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YES Builds Community With NEW Digital Opportunities

YES trips are weekend experiences for young people. Each weekend trip is designed to expose and engage the participants in understanding and serving the needs of their community. YES experiences …

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FOCUS meeting with Clergy, Ministry Leaders & Volunteers to Launch New Programs in Orange County

FOCUS OC Director Irene Basdakis invited the Orthodox clergy, ministry leaders, and FOCUS leaders to discuss the ministry of FOCUS on 3-10-20 at St. Barnabas Antiochian Orthodox Church in Costa …

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FOCUS Provides Food To Partners During Crisis

There are so many stories of people struggling as a result of the corona virus threat.  Recently we learned the story of a young mother who’s hours at work had …

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Live (and Serve) in the Moment

In Orange County, CA, FOCUS volunteers serve in the moment, on the front lines, meeting people’s needs. Many nonprofits, especially those that feed the hungry, have been facing uncertainty since …

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Lent: an Opportunity to Redirect

Fr. David Wooten It’s well known that the early church document The Shepherd of Hermas exhorts those who are fasting to take the money they normally would spend on food …

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How to Assess Your Community’s Needs

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people all over the country are being affected in ways we could never imagine. While we’re all navigating change, its important to …

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Let Yourself Be Interrupted

Written by: Katrina Bitar Something that we discuss often during the YES experience is how to allow God’s Kingdom to break into this world. When I let go of my …

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Honesty and Care

Fr John A. Jillions When I was 17 or so I was in a car being driven by a Protestant high-school friend who already knew he wanted to be a …

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40 Days with FOCUS – Lenten Blog Series

This Lent on our blog we are highlighting the voices of our clergy! Each author of this year’s “40 Days with FOCUS” blog series have first-hand experience praying, giving, and …

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