In 1946, just at the end of World War II, there were only a handful of Greek Orthodox families in the Fort Lauderdale area. They gathered at a hotel on the beach to worship and dream about their own church land, buildings and community, with young people’s groups, Sunday School, Philoptochos chapter and a beautiful nave and consecrated altar to worship in and to give glory and honor to God.
Today, we have the buildings, the groups, and the people, but the work is not complete. The icons are not finished. The Community Center, which was built in 1988, is tired and needs renewal. Our altar is not yet consecrated.
It’s our turn, as the next generation, to take up the torch from our church parents, to finish the work they began and to see it through until we can celebrate the consecration of the altar of our church.In addition we will have a gloriously decorated nave, along with a newly refurbished community center and brand new kitchen.
This is the season of giving and we cannot think of a better gift than donating an icon to the Church in honor and remembrance of someone you love or one who has gone to be with the Lord. Thus far the response to our efforts has been truly amazing. We have received pledges for items totaling over $150,000.
We ask you to consider helping before Christmas with two special areas of giving opportunities:
- 2 Sand Pits with Marble Border – $5,100.00 each
- 1 Mosaic Candle Offering Area – $11,000.00
- 60 Segments of Decorations and Words on Balcony Front $1,800.00 each
- 41 Medallions – $3,600.00 each
- 3 Standing Saints – $5,500.00 each
- 9 Murals of Miracles – $8,200.00 each
Please call one of us to discuss your Christmas gift this year. Take advantage of making your end of the year gift to the church for tax purposes. If you haven’t seen our video, This is My Church, please take a few moments to review it.