We thank the 361 stewards who have pledged for 2014.
Who is a Steward?
A steward is one who manages another’s property or resources; the Christian therefore, is a steward of everything he is and has, including his own body and soul, for according to the mystery of salvation, we possess nothing from ourselves, not even our own life and being; all belongs to God and is given to us by the Father through His Son because of the richness of His love and mercy.
From The Theology of Stewardship in Light of Orthodox Tradition by Fr. Paul Wesche
(Light and Life Publishing)
National Church Music Sunday
In honor of St. Romanos the Melodist, the first Sunday in October is dedicated to the church choir and musicians. St. Demetrios Church thanks you all for your hard work and dedication. Patricia Zeiler our choir director has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. Congratulations!
Altar Boy Retreat
Soldiers for Christ
This year we will have an Altar Boy Retreat to all come together to learn about the Divine Liturgy and worship together by having a teaching Liturgy. Each Altar Boy will be provided with a packet that includes a Liturgy Book and information. Please meet inside of the Church.
October 11th, 2014 at 2pm-5pm
RSVP to Sampson at: Sampson@stdemetrios.org
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios will be celebrating the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 26 for the feast day of St. Demetrios.
Cancer Chapter — Annual White Elephant Sale October 31 & November 1, 2014
Its time for our annual White Elephant Sale on Friday, October 31st & Saturday, November 1, 2014. The event will be held in the main hall between 8AM – 4PM on Friday and 8AM-2PM on Saturday. All proceeds support cancer research at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
We are accepting donations of gently used items, interesting collectibles, vintage items and artifacts. Used clothing will not be sold this year. If you are interested in donating articles to the sale please see me, Stephanie Pavlakis, (or any member of the Cancer Chapter) after church during the coffee hour.
Please bring your donations Sunday, October 26th after St. Demetrios Feast Day.
Thanking you in advance for your support.
Ionian Village—ON the Go
Ionian Village is a ministry of the office of Ioanian Village and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. District GOYA is hosting this event on Saturday, October 18th from 8:30am to 8pm. RSVP by October 11th by contacting Sampson Kasapakis at 954-467-1515 or Sampson@stdemetrios.org for more info.
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.
Women’s Bible Study
Our first class will be on Sunday, October5th upstairs in the church, and from then on the first Sunday of every month. The study will begin promptly at 1pm and you are asked to arrive early. Please bring your Bible, notebook, pen and open heart for God.
OCN is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary of ministry and will be holding 20 events around the country. Can you help us prepare for this amazing milestone? Next week, we need help with a big mailing, and we also need someone to do regular data entry. Contact Fr Chris to volunteer.
St. Demetrios name day dinner dance– October 25
Join us in celebration beginning with vespers at 6pm followed by a cocktail reception at 7pm and dinner at 7:30pm. Dance to the music of Demetri and the Islanders!
Tickets for adults are $45.00 pre-sale until Oct. 19th and $30. for children 12 & up. Please contact Marion Koliniatis at 305-632-1415 or Kathy Ziegler. at 954-564-3379 for reservations.But your tickets today in the community center.
St. Demetrios New Years Cruise!
Book your cabin today with Stephen Solos 954-290-0549 for a one week cruise aboard the MSC Divina. Set to sail Dec. 27 with stops in St. Maarten, San Juan and Gr. Stirrup Key and back Jan. 3. A fully refundable deposit of $100. per person is due upon booking with final payment due Oct. 3. Please watch for more details.
The St. Demetrios Endowment Program
This program has been established in order to secure the future of our church. Individuals, families, businesses or corporations may give to the Endowment fund and designate these funds to be utilized within the following areas, Educational Programs, Land Acquisition, Building Maintenance, New Building Construction and Social Ministries. Your gift would have an immediate impact with 50% being held in the endowment fund thereby securing growth for the future and the other 50% going immediately for use in the area you have chosen. This giving can be done during your lifetime or designated in your will. We are available to discuss these options and others with you at your convenience. Please contact Fr. Chris for additional information.
Save the Date
October 25 St. Demetrios Dinner Dance … A Night at the Plaka
December 12 White Dream… a Holiday Celebration
December 27 New Year’s Eve Cruise aboard the MSC Divina
February 6-8 Fort Lauderdale Greek Festival
2015Grand Raffle 1st Prize 2015 Mercedez Benz CLA250
March 2015 Anchors Away.. Gala Event