Man's Club Hellenic College/Holy Cross Outing:
Tomorrow we visit the Philoxenia House and Holy Cross Campus. There are two meeting places: at church at 12:45pm or at Holy Cross campus (50 Goddard Ave, Brookline) in the back of the administration building at 2pm. If you cannot find the group, call Fr. Costin at 978-837-8623.
We will walk together to Philoxenia House and visit for half hour with a family of residents that came from Greece. At 3pm we will return to campus and Bruce Beck will join us for a campus tour, including the museum, library, classroom buildings, chapel, residence halls and the administrative building, where we will have a chance to visit the bookstore.
At 5pm we will go to the chapel for Vespers, followed by dinner at 6pm in the cafeteria. We should be back by 8pm.
It is not too late to join! Call Fr. Costin at 978-837-8623.
Please pray for our brothers and sisters: Gloria, Niko, Christina, Kostas, Malina, John, Simona, Louise, Pete, Vincent.
Trisagion service today in memory of Irina Popescu’s Grandmothers,Olimpia Istratescu (2 years) and Victoria Bobitiu (20 years). May their memory be eternal.
Bible Study: Thursday, May 25 at 5:30 pm.
UPCOMING FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS:
Koulourakia: 5/16, 11am--6pm; 5/17,9:30am--5pm; 5/18, 9:30am--6pm; and 5/19 (if needed) (Elaine Fiasconaro and Bunny Wescott) Many hands are needed for this workshop. Please call Bunny at 978-462-3084 to sign up for the days and times you can come.
Vegetarian Dolmathes: May 28 11:45 am and June 4 11:45 am (Andrea Jones)
Kataifi: 5/31 (Stacy Kevorkian, Jen Cooper and Susan George);
Kourambethes: 6/9 at 10:00 a.m. (Gina Dussi);
Baklava: 6/12, 6/13 and 6/14 (Diane Hansen and Maria Andriotakis Connor);
Pastichio: 6/15, 6/16 and 6/17 (Stacey Kevorkian, Jen Cooper and Susan George);
Spanakopita: 6/21 6 pm, 6/22 6 pm and 6/23 10 am as needed to fininsh (Gina Dussi);
Meatballs: 6/28 prep 5 pm; 6/29 rolling 5 pm (Eddie Connor and Joanna Tsiantas)
Karithopita: 7/19 5pm (Gina Dussi and Joanna Tsiantas);
Rice Pudding: 7/26 (Eric Hansen);
Galotabourek: 7/27 during the day (Andrea Jones and Maria Andriotakis Connor);
Plaki: 7/27 5 pm (Gina Dussi and Melinda Patrick).
Food Festival Committee: This week we will be meeting on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:30 pm. The agenda is as follows:
- Workshop Status – and soliciting new volunteers to support. Decision on finikia & Greek yogurt?
- Supply Ordering Status - final decisions, if not already implemented and in process
- GFF Ad Book Status – John P.
- New equipment orders/rentals/borrowing – souvlaki grill (Taso/Jim G.), gyro grill, fryer/Greek fries (Ed C.), loukoumathes machine (Eric, Taso)
- Promotions – signage, banners, ads, notices, radio spots, flyers, etc.
- Permitting and licensing - Melinda
- Rental of Alcove area to Lakonia Greek Products – Tina
- Small musical act for Saturday evening (St. Basil’s) - Tina
The dates for the 2017 Greek Food Festival are Friday, July 28th--Sunday, July 30th.
Attention Graduating Seniors: Parish Scholarship applications are now available. Be sure to fill one out and bring it in by May 21st.
Lenten Coin Boxes for OCMC:
This year our Sunday School children and families collected just over $181 which has been sent to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center in St. Augustine Florida to help them spread the Orthodox faith around the world. Thank you to everyone who made a contribution.
Greek Ladies Aid Society: Dues are now due! Please see Irene Falite or Dorothy Davis to sign up and pay your $15.00. 100% of all dues go towards our philanthropic activities throughout the year.
Paper Icon Drive: Donate your used paper icons today! Our fellow Orthodox Christians in Kenya have a great need for more icons, so please consider helping out by bringing in any flat icons on paper or card stock by June 1st. There will be a designated basket in the narthex. These will be sent to Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Seattle, WA, which will in turn send all that they collect to the Church in Kenya.
Exit Dance 30th Anniversary Performance: Fontaine Dollas Dubus and the Exit Dance Co. which she founded in 1987 with several other dancers, will be performing Friday and Saturday evening May 19 & 20 at 8:00 PM at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Market Square, Newburyport. Congratulations to Fontaine and all the Exit Dance performers!
Parishioner of the Year Award: The Parish council has chosen two most deserving sisters to share the honor this year. Congratulations go to Irene Katsoulis and Daphne Tikellis! They will be honored at the 31st Annual Metropolis of Boston Ministry Awards Banquet at Lombardo’s, Randolph, MA, 5:30 pm reception, 6:30 pm dinner, June 11th. Please contact us to reserve tickets!
100th Anniversary Committee:
The meeting dates for the next upcoming meetings are as follows:
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 6:30 PM
We will be meeting going forward on the second Tuesday and the last Sunday of the month.
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: Maria Connor and Joanne Perrault
May 14 - Anna Chetsas
May 21 - Lisa Housianitis
May 28 - Tina Klidaras