A Call for Action – The Renewal of St. George Church NYC

Please Support Our Capital Campaign

As we enter into a New Year, we ask that you consider St. George as part of your planned giving.

During the early stages of the pandemic, we made the decision to begin a Capital Campaign for the renewal of our physical building. This was the ultimate act of hope and optimism during a trying time. To date, we have raised almost $150,000, but we need an additional $80,000. Unfortunately, when we began to dig deep into our 135 year-old building, we found structural issues that could not be ignored. This only added to the amount needed to finish the project.

We are fortunate that we have an architect in our community who is volunteering her time, talent and even financial resources towards this endeavor. And we have others who have given most generously. But we are now looking for donors who can push this Campaign over the top and allow us to complete what we have started.

We have begun work on the interior as funding has been 100% secured! This work includes new flooring, wall paneling and improvements to the altar. However, we cannot start work on the exterior until we have reached our fundraising goal.

Work on the exterior includes the complete restoration, repointing and cleaning of the façade, restoration of the stairs; new ironwork, sidewalk, railings, lighting and signage. Finally, we will commission a new stained glass window of our patron, St. George. This piece will replace the aging (and drafty) current main window. These exterior improvements have been deferred much too
long; now is our time to act.

Our goal is to secure funding for the exterior work in the next two months so we can begin the restoration by early spring. We will not begin the work until we have secured 100% of the funding as we want to keep St. George on solid financial footing.

We ask that you consider a donation to St. George that will help ensure the church’s future in midtown Manhattan. We like to remind people that we are a small parish in the heart of a major city; a source of hope and the only Orthodox Church in midtown Manhattan.

Contributions can be mailed to St. George or by using the following link https://www.saintgeorgenyc.org/giving/donate1
Please make checks payable to:
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
307 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

We appreciate your consideration; if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Now, let us complete what we have started!

Sincerely,

Protopresbyter Andreas Vithoulkas 
Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Presiding Priest

Andrew V. George
Parish Council President

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Saint George Church seeks to offer:

* A sense of Peace and the Presence of God in worship

* Opportunities to Serve Others

* Meaningful opportunities for Fellowship

* Education in aspects of the Faith for all ages

* A well-maintained and inspiring place of worship & fellowship

MARILENA'S MEALS Food Outreach Ministry
I was hungry and you fed me."  Matthew 25:35   

Every month, a team of faithful volunteers assemble and deliver 80 bagged meals to New York City’s most vulnerable; those without food and shelter.  We operate rain or shine. 

We invite any vaccinated volunteers that would like to help us prepare and distribute meals to attend on the dates below.  Our team begins putting together the bagged meals at 10:30am in the church hall, and we aim to leave St. George to distribute meals near Penn Station at around 12pm.  

We are actively looking for sponsors and volunteers.  Please contact May McGuinness for information on sponsorship and ways to help support this meaningful ministry: marilenasmeals@gmail.com ---->If you cannot physically volunteer, please consider supporting our efforts through a monetary donation. 

There are many different ways to support this ministry:
- donate the full amount - $350
- partial sponsor / split with a friend
- volunteer to sponsor specific items (gloves, paper goods, and more — please contact May for more details - please do not just bring items in). 

Please reach out if you're interested.  

Marilena’s Meals Dates:
We aim to adhere to all published dates.  Please check our weekly bulletin for updates, or email May McGuinness, as dates are subject to change.

Sunday January 15
Sunday February 12
Sunday March 12
Sunday April 2
Sunday May 21
Sunday June 11

Comedy Night with GUS CONSTANTELLIS!  
Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7pm



Join us for an evening of laughter with Greek-American comedian Gus Constantellis. The ticket price includes the comedy show, cocktail hour, mezedes (appetizers), wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Schedule:
7pm - 8pm -- Cocktail hour
8pm - 9pm - Comedy show
9pm - 9:30pm -- Meet and greet with Gus!

St. George Greek Orthodox Church - 2nd Floor Reception Hall - 307 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/greek-comedy-night-with-gus-constantellis-tickets-471506377267

If you'd like to pay with cash or check, please see any Parish Council member after Divine Liturgy.

Ticket Price: $100  

Thank you to our sponsors:

Food sponsored by Chef Maria Loi of Loi Estiatorio.
Wine sponsored by Oak and Barrel, with the help of Demetrios Manos