Community News and Events
|SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
Sunday, December 14th:
•Sunday School Pagaent Practice: 10:00 AM (Fellowship Hall)
•Sunday School & Greek School Christmas Pagaent: Following Divine
Liturgy (In the Church)
•St. John’s Church Christmas Luncheon/Party: Following the Christmas
Pagaent (Fellowship Hall)
•Christmas Card & Poinsettias Extended Deadline – Today Only: (See Penny
Vlandis in the Fellowship Foyer)
•Angel Tree Deadline
Tuesday, December 16th:
•Philoptochos Board Meeting: 10:00 AM
•Young at Heart Club Event: 5:30 PM (Church Parking Lot)
Wednesday, December 17th:
•Choir Practice: 4:00 PM
Thursday, December 18th:
•Men’s Breakfast w/ Fr. Christodoulos & Fr. Angelo: 6:30 AM (Harry’s
Pancakes ~ All men from our parish are invited to attend)
•Confession w/ Fr. Christodoulos: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (The Sacrament of
Confession is open to all parishioners)
•GOYA Gathering w/ Fr. Christodoulos & Fr. Angelo: 6:00 PM (In the
Friday, December 19th:
•Greek School: 5:30 PM
•Traditional Greek Culture Lessons: 7:00 PM
Christmas Lent lasts 40 days in the Orthodox Church from November
15th to December 24th.
This is a time for prayer, fasting, confession, anticipation and
preparation for the Savior's coming.
The Sacrament of Confession, is available to everyone. "If we
confess our sins, God is faithful and just, and will forgive our
sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness," the Bible teaches.
Call Fr. Angelo (843-448-3773) for an appointment for Confession.
Young at Heart Club Event ~ Tuesday, December 16th at 5:30 PM: The
YAH Club will be attending Shadracks Christmas Wonderland Show at
the Pelican’s Ball Park on Tuesday, December 16th followed by
refreshments at Cracker Barrel. We’ll meet in the church parking lot
at 5:30 PM to form car pools to the ball park. Admission to the
event is $25.50 per car. All interested, please call Eva Elliott at
843-4424-2950 for more details. To be added to our mailing list,
email Adrianne Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Red Cross Christmas Gift Bags: The Ladies of Philoptochos are
collecting items to fill brown paper bags for the Red Cross
Christmas Dinner. You can find a list of acceptable items in the
Coffee Room or in the new issue of “The Voice”. Deadline for all
items is Sunday, December 21st. Bring all items to the Coffee Room.
GOYA Warm Winter Clothing Drive: Throughout the month of December
the GOYA is collecting jackets, coats, scarves and other warm
clothing for those less fortunate in our community. Please drop off
all clothing to the Coffee Room.
Associated Charities Linen Drive: Philoptochos will be accepting
blankets, pillows, sheets and backpacks for Associated Charities.
Let’s all clean out our closets and donate to a great cause that
helps the unfortunate in our local community.
2015 GOYA Vasilopita Dinner & Dance ~ Friday, January 2nd at 6:00
PM: Our GOYA will be hosting the second annual GOYA Vasilopita
Dinner and Dance coming up in January. The GOYA’ns from the
communities of Florence, Columbia, Charleston, Fayetteville,
Wilmington and Raleigh will be attending. For more information
please see any GOYA’n or Fr. Angelo.
2015 St. John’s Name Day Dinner & Vasilopita Auction ~ Tuesday,
January 6th ~ Following Vesper Service: Please come join us for our
annual dinner honoring St. John the Baptist and participate in our
Vasilopita Auction. If you would like to donate a Vasilopita cake or
bread, please contact Angie Spyralatos (843) 249-0176. We hope to
see you on this special day of our Church.
2015 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Meeting ~ Sunday,
January 11th ~ Following Divine Liturgy: It is become that time
again for those interested in participating in the annual St. John
Chrysostom Festival to contact Mike Merisotis (843) 357-9480. Please
note that this festival is for all ages 4th Grade and up and we
would love to see your children participate in the poetry, essay or
oral parts of the competition. Please see more information regarding
this competition in the new issue of “The Voice.”
Building Fund: The Parish of St. John’s needs your help in the costs
of maintenance and upgrades to both the Hall and the Church. If you
have not filled out a Building Fund Pledge Card you are encouraged
to do so at this time. Please see or call Jimmy Lambrinos (843)
626-1572 or Sam Stathos (843) 238-5618 or any member of the Hall
Committee with any questions.
2014-2015 Greek School Year ~ Fridays ~ 5:30 PM: We have geared 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. For more information, contact Dena
Platingos (585) 773-0788.
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
email@example.com 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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