Calendars and offering envelopes for 2022 are available at the candle stand.
Our parish is collecting snow boots for the Opportunity House, a homeless shelter near our church. They are in need or new or gently used snow boots for men, women, and children. A collection bin will be in the church hall through Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Please join us to celebrate our Patronal Feast Day!
- Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. - General church cleaning to prepare for our Patronal Feast Day. All volunteers are welcome.
- Sunday, December 19, 2021
- 8:30 a.m. - Akaphist to St. Nicholas
- 9:00 a.m. - Divine Liturgy
- Following Liturgy - Fundraiser luncheon
- If you are able to donate any prizes for the raffle drawing, please email us.
Our parish is collecting snow boots for the Opportunity House, a homeless shelter near our church. They are in need or new or gently used snow boots for men, women, and children. A collection bin will be in the church hall through Sunday, December 12, 2021.
The ShopwithScrip fundraiser program that our parish previously participated in now has a new mobile app and program called RaiseRight. Our church will receive a portion of the sales when any gift cards are purchased through the app and our church is selected. As there are no shipping costs for eGift cards, they are preferable to regular gift cards. Currently, payments should be made by cash or check at the candle stand after placing an order through the app. Instructions for joining the fundraiser program are available here.
A Panikhida and potluck luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021, following Liturgy.
We are currently asking for donations to replace windows in the rectory house in Port Carbon before the winter season at a total cost of $900-$1,000. If you are able to help, please consider donating to this project.
A fundraiser luncheon will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021, after Liturgy. Please make an effort to come and support our parish, and to enjoy some good food and fellowship! Invite your friends and family, too! Takeout is also available.
If you are interested in joining the Psalter prayer group, please see Svitlana Breniser.
Our parish is participating again in the annual Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends fundraiser. The shopping passes are $5 and are good for 25% off almost all purchases made on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at all Boscov’s locations. Our church keeps 100% of the shopping pass proceeds. If you would like to purchase a discount shopping pass or help sell them, please see Jean Salaneck.
Last year, a separate building fund was established for building maintenance projects. A significant project in the future will be the church roof replacement with preliminary estimates of $26,000-$39,000. If you would like to donate specifically to this fund, please use the special blue envelopes that are available at the candle stand or otherwise designate your donation accordingly.
Using AmazonSmile is an easy way to support our church. When you shop at smile.amazon.com and select our church, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our church. Our church has received a total of $455, since we began participating in 2017. Instructions for setting up AmazonSmile are available here.
Fundraiser luncheons have been scheduled for these Sundays after Liturgy. Please make an effort to come and support our parish, and to enjoy some good food and fellowship! Invite your friends and family, too! Takeout is also available.
- July 18, 2021
- August 29, 2021
- September 26, 2021
A general cleaning of the church will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021, starting at 9:00 a.m. All volunteers are welcome.
A weekly cleaning schedule and cleaning groups are being organized. If you are interested in volunteering to clean the church on a regular basis, please email us, or see Alexandra Salaneck.
The egg hunt for children will be held on Sunday, May 9, 2021, in the church yard following Liturgy.
Fr. Sylvester is feeling better and will start serving again. We are grateful that Fr. Gregory Winsky was able to serve our parish since December 27, 2020, during Fr. Sylvester’s recuperation.
From Archpriest John Vass, Dean of the Atlantic States Deanery
I sincerely thank all of you who attended the meeting at St. Nicholas Church on Sunday, February 21, 2021.
We discussed many important issues. Let us continue to pray and work together for the welfare of the parish.
Contact me if you have questions or concerns.
God bless you.
От протоиерея Иоанна Васс, Благочиного Атлантических штатов
Искренне благодарю всех, кто присутствовал на собрании в Свято-Никольским храме в воскресенье, 21 февраля 2021 г.
Мы обсудили много важных вопросов. Давайте продолжим вместе молиться и работать на благо прихода.
Свяжитесь со мной, если у вас есть вопросы или проблемы.
Да благословит вас Господь.
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., a meeting will be held to discuss questions and concerns about the parish. Fr. John Vass, Dean of the Atlantic States Deanery, will be attending.
Due to the impending snow, Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 7, 2021, is cancelled. Stay safe! ❄️
Blessing of Water will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021, following Divine Liturgy. Fr. Gregory Winsky will be serving. Please bring your own water in a container (like a jar) with an opening that is wide enough to place the Cross.
We are currently asking for donations to repair the roof of the rectory house in Port Carbon at a cost of about $2,700-$2,900. The roof is in poor condition and in urgent need of repair. Sergey Drobot will be doing the work. If you are able to help, please consider donating to this project. Donations can be sent these ways:
- Checks can be mailed to the church: St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 241-243 South Third Street, Reading, PA 19602
- Donations can be made online using a credit card or PayPal (a small transaction fee is charged to the church).