned these in. (Forms are available on our website: www.oymt.info.) Also, bring $5 for dinner.

Looking forward to seeing all of you Sunday and beginning our work together!

In Christ,
Susan