Parish Ministries

 

  • OCF: “Orthodox Christian Fellowship” This ministry seeks to keep college kids connected to Christ and the Church during their college years. 

 

  • Youth: Youth Ministry is a relationship-based process by which youth gather in a relaxed, social venue to share the experience of being an Orthodox Christian with their peers and to learn how put their faith into action.  This is done through age appropriate interactive activities, discussions, service projects, retreats, social gatherings and outings.   

 

  • Philia: This group provides the women of the parish with opportunities for prayer, spiritual growth, service to our parish & our community, and fellowship. 
 
  • Greeters: Greeters are parish members who share a strong desire to see that visitors are made to feel welcome and comfortable while visiting the church. 
 
  • First Saturday Breakfast: On the first Friday and Saturday of each month a group gathers to prepare and provide meals for the homeless. 
 
  • Youth and Adult Education  
    • Bible Listening Fellowship: “Shine within our hearts loving Master the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open up the eyes of our mind/heart to fully comprehend the message of Your Gospel” 
    • Church School: The Church School  provides catechism to our children each Sunday from September to June. 
    • Mid-week Tweak: A weekly opportunity to “fine tune” our understanding of Orthodoxy and “adjust” ourselves spiritually.  Happens each Wednesday at 10:30 am-(Coffee and Discussion); 5:30 pm (Worship Service), and 6:30 pm (Coffee and Discussion) 
    • Catechism:  Classes held throughout the year for Inquirers, Seekers or anyone interested in learning about Orthodox Christianity. 
    • Orthodoxy 101: At the conclusion of the Divine Services on Sunday, Father does a brief talk about an aspect of our Faith and life as Orthodox Christians 
 
  • OCMC: Stands for the “Orthodox Christians Missions Center”. Based in St. Augustine, Florida, this group coordinates the Church’s efforts to do mission in Christ’s way.  For more information go to www.ocmc.org 
 
  • IOCC: Stands for “International Orthodox Christian Charities”.  Based in Baltimore, Maryland, this organization provides help and hope to people in need throughout the world.  IOCC is the official humanitarian aid agency of the Orthodox Church in America.  For more information go to www.iocc.org  
 
  • Parish Council: The Parish Council assists the priest in the administration of the affairs and ministries of the parish.   
 
  • Fundraising: A “Fundraising Committee” oversees and coordinates parish fundraisers. 
 
  • Bookstore: The bookstore sells Orthodox items and is a form of outreach.   
 
  • Missions/Evangelism:  This team coordinates our parish’s efforts to “Go and make disciples of all nations…” 
 
  • Outreach:  This team coordinates our parish’s efforts to provide help and hope to people in need. 
 
  • Lay Visitation: These people visit parishioners at home, at nursing facilities, and at the hospital, in conjunction with, and under the direction of, the priest.   
 
  • Sunshine: These volunteers seek to bring a little sunshine to those who are hospitalized, or shut-in, or who live alone, or who are celebrating and anniversary, birthday, or feast day, or just need a little sunshine 
 
  • C.O.M.E.: The Committee works to engage the parish in understanding that we are all called to make disciples, to “proclaim the message of God’s reality, and lead others to that reality through incorporation into the Church.”