Weekly Sunday Bulletin – 15th Sunday of Luke

Stewardship

We thank the 123 Stewards who have pledged for 2015.

Please complete your Stewardship Commitment for 2015 and ensure the success of the programs undertaken for the spiritual needs of the families entrusted to our care. Remember that your Stewardship provides the foundation for our Parish Ministries and our efforts in meeting the challenge of spreading Christ’s Word and our Orthodox Faith.

Giving Opportunities at St. Demetrios and Interacting

Stewardship Commitment

Commit your Time, Talent and Treasure- If you are a member of our parish, reach out and bring in one new family or reactivate a family you know by asking them to join you at Church .If you are new to our parish, please visit our website for more details about our parish family. Come and worship with us each Sunday.

Iconography Project

Sacred Murals adorn the walls of all Orthodox Churches. Our Parish offers the opportunity for you to donate an icon in honor of a loved one or in memory of someone. Call our church to discuss. 9 Medallions and 1 Standing Saint, 3 Murals of Miracles, 2 dome icons, glass railing on balcony, glass doors to narthex are still available to be dedicated to a loved one. Contact our clergy.

Land Purchase

Throughout the past two decades we have sought to expand our church campus to allow for our growth. You may donate for the property to the South of the Church- half of the funds have been raised for this long awaited accomplishment.

Church Roof Renovation

Our greatest project this year is the completion of our dome restoration. Raising funds to complete the roof and then renovate the interior of the Church damaged by water over the years. Be a part of creating this landmark building in South Florida.

Endowment Program

Individuals, families, businesses or corporations may give to the Endowment fund and designate these funds to be utilized within the church. This giving can be done during your lifetime or designated in your will.

Flowers

Flowers on the Altar donated by George and Maria Papastamatis in loving memory of Ekaterini Dousiou

Flowers on the Solea donated by Susan Selimos in loving memory of  Savas Kalaitzidis and Vasilios and Vasiliki Kalaitzidis

Sunday School

We have an opening for a Sunday School Teacher for grades 1 and 2. If you have a love for Christ, a love for children and a creative side and are able to give 2 hours of your time , please call Fr. John.

A Devoted Heart – Women’s Bible Study

Please join us the first and third Sunday of every month. Helena    Ioannou , our very enthusiastic teacher discusses and shares our prayer lives and “studies the perfect examples of Jesus Christ that He set for us to cultivate in our own lives.”

Visiting Angels

Fr. Chris, Fr. John and the Visiting Angels visit those who are in the hospital and those who are home bound. If you or a loved one would like a visit from Fr. Chris or Fr. John or companionship from the Visiting Angels, please call the office at (954) 467-1515.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to be part of our Festival Team.
Sign up Sheets are available in the south narthex. Please see Anna   Merkel .

Grand Raffle

Tickets have been mailed to our parishioners. If you need more tickets, a table is set up every Sunday from now until the festival., you may turn in your tickets stubs and pick up more tickets to sell. Ticket price is $25.00 and our goal is to sell 5000 to win a new 2014 Mercedes Benz CLA-250.

Sister Parishes Festivals

St. Mark– Jan. 22 to Jan. 25

St. Sophia, St. Catherine and St. Nicholas festivals

Feb. 20 to Feb. 22

St. George– April 25& 26

Heritage Greece Program

This year’s Heritage Greece Program takes place from June 11-28, 2015. Participants receive credit and activities range from Greek language, cooking, dance classes to learning about Greece’s cultural treasures from an insider’s perspective with expert professors as their guides.

The educational program includes:

  • A once in a lifetime first-hand experience of Greek heritage, traditions and culture
  • An experiential customized one-credit language and culture course
  • Field trips and on-site teaching
  • Recreational and educational excursions
  • Modern, spacious housing at ACG  (students stay at the facilities built for the US Olympic Swim & Boxing teams)
  • Tuition, meals, transportation and related expenses in Greece
  • Classroom materials

Students bear a portion of the airfare costs to and from Athens ($1,000).  They gather in Washington DC on June 11, 2015 for Orientation and attend meetings with members of Congress, staff, Embassy of Greece and Cyprus diplomatic corps and given an insider’s Washington DC tour.

The students depart as a group for Greece on June 12 accompanied by ACG staff.   The grant from the NHS to the students covers all other expenses including Orientation costs, tuition, transportation, meals and related expenses in Greece.

ACG is accepting online applications through March 27, 2015.   Eligible candidates must be of Greek-American descent, enrolled in college, with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  Candidates that have never or seldom been to Greece are given priority.

We invite prospective applicants to visit the ACG website for more information about the HG Program at:  http://www.acg.edu/admissions/study-abroad/heritage-greece.  Additional information is also available by emailing ACG at:   heritagegreece@acg.edu or calling ACG’s representative in the U.S., Mara Nisdeo at (617) 935-5148 .