Parish Ministries

Our list of Parish Ministries identifies which Parish Council (PC) members or parishioners have been assigned to represent each of the church's ministries to the parish council.  Please direct any questions regarding this chart to PC Vice President Mary.

Philoptochos (Friends of the Needy)
Rania/Philoptochos
Provide parishioners with ongoing almsgiving opportunities and events, which focus on meeting the needs of our own as well as our neighbors in the greater community

Altar Servers
Daniel
Coordinate a schedule and provide training for boys and young men, ages 7 and up, to serve in the altar during services

Bookstore
Daniel
A source for Orthodox Christian literature, gifts and sacramental supplies for the parish and greater Orthodox community. Always open. Purchases can be made by depositing the sales amount in the Bookstore slot.

Church Music
Charles
Prayerfully lead the congregation in worship with the reading and chanting of liturgical services, including baptisms and weddings; choir holds regular practices and assists the church in providing and maintaining liturgical books

Clean-Up Teams
Michael G
Monthly clean-up of the entire church building. Weekly cleaning after coffee hour is managed by the host and volunteers.

Flowers
Georgia S.
The Flower Committee arranges flowers for feast days.

Fundraising
Mary/Anthony
Organize events or campaigns, including the annual Greek Festival, to raise funds for the purchase of property, the building a church and additional facilities.

Monterey Bay Greek Festival – held each Labor Day Weekend Saturday through Monday.

Hospitality
Mary/Anthony
Oversee the provision of food and hospitality for various special events such as the Pascha Picnic, parish feast day and visits of the Metropolitan.

Information Technology
Mary
Managing the technological equipment, network and security of the parish.

Landscaping
Michael G
Maintain the church grounds with periodic work parties and landscaping strategy

Men’s Ministry
Charles.
Create a forum for men to get to know one another better, plan an annual retreat, and facilitate social gatherings for men and their families. This includes the Monday Coffee & Fellowship held every Monday at 10 am.

Missions & Evangelism
Mary
Create and oversee opportunities to share the Orthodox Faith with others and nurture spiritual growth within the parish.

Parish Council
Charles., President
Elected each winter, members commit to a 2-yr term, serving on rotation on Sunday mornings and meeting monthly to prayerfully guide parish decision-making.

Prosphora
Daniel
Rotation of parishioners bake and offer bread for use in the Divine Liturgy.

Site Committee
Mary K
Works to fulfill the vision of the parish to build a new church by managing the Highway 68 property and inform and motivate the parish regarding this process.  

Stewardship
Mary K
Facilitates annual stewardship campaign, educates about the focus and themes of Christian Stewardship, sends quarterly statements and answers questions regarding stewardship.

Sunday Coffee
Mary K
Providing hospitality with snack and coffee after Sunday services. Manages the sign up for each Sunday and special occasions such as memorials.

Welcome Committee
Alexandra
Volunteers act as Greeters on Sundays, welcoming guests, answering questions, providing materials to assist in participating in worship and learning more about the Faith and our parish.