Parish Council

President’s Message

Dear Fellow Parishioners,

On behalf of the Parish Council, I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year! We began 2020 by hosting a New Year’s Eve Gala, which was a great success. Thank you to all who assisted with this event! Furthermore, we wish to recognize the commitment of all members of our various church ministries. We thank you for your continued support, cooperation, and selfless service.

Our parish of Saint Athanasios, soon to be 100 years old, has a proud history that has led us to this day. In order to preserve our Greek Orthodox faith and culture for future generations, I once again invite you to join one of our many ministries, which include: Sunday Church School, Choir, Altar Boys, Bible Study and Catechism, FOS, Greek School, Saint Irene’s Philoptochos Society, P.T.O., H.O.P.E., J.O.Y., G.O.Y.A., Hellenic Seniors, or Greek Dancing. Your active participation and stewardship in one of these groups will support the continued progress of our church.

Our annual St. Athanasios Panigiri, honoring the Patron Saint of our Parish, held on Saturday February 1stwas a huge success! Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, and supporters of this wonderful event. The Parish Council will continue to work diligent to meet the needs of the community in 2020. Our primary objective is to achieve the goals that we have set for the church. We believe that these goals will be reached through the collaboration of the church’s ministries and with the support of all stewards. With a thankful heart, I hope and pray that this year brings our parish more growth and prosperity in many ways.

Thank you,

Andy Hios

Parish Council President


Matching Donations from your companies

Many of you work for companies that match your donation to non-profit organizations. In addition to that some companies provide grants for your volunteer work and even have established foundation for projects or enhancements to our community building.

We know some of you have completed the necessary applications and our church is reaping the benefits of double the donation without any added financial stress on your budget. This is huge in these highly financially demanding times. We are in deep gratitude of those parishioners who have come through and we ask those who have similar opportunities in the companies they work for to follow through as well. The church council will aid in filling out any paperwork/applications and provide the necessary IRS non-profit affirmation letters to anyone who asks.

If you have any questions or if you need any help please come speak to us or contact the church office and Tina will put you in touch with us so we can give any help you may need to set this up with your companies.

St. Athanasios Church Council

Parish Council 2019:

President: Andy Hios
Vice President: Spero Leakas
2nd Vice President: Chuck Tsocanos
Treasurer: Dean Tomaras
Asst. Treasurer: Peter Paizis
Secretary: Agamemnon Jouvanis

Tony Emmanouilidis
Jason Fink
Nick Gagis
Joanne Glavas
Othon Katechis
Emmanuel Kavrakis
Konstantinos Menegatos
Sam Poulis
George Siamboulis
Chuck K. Tsocanos
Tonia Yiangou

For more information: parishcouncil@stathanasiosnj.org

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