Parish Council

2014 Parish Council

Presiding Priest: Fr. Luke A. Veronis

President: Lisa Healy
Vice President: Garry Ross
Secretary: Lorna McWilliam
Treasurers:  Nick Popiak & Cindy Johnson

Victor Apostolou
Leah DiDonato
Chris Geotis
Sandi Kunkel
Del Monroe
Helen Pappas
Mary Papageorge
Deborah Raymond

Understanding the Role of the Parish Council

The Parish Council is the administrative body of a Church community elected by its stewards for the purpose of working together with the Parish Priest or Proistamenos in fulfilling the mission and goals of that particular community.

This brief description of the local governing body of a Parish also explains a fundamental aspect of the structure of the Orthodox Church. Both clergy and laity are the “People of God,” who seek by the grace of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission entrusted to them to live and proclaim the Holy Gospel and the Holy Tradition of the Orthodox Church. Historically, clergy and laity have worked together in dealing with matters of the Church’s life. The Parish Council is an example of the synergy of clergy and laity; it is a vehicle for implementing the ongoing mission of the Church and planning the necessary strategies, policies, procedures, and activities that will enable the Parish to move forward in accomplishing God’s work.

As a member of the Parish Council, it is important to remember that you have been elected to serve a special ministry which requires total love, loyalty, and dedication to Christ and His Church. You are now an official representative of the Church and thus are expected to
exert every effort to exemplify its sacred character and spirit. Upon election to this trusted office, you assumed three basic obligations which will help guide you in your ministry:

1. To understand, live by, and uphold the tenets, teachings, and traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church;

2. To understand and abide by the GOAA Regulations (formerly known as the UPR) as set forth by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of
America through the Clergy-Laity Congresses.

3. To live by and uphold your oath of office by utilizing your God-given time, talents, and treasures for the spiritual progress and advancement
of your parish.

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019

Holy Land Journal 2019

Holy Land Meditation Book

Welcome to our Church

Learn about our parish and the Orthodox Church!

 

Monthly Bulletin
Monthly Message
February 26, 2019 -
What an incredible pilgrimage to the Holy Land! It was a time of deep spiritual renewal and a great opportunity to understand better the life of Jesus Christ and so much of what we read in the Bible.

 

Recent Sermons
March 17, 2019 -
The unequivocal truth of God is that God is Love. He loves all people unconditionally. God loves Christians AND Muslims. He loves believers AND atheists. God loves those who have grown up in this country AND He loves immigrants, whether legal or illegal. God loves even white supremacists, even though their actions are utterly against His ways. He longs for such lost, dark souls to find the light and turn away from the hell they are living in.

 

March 10, 2019 -
A man that does not learn to forgive, who hold on to the bitterness and resentment of his anger and hatred and pain, is like a man who swallows poison and hopes his enemies die from that poison. An unforgiving spirit imprisons and poisons our souls!

 

Our Orthodox Faith
Our Faith

Liturgy
"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth. We cannot describe it to you; we only know that God dwells there among men and that their Service surpasses the worship of all other places..." Learn more»

 
 

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