Community News and Events


Sunday, July 27th:
•1-Year Memorial Service: Harry Pournaras ~ May his memory be eternal.

Wednesday, July 30th:
•Fast Day
•Young at Heart Club Meeting: 2:00 PM (Conference Room)

Friday, August 1st:
Dormition of the Theotokos Fast Begins
•Paraklesis Service: 9:00 AM





A Warm Welcome: To our spiritual father, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, as he celebrates Divine Liturgy with us today.

Young at Heart Club Meeting ~ Wednesday, July 30th at 2:00 PM: If you are 55 years old or older and would like to socialize, we have begun a new organization in our community to bring our seniors (singles and married couples) closer together. Please come join us for this meeting where we will be discussing upcoming fun activities in the Conference Room. Anyone interested see or call Joe Reagan (843) 796-9657 or (843) 236-5915. Look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

CPR Certification Class ~ Wednesday, August 13th at 1:00 PM: Please come join the GOYA as they host their first CPR Certification Class in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to register, please see a GOYA’n in the Hall Foyer following Divine Liturgy or contact Jordan Spirakis (843) 503-5390. It is $5.00 per person and the deadline to sign up is Sunday, August 3, 2014.

2014 St. John the Baptist Greek Festival ~ September 25th-28th: Our annual Greek Festival is fast approaching and we need your help! Please contact the Church Office (843) 448-3773 if you are interested in volunteering at one of our many booths or helping get new business sponsors. Let’s all work together for a great festival for the glory of God!

Festival Children’s Greek Dancing: If you are interested in your child (ages 9 and older) dancing in this year’s festival, please contact Katherine Wright (843) 467-8930. Children must attend practices to learn the new dances. For children 3-8 years old, please contact Dena Platingos (585) 773-0788. We look forward seeing your children involved for this event!

2014-2015 Sunday School Year ~ Begins Sunday, September 7th: Are you interested in learning about the Orthodox Faith and helping children? Come teach Sunday School! Our youth is expanding in great numbers and we need teachers to help educate the importance of our church. Youth registration forms for the upcoming year can be found at the Pangari or in the August/September issue of “The Voice.” For more information please contact the Church Office (843) 448-3773.

2014-2015 Greek School Year ~ Begins Wednesday, September 10th ~ 5:30 PM: We will be gearing up our Greek School program in the beginning of September. Parents who wish to have their child enrolled, please fill out a registration form located at the Pangari or in the August/September issue of “The Voice.” For more information, contact Dena Platingos (585) 773-0788. We look forward to seeing your children grow in our Greek School program!

Sunday Greeters: Are you interested in being a Sunday Greeter? Please contact Loretta Siotka at (843) 399-8955.

Church Email Listserv: Do you currently receive our emails? If not please contact the Church Office (843) 448-3773 or send an email to and never miss out on weekly bulletins, announcements and more.

Orthodox Observer: If you are a steward in good standing and are not receiving the Orthodox Observer from the Archdiocese please contact the Church Office (843) 448-3773 and your name will be submitted to the Archdiocese to get on the mailing list.

“The Voice” Business Sponsors: Sponsors offset the costs of producing our bi-monthly newsletter. The cost for a business-card sized ad is only $150 per year. Ads will appear in “The Voice” as well as our parish website. To advertise or for more information, contact the Church Office at (843) 448-3773. Thanks to the businesses who are currently advertising with us!

St. John’s Religious Book Store and Holy Nook Gift Shop: Our parish bookstore and Holy Nook gift shop has a variety of books, icons, instructional guides, Orthodox literature, worship items, greeting cards, bracelets, pure traditional olive oil soaps from Greece (a variety of scents) "A Voyage in Greek Cooking," St. John's parish cook-book and much more. The store is located in the former kitchen in the Narthex. Please stop by following Divine Liturgy, or you may contact Anna Kouis at (843) 347-2868. If there is a book or item that we don't carry, let us know and we will try to get it for you.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Stewardship: Our St. John's Parish Family depends on regular stewardship offerings in order to continue the work of our Lord through our services and activities year round. The 2014 Stewardship Pledge forms are available today at the Pangari or from the Church Office. Please see or call Stewardship Chairman, Dr. Jimmy Kontos at (843) 213-1627, if you have any questions about stewardship. Please fulfill your commitment of your 2014 pledge today. Thank You!

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St John the Baptist Greek Church

2009-2013 St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

3301 33rd Avenue Ext. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Phone - 843-448-3773


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