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The Eighteenth All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America convenes Monday evening, July 20, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Council is a triennial meeting of delegates from all OCA parishes and serves as the highest legislative and administrative authority within the church. This year the Council will vote on:
(1) A revised version of The Statute of the OCA, the governing document of our church. This is the first complete revision of the Statute since 1971, immediately after the granting of Autocephaly by the Moscow Patriarchate.
Current OCA Statute
Proposed Revised OCA Statute (PDF)
Report detailing the rationale for the proposed Statute changes (PDF)
(2) A revised funding mechanism for diocesan support of the central church administration. This is a step toward the eventual goal of replacing a per-person assessment with proportional giving from the dioceses.
Explanation and links to the final revision of the Finance Resolution (Exhibit C) and supporting data (Exhibit D)
(3) A proposal to include spiritual abuse as a variety of clerical misconduct, in addition to the financial and sexual misconduct we already prohibit.
Text of the proposed spiritual abuse resolution (PDF)
This page has links to all the AAC documents, plus various reports letters and other relevant information about the Council.
The Diocese of the Midwest will hold its Diocesan Assembly on Monday the 20th, in conjunction with the AAC. Delegates will vote on the budget and a representative to the Metropolitan Council. Other Diocesan elections will be postponed until 2016.
This page has links to all the Diocesan assembly documents, reports, and Bishop Paul's address to the assembly.
Please remember the delegates in your prayers, that the meeting might be peaceful and productive!
Intensive Scripture Study open discussion after church this Sunday, July 26
Fr. Ted is temporarily limiting his usual weekly schedule as he starts some medical treatment. He can be reached by email or by phone at the church number or his home number. He is very grateful for everyone's support and prayers!
Saturday Vespers: Saturday, July 25, 5 PM
Intensive Scripture Study Class: Next meeting Saturday, August 8, 2:00 - 4:30 PM
Annual Parish Picnic and Church School Year kick-off celebration: Sunday, August 30 after Divine Liturgy. Mark your calendars!
In the planning stages for Fall: an Orthodox parenting workshop with Fr. Timothy Pavlatos.
Fellowship Hour Teams: Summer Potlucks. See Dave Fenner to join a fellowship team and help feed visitors and parish members after Liturgy each Sunday. Each team serves once a month. We're eagerly seeking reinforcements, so if you love to cook for an appreciative group of people, sign up and get involved!
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Vespers: Saturday 5:00 PM
Hours: Sunday 9 AM
Divine Liturgy: Sunday 9:30 AM
Church School (preK-12th): Sunday 11:30 AM
(begins August 30)
Sunday Afternoon Adult Discussion: Sunday, 12 noon (on summer break)
Wednesday Morning Adult Discussion Wednesday, 11:00 AM (on summer break)
Matins: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:30 AM (paused, will restart as soon as possible)
Please see our calendar for this week's schedule, fast days and daily readings.
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This page was last updated on 7/23/15