Connecting in Faith and Fellowship
Coffee Connection is an educational ministry for adults that aims to strengthen knowledge and practice of the Orthodox faith. Twice a month, all interested adults meet in the youth room under the gym immediately following Divine Liturgy, when church school is dismissed, until 11:55 a.m. The setting is ideal—everyone gathers in the youth room kitchen for a cup of coffee and to chat with other parishioners. Offered in this “mini coffee hour” is a selection of educational handouts about our Orthodox faith. Once all are gathered, participants move into the adjacent room for a presentation and discussion on the day’s topic. The presentation is an opportunity to learn more about the faith, while the discussion emphasizes how to practice Orthodox traditions in our everyday lives. Coffee Connection is led by Prof. Helen Theodoropoulos, Randa Anderson, John Colis and Doreen DeSent.
This year the theme is
“Meeting St. Paul Today:
His Words, His Message, His Truth”
Who was St. Paul and what is the relevance of his teachings in today’s culture? Throughout the year, we will explore themes that are prevalent in his Epistles, including spiritual warfare, church unity/disunity, salvation, morality and Christian love.
2016-2017 Coffee Connection dates are:
October 9 & 30, November 6 and 27, and December 18
January 15 & 22, February 5 & 19, March 12 & 26, and April 2 & 23 & 30