Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s Blog

November 23, 2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. Luke Orthodox Church in Palo Hills, IL 12/18/2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. Luke Orthodox Church in Palo Hills, IL
12/18/2011

St. Luke the Evangelist Orthodox Church
9300 W. 107th St
Palo Hills, Illinois
United States
60465

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz will be at St. Luke Orthodox Church in Palo Hills, Illinois on 12/18/2011. Please contact Fr. Andrew Harrison by phone at 708-974-1166 or by e-mail at oandrey@stlukeorthodox.com for more information.

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OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at Holy Ascension in Norman, OK 11/27/2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at Holy Ascension in Norman, OK
11/27/2011

Holy Ascension Orthodox Church
3350 12th Ave NE
Norman, Oklahoma
United States
73070

OCMC Missionary Mr. Floyd Frantz will be at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Norman, Oklahoma on 11/27/2011. Please contact Fr. Justin McFeeters by phone at 405-388-0111 or by e-mail at f.frantz@ocmc.org for more information.

November 22, 2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. George in Wichita, KS 11/27/2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. George in Wichita, KS
11/27/2011

St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral
7515 East 13th St
Wichita, Kansas
United States
67206-1223

OCMC Missionary Mr. Floyd Frantz will be at St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas on 11/27/2011. Please contact Fr. Paul O’Callaghan by phone at 316-636-4676 or by e-mail at vrev@stgeorgecathedral.net for more information.

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. Michael Orthodox Church in Wichita, KS 11/26/2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. Michael Orthodox Church in Wichita, KS
11/26/2011

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
7230 E 29th St North
Wichita, Kansas
United States
67226

OCMC Missionary Mr. Floyd Frantz will be at St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Wichita, Kansas on 11/26/2011. Please contact Fr. John Flora by phone at 316-734-6248 or by e-mail at stmichaelorthodox@gmail.com for more information.

November 15, 2011

2011 Romania Youth Work Team

November 1, 2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA.

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco, CA
11/13/2011

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
999 Brotherhood Way
San Francisco, California
United States
94132

OCMC Missionary Mr. Floyd Frantz will be at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco, California on 11/13/2011. Please contact Fr. Aris Metrakos by phone at 415-584-4747 or by e-mail at fr.aris@holytrinitysf.org for more information.

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in San Jose, CA.

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in San Jose, CA.

11/12/2011

St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church
6430 Bose Lane
San Jose, California
United States
95120

OCMC Missionary Mr. Floyd Frantz will be at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in San Jose, California on 11/12/2011. Please contact Fr. Gregory Koo by phone at 408-268-3214 or by e-mail at stbasilschurch@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Sharing in Ministry by Using Skype: An Update from Christina Semon

Margo Kelley, OCMC Assistant Missionary Coordinator, offered me an opportunity to shake hands digitally over Skype with the parish family of St. Christopher Hellenic Orthodox Church and their parish priest, Rev. Fr. George Tsahakis. My first contact with this parish was from my previous ministry at the Protection of the Theotokos Family Center (PTFC). We received beautifully hand-knitted shawls for the struggling mothers from the St. Christopher’s Philoptochos Society through the visiting 2009 OCMC Mission Team. Now two years later, God has brought us together so that we can support each other in our ministries.

I have been organizing a knitting group held once a week with the teenage girls at the halfway house in Orhei in the Republic of Moldova. For each meeting, I prepared a topic to discuss so that we use our time in a constructive way. One of my goals is to build faith in these girls. The Prayer Shawl Ministry has reached out to support others in prayer through clothing the naked. Here in Orhei, adoption of this ministry can set a foundation for these girls to pray while knitting, and to knit with a more targeted purpose.

The parish of St. Christopher was equipped with all the tools necessary to perform the Skype call. We were in the narthex of the church for the meeting because they are using a temporary office space until they build their church. We had a good internet connection and webcam capabilities that brought a whole other dimension to the call. In the time span of fifteen minutes, I shared my current ministry and enjoyed a general period of questions and answers. This was such a meaningful time together to express the impact of the far-reaching Prayer Shawl Ministry and the gratitude of those who are touched by it.

This first parish Skype call also made a significant impact on me as a missionary. As I am the only OCMC Missionary in Moldova, one of my weaknesses is in battling the thoughts of loneliness. To fight these thoughts of loneliness, time and time again God shows mercy and provides people and activities to witness to me that I am not alone. God has blessed me to meet many parishes so that we could continue the work of Holy Spirit together. For me, the support team has been a tremendous part of my ministry and I will encourage other parishes to use their technology to connect with me in the ministry in a real way.

I am calling out to parish priests, OCMC Ambassadors, and faithful to make this type of internet meeting a future possibility. My Skype name is christinasemonocmc. Please email me to arrange the scheduling of our Skype call so that we, too, may greet one another face-to-face and beyond any distance.

October 25, 2011

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak in Seattle, WA

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak in Seattle, WA
11/6/2011

Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
1804 13th Ave
Seattle, Washington
United States
98122-2515

OCMC Missionary Mr. Floyd Frantz will be at Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Seattle, Washington on 11/06/2011. Please contact Fr. Dean Kouldukis by phone at 206-323-8557 or by e-mail at goca@qwestoffice.net for more information.

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak in Gillette, WY

OCMC Missionary Floyd Frantz to Speak in Gillette, WY

11/3/2011

Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
122 South Gillette Ave
Gillette, Wyoming
United States
82716-3702

OCMC Missionary Mr. Floyd Frantz will be at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Gillette, Wyoming on 11/03/2011. Please contact Fr. James Thayer by phone at 307-682-2328 or by e-mail at frjamesthayer@bresnan.net for more information.

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