Community News and Events
SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
•1-Year Memorial Service: Harry Pournaras ~ May his memory be eternal.
Wednesday, July 30th:
•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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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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