February 13, 2016: A new camera system has been installed for broadcasting our church services. 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. Lenten and Sunday services are broadcast each week for those who are unable to attend in person. 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. You will be re-directed to a YouTube page when services are being held. Clicking the play button in the center of the screen will begin the video stream.
On Saturday, April 23, St. Mary Sunday School students and interested parishioners visited the Fresno Zoo. This special field trip was part of Der Zaven's long-term plan to have activities scheduled that would allow Sunday School students to get to know each other better outside of the church setting. Superintendent Tracy Valencia and Sunday School teacher Linda Farsakian Wall planned the event.
New Web Camera System
Palm Sunday and
Poon Paregentan Held
This year's Poon Parengentan dinner, kef and raffle night was held on Saturday, February 6th. The Majarian Hall was beautifully decorated in a festive theme. Young and old ate, danced and had a great time socializing together for a time of "good living".
The event began with an all-you-can eat spaghetti and meatball dinner complete with salad, bread, and a dessert table.
Our two Armenian foreign exchange students from El Diamante High School in Visalia and Dinuba High School got the evening going by dancing and singing the Armenian National Anthem joined by Father Zaven. The girls were joined by members of their host families who joined in with the festivities during the evening.
Richard, Armen and Andrew Hagopian played traditional Armenian dance music as the evening progressed. Our community is so fortunate to have such talent among our members.
Throughout the evening, Jim Soxman the chair of the Ways and Means Committee, drew raffle tickets for cash and wine prizes. A 50-50 drawing was also held at the conclusion of the evening. Judy Skaff was the winner of that drawing.
Sunday School Visits Fresno Zoo
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.
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Sunday School Classes are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month