FOCA Gifts of Love Spaghetti Coffee Hour - 02/12/17

On Sunday, February 12, the R Club hosted a Spaghetti Coffee Hour following Divine Liturgy, with ALL free-will donations benefiting the FOCA's Gifts of Love campaign.  During 2017, the FOCA Gifts of Love campaign will raise funds to repair and restore the St. Nicholas Chapel, which is part of the Holy Assumption Russian Orthodox Church complex in Kenai, Alaska. This church is one of the oldest in Alaska – completed in 1896 – and the entire complex (church, chapel, rectory and cemetery) was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. This church is a major link to western culture for the Kenaitze Indians who comprise a significant portion of the population. Unfortunately, the long-term preservation of the church with its rich collection of icons and historic objects is jeopardized due to lack of funding for conservation work, proper environmental controls and basic repairs.