An Urgent Message from ACCA Bishop Victor Mar Michael
Mar Michael now writes that enough money has been raised over the last two weeks to resolve the immediate crisis, as outlined in the previous post. For this we are all grateful to God and to all how helped.
However, he also writes that he, Avva Zakkai, Sister Miriam, and the St. Demetrios parish community are looking for a more affordable alternative with regard to a venue for worship and service. However, given the relative little that they are currently paying, it is hard to envision such an alternative, at least one that would allow for 24/7 access and use.
They could probably once again return to using the sanctuary of another congregation for weekly worship, but that would mean only having access to that space for a couple of hours on Sunday and it would make continuing the ministry to the homeless extremely difficult if not impossible.
If you gave, thank you. If you can, please contact Mar Michael at the E-mail address below and pledge your ongoing support. Even few dollars a month, each and every month, would make a significant difference. Thanks.
Mar Michael's E-mail address is: mar[dot]michael[at]juno[dot]com
Checks may also be sent to the following address, made payable to the St. Demetrios or the ACCA.
St Demetrios Antiochian Catholic Church
2001 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921