Faith and Light Donation Matching All Faith & Light donations received through Pentecost (June 20th) will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. This means if you give today, you will double your impact. Please consider making an offering today through our online giving portal or by check through the church office (noting Faith & Light in the memo section.) By working together in support of our beloved parish and it's ministries, we strengthen our foundation - now and for the generations to come.
Updated Guidance for Attending Church: Reservations are no longer required to attend Divine Liturgy and have returned to open seating for all services with no social distancing. We will continue to live stream all services and also offer expanded seating in our Halls to allow for flexibility and use as needed. While we encourage the continued use of masks, it is not required for those who are fully vaccinated. We remain consistent with our approach and look forward to fully restoring parish life in a thoughtful and thorough way. In the weeks ahead, you will hear of further steps in restoring other aspects of our parish life – including the reengagement of ministries that have been dormant during this time.
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The Metropolis of San Francisco Music Ministry has been hard at work providing help and encouragement to our church musicians for the past months, and has created a long-range plan, Returning Strong in Faith, Skill, and Purpose: Reviving and Revitalizing Active Parish Church Music Ministries. See the Entire Music Master Plan for parishes HERE.
Music Scholarships our Metropolis Music Federation Ministry is pleased to once again offer eight (8) Music Scholarships of up to $500 each for Metropolis church musicians in 2021. Applications will be accepted from June 15, 2021 with a deadline of August 15, 2021. Guidelines and Application Forms are available now at www.sfchurchmusic.org. For more information, please contact: email@example.com.
Help Our Graduates Stay Connected to the Church Thousands of our Orthodox youth graduate from High School and go away to schools across our country. While blessed with unprecedented educational opportunities, at the same time, many face difficult challenges in the environment of the college campus. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco wants to help maintain their connection to the Church! Complete the Online Form or visit www.gosfyouth.org. The Metropolis will make sure that an Orthodox Priest and community near your student's college connects with your loved one.
There is still time to register for two fabulous camp programs – Our Greek Village Camp, and the Metropolis of San Francisco Summer Camp. These events will be held virtually but will be fun, engaging, and even come with surprise camper boxes to make your experience that much more immersive and memorable.
Our Greek Village Youth ages 8 – 15 can enjoy 8 consecutive days of language instruction, music, folk dance, Greek cooking, plus learn about the important people, events and places for the Greek Revolution. Our Greek Village virtual camp will be held daily from June 19 – 26 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register online at www.ourgreekvillage.org.
Metropolis of San Francisco Summer Camp Youth ages 8 – 18 can enjoy virtual Summer Camp with daily worship, cabin talks, arts and crafts, evening activities, and more! The program will be held July 19 – 30, 2021, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Register online at www.gosfyouth.org.
Mission to America: The Metropolis Missions and Evangelism Ministry is in the middle of their Mission to America campaign, which started on Pascha and continues through Pentecost (June 20). Proceeds from this effort will fund tangible projects at each of our six mission parishes located in: Maui, HI; Pasco, WA; Roseburg, OR; Salem, OR; Flagstaff, AZ; and Lake Havasu City, AZ. Learn more about Mission to America at www.groworthodoxy.org and how you can support this important effort today!
Fundraising Committee Thank you to all who supported this year’s Golf Tournament. It was a wonderful event honoring the blessed memory of Althea Cladianos and Tyler Virden. A very special Thank You to Kiki & Trent Virden for all the time, talent, and heart they put into organizing the tournament! The funds raised will benefit our Parish and the MD Anderson Leukemia Foundation. Additionally, we are looking to host a second Food to Go event in July. Our goal is to build upon the lessons from our first event and expand with a broader reach. To support this, we will need additional assistance with organizing. If you are interested in getting involved in this way, have a knack for planning or would like to help out in any way, please contact the church office. Putting our ideas into action takes the collective efforts of many!
2021 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN CONTINUES! With much love, faith, and light, let's share gratitude for our 2021 stewards, and ask those who haven't yet had a chance, to prayerfully consider making a 2021 commitment. Click on this link for an explanation of Stewardship at our parish. View and print a 2021 Stewardship Commitment Card by clicking this link: 2021 Stewardship Commitment Card Stewardship Pledge Books are available once again in the Small Hall for pick up if you would like one.
Bible Study Online meets each Thursday morning at 11am. To receive a ZOOM invite please contact Father Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org