THE MYRRH-BEARER VOLUME 18, ISSUE 2MARCH 2012

 Inside this issue:

TEEN COFFEE & COUCH  GREEK INDEPENDENCE

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS MARCH READINGS

MINISTRY, YOUTH NEWS, SUNDAY SCHOOL

AGAPE DANCERS FDF PHOTOS

COOK W/ CHEF FABIO FOOD SHARE DRIVE

MAR/APRIL CALENDARS

AGAPE BF UPDATE & UPCOMING EVENTS

AGAPE PICNIC TICKETS ORTHODOXY VESPERS

MARCH BIRTHDAYS CUB SCOUT PACK 3808

STEWARDSHIP UPDATE WAYS YOU CAN HELP

STEWARDSHIP CARD NEEDS FOR HOLY WEEK

WEEKDAY SERVICES & LITURGIES FOR LENT

In John 17:15, our Lord said, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.”

At St. Demetrios we are sur- rounded by amazing, hard- working parishioners that dedi- cate so much of their time and talenttotheChurch. Wehost amazing events, festivals, bake sales, luncheons, and other events. We roll up our sleeves and find creative ways to raise money for the Church’s minis- tries and Building Campaign.

It is apparent that we are dedicated to preserving our current and future structure. Read more..


THE MYRRH-BEARER  VOLUME 18, ISSUE #1 FEBRUARY 2012

newspapperPresident’s Message: Chris Mallakis

As your new president, I would like to wish all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous year. I would also like to ask for your support of Fr. Gary and the parish leadership so we can go forward and accomplish our goals with love and God’s Blessings.  Read more..

We had a good first meeting and elected our officers, including Vice President Deb Greanias, Treasurer Nick Mirras, and Secretary John Gon- zalez. I am thankful for such a good parish council. We pledged to work in unison, while

supporting each other and our priest.

Thanks to Philoptochos and Alex and Anna Alexiades for providing Vasilopita for the ser- vice and celebration on Sunday, January 15th. And congratulations to AHEPA for finding the coin in the Vasilopita!

I will do my best to serve you and hear all your comments and suggestions during my term.

Yours in Christ,

Chris Mallakis  Read more..

The Road to Building Our New Church A Progress Report To Our St. Demetrios Family January 20, 2012

Why Must We Build a New Church?

Our home on Skyway Drive has served us well, but as early as 2001 is was clear that we would soon outgrow these facilities. The building, which dates from the early 1950s, is aging and is rapidly deteriorating and is constantly in need of repair. Extensive and costly renovations will be required to sufficiently extend its life. Also, the future loss of 20 feet off the east side of the property to the Recreation and Parks District will further reduce usable space and leave us with no place to park the refrigerator truck and the storage unit.