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Welcome to the web site of the St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church, a pan-Orthodox community that serves the community of Wappingers Falls, and the mid-Hudson Valley. Our church is a parish of the Diocese of New York & New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America. Here you can find information about our parish and its services and events. The service schedule section has the service, classes and events listed. The weekly bulletin is posted as well as the bi-monthly newsletter. Be sure to visit our "News & Events" section for upcoming liturgical, educational, social and fundraising events. Go to our Facebook page here to see all the services and classes live-streamed.
The services and events for the week of October 18, 2021. All services and events will be posted on the parish's Facebook Live page. While there are no new restrictions, please be aware of the COVID cases in the region. If you are in the vulnerable category or are filling unwell please make sure you take appropriate actions and protect yourself and those around you.
This week we will have the Orthodoxy 101 class on Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 PM on the The Creed. It will be in-person in the church and we will live-stream it on the parish's Facebook Live page. It is open to all who want to learn about the Orthodox Faith as well as Orthodox who want to learn more about their Faith.
There will be no Vespers on Saturday, October 23.
On Sunday morning, October 24 at 9:00 AM we will have Divine Liturgy. The St. Hope committee will meet after the Liturgy
We are asking parishioners to host a coffee hour after the Sunday Liturgies, you can volunteer here or see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the vestibule. If you would like to assist in the weekly cleaning of the church see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the vestibule. We would like to have each family or groups of people to volunteer at least once a year for both.
The Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church (PUMC) is asking for help in providing Thanksgiving dinners for families in need in the City of Poughkeepsie area. Recipients are referred to PUMC from Love INC., Social Services, and area agencies. If you are interested in supplying a basket, please put your name on the signup sheet on the Outreach bulletin board by Sunday Oct. 17th.
The last day for drop off is Sunday Nov. 14th.
Please provide the following items per bag for a family of four. In fairness to all families, no additions or substitutions (larger families receive appropriately sized baskets).
- Box of instant potatoes
- Box stuffing mix such as “Stove Top”
- 2 cans of vegetables
- 1 can of yams
- 1 can cranberry sauce
- 2 envelopes of gravy mix
- $15 in an envelope stapled to the bag to cover the cost of turkey, pie, and rolls (Put your name on the envelope)
Place all items in a brown grocery bag with a plastic bag on the outside for ease in carrying or use a reusable shopping bag. Give to a parish council member, who will store them until delivery time. PMUC will deliver the meals to the Family Partnership Center on North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie for distribution to the families on Tuesday November 23rd.
Our past Christmas gifts of clean, gently used handbags filled with toiletries have been greatly appreciated by the women of Grace Smith House, a local domestic abuse support center (https://www.gracesmithhouse.org/). If you’d like to help this year, please bring in your used but still serviceable handbags by Sunday October 31st (they can be placed in the hampers by the Outreach bulletin board). Once we have a count of how many handbags have been donated, a list of items needed to fill them will be posted. The deadline for contributing these items will be Sunday November 28th, so as to give us time in early December to fill the purses and deliver them to the Grace Smith House before Christmas.