We thank the 370 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)
Archiepiscopal Divine Liturgy
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios will be celebrating the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, October 26 for the feast day of St. Demetrios. Please join us after the liturgy in our community center for brunch.
Giving Opportunities at St Demetrios
The Clergy and Parish Council offer several giving opportunities to everyone contemplating involvement and donations to St Demetrios Church.
- Stewardship Commitment of Time, Talent and Treasure-If you are a member of our Church , reach out and bring in one new family or reactivate a family you know by asking them to join you at Church.
- Iconography Project-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.
- Land Purchase of property to the South of the Church-half of the funds have been raised for this long awaited accomplishment.
- Church Roof Renovation-Raising funds to complete the roof and then renovate the interior of the Church damaged by water over the years.Please speak to Fr. Chris or Fr. John , as well as any member of the Parish Council about these giving opportunities. We are grateful to all for the assistance and support given to our blessed Church and call all to mind and prayer during our Feast Day Celebration.
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.
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
“A Devoted Heart” is humbled and thrilled to announce that we will now be meeting every first and third Sunday of the month.
Brown Bag Food Drive
The Daughters of Penelope annual food drive is to benefit the Co-operative Food Bank of Broward County. In lieu of brown paper grocery bags , you may donate Publix gift cards or cash. Please give it to Dee Hopwood or the church office no later than Nov. 23rd. We will gladly do the shopping for you. Thank you for feeding a family in need and more so now.
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.
HDF-Tijuana Flats Spirit Days
Tijuana Flats will donate a portion of their sales to the HDF dance group. Just mention that you are supporting the HDF dancers from St. Demetrios on 10/27, 11/10 and 12/8 at 1619 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale from 6pm to close.
Any proceeds will help the dancers to get to Charlotte NC to compete in Jan. 2015.
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.
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
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