“Turn to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” (Joel 2:12)
St. Mary & St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church
Reaching out to Somerset and Hunterdon Counties in NJ

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As of June 5, 2015 the church moved from Manville to 211 US Hwy. 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Church Purchase

"Pray unceasingly" (1 Thess 5:17)
Thank God, Closing Complete. Congratulation to us all !!
May God continue to support and bless us.

Note of Thanks:
The priests, the parish council, and the parish of St. Mary & St. Athanasius offer their gratitude to everyone going above and beyond their time and tithing to support the purchase and relocation of the church. May the Lord richly bless you, both eternally in heaven, and in this age too.

Announcements

Feast of the Apostles

The Feast of the Apostles will be Sunday, July 12th. It is a great feast in which we celebrate the disciples and apostles, who were faithful to our Lord in preaching the Kingdom of God to all the nations! However, just as our Lord Jesus Christ told them to make disciples (Matthew 28:19), we must […]

Family Meeting

We would like to invite you to the family meetings on Saturday at 5pm. During the of month June will discuss ideas relating to your children’s summer time activities. We will discuss ideas/places & activities to make your summer more fun & safe.

The Apostles’ Fast

Some characteristics of this fast are: It’s the only fast that varies – Ends July 12 but starts the day after the Feast of Pentecost. This feast does not come the same day every year. Therefore, the Apostles’ Fast can vary from 18 days to 49 days. This year it is 41 days. Abstaining from […]

2015 Annual Parish Trip

The 2015 parish trip will be at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. Arrival is on Monday August 24th, 2015 and departure is on Friday August 28th, 2015. We were given 20 rooms at a discounted rate of $130/night + tax; extra rooms will be assessed at a higher rate. Please reserve your room […]

Text Messaging System

We have initiated a text messaging system for the church in order to relay emergency notification or changes that may occur on short notice. Please register for this system below as soon as possible. Twitter will continue to be a source of notification for the church as well.

Children and Food

With the exception of nursing babies, there should be no reason to feed children during services. The common abstaining rule is 2 hours plus 1 hour per year of age. For example, infants nurse about every 2 hours, so a 1-year-old toddler can add 1 more hour to the 2 hours – so a 1-year-old […]

Weekly Meetings

Aside from the Youth Group meetings and Religion Classes (Sunday School), please be aware that the church provides weekly meetings for specific groups, which bring benefit by focusing on their particular needs. • Gentlemen’s Meeting (Arabic): This is primarily a Bible Study with a special focus on dogmatic and theological matters. This group becomes an […]

Upcoming Events

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Youth Group Hymn Seminar

There will be a Hymn Seminar on Saturday, July 11th for the Friday Youth Group classes (7th grade – College & up). The theme of the seminar will be “Life in the Early Church.” We will be blessed to have guest speaker with us, Stephen Meawad who has his Masters in Theology and is currently […]

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2015 Annual Parish Trip

The 2015 parish trip will be at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. Arrival is on Monday August 24th, 2015 and departure is on Friday August 28th, 2015.

Why Give Online?

It’s a personal preference, but here are a few of the benefits we hear frequently:
• It’s a step of faith…deciding in advance to give faithfully.
• It helps simplify life.
• It allows you to give consistently…even when you’re not at church.
• It allows you to focus on the service when you’re at church.

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