St. Demetrios Christmas Wonderland Gala- Auction letter


October 28th, 2013

Dear Friends:
We are excited to announce that St. Demetrios will host a Christmas Wonderland Gala on Saturday, December 7th at the Coral Ridge Country Club.  Our guests will enjoy a wonderful reception, live band, and a fun-filled silent auction, at this wonderful Florida Christmas Wonderland.

We would like you to consider donating auction items or monetary gifts to sponsor the event as an end of the year gift. The Christmas Gala will be advertised throughout the Greek Orthodox Parishes in South Florida – and we are expecting to host over 200 guests from the community and beyond that evening. Your business or family will be recognized for its contribution in our event program. All proceeds from the event will benefit the parish ministries.

For more details, please contact the church office or one of the event committee members listed below. We ask that you please print the attached donation form and return it with your donation. St. Demetrios church will return a copy for your records. All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided All donations must be submitted by Sunday, November 24th to be included in the program.

Eleni Cartier – Co-Chair 954.254.0014

Efie Hamilton – Co-Chair 954.292.3395

Eleni Varvoutis – Co-Chair 954.895.5076

Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to adding you to our list of donors, and hope that you will be able to join us for this wonderful event!

In His Service,

Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Christmas Auction 2013 – Saturday, December 7th

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The following is a wish list for auction donations. If you are able to donate any of the following, please fill out this form, and turn it in to the committee. The items can be dropped off to the church office or you can call 954-467-1515 for someone to pick them up. (No need to wrap anything.)  If you wish to put together a basket with a friend let us know if you need suggestions! Deadline is November 24th.
Sports (hockey, basketball, baseball) | Concerts | Plays | Lectures/Seminars
Restaurants | Spa & Beauty Services | Golf or Tennis | Retail Stores | Movie Tickets
Airline tickets | Hotel Stays | Theme Parks | Cruises | Limousine Rides
Toys | Birthday parties |  Furniture | Dress Up Outfits | Summer Camps | Piano Lessons
Television | DVD player | Portable stereo/iPod | iPad | Cell Phone
Fishing Trip | Condo rental for a long weekend or week | Catering a Small Dinner Party | Wine Tastings
Autographed Jerseys | Balls | Hats
Paintings | Sculptures | Mirrors | Vases
Feel free to be creative. Try to think of something that would make a great Christmas gift! All donations are tax deductible. Receipts will be provided.

Thank you for supporting our parish!


Gourmet Food/Kitchen, Crafts or Scrapbooking, Coffee or Tea, Dentist – Whitening teeth, Orthodontist Services, Tennis Lessons, Movies or Books, Music or Games, Favorite Food – Greek, Italian, BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Beach or Picnic, Barbie Toy Basket, Thomas the Train Basket, Birthday Party, Baby Boy or Girl, Sports – Fitness, Tennis, Golf, Soccer,Baseball, Football, Treats – Chocolate, Candy,Snacks (A-Z), Christmas

A Night at the Parthenon

In honor of the feast day for St. Demetrios, come celebrate, Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Night at the Parthenon

A night reserved for Dining, Dancing and Music

6:30pm- cocktail reception

7:30pm- dinner

a choice of entree– roast lamb, salmon or vegetarian delight

live entertainment by Demetri and the Islanders

fabulous raffle prizes


ticket pre-sale until October 20 / after October 20

adults $45.00/ $50.00

children 12 & up/ college students $30.00/ $35.00

PJ & Pizza Party

children 11 and under (reservations required)

first child $10.00/second child + $5.00 / per family

tickets sold after Sunday Services in the community center.

for reservations contact

Marion Koliniatis at 305-632-1415 or email

Katherine Ziegler at 954-564-3379 or email

GOYA Survivor Retreat


Survival Lock-In Retreat

WHAT: District GOYA Survival Retreat

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th

HOST: St. Andrew & St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Churches

WHERE: St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 7901 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176 (305) 595-1343

FEES: $20.00 per Person



Saturday, September 28, 2013

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

7901 North Kendall Dr.

Miami, FL 33156

8:30 Am – 9:30 Am – Arrival

9:30 Am – 10:00 Am – Orthros Service

10: 00 Am – 10:30 Am – Breakfast

10:30 Am – 11:00 Ice Breakers

11:00 Am – 12:00 Pm – Section I

12: 00 Am – 1:00 Pm – Team Building Activities

1: 00 Pm – 1:40 Pm -Lunch Break

1: 40 Pm – 2: 40 Pm – Section II

2: 40 Pm – 3: 40 Pm Survivor Challenges

3: 40 Pm – 4: 00 Pm – Refreshments

4: 00 Pm – 4: 30 Vespers Service W Closing Prayer



Meet at St. Demetrios to carpool with Advisor

Sep. 28: Drop Off at St. Demetrios at 8:00 am (we will call if there is a change in meeting time)

Sep. 28: Pick Up at St. Demetrios at 5:30 pm (we will call if there is a change in pick up time)


Meet at Advisor’s Home to carpool – (George Stratoudakis) Vicinity of I-75 & Stirling Rd

Sep. 28: Drop Off at 8:00 am (we will call if there is a change in meeting time)

Sep. 28: Pick Up at 5:15 pm (we will call if there is a change in pick up time)


Parents have the option to provide transportation to and from the event for their own child. If this option is

selected please be prompt for both drop-off and pick-up times. Directions provided upon request.

Sep. 28: Drop Off at 9:00 am at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

Sep. 28: Pick Up at 4:30 pm at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church

IOCC Charity Benefit

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral will be hosting a Charity Benefit for International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)

Who:  All those who wish to attend

What:  Charity Benefit

Where:  St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral, 320 Palermo Ave. Coral Gables, Florida

When:  Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of

Classical Melodic Delight


Cocktails, Dinner and Acution


Classical Arabic Melodies by

Richard Corey

Fadi Hardan ~ Elias Kilri ~ Walid Abu Saad ~ John Sassine


Classical American Melodies by

Jose Montoto ~ Joe Donato ~ Jackson King


Please make the following reservation(s):

LOVE Table of 8 – $1000 (minimum)

HOPE Table of 8 – $600

FAITH Table of 8 – $400

Individual Ticket – $50

R.S.V.P on or before August 23, 2013.  For questions, please call Tony Zammar at 786-325-7034.  Kindly list all names of guest.

Marlins with PAREA

Join PAREA for a great American pastime

Who:  Marlins vs. Washington Nationals

What:  A Baseball Game!

When:  September 6th, Game begins at 7:00 pm.

Where:  Meet at St. Demetrios by 4:00pm. We leave @ 4:30pm.

Tickets cost $20.00 per person before August 18th.

RSVP to by August 18th and purchase a ticket.  NOTE: The cost of the tickets will go up to $30 per person thereafter.

PAERA at Chill

Who: All young professionals 21 to 40

What: Gathering to get to know each other

Where: 1828 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL

When: August 1st @ 7:00 p.m.

Why: Why not!

Bring your thinking caps as we snack on cheese, sip wine, and discuss this years events and activities. We look forward to seeing you August 1st.

Let’s Get Together!

Join us for some fellowship at the Cheesecake Factory on Las Olas!

Meet & Greet

We’re looking forward to catching up and getting to know each other, enjoying some delicious food, and chatting about this years upcoming events!


Please R.S.V.P. no later by Thursday, June 20, 2013 to

Sunday School CleanUp!

A day of fellowship, love and creative thoughts!!

For all those who wish to participate in our Sunday School Program please come this Saturday, June 15th.  We’ll meet from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm upstairs in the school class rooms. Paula Kirifides will be providing lunch.  Time will be spent between cleaning and assessing our needs for next year.  Also this will be a good time to let Paula know what books and supplementary materials you will need.  We will also discuss teaching assignments for next year, and some ideas for special workshops like incense making, prayer rope making, introducing the students to the iconographer, etc.  Your input is vital.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday at 10:30 am.

In Christ,

Fr. John

Orthodox Jeopardy

This year we bring back one of the beloved events of our parish, Orthdox Christian Jeopardy.

Who: The Ladies Philoptochos Society

What: Satruday of Lazarus Lenten Retreat

Where: Community Center

When: Saturday, April 27th

This Lenten Retreat provides our community the task of folding palms in fellowship and love as well as educate those who attend about their faith. Come and participate in the game which had brought many joy in past years and by popular demand, Orthodox Christian Jeopardy.

Lunch with be provided

Saturday of Lazarus Lenten Retreat 2013 Flyer