CHRISTMAS TREES ARE HERE!
See you all soon - Opening day is Thanksgiving Friday. ORDER CHRISTMAS TREES HERE -- Visit this link (https://holycrosschristmastrees.square.site/) to place your orders now! VOLUNTEER! - Help us with another great season of beautiful fresh Christmas trees from the Oregon forests along with wreaths, garland, and those cute little critters. Click on a link to volunteer: For opening day and/or weekends, click here. For weekdays, click here. Ho Ho Ho!
HYMNS FOR SUNDAY
Click here for Sunday's Hymns in PDF.
FAMILY TO FAMILY SHARING
This year we’re committing to sponsor 60 families in our greater community this Christmas. We will be providing $50 to $75 gift cards for each child and gift cards for food for the families. Gift cards from Target, Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Old Navy or a monetary donation would be appreciated. All gifts will need to be at church by Sunday, December 11. Please contact Anastacia Stamates at email@example.com or 650-868-2569.
BYZANTINE ICONS EXHIBIT - Saturday, December 3
Hosted by Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Vallejo
, from 2-5 PM. Join them for an exhibit of the new Byzantine icons for the altar of their church. With a special presentation by the iconography, Tatiana McWethy. Dont' miss this rare opportunity to learn about the making and meaning of Byzantine icons. Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments served. Donation: $20; Children 12 & under: Free. Please click here for the event flyer
RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - Saturday, December 3
You are invited to attend the annual Christmas Bazaar at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church
in Menlo Park. Saturday, December 3
from 11 AM to 4 PM. Traditional Russian foods (piroshki, bortsh, blini & MORE!) are available for sale, as well as grab-bag gifts for Christmas stocking stuffers and top-notch rummage items. Live musical performances AND church tours throughout the day. Activities for kids AND a petting zoo. For info click here for the flyer
or contact the church at 650-326-5622.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM REHEARSAL IN THE OAKS - Saturday, December 10, 10 AM to 12:30 PM
All Sunday School students in PreK-8th grade are encouraged to participate in the Christmas Program and attend this rehearsal for the music and Nativity play about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Info: Eva Canellos, 650-400-1610, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA - Sunday, December 11
Join us following Divine Liturgy in the Fellowship Hall for our annual Philoptochos hosted Christmas Tea! Save the date! Look for details (Luncheon! Raffle! Christmas Shopping Boutique!) in your mail - coming soon! Help support our Family Sharing Program. Please click here
for the Xmas Tea flyer.
PRE-ORDER CHRISTMAS SWEETS NOW!
In conjunction with our Annual Christmas Tea fundraiser, we will be taking pre-orders for Greek sweets (at THIS link
) with a “Pick-up” date on Sunday, December 18
, 12:30 – 2 PM in The Oaks. Or
you can help by clicking DONATIONS
(also at the upper right) and make a general donation to Philoptochos. We are so grateful for your help and know we can make Christmas special again this year for those in need. Remember, no amount is too little! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM IN THE OAKS – Sunday, December 11, 5 PM
Ho-ho-hope you'll join in the celebration of the birth of Jesus with our "Crossing Into Christmas" program featuring carols by our Sunday School, Greek School, and choir, the traditional Nativity play about Christ's birth in Bethlehem, and a visit from Santa Claus! Info: Eva Canellos, 650-400-1610, or email@example.com