“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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Bank Financing Update:
The bank has approved financing, but we are still in need of the pledge forms. It is crucial that you mail us back as soon as possible for that reason. We are looking at an anticipated closing date towards the end of May/beginning of June.

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 tithing to support the purchase of the church. A special thanks goes to those from other parishes.

May the Lord richly bless you, both eternally in heaven, and in this age in the world.

Announcements

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 […]

Parking

The church thanks everyone for parking in the VFW parking lot, and very conscientiously! Please remember that anything negative stemming from our actions, is received by the parish of Saint Peter & Paul Church, who is renting us this blessed space. Avoid parking in front of people’s homes on any street Please continue to park […]

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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The Word Family Convention

5th Annual Family Convention by Very Reverend Father Boules George

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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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