2016 Advent Mission Project To Benefit Zoe For Life

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Senior ACRY is pleased to announce the 2016 Advent Mission Project. This year the National ACRY Board and Convention delegates voted to support ZOE for Life!™. ZOE for Life!™is a pan-Orthodox ,non-profit Christ-centered support organization with three major goals: to help women who need confidential emotional and spiritual support during crisis pregnancies; to assist Orthodox Christians seeking to adopt; and to provide an education for Pure Living and other resources. Zoe for Life through the Zoe House provides necessary baby supplies to mothers and babies in need.

Individuals and Parishes can take part in this year's Advent Mission Project in two ways.

1. Financial contributions are being sought  to help Zoe For Life which is in critical need of diapers. Financial contributions will be used by Zoe For Life to replenish their supply of diapers.

Mail checks payable to National ACRY (memo Advent Mission Project) to National ACRY Advent Mission Project c/o Debbie Samilenko 22 Nicole Dr. Milford, CT 06460

2.  ZOE for Life!™ is also in need of baby items. Many mothers in crisis cannot afford a car seat and babies cannot be released from the hospital without a safe car seat. Pack ‘n Plays can serve as a safe sleeping alternative to a crib. ZOE House is also in constant need of infant layette items: clothing, linens, baby wash, and baby lotion. A “baby registry” has been created on Amazon.com, Click Here To access the National ACRY Baby Registry.  All items will be shipped directly to Zoe For Life.

To encourage the purchase of  items on the registry, churches may wish to  host a “virtual” baby shower. Please consider gathering together in the spirit of Orthodox Fellowship and shop the National ACRY baby registry. All items will be shipped to ZOE directly. The baby registry will remain available until 2018!

ZOE also currently has a campaign Bottles for Babies underway. Churches may wish to place a baby bottle in a common area to collect loose change!

Please take time to visit Zoeforlineonline.org for more information on ZOE for Life!™ and ZOE House.

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While the Baby registry will be available indefinitely,  we are asking that parishes and  individuals  wishing to participate by making financial contributions and/or purchasing items from the baby registry do so during the Advent Season  by January 31, 2017 at the latest.    The earlier the financial  contributions are received, the sooner they can be used by Zoe to purchase the much needed diapers!

Please email Amy Coffman, Advent Mission Coordinator for more information at Alo2474@verizon.net (Please put Advent Mission Project in subject line)

The ACRY, The Fellowship of Sts Cyril and Methodios,  is an Orthodox Christian family fellowship dedicated to the purpose of encouraging spiritual growth through charitable and apostolic missionary works, prayer and fellowship for the Glory of God and the building up of the Church and our Diocese.

To learn more about the ACRY visit their website at www.acry.org.