On Sunday, February 9th, the Love Thy Neighbor mission of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church hosted an informational coffee following Divine Liturgy. As parishioners enjoyed sandwiches, snacks, and desserts, the recently formed committee presented activities and future plans for the parish mission – to help those in need in the local community.
Linda Cameron, mission director, began the presentation by sharing a history of Love Thy Neighbor, calling out the many people who helped during the organization’s early days. She was followed by Melissa Laskovski who talked about the “Blessing Bag” program, “Comfort Boxes” and other mission projects.
Protinica Emily Pavichevich followed by inviting the congregation to “March to Marcha in March” – a Love Thy Neighbor outreach opportunity that will lead a group of faithful to New Marcha Monastery in Richfield, Ohio during Great Lent with a care basket of items, to help clean, and to tend to the monastery grounds.
Finally, Tiffany Kochovski rounded out the presentation by sharing a bit of the good work of Love Thy Neighbor, specifically the fantastic “Adopt a Family” Christmas program that provided gifts to dozens of families throughout Stark County.
May God bless this wonderful mission and grant them many more years of fruitful work!