Our First GOYA event of the year will be Saturday, September 21st at 6:30pm.
The Colyvas family will be hosting us, as we gather to plan our year together.
Please contact Fr. Nebojsa for more information including the location address.
YOUTH MINISTRY CARNIVAL
The Youth Ministries
KICK OFF CARNIVAL
Hosted by the Dance Ministry
Sunday, September 22, 2019.
following Church School
Community Center Parking Area
Gyro, Frappe, Sweet Treats
Large Bounce House, Obstacle Course,
Crafts, Activities, Games and Prizes!
Carnival tickets will be sold at entrance, in sets of 10, 1$ per ticket.
TWO LITURGIES - STARTING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
We will be on the two-liturgy schedule starting on Sunday, September 22nd with the first day of Sunday School. Orthros and Liturgy will begin at 7:15am with the second Liturgy beginning at 10:00am.
COFFEE HOUR TEAM
Sunday Coffee Team: The Members of the St. Nicholas Choir. Thank you for your support!
For more information about joining the coffee hour teams or how to help the ministry, please contact Marcella Fotis at 408-723-4124.
FLU SHOT CLINIC
On Sunday, September 22nd, our church, in partnership with Walgreens Drug Store (Foxworthy location) will be hosting, at no charge, their annual Flu Shot Clinic as a service to our community. The clinic will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm in the Golden Years Room in the small hall. The clinic is available to everyone seven years old and up (with parent or guardian if 18 and under). The Senior Vaccine, as well as the Pneumonia Vaccine, will be available for those over 65 years of age with a valid Medicare Card. Please direct any questions to Dori Panopulos at 408-723-9905.
NAGLEE AND ALAMEDA STREET CLOSURE - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Due to Viva CalleSJ, a portion of Naglee and the Alameda Streets (in that area only) will be closed to traffic at 6:00am and end approximately 4:00pm on Sunday, September 22nd. The on/offramp from Highway 880 to the Alameda and the route on the Alameda to the Church will be open for traffic. For more information, please look at https://www.vivacallesj.org/
LIMITED OFFICE HOURS
The church office will be open limited hours on Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th. Please call before coming to the office at 408-246-2770 or you can leave a message on voicemail. If you need immediate assistance, please text or call either Fr. Demosthenes at 408-784-9364 or Fr. Nebojsa at 707-315-7823.
50's FAMILY NIGHT - POSTPONED
The 50’s Family Night sponsored by Ahepa and Daughters of Penelope and originally scheduled for Saturday, September 21st has been postponed. More information will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please call Laurie at 408-823-0111 or Cathy at 408-315-9450.
ORTHODOXY 101: PREPARING FOR THE KINGDOM
Fr. Nebojsa Pantic will be offering a new adult education opportunity to learn more about our faith and traditions. The class will be once a month on the following Mondays in the Conference Room of the Church Office:
All are invited to come to Paraklisis at 5:30 on those Mondays, and the classes will begin shortly following the service, around 6:30 pm. The lesson will not last more than 1 hour.
We will be discussing the topic of preparation for the Kingdom of God, and the theology and practices of the church surrounding this subject.
CENTER OF HELLENIC EDUCATION - TEACHERS AND HELPERS NEEDED
The Center of Hellenic Education (CHE) is looking for teachers and helpers. The ideal candidate should have a mastery of the Greek language, teaching skills, as well as a desire to provide students with an exemplary, Hellenic education. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, helper, or know anyone that might be interested, please email our director, Petros Balaskas at email@example.com.
STS. PETER AND PAUL MISSIONS MINISTRY
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the St. Basil Philoptochos Autumn Tea, on Saturday September 28 at 2 pm. The St. Ignatius School and orphanage are the only international charities benefiting from this event, along with some domestic and local charities. Tickets are at $35 per person. For more information please contact Cleo Constantin firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work is progressing full speed at the St Ignatius School in India, as the school is set-up for re-accreditation in 2020. We will soon share some exciting news about Sister Nektaria and her lucky girls. For donations, please look for the Mission Ministry’s box placed in the narthex or visit the Fili website: www.fili-inc.com. Checks can be made out to Sts. Peter & Paul Missions Ministry or Fili.
For more information on this and other missionary activity, please contact Maria Aji at email@example.com, or follow our Saints Peter and Paul Missions Ministry Facebook page and the Fili website. Our ministry is meeting the third Thursday of the month at 7pm (Sunday school room 3). Please consider joining us at our next meeting scheduled for September 19th.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINNINGS!
Our First lesson will be Sunday, September 22nd, and two (2) liturgies will resume. Sunday school is immediately following communion, at the 2nd Liturgy.
Please make sure you review your information with the new database system. To do this, just go to the church's website: https://saintnicholas.org at the upper right tab you will note "sign in" where you can access your account and update your information.
UPCOMING SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE
September 22 - Sunday School - First Session! (also there will be a Carnival that day for the kids)
September 29 - Sunday School in Session
October - Annual St. Nicholas Food Drive Campaign
October 6 - Sunday School in Session
October 13 - Sunday School in Session (Open House for PreK - 4th grade)
October 20 - Sunday School in Session (Open House for 5th - 8th Grade)
October 27 - Sunday School in Session (Open House for 9th - 12th grade)
GOLDEN YEAR NEWS
Please keep in mind that our regular meetings for the new Ecclesiastic Year, will take place THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 1st at 11am. For more information call Mina at: 408 515-8301
ST. NICHOLAS FAMILY MINISTRY FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
Saint Nicholas Family Ministry invites you to our next event with fun and fellowship this Friday, October 4th. This year at our monthly family night we will be discussing "Working With Our Hands". Join us Friday, October 4th for a discussion on having a "Home Altar" and fellowship starting at 6pm. Feel free to bring a meatless main dish, snack or dessert to share.
ST. ANNA'S PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS
HOLY CROSS/HELLENIC COLLEGE: Thank you to our wonderful parishioners for their generosity. St. Anna Philoptochos collected $965 from the second tray passed on Sunday after the Feastday of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. All proceeds will be sent to Holy Cross/Hellenic College.
SAVE THE DATE: As the advent season is just around the corner, St. Anna Philoptochos will host its retreat on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. Anna Greek Orthodox Church in Roseville, CA. This parish is blessed to have relics of St. Anna, the mother of our beloved Panagia. There will be a presentation presented by Fr. Chris of the St. Anna parish, a paraklesis service, and fellowship. More information will follow.
MONASTERY OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS, THE LIFE GIVING SPRING FUNDRAISER
SAVE THE DATE!!!
The Monastery of the Theotokos of the Life Giving Spring, Fundraising Dinner is on November 3rd at St. Nicholas Community Center at 5:00pm.
Please support Gerodissa Markella and the Sisters and help assist them through the winter months!
For more information or to rsvp for this event, please contact Evagelia at: (408)499-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTER OF HELLENIC EDUCATION - GREEK SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Welcome to the Center of Hellenic Education! In preparation for this year we are attaching our calendar for next year and registration link. Click the below registration Link to register for the 2019-2020 school year at Center of Hellenic Education:
We have simplified our tuition plans for next year. Planned tuition for our 2019-2020 school year is as follows:
- Child -- $325/semester ($650/year)
- Adult -- $375/semester ($750/year)
- Child -- $450/semester ($900/year)
- Adult -- $600/semester ($1,200/year)
** Tuition includes books and class materials as well as online supplemental materials for Levels K-3.
Feel free to share with others. Thank you for choosing the Center of Hellenic Education. Visit our church website for more information. https://saintnicholas.org/greek-school/
ST. ANNA PHILOPTOCHOS SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
As the issues of need arise more profoundly in this county, and within the parish itself, St. Anna Philoptochos, with the blessing of Father Demosthenes, is forming a Social Services Committee. The first priority of Social Services is to create a program to have information on hand and the resources available within the County of Santa Clara in order to direct individuals to aid programs in this area and work with our the clergy, if needed, as they try to help those who come to our parish for aid. Although St. Anna has always helped and will continue to do so to aid and give comfort to those in need, the problems and issues that many face are becoming more complex and monetary solutions are not enough in today's society. If you desire to make a difference and have wondered how you can help, please consider assisting in the foundation of the Social Services Committee, please contact Stacy Panayotopoulos, President, at (408) 295-0387 or email@example.com.
REALOPTIONS - A MINISTRY OF ST. ANNA PHILOPTOCHOS
We currently have 2 clear bins labeled for donations to The Real Options Medical Clinic. One in the bookstore and the other bin is outside the Sunday school office. You can put your donations of diapers, baby products and clothing for newborn thru 2 yrs. Gift cards to Walmart and Target are also accepted. You can also contact me directly to receive the above items. Tax receipts are available. God Bless You all for your generosity to these women and families in need. For more information please contact Ruth Duterte firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-483-3009.
The schedule for Volleyball practices in the Community Center for current stewards of St. Nicholas is as follows:
Jr. High level players practice on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
High School level players practice on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00pm.
Adults practice on Thursdays and Sundays with an open gym from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
If you have any further questions, please call Chairman George Spilios at 408-806-1699 or Elias Papadokonstadakis, Head Volleyball Coach and Coordinator, at 408-497-4522 or email at email@example.com.
Confessions with Father Demosthenes are available by appointment. Please call the church office or Father Demosthenes directly at 408-784-9364.
In case of a special need and you would like a pastoral visit, the priests would be happy to visit after receiving a call from an immediate family member due to privacy concerns. Please text or call either Fr. Demosthenes at 408-784-9364 or Father Nebojsa at 707-315-7823 or call the church office at 408-246-2770.
STEWARDSHIP 2019 - COMPLETE ONLINE
As stewards of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, God has gifted us with the honor of being the caretakers of our Orthodox faith. As caretakers, we are responsible for ensuring that there is a safe and welcoming spiritual home in which to come together to worship for the glory of God.
Your continuing support spiritually, socially and financially are vital to the well being of our parish. We humbly request if you have not had an opportunity to complete your 2019 stewardship pledge, use the following link to do so online. When completing this, we ask that you make time to pray and reflect on the many gifts that the Church has given you. Increasing your stewardship contribution will assist in growing our parish and provide an environment in which our community will flourish.
Father Demosthenes and the Stewardship Committee: Mary Ann Devetzis, Jeff Contos, and Peter Panayotopoulos
DONATIONS VIA FACEBOOK
We are a registered non-profit on Facebook and you can donate any time (without any fees for the church) by pressing the donate button in this link:
VALLEJO GREEK FESTIVAL
The Napa-Solano County Greek Festival is happening on September 21 – 22. Authentic Homemade Greek Food and Music. Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama Street, Vallejo CA; Telephone: 707-642-6916; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; For more information regarding our parish please visit http://www.stscah.com/
RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - SARATOGA
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church of Saratoga, 14220 Elva Ave, Saratoga, is hosting their Russian and International Festival on Saturday, September 28th, 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday, September 29th, 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Savor delicious Slavic food, enjoy traditional Slavic music and dance and shop with many vendors. Adults $5, seniors and children $3. For more information, please visit http://saratogarussianfestival.com/
ARCADIAN DINNER DANCE - SAN FRANCISCO
Arcadian Dinner/Dance Celebrating 87 Years of Arcadians in San Francisco!
Saturday, September 28, 2019 ; 5:30pm Cocktails ~ 7:00pm Dinner/Dancing
Reservations Only by Sept14th; No tickets will be sold at the door
Where: Patio Espanol Club Hall, 2850 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco
$75.00 for Adults $30.00 for Children 12 & under
For reservations and payment Contact: Evangeline Mallas 650-274-3057 email@example.com
Or Christi Tsiplakos 650-992-9619
HARVEST DINNER DANCE - PLEASANT HILL
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and the St. Dionysios Building Committee invite you to attend their fourth annual Harvest Gala on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, 94523. For more information, please call 925-676-6967.
ST. KOSMAS WEST CONFERENCE - CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
Registration is now open for the 2019 St. Kosmas West Conference "Technology and Orthodoxy - Uncovering the Deeper Implication of Technology in our Lives". November 15-17th at Wonder Valley Ranch in Central California. For more information, please visit the website https://saintkosmasconferences.com/
ANCIENT FAITH WOMEN'S RETREAT - PENNSYLVANIA
The Ancient Faith Women's Retreat is put together by Ancient Faith Ministries and it seeks to create a peaceful, loving, and reflective gathering of women who have come to learn, worship, make friends, and rest at the entrance into the holy Nativity season. The retreat will be on November 14-17 in Antiochian Village, Bolivar, PA. For more information visit:
GREEK PASTRIES, KOLLYVA & ARTOKLASIA
If you wish to order kollyva, paximadia, koulourakia or other Greek pastries, or artoklasia, please see below. Payment is arranged with the makers and not the church. If there is anyone who wants to be added to the makers list, please call the church office.
Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124
Maria Anagnostou 408-316-6609
For paximadia, koulourakia, and other Greek pastries:
Maria Tsaboukos 408-723-5175
Antonia Komianos 408-472-3888
Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124
Marcella Fotis 408-723-4124
Maria or Despina Anagnostou 408-316-6609
SUNDAY BULLETIN NOTICE
To avoid any confusion on our part as we compose and print the Sunday bulletin, we ask that anyone who wishes to include a notice in the Sunday bulletin submit the notice in writing to the office BY TUESDAY AT 5PM! Please don't wait until the last minute or send a note into the altar on a Sunday morning while the liturgy is in progress.
In addition, all ongoing (same message) bulletin entries will be in for four weeks, four times a year. Please review these entries and plan accordingly.
SMALL HALL BULLETIN BOARD
Please check with Father Demosthenes in the office before posting anything on the bulletin board in the Small Hall. Notices, announcements, advertisements, etc. that have not been approved will be removed. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
BULLETIN SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Please note that all information in the weekly bulletin is subject to change.