Ministries

Adult Education
There are several opportunities for adult education at St. John: During Nativity and Theophany cycle  and Great Lent. Wednesday Bible Studies and catechetical classes focused on specific topics.

Almsgiving
Provide parishioners with ongoing almsgiving opportunities and events, which focus on meeting the needs of our own as well as our neighbors in the greater community.

Altar Servers
Coordinate a schedule and provide training for boys and young men, ages 7 and up, to serve in the altar during services.

Logos Bookstore
A source for Orthodox Christian literature, gifts and sacramental supplies for the parish and greater Orthodox community.

Church Music
Prayerfully lead the congregation in worship with the reading and chanting of liturgical services, including baptisms and weddings; choir holds regular practices and assists the church in providing and maintaining liturgical books.

Comforters
Offer comfort in the form of meals, visits, appropriate cards and prayers to anyone in need in our parish family, such as those who have a new baby, illness or death in the family or those who are not able to be out and about

Flowers
Provide flowers on a weekly rotation, and arrange flowers for Feast days.

Fundraising
Raise funds for the purchase of property, building a church and facilities. Organize events or campaigns to raise funds for the purchase of property, the building a church and additional facilities

Hospitality Teams
Oversee the provision of food and hospitality for Sunday Agape meal, and various special events such as the Pascha, parish feast day, and visits of the Archbishop. Teams also help clean after fellowship events.

Information Technology
Managing the technological equipment, network and security of the parish.

Landscaping
Maintain the church grounds with periodic work parties and landscaping strategy.

Men’s Ministry
Create a forum for men to get to know one another better, plan an annual retreat, and facilitate social gatherings for men.

Missions & Evangelism
Create and oversee opportunities to share the Orthodox Faith with others and nurture spiritual growth within the parish.

Myrrh Bearers
All women are invited to participate in monthly events for fellowship, spiritual edification, prayer and service.

Parish Council
Elected each January, members oversee the strategic plan of the Church.

Prayer Group
Pray for our church, our community, and for individuals with special requests.

Prosphora
Rotation of parishioners bake and offer bread for use in the Divine Liturgy. An annual baking workshop allows new members to learn the craft and experienced bakers to practice in a group setting.

Quilting/Embroidery/Knitting Group
Monthly gatherings to work on quilt for annual benevolence fund benefit and other projects for charity.

Seniors Ministry
Periodic fellowship and spiritual discussion as well as connecting seniors with rides and visitation as needed. 

Site Committee
Works to fulfill the vision of the parish to build a temple by finding an appropriate site and inform and motivate the parish regarding this process.

Stewardship
Facilitates annual stewardship campaign, educates about the focus and themes of Christian Stewardship, sends quarterly statements and answers questions regarding stewardship.

Welcome Committee
Volunteers act as Greeters on Sundays, welcoming guests, answering questions, providing materials to assist in participating in worship and learning more about the Faith and our parish. (See “Ministry Schedules” at the top of the page)

Young Adults
Fellowship, education and worship for both single and married adults, 18 and older. Members of other Orthodox parishes are welcome! 

Youth & Family Ministry
This committee coordinates monthly gatherings for the various youth groups and a general plan for Family & Youth programs in the parish. Committee members include representatives from each of the youth groups below, clergy and a few parents-at-large.

Moms & Tots
Fellowship for mothers and play activities for toddlers and babies; occasional group outings, monthly Mom’s Night Out–all moms are welcome!

Sunday School
Provide weekly Faith education for children age preschool through high school.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
(Kindergarten-5th grade).

Baby Class
(up to 3 years old)

Teens Group
(9th-12th grade)

Parish Festival is annually on September 26th.