Community News and Events


Sunday, August 30th:
Artoclasia Service: In honor of the Evrytanian Saints.
Children’s Festival Dance Practice (ages 4-8 years old): Following Divine Liturgy in the Social Hall.
Youth Festival Dance Practice (ages 9 & older): Following Divine Liturgy in the Social Hall.
Philoptochos Koulourakia Baking: 1:00 PM (Volunteers needed!)



Tuesday, September 1st:
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM (Ossios Meletios and Beginning of Ecclesiastical New Year)

Wednesday, September 2nd:
Fast Day
Philoptochos Karithopita Baking: 10:00 AM (Volunteers needed!)

Friday, September 4th:
Fast Day


St. John the Baptist 2015 Greek Festival ~ September 24th-27th: If you would like to help, please see Festival Chairs, George Spirakis or Anastasia Spirakis-Haar. Let’s all work together for a great festival for the glory of God. Many volunteers needed!

Festival Koulourakia Baking: Today, August 30th at 1:00 PM. Anyone interested in helping to make Koulourakia for the Greek Festival is welcome to come. We will be baking in the Hall kitchen. All help is welcome.

Festival Karithopita Baking: Wednesday, September 2nd at 10:00 AM. Many volunteers needed! Please come and help!

Festival Pastry Cutting & Cupping: Monday, September 21st at 10:00 AM; Tuesday, September 22nd at 9:00 AM and Wednesday, September 23rd at 9:00 AM. Many volunteers needed! Please come and help!

Greek School ~ Begins Sunday, September 6th Following Divine Liturgy: Please consider sending your children to Greek School this year. Dena Platingos will be teaching our children the Greek language, songs, games, dancing and much more! Register your children by filling out the registration form found in “The Voice” or at the Pangari. See or contact Dena at (585)-773-0788 if you have any questions. Again, please make the commitment and send your children to Greek School.

Sunday School ~ Begins Sunday, September 13th at 10:00 AM: Our new Sunday School year is approaching and we will be starting Sunday, September 13th. Please register your children by filling out the form found in “The Voice” or at the Pangari. Mail the registration form to the Church Office or bring it to class on the 13th. If anyone is interested in teaching Sunday School, please call Michele Michalos at (843)-742-3713. We are looking forward to a spiritual and educational year for our children.

Choir: If anyone is interested in joining the Choir, please see or call Jimmy Arakas at (843)-450-3665.

Youth Festival Greek Dancing (9 & older): If you would like your child to participate or would like more information, please contact Katherine Wright at (843)-467-8930. Dance practices are on Sundays after Church unless noted otherwise.

Children’s Festival Greek Dancing (4-8 years old): Practices are held on Sundays following Divine Liturgy. Please contact Dena Platingos at (585)-773-0788 if you would like your child to participate or for more information.

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 2015 Pledge forms are available at the Pangari or from the Church Office. See or call Stewardship Chairmen, Dr. Jimmy Kontos at (843)-213-1627 or Mike Merisotis (843)-357-9780, if you have any questions about stewardship. Fulfill your commitment of your 2015 pledge today. Thank You!

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 Loretta Siotka (843)-399-8955. If there is a book or item that we don't carry, let us know and we will try to get it for you.

Family Life Ministry: The Family Life Ministry is a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta. The goal of this Ministry is to help individuals and families in our communities lead a Christ-centered, Orthodox life. We serve our Orthodox faithful through dynamic retreats, workshops, online materials, articles and resources which integrate an Orthodox Ethos into practical strategies we can use to navigate the challenges in our lives. Check out our blog!

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.

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St John the Baptist Greek Church

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


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