UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
St John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family, Portland, Oregon Contributes to UOC of the USA Orphanage Fund
During this season of Thanksgiving we are especially aware that we have much to be grateful for. In this spirit of gratitude to Almighty God, the children, young adults and parishioners of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox parish family in Portland, Oregon would like to present Bishop Daniel with a check in the amount of $2,225 to aid the children at Znamyanka Orphanage in Ukraine. Our young people at St. John’s are able to contribute through their ongoing help in our Varenyky (Perogie) production and sales.
Many Ukrainian Orthodox parish communities depend on the sale of varenykys to support and maintain their churches. St. John’s is no exception. Our perogie fundraising effort was established and guided by Father Ivan Petrouchtcak and Pani Myroslava in May 2006 and has been carried on by a group of volunteers led by Nataliya and Serhiy Nahursky and their families.
Every few weeks our volunteers gather to make the perogies we sell every Saturday of the year. Our children and young adults have been a part of our perogie volunteer team from the beginning and are proud to help the Znamyanka Orphanage.
We would also like to thank our parishioners at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Family for their generous donations to the orphanage fund.