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Time to sign up for 2017!!

Hello Orthodox Youth Mission Team Members:

Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!

Thank you to everyone who attended Sunday’s informational meeting. It was so good to see all of you again! In learning and discussing details about the trip and watching Bishop Gregory (before he was Bishop Gregory!) speak from his mission trip to Alaska, you exhibited such excitement and enthusiasm for this upcoming work that you made all of us leaders realize more than ever how grateful to God we are for this incredible opportunity!

The forms folder contains the Covenant, Permission Form/Medical Release and the Training Schedule for the upcoming year. Please fill out and sign the covenant and permission/medical form and return to me along with your $150 deposit (or mail to: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 74 Joes Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06811) by this Sunday, Nov. 20th. (Checks should be made out to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church.) If anyone has difficulty making the deposit, please let me know—scholarships can be arranged if needed.

For those of you who were not able to make the meeting and still have questions, please contact me by phone or email, asap.

As a reminder, we will be meeting at Holy Trinity in Danbury on Sunday December 4th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for our fundraising kick off to make soup and cookie jars to sell during the holiday season. Please bring $4 for dinner. If you are unable to attend, let me know.

Looking forward to serving with all of you!

In Christ, Susan

Thank You!

Dear OYMT Stockholders and Supporters, 

We want to say a great BIG thank you to all of you for helping fund our Appalachian Service Project Mission Trip this past summer to Hanover, WV. Your financial contributions, prayers and other support paid off in a wonderful trip that blessed us the servers as much as those that we served, as you will see by the reflections of the youth in our newsletter.  

Hopefully you will be able to attend one of our parish presentations to see what we accomplished:

Sunday Sept. 25, 11:00am: St. John’s Orthodox Church, 364 Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610

Sunday Oct. 2, 11:30am: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 74 Joes Hill Road, Danbury, CT 06811

Sunday Oct. 16, 11:30am: Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 46 Seymour Street Yonkers, NY 10701

Sunday Oct. 23, 11:00am: St. John’s Orthodox Church, 145 Broad Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Sunday Oct. 23, 12pm: St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road Orange, CT 06477

If you are unable to attend a session in person, please take a look at our photo gallery on our web site

Plans are underway for a July 2017 trip with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) to ALASKA!!

If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining us, please have them call 203-746-6008 or email ssulich@yahoo.com by October 30. 

Thanks again for your support!

 

ASP Stock Sales! We’re not done yet…

ASP stock sales are well underway and a big THANKS to all of you for your efforts so far. We are almost ¾ of the way to our $21,000 goal!

Here are some ideas for kicking sales up a notch (this is for adults as well as teens):

  • EMAIL: I have pasted a template for what I used to solicit my homeowners association below. Emailing is fast and easy, and saves us a lot of administrative time and cost. Consider emailing neighbors, friends, family, coworkers, or anyone else you didn’t mail a letter to.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Paste the donation link (www.oymt.info) on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and share with any other groups or pages that may be able to help.
  • FELLOWSHIP: If they’re not doing it already, ask your priest to advertise the trip in the bulletin and during church announcements stating that you can still receive donations. Also ask to have the church website and Facebook pages post the donation link. Most of the coffee hour sales have wound down by now, but if you’re feeling adventurous, take some forms around the room at coffee hour and tell people about the project. The more they hear, the more they will want to be involved.

Please keep the money and forms clipped together, labeled with either your name or church fellowship, and turn them in at our next meeting on June 5

After the June 5 meeting, I will be emailing you a list of donors that you will need to send Thank You’s to. Keep in mind that it’s a lot easier and cheaper to use email, so make sure to ask people to put their email address on the form if they have one. Hugs are also a free thank you, for those you can reach!

Great job so far, and keep up the good work! See you on June 5.
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Thanks! Beth

SAMPLE EMAIL:
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Hello Wood Lot neighbors!

Once again, I am going on a mission trip to repair homes in Appalachia this July with our church youth group.  I am very excited for our sixth annual weeklong journey to help those in need make their homes warmer, safer, and drier. 

If you would like to make a donation, you can pop in and say, “Hi!” or place it in our mailbox (6 Honey Hollow).  Checks should be made payable to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church.  There is also a Paypal option via the Donate button at: www.oymt.info. Receipts are available for tax deduction upon request.

To learn more about our parent organization, ASP, visit www.asphome.org.

Any support you can give us is greatly appreciated!
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Thanks! Beth, 302-7231

January meeting date moved

Hello Everyone,

We try very hard to not change any meeting dates once the schedule is set but do to a happy event—the ordination of Fr. Luke’s son Nick to the priesthood—we will be changing the date of our first meeting from January 10th to Sunday, January 24th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (adult leaders meet at 2:15 p.m.) at Holy Trinity Danbury.

If this presents a problem for anyone please let me know.

In Christ,

Susan