Community News and Events


Sunday, October 19th:
•Sunday School: 10:00 AM

Monday, October 20th:
•Parish Council Meeting: 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 22nd:
•Fast Day
•Religious Discussion w/ Fr. Angelo: 2:00 PM
•Choir Practice:4:00 PM


Friday, October 24th:
•Fast Day
•Greek School: 5:30 PM
•Younger Children’s Greek Dance Practice (Ages 8 and younger): 7:00 PM
•Adult Greek Class: 7:30 PM



GOYA Bingo/Luncheon ~ Today~ Following Divine Liturgy: Come join the GOYA as they have their fall bingo luncheon! Tickets can be purchased for $10 per person or $30 per family of four. All Demetris and Demetras will get in free for their Name Day. Additional bingo cards and cake raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Please see any GOYA’n for tickets.

Fall 2014 General Assembly Meeting ~ Sunday, November 2nd ~ Following Divine Liturgy: The UPR requires a 10 day notice to all parishioners of a General Assembly meeting. The notice gives the time, date and agenda for the meeting. All this information is printed in The Voice and constitutes notice because it is mailed out far in advance to comply with the 10 day notice. Unfortunately, due to a Post Office error The Voice was not delivered in time. We hope that you will all make every effort to attend the rescheduled meeting. Only Stewards in good standing may vote. Please note: If you have not signed a 2014 Stewardship pledge card, you are asked to do so at this time.

Archangel Michael Awards ~ Saturday, November 9th ~ Atlanta, GA: The Annual Michael Archangel Awards will be held on Saturday, November 8th in Atlanta, GA followed by a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 9th. This year’s recipients from St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church are Jack Demtrak and George Moustakis. Congratulations to these two gentlemen and we thank them for their many years of commitment and dedication in making this a better community for each and every one of us! If anyone would like to attend the award’s dinner please call the Church Office (843) 448-3773 to make reservations and see the flyer in this issue of “The Voice.” Deadline to RSVP is Monday, October 20th.

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 or in the August/September issue of “The Voice.” For more information, contact Dena Platingos (585) 773-0788.

Younger Children’s Greek Dance Practice ~ Fridays at 7:00 PM: If you are interested in your child (ages 8 and younger) learning to Greek Dance, please contact Dena Platingos (585) 773-0788.

2014-2015 Adult Greek School ~ Begins Friday, October 3rd ~ 7:30 PM: Starting the first week of October, we will begin our Adult Greek Class on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM. The cost is $50 a month and please make all checks out to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. For more information please contact Dena Platingos (585) 773-0788.

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. Anyone interested see or call Joe Reagan (843) 796-9657 or Eva Elliot (843) 424-2950.

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 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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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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