Young Adults Ministries and OCF REAL BREAK!!!
March 24-31, 2012 MAKING FINAL ARRANGEMENTS!
In partnership with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) and Habitat for Humanity, Real Break Houston is an opportunity to offer relief to those affected by recent Natural Disasters. Major Hurricanes and flooding damaged many homes along the Gulf coast and left many without a home. This team will serve the needs of these people by building homes.
You do not need to be skilled – just energetic! We are recruiting volunteers for one week of active service in Houston. Activities vary depending on location and construction schedules, but can include siding, roofing, framing, landscaping, painting and support. Your participation in this program will be a life changing experience. Please consider helping your brothers and sisters in Christ who need your support.
Consider joining our team this lent to share Our love for Christ with others!
For more information, and to sign up, please e-mail me ASAP!
Fr. Nicholas Hadzellis firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission work through the Orthodox Church has always been an effort to bring the Gospel of Christ to all people through meekness, and humility. Therefore everything that we do or wear represents an image of who we are. What to Bring? A positive attitude Government issued Identification Work clothes (we suggest jeans and t-shirts) Work shoes Light sweater or jacket Warm clothing/ jacket for the evening
Young Adult Ministries Serves at the Beacon!
When He had washed their feet and put on His outer garments again He went back to the table. 'Do you understand', He said, 'what I have done to you? You call Me Master and Lord, and rightly; so I am. If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you must wash each other's feet. I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you. 'In all truth I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, no messenger is greater than the one who sent him. 'Now that you know this, blessed are you if you behave accordingly. John 13:12-17
Young Adult Ministries is signing up with The Beacon, an outreach ministry in downtown Houston. Located in the newly built John S. Dunn Outreach Center, the Beacon serves between 400-500 homeless every Friday though Monday. One of the only service facilities open on the weekends, they offer a hot lunch (with several choices on the serving line!), hot showers (in five nice, private dressing & shower rooms), laundry (with loaner ‘scrubs’ so everything can be washed), and clothing distribution.
One distinctive of the Beacon is that everyone wears a nametag—volunteers, staff and clients. Just this small effort provides significant dignity for the homeless as they are welcomed and served on a first-name basis.
YAM is now accepting volunteers to form teams of 15 people to serve at The Beacon. Please check back with us for upcoming dates for service.
We hope you will join us as we serve Christ's people.
+Fr. Nicholas Hadzellis
To sign up or get more information contact Cyril Mickiewicz