Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9 (pg. 1341)
Divine Liturgy: 10:00AM
Gospel: John 12:1-8 (pg. 1250)
Acolytes: Paul Nonas, Luke Gnospelius, Kirk Simeonidis, Andrew Skoufis, Alex Angelis, Nick Saros, Connor O’Neill, Damon Servidio Jr.,
Narthex: All Parish Council Members
Ushers: Michael Kalliotzis, Ted Milyadis,
Reader: Jim Coromilas
Greeter: Daughters of Penelope
Fellowship Hour: Philoptochos
COME BE A PART OF OUR SAINT NICHOLAS MINISTRIES!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: This is the primary place where our children learn the richness of our faith in Jesus Christ and the traditions of the Orthodox Church. Classes are offered to children from Pre-school-12th grade. To register your child, to volunteer as a teacher, or for additional information contact Adora Nonas at email@example.com.
HOPE & JOY: Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education (ages 4-7) and Junior Orthodox Youth (ages 8-11) are ministries that offer children and their parents an opportunity for instruction and fellowship. These programs are stepping stones to GOYA that foster friendships and participation within our community. For more information, contact Dee Bouloukos at firstname.lastname@example.org or Agape Schmarge at email@example.com.
GREEK SCHOOL: Modern Greek Language classes meet every Friday afternoon from 4:15-6:30pm for children K-6th grade. The program gives students the benefit of learning Greek language, culture, and history while building lifelong friendships. Registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins in June. To enroll a child, please contact Angela Bachardy at 917-751-9712, Angela.Rokkos@jpmorgan.com or Demetra Pittas at 732-778-2891, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL (VCS): Come join our week long Vacation Church School this summer August 5th-9th. We explore our faith through games, crafts, and other activities. If you are interested in registering and /or volunteering, please contact Dee Bouloukos at email@example.com.
ACOLYTES: Come serve the Lord in His Holy Altar and help lead worship services. Join our team of boys, ages 9+ and assist Fr. Bill in the liturgical services. Serving as an acolyte allows you to learn more about Orthodoxy as well as build a closer relationship with God. All baptized males ages 9 and over are welcome to serve! To learn more, contact Carolyn Symeonides at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask Fr. Bill.
GREEK DANCE: The Greek Dance Program’s mission is to promote Christian fellowship through teamwork and unity. Dance groups are
for children (5-11) and GOYAns (12-18). Practices are on Tuesday evenings. For more information, contact Christina Carmichael at
201-891-5346, email@example.com or Diana Manoussakis at 201-847-8536, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOYA: Greek Orthodox Youth of America is our teen ministry open to those in grades 7-12 and ages 12-18. GOYAns participate in various volunteer works, dances, and sporting events. The ministry is available to any Orthodox Christian young person who is willing to participate in fellowship and service, and have fun!! For more information, please contact Kallie Martello at email@example.com or Corinna Kotrokois at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Stacey Tsapatsaris at Stacey@Tsapatsaris.com, or Mary Meyer at email@example.com.
YOUNG EMERGING ADULTS (YEA): YEA is a fellowship for those 18-40years of age. If you are interested in joining, please contact Fr. Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org or Irene Ayvas 201-803-2307 at email@example.com. Married couples are welcome too!
PHILOPTOCHOS: The Ladies Philoptochos Society is the philanthropic arm of the Church dedicated to serving those in need. We coordinate efforts for the entire St. Nicholas community to raise money to donate to those less fortunate. For more information contact our president, Peggy Goulet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHOIR: Our choir is composed of dedicated men and women who gather each Sunday to enrich the Divine Liturgy and assist the priest in leading our congregation through hymns. New members are always welcome! To join or for more information, please contact Andrew Bacalakis at 973-427-7763.
PARISH COUNCIL: The Parish Council is a group of dedicated stewards elected by the Church body to assist the pastor with Christ’s message. The Parish Council meets regularly to manage the needs of our Church. If you have any questions or if you are interested in running for the Parish Council, contact Nick Pirsos at Pirsos@verizon.net or Fr. Bill at 201-652-4774 ext12 or email@example.com.
LADIES PRAYER GROUP: The Ladies Prayer Group meets twice a month for an informal time of prayer and sharing of faith.
This group also has an “Urgent Prayer Chain.” Anyone with the desire to pray for those in immediate crisis need only add their email address to our list. For more information contact Irene Ayvas at 201-803-2307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SESSIONS ON SCRIPTURE (SOS): This instruction/discussion group meets once a week on Wednesdays afternoon and evening in the conference room. We read, study, and learn Scripture from the Orthodox Study Bible with Fr. Bill. Contact Caroline Kalliotzis at email@example.com for more information. All are welcome!
WOMEN’S READING FELLOWSHIP (WRF): The WRF reads and discusses various spiritual texts. This weekly fellowship is a loving environment, where women learn the role that God is playing in their lives. For more information, please contact Ronni Douma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE (DOP): The DOP is a sisterhood that is part of AHEPA. Our various fundraisers help support numerous philanthropic efforts. We have monthly meetings, two active book clubs, and a knitting/crocheting club. To join this group, contact one of our Co Presidents, Valerie Vittas at email@example.com or Rula Thasites at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN HELLENIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION (AHEPA): This brotherhood brings the ideals of ancient Greece, which include philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence to the community. Our local chapter, Ramapo Chapter 453, supports our Saint Nicholas community, as well as many charities. To join this group, contact Paul Goulet email@example.com.
SONS OF PERICLES: This group of young men is the Junior auxiliary of AHEPA. They are dedicated to improving our community through philanthropy and civic responsibility. For more information contact the chapter advisor Ted Vittas at firstname.lastname@example.org
MEN’S READING FELLOWSHIP (MRF): The MRF provides men with a weekly opportunity to gather informally in fellowship and share their Christian thoughts and perspectives on religious literature. Light food and refreshments are served. For more information contact Dino Aletras at email@example.com.
GREEK LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR ADULTS: This ministry, sponsored by AHEPA, is in its 10th year of classes. We offer both beginner and intermediate classes. The program is open to anyone in the community. For more information, please contact Niko Spiridakis
READERS & GREETERS: We are always looking for volunteers to greet parishioners on Sunday and to read the Epistle during the Divine Liturgy in Greek and/or English. If you are interested in this ministry, contact Katherine Corniotes at 201-327-3645 or Michael Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org
USHERS: The purpose of this ministry is to enhance the spirit of worship for the congregation during the Divine Liturgy by providing good order which contributes to the spiritual nurturing of all worshipers. To volunteer for this ministry, please contact Bill Fonseca at email@example.com.
SHARING AND CARING: This ministry is for those who have been widowed, divorced, or experienced a loss in some way. The group is facilitated by Dr. Eva Krias. The group is non-judgmental, discrete, confidential, and informal. For more information contact Dr. Eva Krias
KALI PAREA: “Good Company” provides a venue for our senior citizens to meet, have fellowship, and share experiences in a friendly setting. We meet once a month for lunch, activities, and good conversation. New members are always welcome! For more information, please contact Mrs. Chris Triant at 201-788-1382, firstname.lastname@example.org
EXCURSIONS ORTHODOXY (EX–O): The EX-O ministry promotes fellowship, camaraderie, and companionship to St. Nicholas parishioners by organizing day trips. Our 2019 trip is Thursday, June 13th. Hunterdon Hills Playhouse to see “Over the River and Through the Woods”. The cost is $99/pp. For more information, contact Caroline Kalliotzis at 201-819-3361.
STEWARDSHIP: St. Nicholas has a dynamic Stewardship Ministry Team (SMT) program which recognizes God as the source of all gifts, including our time, talent, and treasure. SMT advocates the community on active stewardship. For more information on how to become a steward, contact Fr Bill at 201-652-4774 ext. 12 or email@example.com.
ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL: St. Nicholas Greek Festival (September 20, 21, 22) is our largest fundraiser that promotes fellowship, faith, and culture. Please join us in maintaining the ongoing success of this wonderful event (voted Best Street Festival 2017and Best Special Event 2018 by 201 Best of Bergen Magazine. All volunteers and donations are welcome! OPA! For more information contact Nick Pirsos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
23rd CHARITY GOLF/TENNIS CLASSIC: The Charity Golf Outing is our 2nd largest annual fundraiser. Its proceeds support charitable works, ministries and programs in our church and in our Wyckoff, New Jersey community. Scheduled for Monday, July 1st., it promises to be a day of fun, friendship and charity! For more information, contact Charlie Charllis at email@example.com or 201-245-6057; Teena Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-741-7644; or Chris Pappas at email@example.com or 201-270-8035.