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News & Events

THIS SUNDAY
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS after Divine Liturgy in the Philoptochos Room until 3:00pm 

GREEK SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Christmas Program presented by the Greek School Children. Program will begin after Divine Liturgy in the Cultural Center.  All parents and their family and friends should proceed to the Cultural Center after liturgy where they can buy Spanakopita and/or Tyropita from the PTO and enjoy the program!

 REDISCOVER ORTHODOXY - A new program for spiritual enrichment
This Sunday, December 4th directly after Divine Liturgy (30 minutes) 

• Refreshments and coffee in St. George Library 

• Short video presentation followed by discussion 

• Question and Answer session with Father Andrew 

Contact Vicki Kamaratos for questions: vassilia71@aol.com 732-539-6831

SECURITY
All doors and lights must be secured before leaving facility.   

The township has advised fire lanes must be kept clear.    

Lost keys or fobs will require a fifty dollar fee to replace.  

Please do not adjust the thermostats.  

UPCOMING SERVICES
Tuesday, December 6, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy:  St. Nicholas
Friday, December 9, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy:  Conception of Anna 

NEW HOPE BEREAVEMENT & GRIEF SUPPORT AGAPE MINISTRY CHRISTMAS SEASON TRISAGION SERVICE
Father Andrew will conduct a special Christmas Season Memorial service to remember those who have fallen asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00pm.  During this service, Father Andrew will read the names of the departed.  A small reception in the library will follow. You’re welcome to bring an ornament in honor of your loved one(s) to place on our Christmas tree.  There will be ornaments available if needed.  If you would like to have Father Andrew read the name of a loved one(s) please submit the name(s) to Antonia Lyons : 732-598-4784 or Antonia816@aol.com

KALI PAREA
12:30pm, Thursday, December 8 GOYA Lounge 

JERSEY SHORE GREEK FESTIVAL OUTREACH FUND PRESENTATION
On Sunday, December 11, immediately following the Divine Liturgy, presentations will be made to the Jersey Shore Greek Festival Outreach fund recipients..  These 501(c)3 charities have been selected based on nominations from our St. George stewards. A portion of our 2016 Jersey Shore Greek Festival funds will be given back to these organizations as a way of thanking our community at-large for their support.  Please make every effort to attend and welcome all whose visiting to our community.

ST. GEORGE PTO VASILOPITA SALE
Ring in 2017 with a Vasilopita made with love at Agia Skepi/Holy Protection Monastery

$17 each First come-first served, Limited quantity sold 

Check made payable to St. George PTO

Vasilopita Sale 

• Email your order to: AnastasiaKerris@aol.com 

• Orders must be placed by Sunday December 11, 2016 at 9pm

• Pick up on a Wednesday afternoon (4-6pm) or after church

ST. GEORGE GOYA
GOYA CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Bring cheer to this Christmas season by inviting out GOYA to your home to carol. Friday, December 16 thru Sunday, December 18. For more specifics on when they will be in your area, or to participate in this yearly fundraiser, please contact Denise Natsis at natsis@verizon.net or 732-241-5449 or Theo Koufidakis at theok@stgeorgeap.org or 732-740-2361.  

PRAYER FELLOWSHIP:
As the body of Christ let us offer our prayers for our brothers and sisters in need. Let the power of our prayers help strengthen and heal:  Jennice, Romeo, Rosemarie, Gloria, Charles, Kalia, Wendy, Dana, Paul, Jose, John, Sunny, Thomas, Sebastian, Sabu, Joseph, Mathew, Pauly, Roy, Alex, Shelly, Sunil, Cathy, Security Forces, Phil, Gerry, Tyler, Jacquelyn, Sylvia, Michelle, Nadia, Brenda, Theofilos, Dorothy, Linda, Rosa, Natalia, Maria, Elizabeth, Toula Maria, Helen, Anastasia, Maria, Anne, Peter, Tracy, Khadijah, Tony, Mary, Inez, Anna, Michaela, Tom, Rocky, Bogicevic Family, Stavros, George, Helen, Rand, Susan, Maria, Tom, Connie, Dwi.  If you have an addition to this list, please contact the Church Office 732-775-2777 or George Moutis gmoutis@scinj.com

7th ANNUAL TASTE OF THE SHORE EVENT
Join us on Monday, February 6, 2017 in our Cultural Center for our Taste of the Shore event. Over 20 area restaurants, dessert and liquor establishments will represent their culinary point of view!  Taste them all!!  $50 per person advance purchase. Tickets are limited. For more information, contact Maria Conery at kazouka@hotmail.com or 732-272-7946 or contact the church office.

VANCO ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ELECTRONIC GIVING!!
St. George Church wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular weekly offerings. Electronic giving provides convenience for our Parish Community and provides much-needed donation consistency. 

Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.  Credit & Debit Card Giving allows you to make offerings automatically on a pre-determined schedule using a credit or debit card. 

Online Giving allows you to go to www.stgeorgeap.org at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history.   

As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving.  Additional information is available from the church office. 

BUILDING CAMPAIGN
Several naming opportunities for our building campaign are available, please email:  JohnP@stgeorgeap.org, JohnV@stgeorgeap.org

ST GEORGE SOCIAL MEDIA
"Remember to register St George Greek Orthodox Church for all your Amazon purchases with the holidays approaching.  Our Church receives .5% for every purchase"

Simply paste the link below in your browser, to be directed to the registration page

Amazonsmile:  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/21-0643361.  The link appears on our website too.  Follow us on social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our live services each Sunday. The links appear on the web site for you convenience.  

www. stgeorgeap.org 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS
We welcome you to design our St. George Chuch Community Christmas card. Dimensions of the card should be 6 in. X 9 in. featuring a religious theme: celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a nativity scene, mother and child, the Wise men, angels, peace on earth; the medium used can be pen and ink, watercolor, or a photograph with a high image resolution DPI of 300. Please submit your designs to Bea Paparsenos or Penelope Gabriel.

HERITAGE COMMITTEE
If you have a little time to spare, please help us in the St. George Library.  Easy to learn.  We meet on Tuesdays at 12 noon.

CHURCH OFFICE
A friendly reminder, when making a contribution; please ensure all checks include the specific “fund” where your contribution should be applied. THANK YOU!! 

SPONSORING A COFFEE HOUR
Would you like to sponsor a coffee hour in honor of a loved one or to share a happy occasion with the community?  Please contact the St. George Office 732-775-2777.  For 40 Day Memorial Coffee Hours only we would be happy to: Reserve and Set 1 table complete with Kolyva, coffee service and desserts.  Reserve a second table for extra guests.  This allows the family to gather together for others to express their condolences and also not wait in the coffee line in their time of sadness. 

HELP WANTED
Church Caretaker (Neokoro) Assists the Priest in all services, Liturgies and Sacraments Opens and closes the Church before/after all services.  This is a part time position.  Must have flexible hours and available to work every Sunday.  For information, please contact the Church Office at 732-775-2777

AS DEVOTED AND RESPECTFUL PARISHIONERS OF ST. GEORGE
Please be considerate and make room in the pews for others. If you insist on keeping the end of the pew, please be aware of others looking for a seat and step out to allow them to enter. Those in the stasidia must step down onto the floor as follows: *When the Gospel is being read, *During the Small and Great entrances, *During Holy Communion. It is disrespectful to stand higher than the Holy Gifts. Please instruct your children in this discipline as well.

PROCEDURE FOR HOLY COMMUNION DISMISSAL
In order to insure proper reverence for the Holy Gifts before us,

1) Please exit FROM YOUR ROW, row by row into the CENTER AISLE.
2) Only Newly Illumin`-ed Christians, infants from the crying room, Sunday School teachers and their families, and the Choir proceed from the back rope-FIRST.

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE PARISH COUNCIL WHO ARE MAINTAINING ORDER FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL APPROACH.

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