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Palm Sunday Fish Luncheon ~ Today at 12-Noon: Please join us to celebrate Palm Sunday as one family in Christ. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Children. See any Parish Council Member for tickets.

Flowers for Pascha: The Philoptochos is accepting donations for Pascha flowers. Forms are available in “The Voice”, at the Pangari and at the Philoptochos Booth in the Hall Foyer following Liturgy. DEADLINE for submission is April 13th. Make all checks payable to “The Philoptochos Society” and mail to 3301 33rd Ave. Ext. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 and put “Attention Pascha Flowers.”

Myrrh-Bearing Women ~ Friday, April 18th: Any family with girls ages 4-12 years old who would like their daughter to represent the Myrrh-bearing women and stand guard at the tomb on Holy Friday evening (April 18th), please contact Mallory Morris (843) 457-9435 by Friday, April 11th so we may order the correct number of baskets. Girls must wear ALL WHITE (no sweatshirts or casual clothes please).

St. John’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt ~ Sunday, April 20th: Parents, our upcoming Easter Egg Hunt is fast approaching. Please RSVP to the Church Office (843) 448-3773 if you will be attending this year. The church is accepting bite-sized candy donations for the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt. For more information please contact Michele Michalos (843) 742-5502.

Young at Heart Club: 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. This group will meet monthly or as often as it’s decided. We will be planning activities such as going to dinner, getting coffee, going to the movies or taking trips. Anyone interested please see or call Joe Reagan (843) 796-9657 or (843) 236-5915.

GOYA Bingo Night ~ Sunday, May 4th at 5:30 PM: GOYA will begin selling tickets for their upcoming Bingo Night today in the Hall Foyer following Liturgy. Tickets are $10 per person or $30 per family of 4. Additional cards and cake raffle tickets can be purchased for $1. If you would like to donate a prize, contact Elaina Katsanos (843) 222-8459 or Alexis Michalos (843) 742-3714.

Philoptochos Family Fashion Show & Luncheon ~ Saturday, May 10th at 12:30 PM: Philoptochos will be selling tickets for the upcoming Fashion Show/Luncheon at their booth in the Hall Foyer following Liturgy. Come support this great cause.

Greek Bazaar ~ Friday, June 6th & Saturday, June 7th: St. John’s will be hosting its first ever Greek Bazaar in June. We will feature Greek specialty items that you can buy as well as have over 40 vendors selling jewelry, crafts and more. If you would like to volunteer for the bazaar, please contact David Santimaw (843) 455-5558.

2014 Philoptochos Scholarship: Forms will be available on February 2nd to qualified high school seniors planning to enter college in the Fall of 2014. They can be picked up in the office during the week or at the Pangari. Deadline submission is Tuesday, April 15th.

2014 AHEPA Scholarship: Our local AHEPA Chapter is pleased to announce their annual scholarship. Please contact the AHEPA scholarship committee or the Church Office (843) 448-3773 for an application to apply for their scholarship for the academic year of 2014-2015. Deadline for the application is Thursday, May 1st. For questions please contact scholarship chairperson Tim Groza (843) 361-4688.

2014 Daughters of Penelope Scholarship: The Daughters of Penelope are pleased to announce a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. For more details, please see or call Alexis Polydor (843) 497-9684.

Festival Children’s Greek Dancing: If you are interested in your child (ages 5 and older) dancing in this year’s festival, please contact Katherine Wright (843) 467-8930. Children must attend practices to learn the new dances.

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 have been mailed and are also 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 questions about stewardship. Please fulfill your commitment of your 2014 pledge today.



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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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