1 GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 435 KEATING DRIVE WINSTON-SALEM, NC ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL PLEASE EXPEDITE JUNE 2014 Non-Profit Organiz. U.S. Postage Winston-Salem, NC Permit # 168 PENTECOST This Feast of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after the feast of Pasch a, reminds us that we are living in the "end times" since we have the Holy Spirit poured out upon us. The end times refers to God's judgment as we affirm and confess in the creed, "And he will come to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom shall have no end." This judgment is a powerful image since we are held accountable for the Gospel. During the service of Great Vespers for Pentecost, we read the following verses from the prophet Ezekiel: For I will take you from the nations, and gather you from the countries, and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleanesses, and from all your idols and I will cleanse you. A new heart I wil1 give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. You shall dwe11 in the land which I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God (Ezekiel36:22-28). Βάπτιση Στις 4 Μαΐου τελέσθηκε η βάπτιση του γιού του Σπύρου & Στέλλας Στραβομύτη. Ανάδοχοι παρέστησαν ο Brian & Ρούλα McFarlin χαρίζοντας το όνομα Παύλος στο νεοφώτιστο. Να σας ζήσει! Βάπτιση Στις 10 Μαΐου τελέσθηκε η βάπτιση των δίδυμων θυγατέρων του Δημήτρη & Ελένης Σιαλμά. Ανάδοχοι παρέστησαν η Ζωή Μπομποτσιάρη και η Αθανασία Μπαλατσιά χαρίζοντας τα ονόματα Κωνσταντίνα και Μαρία στα νεοφώτιστα. Να σας ζήσουν! Πολλά Ευχαριστήρια Στον Πατέρα Δημήτριο, φίλους και μέλη της κοινότητας για τις επισκέψεις, τηλεφωνήματα και κάρτες κατά την διάρκεια της νοσηλείας μου και ανάρρωσης μου. Με εκτίμηση. Οικογένεια Νίκου Ρίζου. Πολλά Ευχαριστήρια Ο Θεόδωρος Καζάκος και η οικογένεια του θα ήθελαν να εκφράσουν την εκτίμηση τους σε όλη την κοινότητα για την απέραντη υποστήριξη κατά την διάρκεια της προ εκλογικής του εκστρατείας. Η επιτυχία των εκλογών είναι η εικόνα της συμπαράστασης και γενναιοδωρίας της εκκλησιαστικής μας οικογένειας. Ezekiel's words are very powerful since they remind us of the continuous temptation to worship idols and false gods even in our own day and age. Very often, we are just like the Israelites, turning away from the Lord, seeking gods which we construct with our own imagination and worshipping them on altars which we build to honor them. Our heart is often a heart of stone, refusing to listen and follow Jesus. Yet, all is not forsaken, since the Lord loves us so much he has sent his Spirit upon us in order to lead us back to repentance and to walk the narrow path towards the kingdom. We have been given a new lease on life, another chance to follow Jesus as he leads us to the knowledge of the truth which is God Himself. May we always remain steadfast in our faith, seeking the wil1 of God, offering prayer and praise to Him who reigns from His throne forever and ever. "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus" (Revelations 22:20).
2 Sun June 1 Mon June 2 Tue June 3 Wed June 4 Thu June 5 Sunday School, High School & College Graduation Matins 8:45 am Divine Liturgy 10:00 am Fellowship Hour is offered by Gus & Litsa Kazakos and family. Parish Council Meeting 6:00 pm Men s Discussion Group Meeting 6:30 am Philoptochos Board Meeting 6:00 pm Adult Discussion 9:30 am Sat June 7 Saturday of Souls Matins/Divine Liturgy 8:45 am Sun June 8 Holy Pentecost Regular Schedule Fellowship Hour is offered by the Parish Council Special General Assembly after services to discuss Breezeway & Fellowship Hall upgrades. Mon June 9 Celebrating the Holy Spirit Matins/Divine Liturgy 8:45 am Tue June 10 Wed June 11 Thu June 12 Sun June 15 Tue June 17 Men s Discussion Group Meeting 6:30 am Philoptochos End of Year Potluck Dinner Social 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm All ladies and spouses are invited to attend our end of the year potluck. Philoptochos will provide the main dish and the Board members will bring dessert. Members please bring your favorite vegetable side dish to share with everyone. Adult Discussion 9:30 am Father s Day Regular Schedule 40day Memorial - George Georgoulias Fellowship Hour is offered in loving memory of George by his loving family. Men s Discussion Group Meeting 6:30 am Thu June 19 St. Jude the Apostle Matins/Divine Liturgy 8:45 am Sun June 22 Regular Schedule 1yr Memorial - Theodore Poulos Fellowship Hour is offered in loving memory of Theodore by his loving family. Πεμπ 12 Ιουνίου Κυρ 15 Ιουνίου Τριτ 17 Ιουνίου Τετ 19 Ιουνίου Κυρ 22 Ιουνίου Θρησκευτική συζήτηση 9:30πμ H Ημέρα του Πατέρα Κανονικό ωράριο Τεσσαρακονθήμερο Μνημόσυνο - Γεώργιου Γεωργούλια. Ο καφές προσφέρετε από την οικογένεια του στην αγαπημένη του μνήμη. Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30πμ Του Αγίου Ιούδα του Αποστόλου Όρθρος - Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Κανονικό ωράριο Ετήσιο Μνημόσυνο - Θεοδώρου Πούλου. Ο καφές προσφέρετε από την οικογένεια του στην αγαπημένη του μνήμη. Δευτέρα 23 Ιουνίου Παρασκευή 27 Ιουνίου Θερινό Κατηχητικό Σχολείο 9:00-12:00 Τριτ 24 Ιουνίου Πεμπ 26 Ιουνίου Κυρ 29 Ιουνίου Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30πμ Το Γενέθλιο του Ιωάννου του Βαπτιστού Όρθρος - Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Θρησκευτική συζήτηση 9:30πμ Πέτρου και Παύλου Όρθρος - Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Ο καφές ανοιχτός Γάμος Συγχαρητήρια στην Tonya Holcomb και στον Robert (Χαράλαμπο) Blevins για τον γάμο τους στις 4 Μαΐου. Κουμπάροι παρέστησαν ο Dale & Τούλα Morrone. Να ζήσετε! Γέννηση Συγχαρητήρια στον Βασίλη & Χρυσούλα Kούτρα για την γέννηση του γιου τους Πέτρου. Περήφανη γιαγιά είναι η Χαρίκλεια Καλιγαρίδης. Να σας ζήσει! Τεσσαρακονθήμερη Ευλογία Δόθηκε στην Βιργινία Καζάκος μετα του γιού της Ανδρέα Ιωάννη. Κάθε ευλογία από τον Κύριο Βάπτιση Στις 27 Απριλίου τελέσθηκε η βάπτιση της κόρης του Ιωάννη & Kelly Κοντού. Ανάδοχοι παρέστησαν ο Δρ. Δημήτρης & Αναστασία Κοντός χαρίζοντας το όνομα Ελένη στο νεοφώτιστο. Να σας ζήσει! Βάπτιση Στις 1 Μαΐου τα προσήλθε στην Ορθοδοξία ο Robert. Ανάδοχοι παρέστησαν ο Dale & Τούλα Morrone χαρίζοντας το όνομα Χαράλαμπος. Ο Κύριος να τον ευλογεί!
3 BAPTISM - On May 10, the Sialmas twins Konstandina & Maria were baptized into the Orthodox Church. Godparents - Zoe Bobotsiares and Athanasia Ballas. May God bless the newly baptized! NA SAS ZISOUN TA NEOFOTISTA! MANY MANY THANKS Olga Karahalios would like to thank Fr. Demetri and the community for their visits, cards, flowers, prayers and well wishes during her hospital stay and time at The Oaks. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. MANY MANY THANKS We would like to thank Fr. Demetri and all of our friends and members of our community for the visits, cards and phone calls during my hospital stay and recuperation. With appreciation, Nick Rizos and family. MANY MANY THANKS Ted Kazakos and his family would like to extend sincere gratitude and appreciation to the community for the overwhelming support he has received during his campaign. The successful results of May's primary are truly a reflection of our church family's encouragement and generosity. CONDOLENCES are extended to Mary Chamis and her family on the falling asleep of her sister, Connie Kleto in Knoxville, TN. May our Lord rest her soul and comfort her loving family. Κυρ 1 Ιουνίου Δευτ 2 Ιουνίου Τριτ 3 Ιουνίου Τετ 4 Ιουνίου Πεμπ 5 Ιουνίου Σαβ 7 Ιουνίου Κυρ 8 Ιουνίου Αποφοίτηση του Κατηχητικού σχολείου, Λυκείου & Πανεπιστημίου Όρθρος 8:45 πμ Θ. Λειτουργία 10:00πμ Ο καφές ανοιχτός Συνεδρίαση του Δ. Συμβουλίου 6:00μμ Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30πμ Συνεδρίαση του διοικητικού συμβουλίου της Φιλόπτωχου 6:00μμ Θρησκευτική συζήτηση 9:30πμ Ψυχοσάββατο Ορθρος/ Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Της Πεντηκοστής Κανονικό πρόγραμμα Ο καφές ανοιχτός Ειδική γενική συνέλευση μετά την Θεία Λειτουργία για την επέκταση της κοινοτικής μας αίθουσας και του διαδρόμου της Εκκλησίας. Δευτ 9 Ιουνιου Του Αγίου Πνεύματος Όρθρος - Θ. Λειτουργία 8:45πμ Τριτ 10 Ιουνίου Τετ 11 Ιουνίου Θρησκευτική συζήτηση της ομάδας των ανδρών 6:30πμ Ανοιξιάτικο δείπνο της Φιλόπτωχου. Παρακαλούμε να φέρετε το αγαπημένο σας λαχανικό 7:00μμ. Σας περιμένουμε. Mon June 23 - Fri June 27 Tue June 24 Thu June 26 Vacation Church School 9:00 am - Noon Men s Discussion Group Meeting 6:30 am Nativity of John the Baptist Matins/Divine Liturgy 8:45 am Adult Discussion 9:30 am Sun June 29 Sts. Peter & Paul Regular Schedule Fellowship Hour - Open SUNDAY, JUNE 1 USHERS - John Vlachos, George Kalamaras, Jimmy Chrysson, Nick Karagiorgis CHURCH SERV COMM - Patricia Valier, Sammy Ballas, Tom Giannopoulos, Tommy Karathanas READER - Anthony Whitley ALTAR BOYS Team 5 - Nickolaus Kroustalis, Elias Ziogas, Ian Hellmer, Travis Liontis, Ralph Shepherd, Marcus Neacsu, George Raptis, Nicholas Rizos, Vasili Karagiannis, Michael Ioannou, Matthew Moutos, John Kroustalis, Alexander Kruczko NURSERY Zoe Bobotsiares, Chrissy McCullough, Georgia Leloudis SUNDAY, JUNE 8 USHERS - Chris Kroustalis, Vicky Russell, Jimmie Toompas, Bobby Leloudis CHURCH SERV COMM - Nick Samaras, Helen Uhl, James Smalling, Chris Gallos READER - Will Moye ALTAR BOYS - Open to All NURSERY Mary Paloumbas, Nia Kazakos, Katie Kroustalis SUNDAY, JUNE 15 USHERS - Jim Paloumbas, Will Moye, Chris Karahalios, Dr. Mike Olympio CHURCH SERV COMM - Dennis Hondros, Virginia Moutos, Stan Carroll, Alan Ball READER - Ron Sheppard ALTAR BOYS - Open to All NURSERY Maria Capparelli, Georgia Hull SUNDAY, JUNE 22 USHERS - John Vlachos, George Kalamaras, Jimmy Chrysson, Nick Karagiorgis CHURCH SERV COMM - Chris Macropoulos, James (Paki) Hondros, Michael Kangelaris, Brian McFarlin READER - George Kalamaras ALTAR BOYS - Open to All NURSERY Jenny Morris, Natalie Spinosa SUNDAY, JUNE 29 USHERS - Chris Kroustalis, Vicky Russell, Jimmie Toompas, Bobby Leloudis READER - Anthony Whitley CHURCH SERV COMM - Patricia Valier, Sammy Ballas, Tom Giannopoulos, Tommy Karathanas ALTAR BOYS - Open to All NURSERY Helen Vlasis, Tonia Vlasis
4 PARISH COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE The following items of note resulted from business discussed at the May 13,2013 Parish Council meeting: Allocation process has been completed. Easter Community Picnic was successful and well attended. Change in menu was well received. Golf Tournament was a wonderful event. Many thanks to all who supported it. Festival preparations are on schedule. We have to address the needs for more help in the preparation of pastries. It was recommended that the community begin using beeswax candles as opposed to the paraffin ones we have been using. The Fellowship Hall extension and Breezeway enlargement was discussed and a recommendation was made to bring both projects to the General Assembly on Sunday, June 8. Prayer List As members of an Orthodox Christian family, we are called upon to pray for each other in time of need. Please pray for: John, Andrew, Olga If you would like us to remember you or your loved one in our prayers, please contact our Church office at We will begin with a fresh list of names every month STEWARDSHIP CΟΜΜΙΤΜΕΝΤ PROGRAM A Wealthy PERSON IS NOT ONE WHO HAS MUCH BUT ONE WHO Offers MUCH FOR WHAT IS OFFERED REMAINS HIS/HERS Forever. St. John Chrysostom We would like to thank the following Stewards for their support of Annunciation Ministries. The Stewardship list is updated on the 15th of every month. Mr. & Mrs. Paul Anthony Mr. & Mrs. Nick Asprogiannis Mr. & Mrs. Sammy J. Ballas Mrs. Sophia Douglas Mr. Angelo Emmanuel Mrs. Lemonia Feredinos Mr. & Mrs. Gus Janos Mr. & Mrs. Greg Karagiorgis Mr. & Mrs. William Karahalios Mr. & Mrs. George Katsoudas Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lambis Mr. & Mrs. Petro Leontaritis Mrs. Jackie Nikas Mr. John J. Pappas Mr. & Mrs. Constantine Tsolis Mr. & Mrs. John Washinsky Mr. & Mrs. Spiro Ziavliakis 2014 STEWARDSHIP REPORT To date we have received 331 pledge cards Our goal is 410 HAVE YOU TURNED YOUR STEWARDSHIP CARD IN? PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL Olympic Restaurant Colfax Olympic Restaurant Kernersville O'so Eats Winston Salem Outwest Steakhouse Pig N Out BBQ Lewisville Plaza Restaurant R. H. Barringer Rockwell Automa on Uly Grise e Salem Family Prac ce Sammy G's Catering Sammy G's Tavern Sanibel's Seafood Restaurant Signature Management Inc. Maria Tsigas Sixty Six Pizzeria Grill and Bar Skids Restaurant of Elon NC Skippers Seafood Southeastern Eye Center StreetScapes and WindowWorks Stuart Family Restaurant Sunrise Diner Sysco Food Service Ted Kazakos for Judge Teddy G's Grille The Dallis Children The Shepherd Family Time to Eat Town and Country Travel Experts Maria Blevins Trimark Food Cra Unitec Dean Clark Vannoy Vlahos Auto Sales Walkertown Seafood Shack West Town Eatery and Express West Town Restaurant Wine Merchants Wood, Rabil and Peake Zoe's Southern Grill Much thanks to all of our sponsors for their support and generosity. Every effort has been made to list every donor. We apologize if any name has been left off the list. WEDDING Congratulations are extended to Tonya Holcomb and Robert (Haralambos) Blevins on their wedding on May 4. Koumbaroi - Dale & Toula Morrone. We wish them many years of happiness. BIRTH - Congratulations are extended to Vasili & Chrisoula Koutras on the birth of their baby boy, Petro. Proud grandmother is Hariklia Kalligaridis. NA SAS ZISI! 40 DAY BLESSING was administered to Nia Kazakos and her baby boy, Andreas Ioannis. May our Lord grant them progress in faith and in life. BAPTISM - On April 27, Eleni was baptized into the Orthodox Church. She is the daughter of Johnny & Kelly Kontos. Godparents - Dr. Jimmy & Stacey Kontos. May God bless the newly baptized! NA SAS ZISI TO NEOFOTISTO! BAPTISM - On May 1, Haralambos (Robert) was baptized into the Orthodox Church. Godparents - Dale & Toula Morrone. May God bless the newly baptized! BAPTISM - On May 4, Alexander was baptized into the Orthodox Church. He is the son of Gus & Katie Kroustalis. Godfather - Michael Kangelaris. May God bless the newly baptized! NA SAS ZISI TO NEOFOTISTO! BAPTISM - On May 4, Pavlos was baptized into the Orthodox Church. He is the son of Spiro & Stella Strates. Godparents - Brian & Roula McFarlin. May God bless the newly baptized! NA SAS ZISI TO NEOFOTISTO!
5 2014 GOLF TEAM, SIGN, MAJOR SPONSORS True dialogue is in fact a gift from God. His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Greek Guys Grill Bartholomew 2520 Tavern Hayworth Miller Accoun ng Solu ons Hero House Peters Creek Χριστός ἀνέστη! Christ is Risen! Allegra Print and Imaging In Honor of Abigail Hodges American Premium Beverage In Honor of Dafi and Vaso Siokis On Sunday, May 25, at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis will commemorate the historic Applied Engineering In Honor of Mary Chamis Archer Advanced Rubber Components In Honor of Rose Hodges meeting fifty years ago between their revered predecessors, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, of blessed memory, and Pope Paul VI. This extraordinary Bank of North Carolina In Honor of Stella Grace Hodges BHHS Carolinas Realty Leigh Cortesis In Honor of Vasili, Ritsa & Demetri Liaskonis event marked the beginning of a new era in the relationship of the Orthodox Breakfas me In Memory of Gus Gallins Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Since that time, the two Churches have Brick Oven Pizza Clemmons In Memory of Xenophon Gallins Brown Davis Insurance Company Jim Tsiolkas Family begun a "dialogue of love," which developed into a "dialogue of truth", an international theological discussion. Café Arthur's Jimmy and Rita Chrysson Capital Bank Jimmy the Greek Captain Steven's Restaurant Jimmy's Seafood and Oyster Bar This is indeed a wonderful and historic event, because we all pray for the unity Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar Jonestown Pharmacy of the Faith, and already we see improvements, both theologically and in the Captain's Galley Granite Falls Kazakos Brothers Proper es relationship between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches. That is why Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant Jonesville Kenneth Russell DDSPA our hearts are filled with joy, as the two spiritual Fathers of the East and the Captain's Galley Seafood Shack Bermuda Run King Kitchen West meet in the Holy Land in brotherly love. As we allow the loving spirit of our Captain's Galley Seafood Shack Concord Konstan nos and Evangelia Kazakos Lord to prevail, His mercy and love will bring true joy and happiness to all our Carriage House Liberty Family Restaurant hearts, and the Holy Trinity God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Chinagrove Family House Lime Lollies Spirit will rejoice as we look upon one another with the eyes of Christ as brothers and sisters in the Lord. Truly this is an event for which we have been waiting Chris Papakonstan nou Family Li le Richard's Clemmons Cimmarron Steakhouse Li le Richard's BBQ Mt. Airy and praying for years, and now we have been blessed to witness in our own Ci es Grill and Bar Li le Richard's BBQ Walkertown time. Clemmons Kitchen Li le Richard's BBQ Yadkinville Cloverdale Kitchen Mad Greek Grill By the prayers of millions of Christians, both Catholic and Orthodox, we beseech Community Employee Benefits Paul Spanos Mama Zoe Michael's Restaurant all the Angels and Archangels to protect His All-Holiness and Pope Francis. We Coronet Seafood Rural Hall Mario's Pizza pray that all the Saints will give them strength and wisdom, to become proclaimers of the loving spirit of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, given Don Juan's Mexican Grill Mayflower Seafood Peters Creek Parkway Dr and Mrs Heath McCullough & Family Mayflower Seafood Winterville to us by the Holy Apostles. May their meeting be blessed with the abundant East Coast Wings Mayflower Seafood Restaurant Rural Hall fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Eastern Food Equipment Mechanical Systems gentleness and self-control. Ebert Sign Company Mid Carolina Realty Edward Jones Mossy's My brothers and sisters in Christ, I ask you to join me in praying for a good outcome of their meeting, and for the safety and protection of all concerned. First Community Bank Mr. Barbeque Five Points Mykonos Grill Burlington Fratellis Italian Steakhouse Mykonos Grill Salisbury +ALEXIOS Georgia Nixon Nick's Sub Shop Metropolitan of Atlanta Grecian Corner Oceanview Seafood
6 GREEK FESTIVAL 2014 WOW!! Dear Ladies of Philoptochos, Our end of the Year Pot luck is Tuesday June 11 6:30 pm. We will supply the main course, drinks and dessert. Please bring a side dish of your choice. Please feel free to bring your spouse and let s take this time to sit back and relax and have a chance to socialize and enjoy one another s company. We welcome EVERYONE to this event. I want to thank all the people who have helped with preparing lunches for H.O.P.E (Help our People Eat) and to those who have volunteered to pick up coolers on Saturday and bring to the church. We have had a great turn out from our youth and I am so proud of their willingness to step up to the plate and help out others. There have been times when I have had no one signed up to help and I have called some of the older GOYANS to help, and not once have they said No. Thank you! With that being said we have not had anyone offer to sign up for the remaining weeks of May or this summer. It only takes an hour out of a Saturday to prepare the lunches. Please volunteer if you have some time. This is a great program for us and I would hate to have to tell H.O.P.E that we are no longer able to help them because we do not have enough volunteers. We will have sign ups every Sunday after church and we also have a website that you can go to and sign up. Just type in on your browser and follow the sign up steps, it is very easy. Also remember during the summer, these kids go without lunches during the week, so this program is very important during the summer months. This is what we will need every Saturday: 1 person to pick up coolers which have all the supplies we will need to prepare the lunches. Coolers are to be picked up from The Children s Home on Reynolda Rd. and then brought to the church. This takes about 30 minutes. 4 or more people to come in after 11:00 am on a Saturday and prepare lunches. This consists of making a sandwich, then bagging a lunch bag with the sandwich, fruit and some type of cake. We have a sheet with a step by step direction on how to prepare the lunch. H.O.P.E (Help our People Eat) Winston-Salem is one of the top cities in the entire United States for hunger in families with children. North Carolina and Louisiana are now the top states for hunger in children ages 0-4. One of every four children in North Carolina has insufficient food to meet nutritional needs! In Forsyth County alone, there are more than 29,000 school-aged children who qualify for the federal lunch program because of inability to afford food; when you add the 9,000 preschoolers who qualify for WIC, we have almost 40,000 children in need of food. Many older children refuse help because of the stigma at school. Children too young for school are hungry during the crucial period of brain development, leading to lifelong consequences. While the Backpack Program covers Fridays/Saturdays to some extent, there is no program providing food to any of these children on Sundays. All children ages 0-18 who live in neighborhoods with low income and little or no access to healthy foods are eligible. We serve the food deserts, areas where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is limited by lack of availability, transportation or funds. Currently, there are 40 such identified areas in Forsyth County. We use drop off sites where shelters or churches are available and notify residents in advance of the times of delivery. Our bright green mobile food truck with a sound system (like an ice cream truck) goes through the neighborhood to call the families to the sites, signaling that food has arrived. If you have anymore questions about this program please feel free to call me at I will also talk about this at our end of the year pot luck along with some picture that I have of the children and the areas we are serving. You may also visit their website Your Sister in Christ, Ann-Marie Dentiste-Speas The Good Lord blessed us with wonderful weather and many, many hands who turned this exhausting event into a resounding success. A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL! This is our Church! This is our Festival! This great endeavor makes us all proud! Many thanks to all the chairpersons who took on the responsibility and the huge burden! We are looking for both men and women who want to step up into a great leadership role. Contact Fr Demetri, any of the co-chairpersons. Our thanks to the ladies for their hard work and preparation. Many thanks to Irene Kroustalis for once again chairing this huge undertaking. Many thanks to our men who helped us in such a meaningful way, to our fantastic dancers and all the teams from K-12th grades. Our sincere appreciation and congratulations to Greg Karagiorgis, Dennis Paloumbas, Chris Karahalios and John Kortesis who co-chaired this mammoth event. We welcome Pete Bobotsiares and Sam Gianopoulos who will join the team as new co-chairmen next year. Please turn in all keys, bills, presale tickets returns and receipts to the Church office. Thank you for working so well with each other. And if in the heat of the effort we have offended someone, in the spirit of the Easter season let us forgive, forget and move on. We are expec ng twin girls in September and would love to find a warm, nurturing part me nanny to come to our home star ng some me in September to assist with childcare only. Ideally, we would like someone who could work between hours per week, in the a ernoons mostly, Monday through Friday. Please contact Brent and JoAnn White for more informa on at (JoAnn's cell phone) or (JoAnn's ). Thank you! Brent and JoAnn White CHRIST IS RISEN! The Good Samaritan helpers visited/sent cards to the following members of the Church this month: Martha, Presv. Betsy, Virginia, Mike, Nick, Demetri, Irene, Sophia & Teddie. 2 Cemetery Plots (monument) for sale at Forsyth Memorial Park. If interested please call Nick at
7 Dear ACA Parents: Annunciation Christian Academy On behalf of the board of ACA I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU for all of your help at Greek Festival! We could not have pulled off another successful event without your help in setting up before, volunteering at the event and cleaning up afterward. Thank you for continuing to support ACA and for doing your part to make us the best preschool in Winston! --Chrissy McCullough ACA Chairman IOCC EMERGENCY HEALTH KITS The month of May is when we see all the beauty that comes with Spring. May is also a time when we see an increased likelihood of dangerous weather especially in our area. Tornados, hurricanes, fires, floods and earthquakes could strike at any time and any where in the world. We as Christians are directed to love our neighbor as ourselves. Love and care is especially needed when our neighbors, who may be across town or across the world are affected by natural and man made disasters. The Orthodox Christian Church in the United States help to respond to people in need throughout the world through IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities). We supported this organization earlier in the year through The Souper Bowl of Caring were we donated food and money for local and international relief. Another way that we can help in times of need is to gather and assemble Health Kits that can be sent around the country and around the world to those in need. Each Health Kit is comprised of the following One Hand cloth One Washcloth One Comb One pair Metal nail clippers One Bath size bar of soap (in original packaging) One Toothbrush 6 Band Aids (assorted sizes) These contents are then placed in a One Gallon plastic bag with a Zipper Closure. If you can donate any of these items during the month May through June 20th it would be greatly appreciated. Once the contents are donated; the plan is to have our children in Vacation Church School assemble the bags during some of their craft time. There will be a drop off box marked for this purpose, in the breezeway, beginning in May. If anyone has questions or ideas about helping with this project or Vacation Church School please contact Deacon Constantine. The Four Circles. The Newsletter for the Youth JUNE 2014 Proistamenos - Fr. Demetri Kangelaris, Youth - Dcn. Constantine Shepherd GOYA Advisors: Georgia Demopoulos, Tonya Grissette, Litsa Liontis, Maria Vlachos and Kristi Vlahos V.C.S. Vacation Church School Save the Date: We are planning to have our annual V.C.S during the week of June Anyone who would like to volunteer please contact Deacon Constantine at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Winston-Salem NC
8 Sunday School News from Annunciation Our a endance this year has improved beau fully! Congratula ons to the 9 th /10 th grade class for having the highest percentage of student par cipa on in Sunday School classes. There was only one Sunday when less than half the class a ended, and the average a endance for the year was 68%. To date, we have received 20 Coin Boxes from over 200 students and we have collected very close to $325 for OCMC Missions. We will con nue to accept boxes through our last day of Sunday School, June 1 st. Please be sure to turn your box in if you have collected any money. Our Angel Choir sang the Divine Liturgy on Mother s Day, and this was again a wonderful experience. We are so proud of our youth for taking part in this beau ful ministry. There were so many posi ve comments from those in the congrega on on how surprised they were with how lovely of the young ones sounded. We commend Connie Marshall and Alexandra Smalling for teaching our youth the hymns of our church. We will be celebra ng our graduates and those students with perfect a endance awards on Sunday, June 1 st. Please make every effort to be in church before the youth sermon. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our Sunday School teaching staff at Annuncia on. Your dedica on to this very important ministry is a blessing and we are so apprecia ve of your commitment to our students. We wish you a blessed and res ul summer and hope you con nue with us next year. With Service in Christ, Fr. Demetri & Sunday School Coordinators--Bessie Epes/ Athena Karahalios/Tina White-Kennedy Jun 01 Last Day of Sunday School and Graduation Sunday Prayer for Parents My Heavenly Father, I pray to You for my father and my mother. I am both Your child and theirs. I want to unite them to You in an arc of prayer. Thus, we should stay united in life forever and in death and in eternity as parents and children. Open Your arms and cover them with blessings. Sow happiness in their hearts. God, don t let them know dark or bitter days. Multiply the years of their lives and make them years of peace and rejoicing. With glory and honor crown them. Don t let it happen, Lord, that we, their children, cause any bitterness to them. Make our lives perfect, so that it will be a source of happiness and deep satisfaction for them. My Heavenly Father, I fervently pray to you for my father and my mother. +DEMETRIOS Archbishop of America VACATION CHURCH SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is planning the have Vacation Church School from Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27. Vacation Church School classes will be offered for youth from age 3 through 5th grade. The Vacation Church School will run from 9:00 AM - Noon. YOUR CHILD MUST BE THREE YEARS OLD BY 4/15/14. PLEASE, NO CHILDREN IN DIAPERS. Tennis shoes are strongly recommended. Many times we use paints - please send your child with T-shirt or smock that can be washed easily. Registration must be completed by June 15th to ensure that we will have enough craft items for all. Please complete this form and leave in the office. Thank you. Name & Age Sunday School Grade Just Completed (1) (2) (3) WE NEED VOLUNTEER HELP Volunteers please let Deacon Constantine know if you can help as soon as possible Please ( ) all that apply: ( ) I would like to help teach ( ) I would like to help with arts/crafts ( ) I would like to help with games NAME PHONE # COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES - Graduation Sunday - June 1 We would like to honor all those who are graduating from High School, College, as well as those who graduated during the year. Please call or complete the form below and return to the office by May 29th to have your graduate added to the list for Graduation Sunday service June 1st. The information will also be included in the July monthly bulletin. Name College or High School Graduated From Future Plans Special Honors Received