Please pray for our brothers and sisters: Gloria, Niko, Christina, Kostas, Malina, John, Simona, Louise, Pete, Vincent.
Annunciation Men's Club is sponsoring a parish trip (open to all parishioners and friends) to the beautiful Holy Cross/Hellenic College campus this Saturday, May 13. Following is the proposed schedule:
2 PM - Visit Philoxenia House
3 PM - Library museum tour, and campus tour
4 PM - Bookstore (open til 5 PM), free time
5 PM - Vespers
6 PM - Dinner in the cafeteria
Please RSVP to John Tsakirgis at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 617– 686-2939 by Wednesday, May 10th. Please indicate the number of people, if you can drive and how many people you can accomodate for carpooling. If we have enough people interested in going, we will rent a van. Meeting time for departure at church: 12:45pm. We should be back at church around 8pm.
UPCOMING FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS:
Koulourakia: 5/16, 11am--6pm; 5/17,9:30am--5pm; 5/18, 9:30am--6pm; and 5/19 (if needed) (Elaine Fiasconaro and Bunny Wescott) Many hands are needed for this workshop. Please call Bunny at 978-462-3084 to sign up for the days and times you can come.
Vegetarian Dolmathes: May 28 11:45 am and June 4 11:45 am (Andrea Jones)
Kataifi: 5/31 (Stacy Kevorkian, Jen Cooper and Susan George);
Kourambethes: 6/9 at 10:00 a.m. (Gina Dussi);
Baklava: 6/12, 6/13 and 6/14 (Diane Hansen and Maria Andriotakis Connor);
Pastichio: 6/15, 6/16 and 6/17 (Stacey Kevorkian, Jen Cooper and Susan George);
Spanakopita: 6/21 6 pm, 6/22 6 pm and 6/23 10 am as needed to fininsh (Gina Dussi);
Meatballs: 6/28 prep 5 pm; 6/29 rolling 5 pm (Eddie Connor and Joanna Tsiantas)
Karithopita: 7/19 5pm (Gina Dussi and Joanna Tsiantas);
Rice Pudding: 7/26 (Eric Hansen);
Galotabourek: 7/27 during the day (Andrea Jones and Maria Andriotakis Connor);
Plaki: 7/27 5 pm (Gina Dussi and Melinda Patrick).
Food Festival Committee: Will meet every Monday at 7:00 pm.
Attention Graduating Seniors: Parish Scholarship applications are now available in the Narthex. Be sure to take one!
Orthodoxy on Tap:
You are invited
15 Newbury Street, Rte 1 North, Peabody
Thursday May 11th,
Hosted by St. Vasilios
Dr Bruce Beck
Assistant Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross
“Do Words Matter?”
Join us and learn about
Our Orthodox Faith!
Contact Fr. Anthony Tandilyan for RSVP or questions:
Greek Ladies Aid Society: Dues are now due! Please see Irene Falite or Dorothy Davis to sign up and pay your $15.00. 100% of all dues go towards our philanthropic activities throughout the year.
Paper Icon Drive: Donate your used paper icons today! Our fellow Orthodox Christians in Kenya have a great need for more icons, so please consider helping out by bringing in any flat icons on paper or card stock by June 1st. There will be a designated basket in the narthex. These will be sent to Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle, WA, which will in turn send all that they collect to the Church in Kenya.
Bible Study: Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 pm. Texts: John 4:5-42 (Samaritan woman) and John 9:1-38 (Blind man). Everyone welcome!
Exit Dance 30th Anniversary Performance: Fontaine Dollas Dubus and the Exit Dance Co. which she founded in 1987 with several other dancers, will be performing Friday and Saturday evening May 19 & 20 at 8:00 PM at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Market Square, Newburyport. Congratulations to Fontaine and all the Exit Dance performers!
Parishioner of the Year Award: The Parish council has chosen two most deserving sisters to share the honor this year. Congratulations go to Irene Katsoulis and Daphne Tikellis! They will be honored at the 31st Annual Metropolis of Boston Ministry Awards Banquet at Lombardo’s, Randolph, MA, 5:30 pm reception, 6:30 pm dinner, June 11th. Please contact us to reserve tickets!
100th Anniversary Committee:
The meeting dates for the next upcoming meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 6:30 PM
We will be meeting going forward on the second Tuesday and the last Sunday of the month.
Annunciation Online: Please "Like" our Facebook page so that you may be kept up on services, events and activities: https://www.facebook.com/AnnunciationGreekOrthodoxChurch/
Please return church keys: As many of you are aware, there have been several break-ins and thefts from Newburyport churches. We’re looking to upgrade our exterior keys. If you have a key, make sure to let a Council member know over the next few weeks! Also, please never leave doors unlocked with the key even when you are in the complex. Instead, block them open with the little wrenches provided, and don’t forget to unblock when you leave!!!!
Thermostat settings: The Parish Council has determined an acceptable temperature range for the thermostats in the building complex. 60-75 in winter, 65-80 in summer. Please respect these settings!
Council Members on duty today: Eric Hansen and John Housianitis
May 7 - Kathy Tsiantas
May 14 - Anna Chetsas
May 21 - Lisa Housianitis
May 28 - Tina Klidaras