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Oak Ridge, TN 37830
News and Thoughts for the Week
This Week

Wednesday, September 6
Vespers 6:30
Study Group Follows

Thursday, September 7
Vigil of the Feast 6:30 pm

Friday, September 8
Divine Liturgy 8 am
Feast of the Birth of the Theotokos

Saturday, September 9
Great Vespers 5 pm
Confessions Follow

Sunday, September 10
Divine Liturgy 9:30 am
Sunday School Begins!

The Birth of the Theotokos
The Nativity of our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God ...

The Nativity of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary: The Most Holy Virgin Mary was born at a time when people had reached such a degree of moral decay that it seemed altogether impossible to restore them. People often said that God...

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Sunday School Begins
This Sunday marks the beginning of our new school year. We hope to have as many of our children here as possible. Make this a priority!
Hot Springs, NC, Orthodox Campout October 20-22, 2017
St. Anne's has reserved four tent camp-sites for the Orthodox campout event in Hot Springs, NC, this year – we should be able to accommodate everyone who may want to attend. These are riverside, central campsites. Deluxe site 459 has water and electric will serve as a “group kitchen” site. Site 461 can handle 2 or 3 tents and has good trees for hammocks, and there are two group sites, 463 and 465, that can accommodate 6- 10 tents each.

These are pictures of the group sites and the one single site from last year. You can see the general size of the group sites. If you intend to attend the campout this year, please let Anna Freeman know, or use the sign-up sheet at church, so that we can tell how many are going and what the placement of the tents will be. The cost of the sites will be split by those attending. The more who attend, the lower the cost!

The campout is attended by Orthodox parishes in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. This year, Archbishop Alexander will be attending as well!
Choices Resource Center will have its annual fundraising "Walk for Life" on Saturday, September 23, this year. Ryan Shelton is leading St. Anne's participation. This center is the primary ministry of those working to support women in difficult circumstances who choose to preserve the life of the child they carry. This is an utterly essential work for Orthodox Christians. We share with other Christians in the area in this important effort. Click on the "Read More" link below to sponsor Ryan's walk for life.
Ryan Shelton's Fundraising Page | FundEasy

Will you help me raise $1,400 for Choices Resource Center? | Walk for Life 2017 :: FundEasy :: Online Fundraising Pages

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Mom's ROCK Starting
Moms ROCK [Raising Orthodox Christian Kids] is a group created for moms and young children at St. Anne's. All members can post to a closed Facebook group account for plans for play dates or outings, which will enable us to quickly network with each other. In the recent months we have added many new families with young children to our parish. This group started many years ago at St. Anne's with children who have now grown up. Let's get this group restarted so our newer moms and younger kids can enjoy the company of other Orthodox families. If you are interested in participating in this group, contact Anna Freeman or Katie Prothro for information about how to join.
Financial Update
The Treasurer reported to Council that the parish was around $4,500 in the negative with regard to income and expenses through the end of June. The Summer has made this particularly difficult as people travel and attendance is reduced. Please remember the Church in your generosity and help us maintain the stewardship of what God has entrusted to us!
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