Lizzie Hrycyniak – Kenosha News Article

Lizzie Hrycyniak, a young woman who is a parishioner at St. Nicholas Church in Kenosha has embarked on her missionary trip with The World Race. She was featured in an article for Cosmopolitan magazine (Orthodox Life Wisconsin link here) and on September 24 was featured in the Religion section of The Kenosha News. (Article by Karen Mahoney.)

“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” — Mark 16:15

Lizzie Hrycyniak tries to live up to that verse.

She’s on the first leg of a nine-month journey in her life proclaiming and working for God in lands far, far away.

The 2016 Indian Trail High School graduate decided to take a gap year before attending college. She joined The World Race, a nine-month mission trip taking her to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Nepal and the Philippines. While on her mission she will spend time helping, teaching and preaching God’s love among diverse people.

She recently left Kenosha to spend months living out of a backpack and facing whatever challenges come her way.

It is long. It is far away. It is expensive, and it will be tough.

And she says she’s happier than she has ever been.

Sharing their faith

Hrycyniak, a light-hearted 18-year-old, is the only Orthodox Christian in a squad of 43 young men and women who joined The World Race: Gap Year, part of Adventures in Missions, an interdenominational organization.

“I love teaching my teammates about my faith while I can learn about theirs,” she said in an interview via Messenger from a McDonald’s in Costa Rica.

Hrycyniak’s father is the Rev. Stephen Hrycyniak, pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Click to read the full article.

Lizzie’s official World Race site (including fundraising) can be found here: http://lizziehrycyniak.theworldrace.org/.

New School Year at St. Sava School in Milwaukee

This Thursday, September 1, 2016, marks the first day of the 2016-2017 school year for St. Sava School in Milwaukee. St. Sava is the only Orthodox Christian school in the state of Wisconsin, and runs from preschool to 8th grade. As they begin this school year, please keep them in your prayers.

If you would like to help them monetarily, the following are a few ways to do so:

Direct donations – Checks can be made payable to the school and can be sent directly there. Their address is 3201 S 51st St Milwaukee, WI 53219

Scrip program – Purchase gift cards for shopping, gifts, etc. You pay no extra, and the school receives a percentage of the amount of your purchase. Cards may be purchased at the school. Please call 414-546-9578 for more information.

Collections – St. Sava collects both General Mills’ Box Tops for Education and Campbells’ Labels for Education program. Points can be sent to the school or brought to St. Nicholas Church in Kenosha for collection.

Market Research – Participate in market research of grocery store purchases with your smartphone by signing up at Shoparoo.com.

Loyalty/Shopping – Office Depot (& Office Max) gives back 5% on qualifying items to schools through their Give Back to Schools Program. St. Sava’s number code is 70209225 . Red Robin restaurants have a program called Burgers for Better Schools Program, where when someone who has signed up for their “Red Robin Royalty” loyalty card (which is free) can designate a school to receive an amount of 1% of purchases made using that card to a school.

My Coke Rewards – My Coke Rewards codes can be entered in to their website and converted to a donation to a school through https://donate.mycokerewards.com/causes/featured.

(Unfortunately, Target has discontinued its program to support schools.)

Lizzie Hrycyniak – Cosmopolitan feature & World Race

Lizzie Hrycyniak, a young parishioner at St. Nicholas Church in Kenosha, was just profiled in a feature of Cosmopolitan magazine highlighting the plans of ten high school students not planning on going to college immediately after high school graduation. The article can be found here: 10 Recent High School Grads on Why They Decided Not to Go to College. (She’s #8 on the list.)

Miss Hrycyniak is preparing to spend the next nine months with a Christian mission team with a program called The World Race. To find out more, or to help her endeavor, her World Race page can be found here: http://lizziehrycyniak.theworldrace.org/.

Holy Trinity Church Picnic 2016

10 September 2016
12pm-6pm
Rotary Pavilion Park
4100 W Highland Road
Mequon 53092
Tickets: $12

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church Picnic

Featuring:
Live Music
Entertainment for Kids
Delicious Food
Refreshments
Raffle

Tickets are $12 and include a meal of chicken or shish kebob, rice, salad, and water or soda

Advance tickets may be purchased at the following locations
Holy Trinity Orthodox Church 8635 Warnimont Ave, Milwaukee
Russian Store “Spartak” 5587 N. Diversey Blvd, Milwaukee
Russian Foods & Gifts 3557 N. Oakland Ave, Milwaukee
Hair Salon “Tet a Tet” 3809 N. Oakland Ave, Milwaukee

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Backpacks for Kids – Ss. Constantine & Helen Church

28 August 2016
2160 N Wauwatosa Ave
Wauwatosa 53213
http://stsconstantinehelenwi.org/

Backpacks for Kids Collection

The parish of Ss. Constantine and Helen Church in Wauwatosa is collecting backpacks for needy children. Backpack tags can be obtained from the lobby of the church.

A luncheon will take place after Divine Liturgy on August 28 – the “admission” being one backpack or a donation to the Cathedral Center (Cathedral Center Website)

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Labor Day Weekend Family Retreat

2 September 2016 (7pm) – 4 September 2016 (4pm)
St. Iakovos Retreat Center
920 224th Ave
Kansasville 53139
http://www.gocfamilysynaxis.org/Home/2016-labor-day-weekend-retreat
$225-$375 (per family) for registration by 17 August
$275-$425 (per family) for registration by 24 August
(accommodation costs not included)

Labor Day Weekend Family Retreat

Presented by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Family Synaxis

This year’s theme: Sacred Space, Sacred Time: Cultivating Orthodox Families

Workshops presented by Fr. Andrew Kearns

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Direct link to registration