Please pray for our brothers and sisters: Gloria, Niko, Christina, Kostas, Malina, John, Simona, Louise, Pete, Vincent, Rose.
Liturgy times: Summer services will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. in order to finish by 11:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly.
The Giving Tree – Can you help our tree grow? The Giving Tree is a way to raise money needed to cover the many costs of our very successful Greek Food Festival. A donation sheet and list of needed items is located in the Narthex. Once you make your donation, be sure to place your name on a flower or butterfly from the Narthex display and attach it to the tree found there. If mailed, we will do this part for you. Watch our tree grow with your generosity! We are grateful for any donation large or small.
UPCOMING FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS:
Lamb Shanks: 6/24 9:30 am (Christos Patrinos) Please join us tomorrow!
Dolmathes: 6/26 and 6/27 9:30 am (Chrysanthe Machiros and Christos Patrinos)
Meatballs: 6/28 prep 5:00 pm; 6/29 rolling 5:00 pm (Eddie Connor and Joanna Tsiantas)
Green Beans: 7/10, 7/11 (Charlie Neos)
Lamb Shanks: 7/15 9:30 am (Christos Patrinos)
Rice Pudding: 7/26 (Eric Hansen)
Galotaboureko: 7/27 during the day (Andrea Jones and Maria Andriotakis Connor)
Plaki: 7/27 5:00 pm (Gina Dussi and Melinda Patrick)
Food Festival Committee: Meeting is on Monday, June 26th at 7:00 pm.
- Greek Musical Act Placement & Master Plan (7/29 GFF & 8/3 Inn St.) – Tina/Melinda/Jim S.
- Finalize Loukoumathes Master Plan – Eric/Taso
- New equipment orders – grill, deep fryer, roasters, drain plug for Nich. Hall, etc.
- Recruitment of volunteers for GFF weekend and Inn St. – Tina
- GFF Ad Book status – John P./Jim S.
- Promotions – banners, signage, YH notices in papers, social media, yard signs, flyers, etc.
- Permitting & licensing – Melinda/Charlie
- Kitchen servicing prior to/after GFF & freezer update – Eric/all
- Any other business – round the table for ideas, suggestions & necessary action items
The dates for the 2017 Greek Food Festival are Friday, July 28th--Sunday, July 30th.
Greek Ladies Aid Society: Today is the Ladies Aid End of Year Social at the Old Salt in Hampton, NH. at 12:30pm. The cost is $24.00 Please see Irene Falite to join us and to make your reservation.
The 100th Anniversary Cookbook Committee needs your recipes! Please fill out a recipe form found in the Narthex OR go to www.typensave.com to type in your recipe following the simple instructions. User name is AGOC and the password is eggnog847. Questions should be directed toward Andrea Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ruth Riley (email@example.com). We hope to have one recipe for every parishioner. Thank you!
Summer at St. Basil’s Ministries: Saint Basil’s Ministries offers its Monday Meal to all those who enter our church doors. The need for a hot meal or for companionship is constant; it knows no season. This ministry belongs to everyone at Annunciation Church. Consider coming just one Monday to help out. The children of the parish are welcome to come and help too. Cleaning out those closets? Saint Basil’s Ministries works directly with the Lighthouse Thrift Shop in Salisbury. We will take any bags of clothing or household items you bring to church to the thrift shop for you. The proceeds go to local charities.
METROPOLIS OF BOSTON CAMP:
Session 1: July 3rd - July 9th
Session 2: July 10th - July 16th FULL
Session 3: July 17th - July 23rd
Session 4: July 24th - July 30th
Session 5: July 31st - August 6th FULL
To Register campers, please visit www.metropolisofbostoncamp.org
Scholarships for all sessions are available via the camp office !!!
Visit the camp website: www.mbcamp.org for more information and to REGISTER TODAY! For more information, or help with scholarships, please contact the camp office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (617-277-4742).
Summer Camp is a week of fun, fellowship and faith. Campers will have the opportunity to meet other youth from throughout the Metropolis, while participating in camp activities including: campfires, theater, music, hiking, swimming, tubing, olympics, athletics, canoeing, Orthodox Life discussion sessions, and much more.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care: Our archdiocese has developed a family program called SOAK UP the SON. Each week a new activity is presented so you and your family can stay in contact with God. This is especially important during the summer months when there are no Sunday School classes. You can access SOAK UP the SON at this web address: www.family.goarch.org.
Annunciation Online: Please "Like" our Facebook page so that you may be kept up on services, events and activities: https://www.facebook.com/AnnunciationGreekOrthodoxChurch/
Please return church keys: As many of you are aware, there have been several break-ins and thefts from Newburyport churches. We’re looking to upgrade our exterior keys. If you have a key, make sure to let a Council member know over the next few weeks! Also, please never leave doors unlocked with the key even when you are in the complex. Instead, block them open with the little wrenches provided, and don’t forget to unblock when you leave!!!!
Thermostat settings: The Parish Council has determined an acceptable temperature range for the thermostats in the building complex. 60-75 in winter, 65-80 in summer. Please respect these settings!
Council Members on duty today: Gina Dussi and Louis Andriotakis
June 25 - Kathy Tsiantas
July 2 - Anna Chetsas
July 9 - Lisa Housianitis
July 16 - Tina Klidaris
July 23 - Melinda Patrick
July 30 - Freezer