Recap & Reminders 2016 Aug. 11

Have you considered what factors affect your ability to stand against cultural & societal forces? How would you advise someone who is facing a difficult decision? Last Sunday in The Link we discussed Standing Up for What’s RightIf you missed this past Sunday’s message and want to stay connected, check us out HERE.

This coming Sunday we will be discussing: The Foundation of Trust
Discussion Questions
1. What are things that affect one’s ability to wholeheartedly trust God? Others?
2. How would you describe a person’s life who has an unrelenting trust in God?

St. Anianus Church Summer Schedule: Due to the summer schedule of the Princeton Day School (the facility we rent from), our schedule will shift 15 minutes earlier through the end of the summer.  Check out our schedule HERE

Synergy Homeless Ministry in Trenton, 8/14: Join us for our monthly service at the Trenton Train Station this coming Sunday.  Event details HERE.

The Vine, 8/19: Come out next Friday, August 19th (The Feast of Transfiguration) at 7:30 PM in the Vine at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah (407 Nassau St in Princeton).
Topic: Climbing the Mountain: Tasting the Transfiguration in our Daily Lives
Guest Speaker: Deacon Shiryl Matthai from the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church

2nd Annual Church BBQ, 9/10, 12PM-6PM: St Anianus 2nd “Raise The Roof” barbecue is just around the corner! Come join us and enjoy a fun packed day. Face painting, a petting zoo, games, and activities for all to enjoy. Bring your bikes, scooters, balls, and skateboards to take advantage of the beautiful park. The barbecue will be held at Thompson Park, Grove 4 in Monroe. Entrance is free. Plus, we will be selling food and beverages to help raise the roof for St. Anianus.

Discovery Course, 9/17 (8-week course): We are pleased to announce that Discovery Course will start once again on Saturday, September 17, 2016. This eight-week program, offered twice a year, starts promptly at 5:00 PM and ends at 6:30 PM. We ask all who sign up to commit to the entire eight weeks so that you fully benefit from all the rich information the course has to offer. If you are interested in signing up please click HERE to register! Space is limited, so be sure to register today! Direct questions to Julie Hanna at

Women’s Spiritual Day, 9/24: St. Anianus Bi-Annual Women’s Spiritual Day is an opportunity for women to experience fellowship, food and fun in a Christ-centered environment that welcomes everyone. This intimate gathering allows each woman the opportunity to reflect more deeply on her relationship with Christ while listening to talks, engaging in small group discussions, and asking relevant questions. Please find more details HERE.

W.I.L.L (Winning in Life as Leaders) Dinner, 10/15: We invite you to Save the Date for the upcoming Christian leadership dinner on Saturday, October 15th.  More Details to Follow.

St. Anianus Registered on Amazon Smile: Start With a Smile and Amazon makes a donation to Saint Anianus Coptic Orthodox Church.
Here’s how it works:
1. Select “Saint Anianus” as your Charity of choice first at (Detailed Directions HERE)
2. Every time you purchase through Amazon, go to
3. Make a Purchase and Amazon makes a donation to St. Anianus

Holy Transfiguration College: As many of you know, I serve as the President – and am one of the co-founders – at Holy Transfiguration College.  This fall we are launching two Master’s Degree out of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Divinity.  Here is more information about the program: With a top-quality education rooted in Early Christian wisdom, Holy Transfiguration College (HTC) will enrich your knowledge and faith, preparing you to face today’s scientific, philosophical, political, social and economic challenges, and equipping you to make a difference in our world.  HTC’s degrees are designed to offer you the flexibility to incorporate our courses into your schedule through our distance learning programs.  Check out our online graduate degrees and apply today by visiting or by calling 1.866.JOIN.HTC.

Website Feedback: Thank you for all of the great feedback we have thus received about our new website.  Any additional feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Please check us out at

Property at 30 N. Main St, Cranbury, NJ: We are continuing to pray about the negotiation process and I invite you all to ask the Lord to guide our hearts and that of the seller.

If you have any questions pertaining to upcoming events and / or other Church news, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We believe that every member in the body of Christ should be actively serving in the Church.  You are invited to personally get involved and help out by offering your time to serving the many needs of the growing community, as we seek to serve one another, in the model of Jesus Christ.  Drop us a line at and we can help you figure out some volunteer opportunities.

Last Sunday: August 7   click here
This Sunday: August 14 click here

8/14       Synergy Homeless Ministry in Trenton
8/19       Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord
9/10       2nd Annual St. Anianus BBQ
9/17       Discovery Course Begins
9/24       Women’s Spiritual Day
10/1       Christian Leadership Banquet



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