St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/ 60 Study Group http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/news_160618_1.html Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>This week our Study Group will meet on Thursday June 23rd from 10 AM to noon. We will be finishing our study of 2nd Corinthians.&nbsp; This will be our last meeting before the start of summer break.</p> <p>Please note that our study group will begin our summer break starting June 30th. Thanks to all who continue to help make the study group a blessed time for all.</p> St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/news_160618_1.html Proactive Supervision http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/news_160616_1.html Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>Last week Fr. Barnabas participated in the diocesan continuing education program.&nbsp; The program was offered by representatives of our diocesan insurance company.&nbsp; Participants learned and discussed, at length, the liability issues facing our churches today.&nbsp; The approach that is strongly encouraged by the diocese to address potential liabilities is to <strong>be proactive</strong>.&nbsp; This includes being aware of our responsibility as a parish for good order, practice, and safety. Some things may just require common sense. Others requires us to strictly adhere to our parish bylaws and diocesan bylaws and church statutes.</p> <p>A significant and growing source of liability for churches today concerns our children.&nbsp; Leaving children unsupervised or unattended can lead to our children coming to harm and to our church being subject to legal action and financial damages.&nbsp; <strong>So parents, please, please, supervise your children at all times</strong>. This includes all youth 17 and under.&nbsp;</p> <p>Remember, we can protect the church from liability by doing the infinitely more important job of protecting our children from harm.</p> <p>Also, as a reminder to all, please click the "<a href="http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/news_160616_1.html">more information&gt;</a>" link to the right for information on proper church etiquette.&nbsp; Let's take the time to review these and renew our efforts to adhere to them.&nbsp; By doing so, we will enhance everyone&rsquo;s experience of the divine services.&nbsp; <br /><br /></p> St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/news_160616_1.html Summer Reading Table http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/news_160616_2.html Sun, 12 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400 <p>All library books were due back in May. Please return them to the box (marked "Library") on the Bookstore counter as soon as possible. Hope you enjoyed them. There will be a new library table put out for your summer reading. Take a book with you on vacation or to the beach.&nbsp; Wherever the summer takes you, take a book!</p> St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church http://www.stmichael-delaware-oca.org/news_160616_2.html