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2016 Events at St. Christina's

While our calendar page tells you about what is happening at St. Christina's and on what days, this page is dedicated to providing more information such as flyers, order forms, and results, etc. for special events at St. Christina of Tyre Orthodox Mission. For more information on any of the events below call 510/739-0908 or e-mail mail@stchristinaorthodox.org.

Annual Banquet and Silent Auction 
Sunday February 28, 2016  
Location: Fremont Teen Center (39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont, CA 94538) Friends and members of St. Christina's come together for an evening of delicious food, great entertainment, an exciting silent auction, and joyous Christian fellowship. All proceeds go to pay off the principal on loans taken out for our new properties.

Annual Pysanki Workshop 
Sunday During Great Lent - after Divine Liturgy and coffee hour  Led by Diane Worth. A small materials fee applies. All materials and instructions are provided. The workshop will take place following the Divine Liturgy and coffee hour.

Annual Old World Pascha Bake Sale 
Sunday of St Mary of Eqypt, 12:00-3:00PM Each year 2 Sundays before Pascha (Orthodox Christian Easter) the faithful of St. Christina's make and sell traditional ethnic easter foods such as Russian Kulich (decorative bread) and Pascha cheese, Greek Tsoureki (braided bread with eggs) and Koulourakia (twisted cookies), Slavic Nut Rolls, and more.

Archpastoral Visit of Archbishop Benjamin
TBD His Eminence Archbishop BENJAMIN will join us for Great Vespers on Saturday & celebrate a hierarchical Divine Liturgy with us on Sunday.

St. Eugene's Orthodox Youth Camp 
July 3-9
, 2016 Currently held at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, CA outside of Fresno, St. Eugene's Camp has gathered youth from the Nor-Cal area for over 30 years. It is a wonderful week of fellowship, education, worship, and service to others. Price is $385 per camper with discounts for siblings attending together. For more information contact Fr. Michael, the Camp Director at FrMichael@stchristinaorthodox.org.

Church Picnic 
Sunday July 24, 2016 After celebrating Divine Liturgy at church, we will all head over to nearby Fremont Central Park by Lake Elizabeth. Friends and members of St. Christina's are all welcome to enjoy a day of fun and great food together.

Evening at the Ballpark 
TBD
Held at the San Jose Municipal Stadium.  Come enjoy the fun and great BBQ, and root for the San Jose Giants.

New Friends Dinner
Sunday, September __, 2016  Each year our mission celebrates the new people that our Lord has brought to be part of our mission with a dinner hosted by one of our families.  The event is a potluck provided by the “old timers” of the church.  

Annual Community Yard Sale, Bake Sale & Open House 
Saturday, October __, 2016 from 8:30AM to 4PM  Each Fall the Faithful members of St. Christina's host a community yard sale with all kinds of gently used treasures. Church tours and short presentations on the Orthodox Christian Faith are given througout the day. Visitors can also peruse our bookstore for books on ancient Christian faith and spirituality lived from the 1st century to the present day.  
The day also includes a Bake Sale of wonderful Fall treats!

Fall & Spring Youth Overnight Retreat
Friday-Saturday  Each Fall and Spring the youth of St. Christina's with other youth from Bay-area parishes spend 20 hours together exploring the day-to-day realities of Christian life as well as meeting new friends and renewing old ones. The weekend also includes a service project in which participants have the opportunity to put their faith into action.     
Spring Retreat - TBD    Fall Retreat - TBD

Youth Nativity Play and Talent Show 
Sunday after Divine Liturgy near St. Nicholas Day (Dec TBD)  Each year the youth of St. Christina's entertain our members and friends with a play highlight the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ followed by an offering of their performance talents (music, dance, etc.) to those in attendance.

Quarterly Community Game Nights
Friday Evenings 7-9PM - 4 Times Per Year  Faithful of St. Christina of Tyre Mission of all ages come together on these evenings for some "good ole-fashioned" fun, snacks and wonderful Christian fellowship. Our next Game Night will be held on a Friday in June.

Stay Informed
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If you would like to be included in our regular mailing list, send us your name, address, city, state, and zipcode. You can e-mail it to mail@stchristinaorthodox.org, mail it to 3612 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536, or call us at 510-739-0908.


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