Roots Breakfast with Santa 2018

08 Dec

On Saturday December 8th, 2018 the Roots Ministry hosted their first annual Breakfast with Santa at SMSV. The event was organized to bring the community together to commemorate this blessed time of year. We are thankful to have started the day with a divine liturgy, which was prayed by H.G. Bishop Angaelos, visiting from the United Kingdom. Following the divine liturgy, parents and children gathered together in the fellowship hall of SMSV to share a breakfast meal with each other, and of course, with Santa Clause. The children, and some parents, eagerly surrounded Santa to have their pictures taken. Following Santa’s visit, the children were offered opportunities to participate in various Christmas-themed activities, while parents attended a spiritual talk delivered by H.G. Bishop Angaelos. The Roots Ministry extends their gratitude to the whole congregation for their prayers and support in the preparation of this event. We are thankful to the many families who generously provided donations to support this event’s mission of providing to the less fortunate during the holiday season; in doing so, we are reminded of the blessings associated with giving to others, as God has given to us the greatest gift of all, in Jesus’ birth.