Are you ready for the new school and church year? Get a jump start now and add your awareness event to the calendar today or sign on as a parish representative to share what you love about IOCC in your church, school, and community.
Your efforts support the areas of greatest need, giving IOCC the flexibility to respond quickly and effectively during disasters and to continue life-saving programming in forgotten corners of the world—serving some of the world's most vulnerable people with clean water, education, nutrition support, and so much more. Thank you! To learn more or to get started, call an Outreach Coordinator today at 410-243-9820, or email email@example.com.
Orthodox Action Teams 2016: Building Homes – Restoring Hope – Repairing Lives! Put your faith into action this summer! Sign up to join an Orthodox Action Team, and spend a week siding, roofing, and framing homes, painting, landscaping, and more. Jump into hands-on action in places across the United States that have been affected by natural disasters. You don't need to be skilled—just energetic! There is one trip still available this summer, August 15-20, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit iocc.org/actionteams for more info and to register today!
Race to Respond: Run, Walk, Bike, or Swim for IOCC!"I do not run aimlessly." 1 Cor 9:26
Whether in a kids' fun run, a 5K, a full marathon, or a relay, help those in need by dedicating a race to IOCC!
Baltimore: October 15 – Baltimore Running Festival (iocc.org/onlinecampaign)
Akron: September 24 – Akron Rubber City Race Series (iocc.org/akron)
Your Hometown: Register for your favorite race and run solo or with a team!
IOCC will help you set up a personal fundraising page to share with family and friends, as well as provide IOCC promotional materials to help you spread awareness. Contact us to get started (firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit our website (iocc.org/takeaction) for more information. Go Team IOCC!
IOCC Awareness Events We're gearing up for the 2016 fall event season, set to be one of our busiest ever! IOCC Outreach can help you plan and publicize – to get your local IOCC event on the calendar, contact your Outreach Coordinator directly, or email email@example.com.
Warmest thanks to all of you who are helping spread the word and support IOCC projects – your efforts reach around the world with Christ's love.
Cleveland, OH IOCC supporters in the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area came out in force on July 30, 2016, for fellowship and a pro baseball game, with the hometown Cleveland Indians facing off against the Oakland Athletics. IOCC Baseball Night at Progressive Field is a fun chance each summer for volunteers to get together and support the Cleveland Indians and IOCC at the same time!
Volunteers in Action Let us know about your kit drives and IOCC presentations! Email images and brief write-ups to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can feature them here. And thank you!
Young Adults came together at the Diocese of LA/Eagle River Parish Life Conference in Phoenix, Arizona to assemble 300 hygiene kits. Gift Officer Nick Kasemeotes also gave a short presentation to the young adults about IOCC's work in the Middle East. Thank you for all of your hard work!
Thanks for visiting at Clergy-Laity and Diocese Parish Life Conferences! Our Outreach staff and Development Officers enjoyed speaking to everyone that stopped by our exhibit tables. It's always great to chat with you face to face! Thank you for all that you do. We appreciate your feedback and are energized by your passion for responding to those in need. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Upcoming IOCC Events
Saturday, August 20, 2016: Denver, CO – Pan-Orthodox 5K Run/Walk for IOCC
Saturday, October 1, 2016: Cleveland, OH – Fashion Show and Luncheon Tea
Saturday, October 15, 2016: Baltimore, MD – Race to Respond at the Baltimore Running Festival
Thursday, October 20, 2016: Salt Lake City, UT – Wine Tasting to Benefit IOCC
Friday, October 21, 2016: Charlotte, NC – Annual Banquet for IOCC
Sunday, October 23, 2016: St. Louis, MO – Annual Banquet for IOCC
Friday, October 28, 2016: Philadelphia, PA – Annual Banquet for IOCC
Sunday, November 13, 2016: Bay Area, CA – 24th Annual Remembering Home Dinner
O Heavenly King, Comforter, who grants all blessings, we thank You for Your abundant grace and mercies. Help us to be good stewards of Your treasury through the ministry of IOCC.
Help us to strip ourselves of our earthly adornment, so that the poor may be sufficiently clothed and fed. And, by so loving our neighbor, adorn us with the everlasting pearls of virtue instead.
Where there is suffering, help us to bring Your mercy. Where there is despair, Your hope; Where there is war, allow us to present You who are the Prince of Peace; Where there is pain, You who are the Comforter; Where there is hatred, You who are Love; Where there is death and destruction; You who are the Resurrection and Life.
Daily guide our work in IOCC, so that we may do all things, in every place and at all times, for Your glory. Amen.