We thank the 23 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
The Clergy and Parish Council offer several giving opportunities to everyone contemplating involvement and donations to St Demetrios Church.
1.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.
2.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.
3.Land Purchase of property to the South of the Church-half of the funds have been raised for this long awaited accomplishment.
4.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.
5.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.
Parish Council Elections– Today, January 4, 2015
Today, the members of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church are invited to participate in the election of Parish Council members who will serve for the 3-year term 2015, 2016, 2017.
Voting will begin immediately following Church services and will end at 1pm.
According to the Uniform Parish Regulations and by-laws, in order to participate in voting a
member must be in good standing. Members in good standing are those who have paid their
Stewardship Pledge, through November, for 2014. A member who is in arrears in his Stewardship Pledge may take part in the election by paying such arrears. New members may exercise the right to vote if they have been members for at least 3 months.
Your participation in this election will be appreciated.
The following have accepted the nomination for Parish Council
Vote for 5
The Orthodox Christian Parishes of all Jurisdictions will gather for the Epiphany celebration on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at St. Catherines in West Palm Beach. Please see attached flyer.
Fr. Chris and Fr. John will be blessing homes in the new year. If you wish for your home to be blessed , please pick up a form in the south narthex or call the church office.
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.
Festival Ad-Book – Your Opportunity
Dear St. Demetrios Parishioner:
As you are aware, St. Demetrios Church offers a number of ministries, programs and events to its parish and local community. To support these ministries and share our Orthodox faith and Hellenic culture, we hold our annual Festival.
This year, the Fort Lauderdale Greek Festival will be held on February 6, 7, and 8, 2015.
To support the event, you can purchase a quarter, half or full page ad in our Festival Ad Book to wish the Church well on its upcoming festival, congratulate a loved one on a special occasion, or celebrate an anniversary.
For pricing, please see the attached Sponsorship Form and return it to the Church office, or visit our website at www.stdemetrios.org where you can purchase your ad and upload any photos. All donations are tax deductible. Forms and artwork must be submitted by January 15, 2015. And if you know of friends or family members who would also be interested in this opportunity, please forward this information to them.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you.
John Ioannou, Jr. Committee Chair
PS: If you or anyone you know is interested in a business sponsorship please pick up our marketing and sponsorship opportunity packet in the south narthex
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 .
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 2015 Mercedes Benz CLA-250.
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 .
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.