A Call for Action – The Renewal of St. George Church NYC
End of Year Giving - Please Support Our Capital Campaign
As we enter into the Christmas season, we ask that you consider St. George as part of your planned end-of-year 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.
In November, we plan to begin 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!
Protopresbyter Andreas Vithoulkas
Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Andrew V. George
Parish Council President
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
Matins 9:30am & Divine Liturgy 10:30am
Services will be held on the 2nd floor, in order to begin installation of our new flooring, wall paneling and improvements to the altar.
Worship is conducted in English & Greek
Fellowship & Refreshments follow Sunday Worship
Parish Email List:
We would love to add your email address to our Parish Email List. Please email your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Sponsors and Volunteers Needed - Marilena's 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: email@example.com ---->If you cannot physically volunteer, please consider supporting our efforts through a monetary donation.
Marilena’s Meals Dates 2021 - 2022:
Sunday, December 5, 2021 -- NEW DATE!!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org