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The following are among the main activities that we serve in as we engage in the Mission of our Church.
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. Always open. Purchases can be made by depositing the sales amount in the Bookstore money box.
Prayerfully lead the congregation in worship with the reading and chanting of liturgical services, including baptisms and weddings; the chanting group holds regular practices.
Periodic clean-up of the entire church building. Weekly cleaning after coffee hour is managed by the host and volunteers.
Organize events or campaigns, including the annual Greek Festival, to raise funds for the purchase of property, the building a church and additional facilities.
Monterey Bay Greek Festival – held each Labor Day Weekend Saturday through Monday.
Oversee the provision of food and hospitality for various special events such as the Pascha Picnic, parish feast day and visits.
Managing the technological equipment, network and IT security of the parish.
Maintain the church grounds with periodic work parties and landscaping.
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. This includes the Monday Coffee & Fellowship held every Monday at 10 am.
Missions & Evangelism
Create and oversee opportunities to share the Orthodox Faith with others and nurture spiritual growth within the parish.
Elected each winter, members commit to a two-year term, serving on rotation on Sunday mornings and meeting monthly to prayerfully guide parish decision-making.
Philoptochos (Friends of the Needy)
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
Rotation of parishioners bake and offer bread for use in the Divine Liturgy.
Works to fulfill the vision of the parish to build a new church and to inform and motivate the parish regarding this process.
Jacob and Mary
Facilitates annual stewardship campaign, educates about the focus and themes of Christian Stewardship, sends quarterly statements and answers questions regarding stewardship.
Providing hospitality with lunch after Sunday services. Manages the sign up for each Sunday and special occasions such as memorials.
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.