Annunciation Sacramento Ministries and Resources
July August Observer
Register for the Sunday School 2019-2020 academic year! First day of classes, September 15th
Annunciation Dance Ministry
Registration for the 2019-2020 dance season is now open! First day of dance practice will be on September 8th.
Save these important dates!
- 9/8/19 -- Youth Ministries Kickoff Sunday
- 9/1/19 -- Hara Coffee Hour
- 9/8/19 -- Nea Genia Coffee Hour
- 9/22/19 -- Ta Zouzounakia Coffee Hour
- 9/29/19 -- Ta Filarakia Coffee Hour
- 10/2/19 -- Sac Republic Greek Night with pre-game dance performance
- 10/4/19 - 10/6/19 -- Festival Performances
- 12/15/19 -- St. Dionysios Family to Family Project
- 1/10/20 -- Preview Rehearsal & Group Photos
- 1/12/20 -- Preview during Coffee Hour
- 2/8/20 -- FDF Glendi
- 2/13/20 - 2/16/20 -- FDF in Anaheim
- 5/8/20 -- Coffee Hour/Mother’s Day Event
Annunciation Greek School
Thank you for registering for the 2019-2020 academic year! More information coming soon!
Also, there is a tuition discount for all of the Annunciation church stewards. Please remember to identify yourself as a steward and receive a discount for each child enrolled in Greek school.
Our Annunciation Greek School is now Ellinomatheia certified! If you would like to take the certification test, please look for more information on their website: http://greekschoolannunciation.org/ellinomatheia/
Annunciation Senior League
The ASL will see you at 11:30 am on Thursday, September 5th at The Old Spaghetti Factory!
Reservations are REQUIRED by September 3rd. For the flyer and RSVP information, please look in the "Bulletin Inserts" section.
As most of you are aware, Jane Bardis been handling the Altar Guild beautifully for the past ten years. Understandably, Jane has decided to step down as the coordinator of the Altar Guild and Mary Ellen Kassotakis, Rula Manikas and I are now overseeing it. We are grateful to Jane for her service over the past ten years, and especially for the annual Altar Guild Luncheon she hosted each February. Although Jane is no longer coordinating the Altar Guild, she is fortunately staying on as a volunteer.
We are very excited to have ten new members to the Altar Guild this year. Please join us in welcoming Nikki Avdis, Kathy Ballas, Marianna Demas, Koula Fotopoulos, Nicki Hansen, Lindsey Kivetos, Nicolette Madrid, Helen Nickolson, Malamo Romas, and Donna Wagner!
We have prepared a new Altar Guild Membership Roster which will be distributed to each member, along with handouts regarding the Ministry (decorating instructions and tips, what to bring, etc.) You will also receive your assigned date (as well as the entire schedule of assignments for the year). However, before we coordinate the assignments and distribute the assignment list (and other documents), please advise us if you have a special request to decorate the icon on a certain Sunday or Feast Day. I have attached a list of the major Feast Days, but please also specify any special date not listed. If you do have a date request, please reply to this email by September 1. We will do our best to accommodate your request. (A few of you have already notified us, and we have noted your request).
Importantly, Sunday, September 8, after Liturgy is the Ministry Kick-off at church. There will be a demonstration of how to decorate an icon during that time. (Exact time and location to be announced). This demonstration is for the benefit of the new members, but is open to all Altar Guild volunteers. We will have handouts at the demonstration, and we will be available to answer any questions or address any concerns.
Christine may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 412-8112
Rula may be contacted at (916) 606-2193
10th Annual Hellenic Golf Classic - September 27, 2019
Registration is now open! Limited to the first 144 golfers! Please join us in celebrating 10 years of the Hellenic Golf Classic with food, fun, and prizes! For more information, please contact Pat Kallergis (916) 812-3649.
Sign up now at https://annunciationsac.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/92/responses/new
At and Around Annunciation Sacramento
Check out all the events at our church and around Sacramento!
Young men ages 8 and up are welcome to learn about our faith by serving in the Holy Altar. Please contact Yianni Magoulias (Magoulias@AnnunciationSac.org) for inquiries.
On the first Tuesday of every month, (starting on September 3rd at 6:00 pm) our Youth Ministries will gather for a short prayer service, followed by meetings supervised by a parent adviser, and with the spiritual guidance of Fr. James, Fr. Timothy, and Yianni. These brief, 1-hour meetings will allow our youth to take ownership of their own ministry by planning events and philanthropies, while growing together in Christ, as well as gaining leadership skills. We are very excited about this new format and are thankful for your prayers and support.
Meet our Youth Ministries!
GOYA | 9-12th grade
Jr. GOYA | 6-8th Grade
JOY | 3-5th Grade
Upcoming GOYA Events:
- Annual GOYA Cal Berkeley Football Game Outing | August 31st
Contact Yianni Magoulias to reserve your spot.
Have you moved? Do you have a new number? Please notify the Church Office to stay up to date with everything happening at our parish!
In the fast-pace society we live in today, internet communications are the norm.
Please follow us online and on social media.
Parish Website: http://www.annunciationsac.org/
Parish Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annunciation.sacramento/
Parish Instagram: @AnnunciationSac
Parish Twitter: @AnnunciationSac
Parish YouTube: Annunciation Sac
Annuciation Young Professionals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/310609672670680/
Annunciation Bookstore: https://www.facebook.com/AnnunciationBookstore/
Sacramento Greek Festival: https://www.facebook.com/sacramentogreekfestival/
Hellenic Golf Classic: https://www.facebook.com/hellenicgolfclassic/
Observer Articles are due on the 10th of the month
Please visit our parish website for the monthly calendar and to subscribe
Every Divine Liturgy, the priest uses a special bread, called Prosforo, to prepare the Holy Eucharist. The priest cuts the bread in a special way and prays to God, the Theotokos, the saints, the prophets, and the angels for their prayers and intercessions… The priest also prays for all those living and those who have passed away. Following the Divine Liturgy, the remainder is handed out to all the people.
This bread is a beautiful offering by an individual or a family. The Church is always in need of Prosfora.
Please contact the Church Office for the recipe and to schedule a time to bring Prosfora.
Metropolis of San Francisco Ministries and Resources
St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
Every summer, hundreds of children and teenagers from throughout the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco gather for our summer camp program. The Orthodox Christian faith comes alive for young people as they develop lifelong friendships and memories that will last forever. Summer camp activities include: arts and crafts, faith and culture, athletics, swimming, canoeing, campfires, archery, hikes, daily worship services, a visit to the Monastery of the Theotokos the Lifegiving Spring, and Orthodox life discussions.
Annunciation Scholarship for St. Nicholas Ranch Summer Camp Sponsored by the Annunciation Endowment Fund
Interested in going to Summer Camp at St. Nicholas Ranch this summer?
Apply now for Annunciation’s St. Nicholas Ranch Summer Camp Scholarship by sending your completed St. Nicholas Ranch registration confirmation to Yianni Magoulias (Magoulias@AnnunciationSac.org)
Application Deadline: July 6, 2019
2019 SUMMER CAMP DATES
Session I: July 7 – 13
Session II: July 14 – 20
Session III: July 21 – 27
Youth and Young Adult Ministries - San Francisco
The Metropolis of San Francisco is hosting the 2019 Young Adult League (YAL) Conference this Labor Day Weekend! This 3-day conference will have hundreds of young adults across the nation coming together for a weekend of great social events, guest speakers and workshops, worship, service and beach fun!
Ages: 18 - 35
Dates: August 29th - September 2nd
Website & Registration: https://cvent.me/ZlYm1
Where: Hyatt Regency Long Beach
$299 Student Discount Deadline - June 14, 2019
$375 General Deadline - July 14, 2019
$450 Late Deadline - July 31, 2019
*Registration Price covers all meals, speakers and transportation to and from the weekend's events*
Please reach out to Katherine Rotas with any questions - email@example.com
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Ministries and Resourses
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Achrdiocesan Orthodox Christian college, graduate school, and seminary.
Ionian Village is not just another summer camp; it is like nothing you have ever experienced. The campers and Staff come not only to understand their Orthodox Faith and Hellenic Culture in a more realistic and tangible way, but also to meet and interact with other young people just like them from all over the country. Through this interaction, their eyes are opened as to what the reality of being an Orthodox Christian in this world truly should be: to be people who live Christ-centered lives, to be people of love. " Applications open on March 1, 2019.
St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
Introduced in 1983, the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival provides Greek Orthodox teenagers the opportunity to write about and defend their faith. The purpose of the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival is to give teenagers an opportunity to learn, write, and speak about their Orthodox Christian Faith, Church, and Heritage. This process will enhance their understanding and appreciation of their identity as Greek Orthodox Christians and cultivate spiritual growth and maturity. The overall Oratorical program is called an Oratorical Festival rather than a contest to minimize the competitive spirit and emphasize a joyful learning experience.
What does it mean to travel the road of the Cross of Christ in your life, for your life?
CrossRoad is an engaging 10-day summer institute for Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors of all jurisdictions that takes place every summer on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts. Students from the United States and Canada are invited to take part in an exciting summer vocations exploration program designed to help them discern their life callings and match their God-given gifts with the needs of the world. Applications are due February 1, 2019.