Detroit-area parishes to sponsor ‘Story of St. Nicholas’ party for children

Detroit-area parishes to sponsor ‘Story of St. Nicholas’ party for children

DETROIT, MI [COCC] — The Council of Orthodox Christian Churches of Metropolitan Detroit (COCC) will sponsor its third annual “The Story of St. Nicholas,” a Nativity-season children’s party,on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Church, 29150 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI.

“The party will feature the story of Saint Nicholas as told by Saint Nicholas himself,” said RichardShebib, past president of the COCC and chairman of the event.  “We will have young adults telling stories of Saint Nicholas’ encounters and explaining how other countries celebrate Saint Nicholas Day,” he said.  “Children will meet Saint Nicholas and receive a gift while their parents take their pictures. There will also be a carol sing-a-long and refreshments.”

The gathering is free of charge and open to Orthodox and non-Orthodox children of all ages and their parents.  Refreshments will be served.  Great Vespers will follow at 4:00p.m.  To register for the party, contact Shebib at (248) 345-9346 or

The COCC is a 55-year-old clergy and lay association that represents various canonical Orthodox churches in metropolitan Detroit and sponsors a variety of programs in the areas of worship, fellowship, charity, education and outreach.  For further information, visit


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