October 2016: Another new camera system has been installed for broadcasting our church services. We recently tried a different system that was only "live" during services and required a manual start-up. This new system is on 24 hours a day. The new system allows users to view services on almost any device including Windows based machines, Chromebooks, Android devices, Macs, Smart TVs, Game units, and smart phones.
To view these services, go to our webpage at www.stmaryyettem.org and click on the tab "Live Church Camera. On that page, click the link to view the services. A picture of the church will come on followed by a video box. You may have to click the play button in the center of the screen to begin the video stream. To fill the screen, move your cursor to the bottom right corner and click the double arrow.
On Sunday, October 16th, the St. Mary Ways and Means Committee hosted a very successful Shish Kebab luncheon at the Visalia Elks Lodge. Preliminary reports indicate sales were up 160 from last year with nearly 885 attending. The Ways and Means Committee is responsible for bringing in substantial amount of money to our parish for general operating costs.
A special thank you to all those in the greater community that supported this luncheon and the dozens of volunteers headed by co-chairs Jim and Bea Soxman and Sarkis Enfiedjian.
Ladies Society Honors
On September 3, 2016, several members of the Yettem Armenian Church Youth Organization (ACYO) had lessons and prepared baked goods for an upcoming Bake Sale on September 11th. ACYO members participating were Alex Torosian, Dustin Vartanian, Elizabeth Torosian, Melina Peters, Pete Safrazian and David Safrazian. Providing guidance and assistance were Tina Peters, Sandra Vartanian, Nancy Krikorian, Rose Marie Margosian and Debbie Sheklian.
Thank you to Tina Peters and Debbie Sheklian for the pictures.
Pictures courtesy of Mark Wall
ACYO Bake Sale September 11th!
Sunrise Service Held on
October October 7 -8
Morning Service at 9:45 AM
Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM
A new column of 4 blocks is available The price is $200 per name.
your contact information to the church office.
Sunday School Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month
Live Camera System Change
The church grounds were filled with activities on October 7th and 8th as parishioners gathered for the third Annual Sunrise Service and Camp Out. Campers started to gather on Friday afternoon to set up for the two day event. Friday night those attending were treated to a barbecue dinner of hot dogs, chili, salad, chips, dessert and drinks. The evening was topped off by enjoying conversation around the fire pit and enjoying roasted s'mores. Seven brave souls spent the night under the "quiet" Yettem stars.
The following morning, Der Zaven led participants in the Sunrise Service. A delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, juices and coffee was served. Margie Davidian, Debbie Sheklian and Myron Sheklian again provided the dinner and breakfast.
Annual Shish Kebab Dinner a Huge Success!