Lenten retreat focuses on end of life

The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church invites members of the community to its annual Lenten retreat.

Reverend Dr. Demetrios Constantelos, professor emeritus of Richard Stockton College in Galloway Township, will present a lecture on the Saturday of the Souls along with the Church’s views on death and dying.

A demonstration will focus on the meaning and preparation of kolyva, a traditional memorial dish. A light lunch will be served. The event is free and will take place in the priest’s reception room at the church, 7004 Ridge Ave., from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23.

The Ladies Philoptochos Society is a philanthropic group of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The Egg Harbor Township Chapter meets monthly and participates in charitable works to fulfill their mission to assist those in need. For more information and to RSVP, contact parish administrator Lisa Mitoulis at 609-653-8092, ext. 5, or lisa@cmmcw.com.

Easter egg hunt coming to Greentree Church

Children ages 2-10 are invited to participate in the free annual Easter egg hunt that will be held at Greentree Church on March 30.

In addition to the search for 3,000 hidden eggs, there will be skits, songs and prizes, as well as a free hot dog lunch following the hunt. The rain or shine event is free and will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children should bring their own basket in which to collect eggs.

All children are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Information and directions are available at greentree.org or by calling the church office at 609-927-3838. Greentree Church is located at 125 Schoolhouse Road.