Agia Sophia Academy Summer Camp

ASA is excited to offer a summer program to ASA students and children in our local community, to continue the fun of learning about and exploring our world! Two weeks of this program will be available, with each week offering a unique theme (listed below). In addition to themed activities, each week will integrate faith, gardening, reading, and creative games into the daily program. Directed by Ms. Wright, taught along with Fr. Ed and other staff, this program will enable your child to continue to build relationships with our dedicated staff and enjoy working together with children of various ages in a more relaxed, summer environment. Join us in the fun!

June 29 th – July 3rd: “The Arts” (Theater, Crafts, Dance & Music)
July 6th – July 10 th: “Kitchen Science”

Half and full day schedules are available for all students ages 6-11; 4-5 year olds who attended ASA in 2014-15 may also enroll.

See the attached document which includes more information and registration form.

2015 ASA Summer Camp

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Vacation Church School, June 22-26

Get excited for Vacation Church School 2015! This will be an awesome week of faith, worship, fun, athletics, arts & crafts, music, and more!

  • June 22-26th
  • 10am-1pm every day with lunch provided. (***9:30am the first day***)
  • Ages: K through 8th grade
  • $20 per child. $30 for 2, $40 for 3 or more.
  • Online Registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/eZrtx83aRz
  • Registration Deadline: June 1

Please fill out the online form above and send a check (or bring one on the first day) to:

3131 NE Glisan St
Portland OR 97232
Attn: Christine Whitton

Checks can be made payable to: Holy Trinity Youth. Memo: VCS 2015.

Contact Christine Whitton at christine.n.whitton@gmail.com with any questions.

*** Note: We will be taking the kids to the park on Friday, June 26th—and we will need as many parents as possible to help chaperone for that day. ***

download the flyer

2015 Vacation Church School

 

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Pan-Orthodox Youth Camp at Camp Angelos, August 16-21

A week of faith, fun, campfires, skits, Orthodox Life, arts & crafts, sports, hikes, and more!

Online Registration ONLY at http://app.campdoc.com/register/campangelos

  • Camper ages: 9-17 (going into 4th grade thru 11th)
  • Cost: $285 per person, $200 for subsequent family members (use code MULTIPLE while registering)
    Note: A $125 late fee will be added to registrations AFTER August 1, 2015.
  • Registration deadline: August 10

Contact Christine Whitton at Christine.n.whitton@gmail.com with any questions.

download the flyer

2015 Camp Angelos flyer

 

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Young Adult Retreat (May 15-17) Packing List

If you are coming to the Young Adult Retreat at Camp Angelos, please bring with you:

  • Sleeping Bag/Pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels (showers are available)
  • Warm & comfy clothes
  • Church attire for Sunday Liturgy
  • $35 per person (cash or check made payable to: Holy Trinity Cathedral)
Retreat begins at 7pm at Camp Angelos (dinner not provided)
32149 SE Stevens Road
Corbett, OR 97019
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Registration is now open for St. John’s Family Camp, August 9-14

Many of you have been waiting to hear about St. John’s Family Camp and we are pleased, with God's grace, to announce that registration is now open for this year’s Family Camp!  The dates are Sunday August 9th through Friday August 14th  at Sky Camp, near Eugene Oregon, which is our previous location. The theme this year is "The Church, A Family; The Family, A Church". Come share with us this year!

This is a spiritual retreat for the whole family, where you can come and refresh your soul and get the best of both a retreat and a vacation!

Attached are the registration form, the parental release form allowing your children to participate in the activities, an information flyer about the camp, and other information about the facility.  If you have questions you are always welcome to contact us at the NEW EMAIL address: sjwfamilycamp@gmail.com.

Last year we reached the maximum capacity of the camp facility and we expect to do so again this year!  Please send your registration and deposit in as soon as possible to reserve your space!  And please invite any Orthodox families or individuals who would be interested in joining our camp this year.

2015 SJFC FlyerSee the last year camp pictures!

 

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Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat, May 15-17

Theme: Life 101: Choosing and Planning Your Life's Path

Where: Camp Angelos Retreat Center, 32149 SE Stevens Road, Corbett, OR 97019

Who: all young adults (18+)

What: Led by Fr. Alban and Khouria Krista West – this is a weekend of faith, fun and fellowship you will not want to miss! Sessions will center around some of the following topics: vocation, marriage, career options, budgeting, practical life advice, how to set oneself up for a happy life, and more.

Cost: $35 ($50 for couples). All meals provided.

Online Registration: http://goo.gl/forms/wNAlwiy6Dg

Registration Deadline: May 6, 2015

Arrival: Friday, May 15th at 7pm (dinner not provided).
Departure: Sunday, May 17th at 8:30am. We will be attending St. George Antiochian Church for Sunday Liturgy as the culmination of the retreat.

Contact: Christine Whitton with any questions at Christine.n.whitton@gmail.com

 

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Elementary Teacher (K/1) job opening at Agia Sophia Academy

Agia Sophia Academy is looking for an Early Childhood Elementary Teacher who is a practicing Orthodox Christian, who views this position and Agia Sophia Academy as a ministry and an opportunity to serve God. Our class sizes are small, the curriculum hands-on and integrated, and our staff dedicated and collaborative. The opportunity to teach to the whole child in an academically rich and nurturing Orthodox Christian environment is a unique and joy-filled experience! This is a full-time position with benefits.

Position begins August 21st, 2015

See the attached flier for job requirements and application information.

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Agia Sophia Academy Gala, April 26

Agia Sophia Academy is holding its 3rd annual Dinner and Auction event on April 26 starting at 4:30 pm. Everyone is invited! Please visit www.asagala.org for more information or to register for the event. Tickets are $75/person and this years Special Appeal focus is on strengthening and improving ASA's language and arts programs.

Call Naomi at 206-240-2373 for more information.

2015 ASA Gala Poster

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St. John’s Family Camp is coming soon! August 9-14!

God has continued to grant us another year, and family camp is once again coming up in August. The location is the same as previous years, at the Sky Camp south-east of Eugene, OR. Please join us for this week of spiritual retreat for the whole family! This is a pan-Orthodox event intending to draw us closer to Christ and one another in this modern world.

Registration opens in April.

See the 2014 camp pictures and click the image below to download the flyer:

2015 Family camp - Save the date

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Great Lent: Five Presentations with Q&A in Forest Grove, OR

The Ancient Church Reading Room offers five weekly presentations on

Great Lent: Seeking Deeper Relationship with God
as We Prepare for the Feast of Feasts

When: Tuesdays of March 2015 at 7pm
Where: The Ancient Church Reading Room, 1930 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR

Next lecture: March 24 by Michael Hailey – download pdf

Click the image for more information:

2015 Great Lent Presentations

About The Ancient Church Reading Room

The mission of the Ancient Church reading room is twofold:

  • to create a beautiful, welcoming space where people have the opportunity to encounter God and the ancient Christian Church through art, reading and discussion, and  
  • to give voice to the Orthodox Church in Forest Grove, Oregon, actively witnessing to the incredible beauty and richness of Christian life, practice and Truth.

We would particularly like to encourage any Orthodox people who are interested in coming to bring along non-Orthodox friends, as we hope to offer something people can take away for their immediate relationships with God from the deep teachings and rich life of Orthodox Christianity.

See also: article in The Oregonian

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