Sue Leis is chair of Coffee Hour rotation schedule. An enlarge schedule is on the door behind the coffee hour table in the church social hall to be viewed for the most up to date information and any schedule changes. Reminders are also listed in the bulletin.
Bonnie Reinhart is chair of the Coffee Hour supply items. If we are running low on coffee, cups, napkins, etc. Please let her know so she can replenish these items for us.
The Sr. UOL Chapter of Sts. Peter & Paul, Carnegie, PA was formed in 1956 followed by the forming of our Jr. UOL Chapter in 1960. OUr chapter quickly became active on all levels of church life, local, regional and national. OVer the past six decades the UOL Chapters have excelled in fulling the Mission of the UOL and upholding its motto: Dedicated to Our Church; Devoted to its Youth. Below are some of the current activities of our Chapter.
Scholarships: For the past 30 years the Chapter has provded small scholarships to parishioners for any post-secondary education (2-4 year college, trade school, seminary etc.)
Pysanky Sale: Our Pysanky Sale has evolved over the past 50 years into a regional cultural event that has become an annual tradition for individuals and families throughout the tri-state area. While origianlly a fundriaser, the sale and its ancillary events have come to also promote cultural eduation and the Orthodox faith. The sale helps to fund the Chapters activities and ministries as well as funding the the ministries of other parish organizations.
Publishing/Office: This committee provides the office and publishing needs of the parish. Activities include:
- Publishing weekly Bulletin
- Publishing service books
- Printing of advertising for Parish festivals and events
- Misc. Printing items for church
- Providing office supplies for church
- Subsidizing office related fees: PO Box fee, bulk mail permit, etc.
Ministries Committee: Provides Christian ministries for the parish and community. Activities include: replenishing booklets, pamphlets, magazines for Orthodox info racks, providing the parish with Orthodox Study Bibles for new members, maintaining a book mobile, $5.00 luncheons where the proceeds provided to a charity on a yearly basis [2016 was FOCUS Pittsburgh, 2017 will be St Andrew's Society, 2018 is FOCUS Pittsburgh]. Donations are given on average to about 12 other parish, local and national organizations each year.
Coffee Hour: The UOL has sponsored a weekly coffee hour for the past 40 years. The chapter views this activity more as a ministry than a fund raiser as each chapter member in liew of paying membership dues hosts a coffee hour. During this past year a number of non-chapter members have joined to help with this ministry.
Ukrainian Food Festival: Almost 20 years ago the Chapter teamed up with the Kitchen Workers to sponsor a food booth on the mall during the Carnegie Arts and Heritage Festival. Once the Carnegie Festival ceased we continued this activity as our own food festival in our parish hall.
Thanksgiving Dinner: 28 years ago the Chapter began the Thanksgiving Dinner Open House which invites anyone form the public to attend. The event quickly became so popular within hte parish that it became a parish sponsored event that the chapter supports. We distribute on average 200 meals a year.
Parish Museum: The Chapter founded the Sts Peter & Paul Museum & Archives 30 years ago. The Museum's purpose was the preservaiton and propagation of parish history and Ukrainian culture. After a hiatus the Museum has reorganized and is once again active.