Welcome to St. John Chrysostome Greek Orthodox Church
We are a thriving community of 65 families, working to share the Orthodox Faith with the South Florida area. We try to balance our lives with both corporate and personal prayer, philanthropic works to our greater community and common meals together. Our goal is the progression towards the kingdom of God in this life, in loving our fellow man and seeing Christ in the person sitting next to us.
We are pleased that you have joined us today for worship. To receive Communion in the Orthodox Church, one must be Baptized and/or Chrismated in the Orthodox Faith. The Orthodox Church understands Holy Communion as the sign of unity. If you are interested in learning more about the Orthodox Faith, please contact Father Andrew. Whether you are an Orthodox Christian or not, please come forward at the dismissal to receive the blessed bread which is offered to everyone as you leave. May Christ's blessings be with all of you.
SUMMERTIME ANGELS (Concept borrow from St. Demetrios in Ft. Lauderdale)
THANK YOU TO DESPINA ZAFIROPOULOS, OUR SUMMERTIME ANGEL WHO DONATED $5000 TOWARD SOME OF OUR SUMMERTIME EXPENSES AS OUTLINED BELOW.
Many of the Florida parishes have numerous parishioners who summer away from our Florida churches, "snowbirds", which adversely affects our revenue during the summer. Therefore, we have adapted another parish's system of paying for some our our regular monthly expenses.
It's called Summertime Angels, people who are willing to donate towards the cost of the Water ($225), Elecetric ($450), Waste Management ($225) (trash) and Internet/phone ($250).
The amounts in parenthesis are the average monthly cost of these services. If some or any of you are able, in addition to your Stewardship Pledge, were able to subsidize one of these items for a month or two, throught September, we would be able to maintain our current services and actually survive thru the end of the year. I am sure you realize that the current pandemic has created a reduction in our income. We require $10.5-12,000 to meet our monthly expenses, including the mortgage and priest. Any extra help you can provide at this time will be greatly appreciated.
It is important, if your decided to help, to mark the item you are subsidizing int he left bottom of your check in the MEMO line.
I thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and continued generosity.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE SUMMERTIME ANGELS WHO HAVE ALREADY STEPPED FORWARD TO HELP WITH OUR REGULAR EXPENSES FOR THE SUMMER. THEY WILL BE LISTED IN THE 1ST SUNDAY BULLETIN OF JULY.
***IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO DO THAT YET, PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO COMPLETE YOU STWARDSHIP PLEDGE, THE SUNDAY TRAY OFFEREINGS AND CANDLE MONEY AND SEND THEM TO THE CHURCH.