St. Athanasius has a fun and active social calendar throughout the liturgical year, which helps to build friendships and strengthen our Orthodox life. Many special occasions during the year offer the opportunity for social gatherings, which can be as simple as a cake and coffee or as complex as a major event including a full meal, activities and entertainment. Our socials include feast day events, such as the Annunication Tea and Pascha picnic with entertainment; 'family nights' which is a parish-wide performance event; fundraisers and charitable projects; small group and "Mapquest" potlucks; and soup dinners in Lent and Advent. A team of people is put together for each event to arrange for venues, menus, supplies, rentals, set up/clean up, and announcements.
Social events not only strengthen relationships with fun and fellowship, but they also give us the opportunity to grow in the virtues of serving one another, the church, and our larger community. Social event that are attached to weekday services are a major factor in attendance, which helps us all grow closer to our beloved Church, nurturing our individual relationships with Christ. Also, social events of all kinds are often a valuable means of sharing Orthodoxy to others. Please visit our social calendar (link here) and contact us if you would like to get involved. We have a place for you!