Opportunities

Get involved! Serve! Grow!

Philoxenia House Ministry: House the Sick
St. Philothei MinistryFeed the Hungry
Stewardship & Outreach Ministry: Give Back to God
Youth Ministry: Nurture the Young
Music MinistryLet Your Voice Be Heard!
Martha Ministry: Clean the house of God
Adult Religious EducationGrow in Grace
Building CommitteeBuild the Future
Greek Festival CommitteeCelebrate Heritage!
Parish CouncilLead the Faithful
Audit Committee: Pursue Integrity
Philoptochos SocietyPhilanthropy for the Church
AHEPA Association: Promote Hellenism, Education, and Civil Responsibility

 


 

House_In_Hand-webPhiloxenia House Ministry

House the Sick

MISSION STATEMENT
To love our “neighbor” who is poor in health by providing free hospitality representative of our Orthodox Christian heritage. 

WHAT WE DO
Philoxenia2-webWe offer free temporary housing to individuals and families visiting the Mayo Clinic within a Christian Orthodox environment that provides spiritual healing and comfort. The Philoxenia House Committee meets once a month to discuss and improve ministry operations.

NEEDS 
Volunteers, Donations, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Fundraising, and Administration support.

Philoxenia3-webGET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Halina Woroncow and/or Johnny Mangouras:

Admissions
Phone. 507-358-7260
Email.

Παρακαλώ, για περισσότερες πληροφορίες για το "Σπίτι Φιλοξενίας" κάνετε κλικ εδώ:

WEBSITE: WWW.PHILOXENIAHOUSE.ORG


 

St. Philothei Ministry

Feed the Hungry

feedthehungry-webMISSION STATEMENT
To provide meals for those in crisis at Rochester shelters.

WHAT WE DO
Once a month we meet to cook, talk, laugh, and clean up the mess!

NEEDS 
Each month we need six volunteers and $200 dollars to make the meals. Anyone that can reach the counter and be trusted to be safe in the kitchen is welcome!

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Laura Hamlen (Chair):

Donations
Online at our Donate page.

 


 

Stewardship & Outreach Ministry

Giving Back to God our Time, Talent, and Treasure

MISSION STATEMENT
timetalenttreasure2-webTo reach out and share the fullness of the Orthodox Faith within and outside our parish, and to encourage a way of life that offers back to God the gifts He's given us. 

WHAT WE DO

  • Stewardship
    Ministries that encourage members to offer their time, talent, and treasure back to God.

  • Welcome Team/Ushers
    Greet people as they enter. Assist in the Narthex.

  • Communications
    Interface with the media. Develop printed materials related to our Parish.

  • giveback-webIT and Website
    Assist with our website content and ongoing upkeep. Help with general IT needs including our Parish Management software.

  • Fellowship Events
    Assist in organizing events such as our Parish BBQ, Ethnic Potluck, and others.

  • Outreach Table
    Help staff this informational table at the Greek Festival.

NEEDS 
Anyone who feels encouraged to help us with one of the above ministries.

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GET INVOLVED
Volunteers:
John Maragos (Chair):

 


 

Youth Ministry

youthministry-webNurture the Young

MISSION STATEMENT
To provide opportunities for our children to grow spiritually, with the cornerstones of worship, witness, fellowship, and service. 

WHAT WE DO

  • goya-webSunday School Religious Education
  • JOY and GOYA Faith Nights
  • Fellowship outings (e.g. bowling, snow-tubing, Christmas caroling, parent/student events)
  • Service projects (e.g. FOCUS-MN, St. Philothei Project, Project Mexico). 

NEEDS

  • Sunday School subs/assistant teachers
  • joy-webParent drivers/chaperones for outings
  • Assistance organizing youth fellowship events
  • Anyone who loves children!

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Jason Meier: 


 

Music Ministry (Church Choir)

Let Your Voice Be Heard!!!

music-ministry-webMISSION STATEMENT
To provide music support to the clergy, and to lead the congregation in singing during worship services. 

WHAT WE DO
Choir Rehearsals, and singing on Sunday.

NEEDS

  • Your time
  • Your voice
  • A desire and willingness to learn music  

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Nick Maragos:
Or stop by after liturgy sometime….

 


 

Martha Ministry

Clean the house of God!!!

music-ministry-webMISSION STATEMENT
“Everything to do with the church is like an inner fire enkindling us, and looking after it is the best work of all. The humblest job, be it only to clean the floor of the house of God, is a nobler work than all the others.” St. Seraphim of Sarov

WHAT WE DO
Clean! Clean! Clean!

NEEDS

  • Your time
  • Your energy
  • Your hard work

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Erline Holman: please see Erline after Church or email for more info!

 


 

Adult Religious Education

Grow in Grace

sermononmount-webMISSION STATEMENT
To deepen our understanding about Orthodoxy. 

WHAT WE DO
Current Study: The Gospel of Luke 

NEEDS

  • Your time
  • A desire and willingness to learn 

GET INVOLVED
ALL ARE WELCOME! No contact is necessary.
Please look for scheduled class times in our weekly bulletins, monthly newsletters, parish emails, or on this website!

 


 

Building Committee

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Build the Future

MISSION STATEMENT
To oversee our Church's captial investments, grounds development, and facilities maintenance.

WHAT WE DO

  • Maintain grounds and buildings.
  • "Burn the mortgage" fundraising drive.
  • Oversee capital investments and grounds development.

NEEDS
Carpenters, builders, and construction personnel to help maintain facilities.

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Tim Kelly (Chair):

 


 

greekfest1-webGreek Festival Committee

Celebrate Heritage!

MISSION STATEMENT
To celebrate and share our Hellenic and Orthodox heritage with our Parish community and the City of Rochester!

WHAT WE DO

  • greekfest2-web

    Food! Food! Food!

  • Music! Music! Music!

  • Dancing! Dancing! Dancing!

  • Silent Auctions!

  • Church Tours!

  • greekfest3-web

    Kid's games, toys, giant slides!

NEEDS
Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to help!

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Email:

greekfest5-webGreekFest Website: http://greekfestrochester.com

 


 

Parish Council (elected positions)

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Lead The Faithful

MISSION STATEMENT
To represent the members of our Parish in the management and administration of Church affairs. To keep, practice, and proclaim the Orthodox Christian Faith using the gifts with which we have been blessed to carry out the work of the Church.

WHAT WE DO
The duties of a PC member include regular attendance and participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Under the guidance of the Priest, the PC assists in the administration of the affairs and ministries of the Parish including finance, committee oversight, planning, and budget preparation. Current members serve multiple ministries beyond the Parish Council including: Sunday school, choir, usher/greeter, JOY/GOYA, faith nights, adult education, building committee, and festival committee. This broad involvement lends to a better understanding of our parish needs and aids in the ability to plan for our future.

NEEDS
Your commitment to grow our Parish through participation in our many ministries!

GET INVOLVED
Parish Council members are General Assembly elected positions. We encourage you to share your thoughts, feedback, or concerns about our Parish with us.
Aaron Biedermann (president): 

 


 

Audit Committee (elected positions)

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Pursue Integrity

MISSION STATEMENT
To represent our members in the auditing of our Parish financial affairs. To pursue financial integrity and transparency in the management, administration, and accounting of our financial systems and controls.

WHAT WE DO
We audit the financial affairs of our Parish and report prior year results to the Parish Council and General Assembly. We ensure the fiduciary responsibility of our financial systems to donating members and the IRS.

NEEDS
None

GET INVOLVED
Audit Committee members are General Assembly elected positions. We encourage you to share your thoughts, feedback, and concerns about our Parish finances with us.
Contact: 

 


 

Philoptochos Society

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Philanthropy for the Church

MISSION STATEMENT
We are the “philanthropic arm of our Church.” We give to those in need what we receive in answering Jesus Christ’s call of us: “Freely you have received; freely give.” Matthew 10:8

WHAT WE DO

  • Fundraising for charities and our events, including a Holiday Bake Sale, Fashion Show, and Palm Sunday Dinner.
  • Assist the Church in all areas such as Holy Week and the Greek Festival.
  • Visit people who are home bound.
  • Assist the St. Philothei Project and donate cookies to the Ronald McDonald House and Hope Lodge.

NEEDS
All Orthodox women over the age of 18 are encouraged to join as Society Members. Orthodox men, and non-Orthodox women who are married to an Orthodox Christian, are welcomed to join as Associate Members. We need help and we ask for people to participate to help others in need.

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Chair:

National Philoptochos Website: http://www.philoptochos.org

 


 

AHEPA Association

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Promote Hellenism, Education, and Civil Responsiblity

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

WHAT WE DO
Fundraising for charities and assist the Church in all areas.

NEEDS

All Orthodox men are encouraged to join as members.

GET INVOLVED
Volunteers
Please see Ari Kolas for details.

National AHEPA Website: http://www.ahepa.org


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