Commemoration of the 43rd Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
On Sunday, August 6th the Cypriots of our community will commemorate the 43rd year since the Invasion of Cyprus. They invite you to join them for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and encourage you to participate in the Memorial Service. They will also provide Fellowship on that day as part of that remembrance.
As we come into the summer season, and travel about and visit new places and old friends and family, I would like to remind you that though busy, summer does not replace our primary commitment to our sacred church and the bounty of blessings and favor it brings to all of us.
So, as you get up to “move about the cabin” this summer, as stewards of St. Spyridon GOC please continue to fulfil your 2017 pledged commitment. On behalf of the Stewardship Committee, I respectfully ask that you continue to make your weekly or monthly stewardship contribution throughout the summer months. You may do this in several ways: visit on-line at www.stspyridon.com or contribute through ACH or call the church office at 619-297-4165.
Thanking you in advance,
The Stewardship Committee
John Kalas, Chairperson
Looking for the next generation of altar boys (10+). The summer is the best time to practice serving in the altar, meet next year’s captains, and learn how to best help Father Andrew during the Divine Liturgy. Contact Tony Gallanis at email@example.com to join the listserv and be placed on a team.
SAVE THE DATE! -- Hellenic Fairways Golf Classic
Save The Date! Hellenic Fairways Golf Classic. Friday, October 27, 2017 at Willowbrook Golf Course. For more information cotact Rhad Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-573-2304. Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below
Body Basics Parking Spaces
Please be reminded that one of our tenants, Body Basics, has been given permission to use two parking spaces off the alley near Park Blvd. on Sunday mornings. Please be respectful of that agreement and do not park in these two marked spaces on Sunday mornings. Please know that we are working diligently and moving forward to provide more parking for our church members. In the meantime, please pay attention to the signs marking the two spaces for Body Basics and do not block their customers from using those two designated spaces. Thank you.
Your Legacy and Your Church
...to whom much is given; from them much more is required (Luke 12:48). Please remember to include your Saint Spyridon parish in your estate plan and bequest.
Philoptochos and Coffee Hour
We hope you continue to enjoy the long standing tradition of coffee hour over the summer. Philoptochos is thankful for the continued support from all the families and organizations that offer every week. We kindly ask that you consider offering at least once per year, so think of name days, celebrations, memorials, fundraisers, etc. Offering fellowship is easy and can be shared with another family if you like. Please contact Christina Vassos at 619-818-6882 or email@example.com to see which dates are available. There is also a calendar in the hall. Thank you!
Youth & Young Adults Social Media
Program Description: Connect with the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries through social media to stay current with all the most recent news & events. We are all living and working in the mobile age, and the Metropolis Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is committed to building its presence on the internet. These sites serve as a unified place to connect our youth, young adults, clergy, youth workers, and parents throughout our very geographically diverse Metropolis. It will also be a place for everyone to share their ideas. Please be sure to check out these sites!
Receive Back 0.5% From “Amazon Smile” Foundation
We are pleased to announce, St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego now participates in AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of millions of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church. That’s right, every eligible purchase you or someone else makes at AmazonSmile 0.5% will be donated back to our parish!!!
Register by visiting AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and select “St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church” before you make your first purchase (be sure to select St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church - San Diego, California). Amazon will remember your selection and each time a purchase is made AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% back to our parish.
For more information about AmazonSmile, go to http://smile.amazon.com/about
We hope you’ll consider this easy way to support your beloved parish. Everyone is eligible to participate so tell your friends and relatives and spread the word about this wonderful program. It takes little effort and with our collective participation and God’s continued blessings, our parish can benefit from this program.
A short video will be available on the parish website demonstrating how to select St. Spyridon GOC as your charity in your Amazon user account.
Live Stream Broadcast
If you know someone who may be in the hospital or home bound or for whatever reason just cannot get to church, don’t forget about the Live Stream Broadcast of our Divine Services. You can watch our Live Broadcast by going to our parish website and clicking on the “Live Broadcast” tab on the top tool bar. Remember, our Live Stream Broadcast is for those who absolutely cannot physically make the divine services of the church and is not a substitute for being present. Also, please be aware that conversations, crying babies, etc. can be heard on the broadcast. We have a wonderful cry room facility, which is located off the Narthex behind the candle stand, and is comfortable and provided for your convenience.
The Live Stream divine services of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego, CA may not be recorded, retransmitted or reproduced without the express written consent of the Parish Council of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church of San Diego, CA. Thank you for your consideration.
Donations toward the digital ministries of the parish are warmly welcomed. If you would like to help support the ministries of Saint Spyridon please contact the church office. Again, thank you.
Decorated Feast Day Icons
Philoptochos invites you and your family to commemorate a special Feast Day by sponsoring the floral adornments around the blessed icons. Throughout the liturgical year there are many opportunities to offer a decorated feast day icon on any scheduled feast day. Please consider honoring the saint or event of the liturgical year, ie Epiphany, The Nativity of our Lord, St. Nicholas, etc. This offering is a perfect way to not only honor a feast Day and a family member as well. Suggested donation for each decorated feast day icon is $75.00, and the donation needs to be mailed to the church office three (3) weeks prior to the feast/saints day. If you are interested please contact the church office for available scheduled feast day opportunities.