East End Beach Keepers Fellowship: Second Clean-up on the Rocks

The weather this October has been quite dry and comfortably warm. Saturday, the 12th was no exception.  My only fear was that I didn’t put the right address to the right parking lot to Anderson Park.  I picked up Camron at St. Basil’s at 8:15 and arrived at the Monitor Merrimac Overlook parking lot inContinue reading “East End Beach Keepers Fellowship: Second Clean-up on the Rocks”

East End Beach Keepers Fellowship:  Prayer and Practice before Preaching

The next shoreline clean-up date for the Beach Fellowship will be Saturday, October 12th at Anderson Beach.  We will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Third Hour Prayer.  From 9:30 to 11:45 is litter collection time.  We’ll end at 12 noon with Sixth Hour Prayer.  The prayers are Orthodox Christian and optional for anyone participatingContinue reading “East End Beach Keepers Fellowship:  Prayer and Practice before Preaching”

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”