Annunciation Sacramento Ministries and Resources
January/February issue of the Annunciation Observer
Register for the Sunday School 2019-2020 academic year! Sunday School has begun!
Annunciation Dance Ministry
Greek Dance practice is on Sunday following the Divine Liturgy. Being a ministry of the Church, all dancers and directors are expected to attend the Divine Liturgy in order to participate in practice.
Ta Paidakia | 12:15-1:00 pm
Filarakia | 12:15-1:00 pm
Athema | 12:15-1:00 pm
Nea Genia | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hara | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deos | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Save these important dates!
- 2/8/20 -- ZUMBA© Workout and Fundraiser
- 2/13/20 - 2/16/20 -- FDF in Anaheim
- 5/8/20 -- Coffee Hour/Mother’s Day Event
Annunciation Greek School
Please support our Annunciation Greek School by attending our Peloponnesian Society's Apokriatiko Glendi!
February 29th | 6:00 pm Appetizers, 7:00 Dinner | Annunciation Hellenic Center
Tickets: Adults/$50 - Children/$20 - 5 and Under/Free
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
ASL February Luncheon | February 6th at St. Katherine
Please RSVP to Mary Kondos by Feb. 3rd | 5328 Spilman Ave. Sacramento, CA. 95819 (916) 457-2196
ASL February Board Meeting | February 20th
Please visit us on our parish website for information and schedule
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 - June 1, 2020
Save the date for our 11th annual Hellenic Golf Classic on MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020
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 Monday of every month, 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
- Meetings, First Monday of the Month
- GOYA Kickback, January 27th at Magoulias Home
- Lock-in, February 28-29th in our Annunciation Hellenic Center
- Central Valley Youth Retreat, March 28th at St. Basil, Stockton, CA
- Contact Audrey Bazos (email@example.com) or Yianni Magoulias for more information
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
Annunciation 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
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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 Life-Giving 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: Coming next summer!
2020 SUMMER CAMP DATES
Registration for Summer Camp 2020 opens January 1, 2020.
Session I: July 12-18
Session II: July 19-25
Session III: July 26-Aug 1
2020 WINTER CAMP | January 2-5th
Join the Metropolis youth for WINTER CAMP at St. Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center!
6th - 12th grade | $250 per person
Interested in going? Contact Yianni Magoulias!
For more information, please visit: http://gosfyouth.org/goya-winter-camp
Youth and Young Adult Ministries - San Francisco
Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Christmas Reception
Friday, December 13th | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Metropolis House
Young Adult Winter Retreat in Lake Tahoe
January 17-20, 2020 | $265 (three nights of lodging and all meals)
Young Adult Lenten Retreat
Information coming soon!
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Ministries and Resources
Hellenic College Holy Cross, Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Hellenic College Holy Cross is a rare institution of higher learning with a higher purpose. Hellenic College Holy Cross serves the Archdiocese and the world by training and educating clergy, theologians, and lay leaders in their undergraduate and graduate studies. You can learn more about Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological School by visiting their website, www.hchc.edu
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 4, 2020.
IV Next (for participants aged 19-24)
SUMMER CAMP (for campers currently in 9th-12th grades)
June 20-July 9
July 19-August 7
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.
Parish Oratorical Festival: March 29, 2020
District Oratorical Festival (hosted by Annunciation Sacramento): April 5, 2020
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 open on Friday, November 8, 2019.
CrossRoad 2020 DATES
Applications open on Friday, November 8, 2019.
Session One | Boston, MA: June 13 - June 23
Session Two | Boston, MA: June 30 - July 10
Session Three | Chicago, IL: July 20 - July 30