Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This Saturday, June 19th, 2021, we will celebrate the Annual Sene Michael. Unlike previous years, we are celebrating this important Holiday in a challenging time which requires from all of us, more than ever before, prayer to our lord for peace, tranquility, and healing to our country, Ethiopia. May the peace of our Lord rule in our hearts.
With regular activities resuming due to the efforts of all of those involved in our community, we stand together with a renewed hope for the promise that things will get better. For our community, we are grateful for all of the generosity of our Parishioners and Friends of St. Michael were able to contribute during the time when our Church needed our community most
We are reaching out to our Parishioners and Friends of St. Michael to be a vital part of our Church’s efforts to resume these activities and events. Our Celebration of St. Michael this Saturday marks an opportune time to come together and a chance for everyone to be more involved more than ever in fundraising and donations towards the Debre Mihret St. Michael Ethiopian Tewahedo Church of Illinois. This is an opportunity to truly jumpstart the Debre Mihret St. Michael Ethiopian Tewahedo Church’s activities with the proper funding that our Church can use to plan the many other events we hold throughout the year.
We are incredibly proud of the members for working together and providing all that they can to help keep our community strong. We realize that in challenging times, not everyone will be able to provide financial donations. Those who are unable to make financial donations, may provide through personal efforts such as community outreach and seeking out fundraising from family and friends, and welcoming others to our Church. We appreciate the assistance in any way whether it be reaching out to outside members, volunteer work, and prayers and good wishes. All efforts are appreciated and are valuable to making our Church a special place in our community. We hope and pray for peace in Ethiopia.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
-The Debre Mihret St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Illinois in Wheaton.