Fr. Paul Lundberg and the organizing committee of the “Connect” Conference:
My Beloved Children in Christ,
“We become strong in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20)
I greet you with love and joy in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as I offer to you my best wishes and my fervent prayers for a successful second young adult conference. Truly, this gathering of Orthodox adults from the ages of 21 to 39 fulfilled a spiritual need in a group that is often mistakenly forgotten in the lives of our parishes.
Dear Connect Conference leadership team,
O Lord, midway through the feast,
give drink to my thirsty soul from the waters of true religion.
For to all You the Savior cried aloud, "Let whoever is thirsty come to Me and drink."
O Christ our God, the fountain of life, glory to You.
Apolytikion for Mid-Pentecost
It is with this understanding and the unity of the Holy Spirit, we are overjoyed to hear about the upcoming Connect Conference for which you are so diligently preparing and which you have dedicated to the theme, “Understanding Our Purpose.”
"I'm excited to be part of the Connect Conference coming up in October and looking forward to a great weekend of worship, learning, fellowship and service. I know attendees will have an enormous opportunity to build new relationships and find encouragement among their peers to deepen their faith and their friendships."
- Tim Tassopoulos