On Sunday November 24th our choir participated in the Choir Fest at 1st Baptist Church in Forsyth GA. The Choir Fest is a fundraiser for the Monroe County Ministerial Association. All the money collected at this event went into a fund which helps people who have fallen on hard times traveling through Forsyth.
On Holy Saturday before the Vesperal Divine Liturgy we recieved 6 people into the Orthodox faith in the sacrament of Baptism. May God grant them many faithful years of service to Christ and His Church!
On Saturday April 13th St. Innocent hosted it's first Lenten Pysanky Workshop led by Judge Ray Lanier. Both children and adults had a fun filled day learning the traditional art of Paschal egg decorating.
Monroe County Ministerial Association Food Drop - 06/13/12
On June 13th our parish was blessed to be able to participate in a local food drop in Forsyth, GA. The food drop is sponsored by Circle of Care and the Monroe County Ministerial Association and hosted at Christ United Methodist Church. Each month up to 10,000 lb's of food is distributed to the needy many of whom are elderly.
Taste of St. Innocent, Barbeque and Bible event 2011 - 10/22/11
On Saturday, October 22nd, St. Innocent Orthodox Church in Macon, GA held its first annual open house event called "A Taste of St. Innocent Orthodox Church." This event was not a fundraiser but rather an opportunity for the surrounding community to come and learn about Orthodoxy and experience our hospitality. Being that we are in the South, and it has been said that Macon is the "buckle" of the "Bible Belt", we decided to offer two irresistible treats to our surrounding community. We offered free, home made, real, southern style smoked barbeque and a talk given by Bp. Mark Maymon, on the History and formation of the Canon of Scripture. In short, "Barbecue and the Bible." We also gave educational church tours. We ended up serving over over 200 people. By God's grace, strength and direction we hope to build off of this first event so that we can begin to help people in our local community experience the beauty of our Orthodox faith and most importantly, the love and hospitality of our Lord.
You can read our December 2013 Newsletter and Calendar here
St. Innocent's Bible and BBQ
On Saturday, October 26th we held our 3rd Annual Bible and BBQ. The speaker was great, the food was great and this year many people joined us making it a wonderful event. If you would like to listent to Fr. Andrew's talks they are posed below.
August 14, 2013 Pastor's Corner in the Monroe County Reporter.You can read this column here or by subscribing to the Monroe County Reporter. The Pastor's Corner is sponsored by the Monroe County Ministerial Association.
This year on the 6th of April we had our annual Lenten Retreat with Mother Barbara from the Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA. Her first talk was on "Choices of the Heart" Understanding and choosing spiritual health in the midst of the busyness of life. To listen or to download this talk click here. Her second talk was on "Hospitality of the Heart" Learning to make room in our hearts for others. To listen to or download this talk click here. For pictures of this event go here.
On February 23rd the Iconographer Mat. Anna Kalinina visited our parish for a meeting with our Iconography Committee where we discussed the posiblitly of iconographic frescos in our beautiful temple. Pictures