In the spirit of Christian hospitality, the women of Holy Dormition join together to provide many ministries that serve to sustain and nourish the life of the parish community and offer charitable outreach to others.
These ministries include caring for the church temple, providing a meal after each Sunday liturgy, reaching out to the sick and needy, supporting special events such as baptisms, weddings, conferences, and festivals, and fundraising for the St. Nicholas Orphanage in Bulgaria and other special needs.
All women in the church are invited to participate in this special fellowship.
In 2012 a BOYA youth pilgrimage lead by Fr. Philip and Popadia Junia Tolbert visited the St. Nicholas orphanage in Novi Han, Bulgaria. Shortly after, a video about Fr. John's orphanage was circulated and our Diocese donated $12,000. Since then, fundraising to support the orphanage and wonderful work that Fr. John does has become a yearly tradition for the diocese.
All of us from the overseas Diocese of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church are praying that, through the intercessions of St. Nicholas, Fr. John's orphanage in Novi Han will continue to feed and keep warm our brothers and sisters in Christ who are in need.