l have registered to run in The 2011 “Exercise Your Spirit” 5K Run on June 18th, 2011. Please sponsor my efforts to raise the MOST MONEY for the building of a new church for St. George and St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church in Jersey City, NJ. I would really love it if you could all join me at the 5K Run. It will be a wonderful day of fellowship and Christian fun. Everyone really stepped up and dug deep last year and with your help I raised $7,294.26. I ask you to help me again this year with your support. Please share the following link with anyone who is willing to donate and/or participate, including your friends, family and coworkers.
On February 6, St. George and St. Shenouda’s Coptic Orthodox Church hosted the Art In Heaven Gallery at the historic Loew’s Theatre in Jersey City. Nearly 185 patrons attended the event, supported by about 30 participating artists. The gallery boasted over 70 pieces of art, from which 51 pieces were sold to the highest bidder via a silent auction. The event raised $10,157.57, which will go directly towards the building of a new church for the congregation. We would like to thank the artists for their contributions, the servants for their tireless efforts, and the attendees for their generous donations. May God give everyone their reward and grant them the heavenly instead of the earthly and the eternal instead of the temporal. May He also complete for us our New Building Project according to His will and plan. Thank you!
On June 6, 2009, St. George & St. Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church of Jersey City, NJ hosted it’s Second Annual “Exercise Your Spirit” 5K Run. The race was held on a beautiful sunny day at Nomahegan Park in Cranford, NJ.
In addition to the many returning participants from last year, runners from all over the tri-state area joined us this year to support their sister church. We hosted some 110 runners and 220 people at the BBQ. We were blessed with the attendance of our Reverend Fathers, Fr. David Bebawy and Fr. Anthony Basily, who distributed awards to our fastest male and female runners.
Fastest Male Runner – Mena Francis, finishing in 22:30
Fastest Female Runner – Maryann Sous
Also this year, we witnessed the Lord’s hand working as the money raised nearly doubled over night. The 5K Run raised $44,759.05! Five times the income of last year’s event! With this in mind, we especially recognize and thank the great efforts of the top three fundraisers:
1. Nasheds (Mark Thomas Daniel) – $6,058.00
2. Safwat Shaker – $4,285.00
3. Ralph Toss – $4,265.00
Many thanks to all those who planned, worked, and labored for this event to be such a GREAT success! A special thanks to our priests for their support and mentorship.