Posts from October 2016

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Sunday School Student Fall Activities

by Alin Manukyan

St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School students had a day of fun and creativity for fall, getting to know their new classmates while decorating their own pumpkins to take home! Our Sunday School has year-round open enrollment, and tuition is free. If you are interested in enrolling your child, just stop by! We encourage the spiritual foundation and growth of your children.

Helping Hands For The Annual Bazaar

by Alin Manukyan

St. Thomas Armenian Church is blessed to have a family of helping hands, experienced and young, ready and willing to prepare for the Annual (Fall) Bazaar and Food Festival! Food certainly brings people together, and the act of eating together is a special time with our loved ones. We thank God for our meals and for the hands that helped created it. The foods we love bring to us good memories and immerse us in our culture and traditions! The St. Thomas Armenian Church Bazaar would not be possible without the help of several selfless, hardworking, and dedicated volunteers behind the scenes. Along with generous donors, St. Thomas Armenian Church is grateful and thankful to all those who give of their own time to help make this event happen annually!

ACYOA Sports Weekend And News

by Diana Bourghol

St. Thomas Armenian Church ACYOA season has started with a bustling group of excited teens, advised this year by Diana Bourghol and Talar Sarafian. As members of the ACYOA, young adults form a bond of friendship together through all kinds of activities, including sports, community service, fund-raising, and social activities that are fun and encourage creativity and leadership. Twice a year, ACYOA Junior members from across the eastern half of the U.S. come together for sports, socializing and Armenian spirit. Sports Weekend took place on October 7-10, hosted by St. Sahag and St. Mesrop Church in Wynnewood, PA. A huge thanks to chaperones Vicken and Rosette Arslanian who accompanied the kids to ensure their safety and well being.

St. Thomas Kirikian Armenian School Students Set Khrimian Lyceum Record!

by Mary Ann Saraydarian

Having graduated from the Kirikian Armenian School, a record number of 234 of our alumni are presently attending the Diocesan Khirimian Lyceum. How proud we all are when 24 of the total class of 38 at the Lyceum are from St. Thomas, celebrating the success of the Kirikian Armenian School of the St. Thomas Armenian Church in Tenafly, NJ. The Diocesan Armenian Studies department’s Khrimian Lyceum offers a four year course of study to graduates of Armenian Schools. The Lyceum currently has 38 students who come from NY, NJ, and CT regularly on a monthly basis. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Khirimian Lyceum.

Girls & Boys Youth Basketball Season Opens October 23

by Alin Manukyan

Fall has arrived, and with it, the excitement of fall sports! We are pleased to announce that the Armenian Churches Sports Association Basketball season begins its 50th season on October 23rd. We encourage your children to join the St. Thomas basketball teams, and not only enjoy the sport, but also to be in an environment of healthy competition and friendship. To join, please contact Mr. Douglas Martaian, Basketball Program Coordinator, by calling the Church Office at (201) 567-5446.