MISSION & HISTORY.
About Our Festival,
Year after year, the Saint Rafka Church Annual Festival provides an opportunity for families to come together and celebrate the beautiful aspects of Middle-Eastern and American culture together in one place. This much loved, two-day event draws people from miles around to enjoy the best of our music, cuisine, and culture. Nationally acclaimed musicians perform alongside our teen folk dance groups for a unique event that showcases a wide range of talents and entertainment styles. Traditional Middle-Eastern family recipes are prepared by our own parishioners and served with the hospitality that is a trademark of our community. Throughout the festival, children’s activities make our event one the whole family can enjoy.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE .
The St. Rafka Church Scholarship Fund,
Your support allows us to fund our St. Rafka Church Scholarship Program. This scholarship is awarded to youth and young adults who exhibit a commitment to learning, active participation in church activities, and service to others in the surrounding community. Our youth programs encourage youth to volunteer at organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, St. Christine’s Soup Kitchen, Lifespan, and at Senior Centers throughout the area. This scholarship helps to turn their Christian service into more opportunities for education and is offered to youth and young adults on an annual basis to assist with tuition and/or textbooks. We thank you in advance for your support!
Things To Do,
Enjoy a Delicious Homemade Middle Eastern Food & Premium Bar, Children's Area (Giant Slide, Bounce Combo, Giant Obstacle Course, Toddler House). Children's Carnival Games, Trackless Kiddie Train, Henna Tattoos & Face Painting, Youth Dabke Folk Dance Performances, Church Tours, Hookah Lounge, Raffles - Grand Raffle, 50/50, Item Raffles and much more!