Please pray for our brothers and sisters: Gloria, Niko, Christina, Kostas, Malina, John, Simona, Louise, Pete, Vincent, Rose.
Bible Study: Thursday, May 25 at 5:30 pm. Texts: John 17:1-3 (Holy Fathers) and John 7:37 - 8:12 (Pentecost)
UPCOMING FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS:
Vegetarian Dolmathes: 5/28 11:45 am (Andrea Jones)
Kataifi: 5/31 9:00 am (Stacey Kevorkian, Jen Cooper and Susan George)
Dolmathes: 6/3 10:00 am (Chrysanthe Machiros and Christos Patrinos)
Vegetarian Dolmathes: 6/4 11:45 am (Andrea Jones)
6/6 and 6/7 9:30 am (Chrysanthe Machiros and Christos Patrinos)
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 6:00 pm and 6/23 10:00 am as needed to finish (Gina Dussi)
Lamb Shanks: 6/24 9:30 am (Christos Patrinos)
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)
Lamb Shanks: 7/15 9:30 am (Christos Patrinos)
Karithopita: 7/19 5:00 pm (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 5:00 pm (Gina Dussi and Melinda Patrick)
Food Festival Committee: Meeting is on Monday, May 22 at 7:00 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: Save the Date for Ladies Aid End of Year Social: June 25th 12:30 pm for brunch at the Old Salt in North Hampton, NH. More info. to follow! Dues 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.
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.
Metropolis of Boston Camp
Session 1: July 3rd - July 9th
Session 2: July 10th - July 16th
Session 3: July 17th - July 23rd
Session 4: July 24th - July 30th
*SOLD OUT* Session 5: July 31st - August 6th
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.
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: Louis Andriotakis and Eric Hansen
May 21 - Lisa Housianitis
May 28 - Tina Klidaras