East End Beach Keepers Fellowship: September Clean-Up

I woke up today in great anticipation and humble expectations.  Of my ten Teen SOYO members, I was only expecting a handful to show up.  Most of them are involved in sports and had other activities planned before I came up with this idea.  The ones who said they would participate included my leaders; FrankContinue reading “East End Beach Keepers Fellowship: September Clean-Up”

Ammah Sarah Chesapeake Bay Outreach: End of the Path?

On the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Sunday, September 8th), I made this announcement at St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church:  Brothers & Sisters in Christ Our Teen SOYO will kick-off what, I pray, will become a consistent Orthodox presence in the East End of Newport News.  On Saturday, September 21st, we willContinue reading “Ammah Sarah Chesapeake Bay Outreach: End of the Path?”

King-Lincoln Park: Recapturing a Sense of Renewal

At the very end of Jefferson Avenue in Newport News is a diamond. A place that shined with great spiritual hope for African-Americans during segregation.  Pinkett’s Beach at King-Lincoln Park was one of few places black people could go and enjoy the water on a hot summer’s day.  This humble stretch of sand has beenContinue reading “King-Lincoln Park: Recapturing a Sense of Renewal”