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Ministry Schedules

Flower Rotation Schedule
Schedule for All Other Ministries

Adult Education

There are several opportunities for adult education at St. John: Theology 101 on Sunday mornings during Sunday School, Basics of Orthodoxy classes before and during the season of Great Lent, Tuesday morning Bible Studies and periodic classes focused on specific topics.


Provide parishioners with ongoing almsgiving opportunities and events, which focus on meeting the needs of our own as well as our neighbors in the greater community

Altar Servers

Coordinate a schedule and provide training for boys and young men, ages 7 and up, to serve in the altar during services. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)

Logos Bookstore

A source for Orthodox Christian literature, gifts and sacramental supplies for the parish and greater Orthodox community. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:30a-3:30p in addition to before Saturday Vespers and after Sunday Liturgies. Learn more.

Church Music

Prayerfully lead the congregation in worship with the reading and chanting of liturgical services, including baptisms and weddings; choir holds regular practices and assists the church in providing and maintaining liturgical books

Clean-Up Teams

Weekly rotation for clean-up after coffee hour. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)


Offer comfort in the form of meals, visits, appropriate cards and prayers to anyone in need in our parish family, such as those who have a new baby, illness or death in the family or those who are not able to be out and about


Provide flowers on a weekly rotation, and arrange flowers for Feast days. (Schedule)


Raise funds for the purchase of property, building a church and facilities. Organize events or campaigns to raise funds for the purchase of property, the building a church and additional facilities


Oversee the provision of food and hospitality for various special events such as the Pascha Picnic, parish feast day, All Saints’ Eve and visits of the Metropolitan

Information Technology

Managing the technological equipment, network and security of the parish.


Maintain the church grounds with periodic work parties and landscaping strategy

Men’s Ministry

Create a forum for men to get to know one another better, plan an annual retreat, and facilitate social gatherings for men and their families, such as Supper for Six

Missions & Evangelism

Create and oversee opportunities to share the Orthodox Faith with others and nurture spiritual growth within the parish. Learn More.

Myrrh Bearers

All women are invited to participate in monthly events for fellowship, spiritual edification, prayer and service, including the annual fall retreat and regular Fellowship and discussions with Father; 12-person board meets monthly.

Parish Council

Elected each winter, members commit to a 2-yr term, serving on rotation on Sunday mornings and meeting monthly to prayerfully guide parish decision-making. Learn more. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)

Prayer Group

Pray for our church, our community, and for individuals with special requests – you may email prayer requests to Agape.


Rotation of parishioners bake and offer bread for use in the Divine Liturgy. An annual baking workshop (check fall newsletter or November calendar for time/date) allows new members to learn the craft and experienced bakers to practice in a group setting. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)

Quilting/Embroidery/Knitting Group

Monthly gatherings to work on quilt for annual benevolence fund benefit and other projects for charity.

Seniors Ministry

Periodic fellowship and spiritual discussion as well as connecting seniors with rides and visitation as needed. Learn more.

Site Committee

Works to fulfill the vision of the parish to build a Byzantine style temple by finding an appropriate site and inform and motivate the parish regarding this process.


Facilitates annual stewardship campaign, educates about the focus and themes of Christian Stewardship, sends quarterly statements and answers questions regarding stewardship.

Sunday Snack

Providing hospitality with snack and coffee after Sunday services. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)

Welcome Committee

Volunteers act as Greeters on Sundays, welcoming guests, answering questions, providing materials to assist in participating in worship and learning more about the Faith and our parish. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)

Young Adults

Fellowship, education and worship for both single and married adults, 18 and older. Members of other Orthodox parishes are welcome! Contact us to ask to be part of the email distribution group, announcing YA activities and events. Learn more.

Youth & Family Ministry

This committee coordinates monthly gatherings for the various youth groups and a general plan for Family & Youth programs in the parish. Committee members include representatives from each of the youth groups below, clergy and a few parents-at-large.

Hope & Joy

(Kindergarten-5th grade).
Learn more.


(6th-8th grade)
Learn more.


(9th-12th grade)
Learn more.

Moms & Tots

Fellowship for mothers and play activities for toddlers and babies; occasional group outings, monthly Mom’s Night Out–all moms are welcome!

Sunday School

Provide weekly Faith education for children age preschool through high school.

St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival

Parish Festival is Sunday, February 9th, 2014. Learn more.