Sunday of Orthodoxy
On Sunday, March 11th our Sunday School students participated in the customary procession of icons. The service is to commemorate the restoration of icons for use in services and private devotional life of Christians. See Photos here.
"100 Years in the Kitchen" Cookbook - The Perfect Gift!!
Our parish members have shared their Greek recipes passed down through generations and more in this rare cookbook compiled for our 100th anniversary celebration. The cookbook is available now for $20 and can be purchased at The Annunciation Church Candle Stand in the Narthex, the Daniel Lynch Pharmacy, Tina's European Fashions and Dance Place of Newburyport or by contacting Andrea Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Surprise your loved ones with this special gift!!
100th Anniversary Update
Our 100 years celebration of Greek Orthodoxy in Newburyport has begun! The parish council decided to recognize the date of December 18, 2018 as the anniversary of our Church. See the full year schedule of planned Monthly activities here. Please reach out to our 100th Anniversary co-chairs of Andrea Jones and Charlie Neos. Each monthly event has many tasks to fill and could use your help. Please come to one of the regularly scheduled meetings listed on the calendar Tuesdays@6:30PM or Sundays@11:45AM and offer your time, talent and energy.
If you have recently moved or changed your email address, please contact Stacey Kevorkian at email@example.com so that we can keep both our mailing list and the listserv for email current. Thank you!
Greek Ladies Aid Society
Membership cards for 2018 are now available. Please see Irene Falite or Dorothy Davis to update your membership for 2018. A donation of $15 goes a long way in helping us help others less fortunate than ourselves.
"Pick A Month" Mortgage Initiative
During the December 2015 General Assembly, the Parish Council had announced a mortgage reduction initiative. This initiative has several components, including negotiating a lower interest rate/term length; seeking future donations of one month’s mortgage obligation; and developing and implementing fundraising events with a sole purpose/focus of reducing our mortgage obligation. We are very pleased to announce that PC member Charlie Neos’ diligent efforts have led to a renegotiation of our mortgage term to 15 years, with a corresponding interest rate of 4% (nearly a 1.5% reduction). Our monthly payment obligation will be only $75 more, and we will save tens of thousands in interest over the life of the loan. Great first step!
How you can help....
The Parish Council is inviting parishioners to assume the mortgage payment for a month ($1500).
Each parishioner that assumes the cost of a month will be recognized with a gold leaf on a custom made giving tree that will be permanently mounted on the wall in our lobby. Click here for more information and to signup to help.
These combined efforts will lead to a lower overall mortgage burden, allow us to pay off our mortgage debt more quickly, and ultimately give our beloved Parish more financial freedom.
It seems that some people are not aware of our parish wide email program called Listserv. We are using Listserv to send out weekly announcements like our Sunday bulletin and other items regarding church events. If you would like to receive Listserv announcements, add your name and email address by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Hour Help
Parish Council has proposed a new approach to filling a Sunday void of a Coffee Hour host. We know that it can be overwhelming for one family to bring all of the food for coffee hour, but not so if five families bring just one item each. Andrea Jones will create a list of email addresses for those parishioners who are willing to provide one item for coffee hour on an open Sunday. On an open Sunday, Andrea will email the first five people on the list to bring something, and reach out to the next five when the need arises again, etc. If you would like to contribute to coffee hour in this way please send your email address to email@example.com, or contact any member of the Parish Council with your preferred contact information.
No time to make the traditional Koliva for the memorial service of a loved one? Daphne Tikellis is now available to make the koliva for you at $100/tray. Call Daphne at (978)270-6089.
Save the Date
Sunday, June 10th - Picnic/Last Day of Sunday School
Join us in the courtyard for this Church Social BBQ to celebrate our youth, their teachers and their work in Christ over the past year!
July 27, 28, 29 - Annual Greek Food Festival
Weekly Sunday Bulletin View the parish weekly news bulletin online, includes news and events.
Monthly Bulletin - The Beacon
Shining Forth the Good News!
Send an Iconogram Send a message to a loved one or a friend in celebration of a name day, feast day, or sacrament.
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