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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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Co-Creators of Paradise

This past year, 6,620 volunteers shared 649,946 moments of service with neighbors in need. Thanks to everyone who offered healthy food, career guidance, clean clothing, compassionate understanding, and secure shelter. …

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Kenneth Kidd Appointed Executive Director of FOCUS North America

PITTSBURGH, PA, FEBRUARY 2020 — FOCUS North America appoints Kenneth Kidd as the Executive Director.  Kidd has served as the Development Director for FOCUS North America for over two years, …

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Orthodox Impact in Urban Neighborhoods – Listen to FOCUS on Ancient Faith

FOCUS North America’s Interim Executive Director, Kenneth Kidd, and Fr. Paul Abernathy, Executive Director of the newly created Neighborhood Resilience Project, discuss the Orthodox impact in Urban Neighborhoods with Fr. …

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