CHRIST IS RISEN! ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ!
This Sunday's Memorials
Theodore Huntalas - 6 months
MOCHAS for MISSIONS
Xristos Anesti! Christ is Risen!
Thank you to everyone who has donated towards this worthy cause. To date, we’ve raised $1,832! We are 92% to our goal and we only have $168 to go! We only have TWO more Sundays left to collect. If every family in our parish gives only $20, we can easily reach our $2,000 goal by Pentecost Sunday, June 4th! Please help us reach our goal.
Kindly place your donation in the canisters on Sundays or mail to the church office, payable to St. Spyridon Orthodox Church (note Mochas for Missions). Our collection runs through June 4th. With questions contact Soula De La Riva at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 521-0471.
Thank you so much for supporting new and growing mission parishes across our Metropolis!
In Our Risen Lord,
Soula De La Riva
Mochas for Missions Chair
Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below
2017 Greek Festival Baking/Cooking Schedule
This Monday, May 22nd - Koulourakia & Paximathia 9:00 am; Tuesday, May 30th - Baklava 9:00 am; Wednesday, May 31st - Kataifi 9:00 am.
FAMILY WELLNESS MINISTRY CONFERENCE
Metropolis of San Francisco Family Wellness Ministry ivites you to the Southern California Family Wellness Conference, this Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, California. Register online: www.familywellnessministry.org. Space is limited so register today!
Please see the "Inserts and Fliers" section below
Festival Volunteers Needed!
If you haven't already, please sign up with Soula De La Riva to volunteer for the festival. There are over 500 three-hour shifts that still need filling. To sign up over the phone, by email, or in person, contact Soula at email@example.com or 760-521-0471. To sign up online, visit http://sdgreekfestival.com/volunteer. Only 4 weeks left until June 9, 10, and 11. Sign up today! Thank you!
Rock-n-Roll Marathon Directions to the Church for Sunday, June 4th
Please spread the word about the marathon and please use the following directions to get to church on Sunday, June 4th: Get to highway 163, and drive Southbound on 163; then exit Park Blvd. and turn left onto Park. Continue north on Park Blvd. toward St. Spyridon. It’s that easy! More information is available on the website http://www.runrocknroll.com/san-diego/the-races/road-closures.
GOYA SAVE THE DATE End of the year Potluck Pool Party
Attention GOYAns please join us on Saturday, June 3rd at 4:00 pm at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Demos – 6130 Soledad Mt. Rd La Jolla, 92037 for our end of the year Potluck Pool Party and Elections. Want to be an officer next year - you MUST attend the June 3rd event. Please RSVP to Mr. and Mrs. Navrides by May 31st at 619-992-6775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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
The Philoptochos would like to extend a huge thank you to all the families and organizations of the St. Spyridon community that have offered the coffee hour over the past several years. This has been a beautiful tradition for many years where the community has time to visit with their family and friends after liturgy. We thank you for your continued participation and would like to ask if you are interested in offering for an upcoming name day, birthday. anniversary, memorial, etc, please email Marian Dougenis at firstname.lastname@example.org to check the available dates. There will be a fellowship calendar in the hall so please pick a date that works for you. Thank you for your participation.
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.