“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, Fullness of the Faith Catechism classes in the fall, Wednesday 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.
A source for Orthodox Christian literature, gifts and sacramental supplies for the parish and greater Orthodox community. Open Tuesday-Friday 11:00a-2:00p 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.
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.
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 Palm Sunday Luncheon, Pascha Picnic, Parish Feast Day..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fellowship, education and worship for both single and married adults, 18 and older. Members of other Orthodox parishes are welcome! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Provide weekly Faith education for children age preschool through high school.