A Call for Action – The Renewal of St. George Church NYC
Capital Campaign extended - one goal accomplished; another goal created
We are pleased to inform you that the Capital Campaign for St. George has reached its goal of raising $130,000! This money, held in a separate Capital Campaign account, will be used to renew the façade of the church and for various improvements to the interior.
We have formed a construction committee which will review contractor bids and prepare their recommendation to the Parish Council in June. There are many details to be addressed and we are always concerned about surprises that our 1886 building may hold; but we are happy to share with you that we have achieved this milestone.
We considered the original $130,000 goal a ‘stretch goal’ and, because of this, we did not include the replacement of the aging main façade window. Because of the success of the last two months, we are extending our Capital Campaign to raise an additional $40,000 – primarily for the replacement of the main window with a first-rate stained glass depiction of St. George (initial sketch below).
We thank all of you who have contributed to the Capital Campaign. The generosity that you have shown has given us the confidence to proceed forward with this final piece of the façade renewal.
To give online, please go to: http://www.saintgeorgenyc.org/giving/donate1
Or checks can be sent to: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church 307 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019 Make checks payable to: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
We are fortunate to have an architect in our community who is donating her services and providing a vision for this endeavor (rendering above).
In addition, others have donated their services. While many pieces are coming together, we need to complete this final financial drive so we can begin construction this summer.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The time has come to take care of the church which has taken care of us. We ask for your support and look forward to hearing from you.
We look forward to providing you an update in the weeks to come.
Protopresbyter Andreas Vithoulkas, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Presiding Priest email@example.com
Andrew V. George, Parish Council President firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Join us for Sunday Worship
Orthos 9:30 AM
Divine Liturgy 10:30 AM
Worship is conducted in English & Greek
Fellowship & Refreshments follow Sunday Worship
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Support the Ministries of St. George Church
Giving to His Church is a way to thank God for His grace and generosity in our lives. The question is not, "How much do I give to stay in the club?' or "What are the dues?" but rather "How can I thank God for my many blessings?" Please remember that a gift to the church is most meaningful when accompanied by your presence, by your willingness to serve, by your prayers and by your commitment. Giving is not a substitute for commitment -- it is an expression of your commitment.
On Monday May 3, 2021 Orthros and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church celebrating the Feast of St. George
St George Feast Day Service: https://fb.watch/5huO7JmPfr/
MARILENA'S MEALS: I was hungry and you fed me." Matthew 25:35
Volunteers Needed - Marilenas Meals:
Every month, a team of faithful volunteers assemble and deliver 80 bagged meals to the most vulnerable New Yorkers; 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 downstairs 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 Vlachos for information on sponsorship and ways to help support this meaningful ministry: firstname.lastname@example.org ---->If you cannot physically volunteer, please consider supporting our efforts through a monetary donation.
Marilena’s Meals Dates 2021 - 2022:
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Sunday, December 19, 2021
Sunday, January 9, 2022
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Sunday, March 13, 2022
We aim to adhere to all published dates. Please check our weekly bulletin for updates, or email May Vlachos, as dates are subject to change.
January 2021 - Sponsored by our two 11th grade volunteers, Kayla Malcolm-Joseph and Leah Allen. The teens worked with their school, Sacred Heart Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut to raise money. Kayla and Leah volunteer during our traditional Marilena’s Meals program every month, and are two of our most diligent, dedicated and youngest volunteers.
February 2021 - Dedicated in loving memory of Athanasios Lolis and Alexandra Dimitrakakis by Soula Lolis.
March 2021 - Thank you to our generous anonymous sponsor. We are so thankful for you.
April 2021 - Sponsored with love by Christina Halatsis.
May 2021 - Sponsored by Thanos and Marilena, for the health and well-being of our families and everyone. With gratitude and humility for making it through this past year.
June 2021 - Sponsored with love by Steve and JoAnne Gregos.
July and August 2021 - funded by anonymous donations. Thank you!
September 2021 - Sponsored by an anonymous donor and dedicated with gratitude and in thanks for my blessings.
October 2021 - Sponsored with love by an anonymous donor and dedicated "to the greater good of humanity."
November 2021: Dedicated in loving memory of Bill Koulouriotis, an angel who left the earth too young.
December 2021: Sponsored in loving memory of my dear grandparents, George and Edna Gallanis.
We are actively looking for sponsors. Please contact May Vlachos for information on sponsorship and donations: email@example.com