Thanks to everyone who has been donating to our fundraiser for the Daughters of St. Josephine Bakhita, the facility is starting to get some furniture! We are helping transform the lives of trafficked women one dollar at a time. God bless all who donated and continue to do so.
Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel, who visited us for our 80th Anniversary, honored Saint Nicholas of Myra Church for hosting the New Friends Homeless Center on Tuesday nights & Sunday afternoons for these past 9 years. Thanks to our parishioners for supporting and uplifting Pastor April's ministry! Thanks also to Father Michael and Senior Warden Sue MacLaurin for accepting on our behalf.
Please enjoy these pictures, and be sure to click on the links below for a couple of wonderful videos.
We are so happy to welcome Cynthia Santiago to our Staff, but definitely wanted to preserve Lynn Nelson’s staff bio after so many years of wonderful service with us before retiring. Please see it below, archived here:
Lynn Nelson has been with St. Nicholas since 2006, serving first as Treasurer for two years and, in 2008, being hired as the Parish Administrator. She is originally from Houston, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a degree in Education. Following graduation she married and moved to Daingerfield, Texas, where she lived for 37 years. While there she was a teacher, business owner, and Treasurer of St. Charles the Martyr Episcopal Church. She and her husband Erik live in Tarzana and have three daughters, five grandsons, two dogs and two cats.
Our parish secretary of over a decade, Lynn Nelson, has retired to Texas. We love her dearly & can’t wait for her to come back to visit! We had a small, careful goodbye gathering for her with cupcakes baked by Lily Cooper.
Saint Nicholas is partnering with an African lay ministry, the Daughters of Saint Josephine Bakhita, to raise money to help trafficked women recover & learn new skills to lead a healthy life. You can read all about the mission by clicking below, & also donate to this beautiful ministry. If you cannot donate, please share the link below.
After the Baptism of the Lord, there was a very small & safe birthday celebration for Padre Ivanildo, whose birthday was the week before. Lily Cooper made him three kinds of cupcakes from scratch!
Father Michael Cooper, SCP & Padre Vladimir Divas
Pastors at St. Nicholas of Myra, an Anglo-Catholic community in the Episcopal tradition.