Sunday, December 13th, 2015 is Stewardship Sunday!
Stewardship is an opportunity to examine our priorities and values, to express our thankfulness, to give of ourselves, and to grow in grace. For more details please read the Stewardship handbook 2016
If you need a Stewardship Commitment Card click here.
Three Steps to Prepare:
Step 1: Review your 2015 stewardship commitment and consider increasing your 2016 commitment to help offset increasing operating expenses.
Step 2: Fill out your 2016 Stewardship Commitment Card. Bring it to church on Stewardship Sunday
Step 3: Please join us for Stewardship Sunday Coffee Hour sponsored by your PTO; who is having their annual bake sale! And, Vote in Parish Council Elections.
Our Parish depends on all of us to step up. Our expenses have continued to increase the past few years putting increasing pressure on all of us to continue to raise funds. Our overall operating expenses for 2016 are expected to be $534,000 or $1,618 per steward – this should not be confused with the emergency funds (such as insurance claims) being used, as example, to repair our roof. Historically, we try to offset the expenses per steward by fund raising, which is putting a lot of pressure on our fund raising committees. We recommend a minimum of $800 per our ~330 stewards and would appreciate giving generously within your means. Let’s make sure we start this the year with financial strength and focus on community!
Please join us for the Christmas Lenten Retreat about Religious symbols
This Saturday, December 5th at 9:30am, all children of the St. Athanasios community are invited for the Sunday School Christmas Lenten Retreat 2015.
Please click the attached form for more details and remember to RSVP for the Christmas Lenten Retreat which is less than a week away.
St. Athanasios Sunday Church School
“Those that Seek the Lord Shall Never be in Want of Any Good Thing” Psalm 34:10 (from the Service of the Artoclasia)
A traditional American proverb says that, “God makes this request of his children: Do the best you can, where you are, with what you have, now.” The story of Jesus Christ feeding the 5,000 illustrates this – five loaves and two fish. Jesus used it to perform an incredible miracle. Just like that, if we offer what we have – however great or small our gift – God will receive our gifts and multiply them to feed His people.
I invite you to be with us at Saint Athanasios Church on Sunday, December 13, 2015 for “Stewardship Sunday” Please join us in the Divine Liturgy, we will worship together as we do every Sunday.
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GREETINGS! ΚΑΙ ΕΥΧΕΣ
Fr. Anargyros, Fr. John, the President of the Parish Council and its members, President of the Philoptochos and its members, PTO President and its members, the teachers of the Greek and Sunday Church Schools and the entire staff of St. Athanasios Parish wish everyone….MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Ο πατήρ Ανάργυρος, ο πατήρ Ιωάννης, ο πρόεδρος και τα μέλη του Εκκλησιαστικού Συμβουλίου, η πρόεδρος και τα μέλη της Φιλοπτώχου Αδελφότητος, η πρόεδρος καί τα μέλη τού Συλλόγου Γονέων καί Διδασκάλων, οι Διδάσκαλοι του Ελληνικού και Κατηχητικού Σχολείων και ολόκληρο το προσωπικό της ενορίας του Αγίου Αθανασίου, εύχονται σε όλους….
ΚΑΛΑ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΑ ΚΑΙ ΕΥΤΥΧΙΣΜΕΝΟ ΤΟ ΝΕΟ ΕΤΟΣ
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St. Irene Philoptochos Society of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church cordially invites you to our Christmas Party on December 8th at Seasons in Washington Township.
Join us for a fun evening of fine food, open bar, and festive DJ music.
Tickets are $60 – contact Amy Papaloukas: 551-486-4184 or Georgia Eleftheriou: 201-385-4149
The Panigiri event has been CANCELLED due to the snow storm. Stay warm and safe!
More information will follow shortly.
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