UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX LEAGUE
UOL National Executive Boards Meet in Allentown, PA
By Joshua Oryhon
The National Executive Boards of the Senior and Junior Ukrainian Orthodox League gathered at the Pokrova Parish in Allentown, PA on the weekend of April 28-29th for their respective Pre-Convention meetings. The Senior UOL chapter of the Allentown parish will host the 65th Annual UOL Convention on July 26-29, 2012. More information on registration, hotel, theme and schedule are available at http://uol.orthodoxws.com/2012convention.html
Senior National Executive Board Spiritual Adviser His Grace Bishop Daniel began the day of deliberations by serving a prayer service in Cathedral, as members of both Executive Boards sang the responses. A special commemoration of Christ is Risen/Memory Eternal was offered on behalf of Senior President Martha Misko's parents, who recently fell asleep in the Lord.
His Grace Bishop Daniel offered his singular spiritual perspective to the Board members as all assembled prayed that the Holy Spirit would guide their discussions.
After sharing the first of three wonderful meals prepared by the Allentown chapter, the Seniors and Juniors separated to handle the business of the day. His Grace Bishop Daniel presented a check in the amount of $500 from St. John the Baptist Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy, NJ. The parish's church school children raised the money by participating in the UOL's Souper Bowl of Caring program. The funds raised will benefit the ministries of St. Andrew's Society in Ukraine. It is always invigorating when other Orthodox communities participate in our programs, so we thank the parishioners of St. John the Baptist parish!
The Allentown Convention Committee raised the excitement level for their upcoming Convention by updating the National Board on their progress. The value of your attendance at the Convention is immeasurable - we hope that you see yourself as part of the Bigger Picture and pray that you attend this summer!
There are many upcoming deadlines for chapters in the coming months as the Convention approaches - please stay updated by visiting the UOL website: http://uol.orthodoxws.com/, our social media outlets and subscribing the UOL News Email List.
Both National Executive Boards would like to thank the Allentown chapter for graciously hosting their meetings and are very much looking forward to being back in the Lehigh Valley for the Convention this July!