The Liturgy on Sunday was served by Rev. Fr. John Nakonachny, Fr. John Haluszczak and Fr. Taras Naumenko with Kira Senedak directing the choir in singing the responses. Following the taking of the group picture beside the church, everyone enjoyed a huge brunch. Approximately 40 people braved the Mighty Allegheny River and canoed and kayaked to Emlenton. Others enjoyed walks around the camp, reading, swimming and napping. The younger children tried to fly kites (unfortunately, there was little wind) and painted birdhouses. John Holowko gave a power point presentation about Maplewood’s upcoming UOL convention and iconographer, Michael Kapeluck spoke about St. Moses of Ethiopia and exhibited an icon that he had just completed of St. Moses. Following evening prayers, a tense game of Bingo was followed by more board games and much laughter.
This year, Family Fest was honored by the presence of His Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine, Fr. Paisius McGrath, camp chaplain, Fr. William Diakiw, Fr. John Nakonachny, Fr. John Haluszczak, Fr. Taras Naumenko, Fr. Steven Repa and Fr. Deacon Dennis Lapushinsky . Approximately 85 campers spent the weekend at All Saints Camp, with an additional 25 guests driving up for the day.
Plans are already underway for Family Fest 2010.
It’s never too soon to note the date – September 3rd to 6th, 2010 – on your calendars!