Please pray for our brothers and sisters: Gloria, Niko, Christina, Kostas, Malina, John, Simona, Louise, Pete, Vincent, Rose.
Informational Assembly: During Fellowship Hour today, a short, informal presentation will be made regarding the Food Festival and next year’s 100th Anniversary celebrations.
Fellowship Hour: Thank you to the Sunday School teachers who are hosting coffee hour today.
Graduation & Scholarships: Today we recognize our graduating seniors, announce scholarship awards, distribute Sunday School certificates and show our appreciation for the hard working teachers of our children.
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:
Baklava: 6/12, 4:00pm 6/13 3:00pm and 6/14 3:00pm (Diane Hansen and Maria Connor)
Pastichio: 6/15, 6/16 and 6/17 (Cathy Chadwick, Charlie Neos)
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)
Green Beans: 6/10, 6/11 (Charlie Neos)
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, June 12th at 5:30 pm.
The dates for the 2017 Greek Food Festival are Friday, July 28th--Sunday, July 30th.
Agenda is as follows:
- Menu pricing, if significant cost changes vs 2016
- “Squares” and credit card payment method
- Finalize Loukoumathes master plan
- New equipment orders – status
- Recruitment of volunteers for GFF weekend
- Promotions – banners/signage, newspaper & YH notices,radio spots, social media, flyers, other?
- Broadcast same music throughout site
- Update on permitting/licensing
- Any other business - “round the table” for additional input, suggestions, necessary action items
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 Hampton, NH. Cost: $24. Please see Irene Falite to make your reservation.
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!
Scholarship Opportunity: The Hellenic Women’s Club, Inc, EOK, is offering scholarships to young women pursuing undergraduate degrees. Each scholarship for $5,000 will be awarded based on academic schievement, leadership and community service. Deadline is June 15, 2017. More information and application materials can be found on their website: www.hellenicwomensclub.org.
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: Soak up the Son! Summer is a time to strengthen family bonds and to this end, the Archdiocese has a weekly activity guide for families at 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: Jim Georgeoupoulos, Tina Papadoupoulos
June 4 - Melinda Patrick
June 11 - Freezer
June 18 - Kathy Tsiantas
June 25 - Anna Chetsas