We thank the 65 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.
Please join us on January 13, 15 , 21, 23, 29 and Jan. 31. We will start our baking for the festival from 10am until needed.
An extra pair of hands, for even 2 hours, would be much appreciated
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling ACG’s representative in the U.S., Mara Nisdeo at (617) 935-5148 .