Community News and Events
|SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK
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.
Baking: 1:00 PM (Volunteers
Tuesday, September 1st:
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM (Ossios
Meletios and Beginning of
Ecclesiastical New Year)
Wednesday, September 2nd:
Baking: 10:00 AM (Volunteers
Friday, September 4th:
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
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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