“How Can You Be Involved?” Ministries Brochure
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
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)
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.
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
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
Managing the technological equipment, network and security of the parish.
Maintain the church grounds with periodic work parties and landscaping strategy
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.
Pronounced “phil-OP-toe-kose”, which means “friends of the poor”. The mission of our Saints Mary and Martha chapter is “To offer comfort where we see pain, sustenance where we find hunger, and hope where we encounter despair.” Our inspiration comes from the grace of God and is founded on our unwavering faith. The members of Sts Mary and Martha Philoptochos (women and men) fulfill our mission by helping those within our parish and through outreach to the greater community. Learn More.
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)
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)
Monthly gatherings to work on quilt for annual benevolence fund benefit and other projects for charity.
Periodic fellowship and spiritual discussion as well as connecting seniors with rides and visitation as needed. Learn more.
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.
Providing hospitality with snack and coffee after Sunday services. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)
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)
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
Moms & Tots
Fellowship for mothers and play activities for toddlers and babies; occasional group outings, monthly Mom’s Night Out–all moms are welcome!
Provide weekly Faith education for children age preschool through high school.