Annunciation Men's Club
We are pleased to announce the resurrection of our Men’s Club. The first meeting took place on Thursday, April 6. Subsequently, we will meet monthly, either at church or in a dinner setting.
We would like all the men of our parish to take a few minutes and contemplate how this can influence their lives and their participation. There are many aspects we would like you to consider: spiritual, community service, philanthropic outreach, Church tasks, fundraising and just plain fun and a time out enjoying our camaraderie. It made sense for us to initiate this thought process now as we are all hopefully in a time of reflection and change, as we approach Pascha. Please feel free to talk to Ed Connor, Arthur and John Housianitis, and John Tsakirgis (617-686-2939), the newly elected officers. Please help reach out to those men, who have just joined our Parish and would welcome the idea and thought of participating. We do not want anyone left out. We welcome ideas and free thought as we move forward with this adventure.
Greek Ladies Aid Society
Membership cards for 2017 are now available. Please see Irene Falite or Dorothy Davis to update your membership for 2017. 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
June 11th - SUNDAY SCHOOL GRADUATION
July 28 - July 30 - GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL
Join us this summer for our annual Greek Food Festival! The event is held rain or shine and admission is free in our air conditioned church hall located at Park and Harris Streets in Newburyport, MA. Read more...
July 29 - August 6th - EAT GREEK ALL WEEK!
The Gyro Food Cart is back and will be in TWO locations this year during the Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Week.
Find our Annunciation Church food carts serving Gryros, and other Greek delicacies on Inn Street and our NEW 1 Market Square location, adjacent to the previous site for Not Your Average Joe's Restaurant!
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