FOCA announces 2013 “Celebration of Faith” contest


The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America [FOCA] recently announced that the theme of its annual “Celebration of Faith” creative arts contest for youth will be derived from John 8:12—“I am the light of the World. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

Youth are invited to create and submit original works, based on the theme, representing the fields of creative writing, music, photography, and visual arts. Suggestions include photos or paintings of how God’s light impacts the world around us or how works of charity impact others.  Individuals may submit essays, poetry or short stories illustrating how God’s light sustains us and helps us to become lights in the world.  Entrants may wish to draw ideas from thematic resources available from the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Education.

Completed entries should be mailed no later than June 16, 2013 to FOCA Celebration of Faith, c/o Beth Willison, 232 Arrowhead Dr., Slippery Rock, PA 16057.  Entries will be displayed and awards presented at the FOCA’s 2013 National Convention, slated to be held in Cleveland, OH June 27-July 1.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Willison at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).