The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit

November 20, 2012

Orthodox churches to sponsor ‘Story of St. Nicholas’ party for children

DETROIT – The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor its third annual “The Story of St. Nicholas,” a Nativity-season children’s party, on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 29150 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills.

“The party will feature the story of St. Nicholas as told by St. Nicholas himself,” said Richard Shebib, past president of the COCC and chairman of the event. “We will have young adults telling stories of St. Nicholas encounters and explaining how other countries celebrate St. Nicholas Day,” he said. “Children will meet St. Nicholas and receive a gift while their parents take their pictures. There will also be a carol sing-a-long and refreshments.”

The party is free of charge and open to Orthodox and non-Orthodox children of all ages and their parents. Refreshments will be served. A service of Great Vespers will follow the party at 4:00 p.m. To register for the party, contact Shebib at (248) 345-9346 or paschabooks@sbcglobal.net.

The COCC is a 55-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metropolitan Detroit and sponsors a variety of programs in the areas of worship, fellowship, charity, education and outreach. For further information, visit http://www.coccdetroit.org.
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CONTACTS:
Richard Shebib
Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit
(248) 345-9346 cell
paschabooks@sbcglobal.net

David Adrian
Adrian & Associates
(248) 322-9226
(248) 515-4607 cell
david.adrian@adrianassoc.com