We thank the 237 Stewards who have pledged for 2015.
From God every family in heaven and on earth is named.
As Orthodox Christians, we are also stewards of our Church family – those with whom we worship, fellowship and serve the community. In the same way that we care for our immediate family, we also care for our Christian brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters. In his book on the Eucharist/Divine Liturgy, Fr Alexander Schmemann explains that in the early church, each person coming to the gathering of the Church brought with them everything they could spare for the needs of the Church. This meant for the sustenance of the clergy, widows and orphans, for helping the poor, and for all the good works of the Church. This is the Church that we as Orthodox Christians claim to be.
Giving Opportunities at St. Demetrios and Interacting
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coffee hour is sponsored by Lora Fossler in loving memory of her parents Barbara and Charles Mangus
Congratulations to our St. John Chrysostom Oratorical winners
Owen Cockrell our senior division winner and Amalia Stringer 1st place in the junior division and a tie for 2nd place between Ellie Ryan and Demetri Selimos.. On the Distrcit Oratorical on March 28 at St. George in Hollywood.
Philoptochos pre-orders for Pascha
Please place your order with Philoptochos for Easter Tsourekia, Eggs and Koulourakia today in the community center. Philoptochos is also in need of empty egg cartons
Palm Sunday Luncheon– April 5
Please join us on Palm Sunday for a delicious fish luncheon in our community center. Lunch will be hosted by our youth group GOYA. More information to follow.
Good Friday– Myrofores
This year, all girls registered in Sunday School who are interested in being a myrofora (flower girl) for Good Friday, call Effie Vasil at 954-773-5455 after 5pm.
Clergy Education Fund (Papouli)
Today is the last Sunday to contribute towards the education of our future priests. It is suggested that we give $10 per person or $20 per family. If you haven’t contributed yet, please see Dee Hopwood today in the community center.
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.
Orthodox Christian Network OCN
Please visit myocn.net and see why OCN has experienced an amazing growth of 2,500% in 2014. There is something for everyone to listen, read, watch, learn and interact with Orthodox Christians throughout the world. Make sure you visit their Facebook page. If you would like to volunteer to assist in this growth please contact the office at 954-522-5567 and speak to Seraphim. OCN reaches millions of people worldwide and it all has started here at St. Demetrios.
Schedule of Services
For more information about the Schedule of Services for Holy Week and giving opportunities during Lent please refer to the flyer.
Youth News and Scholarships
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
Daughters of Penelope Scholarship applications are now available. Please call Nina McGuirk at 954-537-2710 for more information.
Ahepa will once again be offering $2,000. worth of scholarships. If your father or grandfather is in Ahepa and you are graduating high school or already in college, please call Garry Paxinos for more information at 954-973-8478
Summer Camp June 15 to June 19
Campers, counselors, parents, mark your calendars and save the date for June 15 to June 19.
Fr. John, Presv. Abigail and Sampson are all excited about this year’s camp. More information to follow.