Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ; to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith; to energize, cultivate and guide the life of the community according to the Orthodox faith and traditions.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Good Samaritans food ministry and Sunday School groups are gearing up to provide food to families in the area.
The Good Samaritans will distribute food on Wednesday, November 19th, and Wednesday, December 12th. The group meets 2-4 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to distribution to unload food and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to separate bulk items and continue preparations. On the day of a food distribution, the group works from about 7:30 a.m. or 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a group meal. Volunteers of all ages are always needed and welcome. Families, students and our own OCF have become a part of the Good Samaritans family. No experience is required! Call or text Pam Kesler (330-858-2478) if you have questions or can help.
In addition to the Good Samaritans, the Sunday School classes are also collecting food. Children are encouraged to donate money that they have earned or saved from their allowance, or to donate non-perishable food. Some possible donations include cereal, cookie/brownie mix, stuffing mix, pasta, soup and canned goods, but any item that is brought in will be gratefully accepted.
On Sunday, November 23rd, Father Jerry will bless the food during a short service in the Atrium.
The groups want to thank the clergy, all of the church staff and the entire Annunciation family for your donations, volunteer hours, prayers and support. Your generosity has allowed us to make Thanksgiving a little brighter for less fortunate families in the area.
All Parish seniors are invited to attend the free annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving luncheon on noon Tuesday, November 11th. Please call the church office to at 330-434-0000 to make your reservation or sign up at Coffee Hour on Sundays.