The Northern Colorado Clergy Brotherhood
Project Retreat Kickoff
Being the Good Smaritan: Heeding Christ's Call to Love
Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
5555 S Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, CO
Fr. Paul Abernathy
Pastor, St. Moses the Black
Orthodox Church, Pittsburgh PA
CEO, Neighborhood Resilience
Please join the Northern Colorado Clergy as we launch our effort to better understand and follow Christ’s call to love one another and to help those in need. Our prayer is to build a united Orthodox community that learns from, ministers to and serves Coloradans in need.
We are blessed to have Fr. Paul Abernathy lead our retreat. He will explore what Christ’s call to help those in need means to us and to our parishes. Fr. Paul will conclude with a discussion of what Christ’s call looks like in action. His vast experience has prepared him to guide us in this effort. He is pastor of St. Moses the Black Orthodox Church and CEO of the Neighborhood Resilience Project, an Orthodox Christian non-profit focused on Trauma Informed Community Development. Both organizations are located in the Hill District of Pittsburgh.
Fr. Paul was awarded a B.A. in International Studies from Wheeling Jesuit University. He also holds both a Master degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.
Since Fr. Paul began his work in 2011, the Neighborhood Resilience Project has distributed millions of dollars in food, clothing, furniture, transportation assistance, identification, and emergency relief to the Greater Pittsburgh community. This effort includes the Back Pack Feeding Program, which distributes food to 2,700 children every weekend during the school year.
A former non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, Father Paul is a combat veteran of the Iraq War and has received numerous community awards. He also serves on multiple community boards and committees.
Questions: Please contact Dn. Mark O'Dell at email@example.com.
There is no cost for the retreat, or for lunch. Free-will offerings will be accepted.