"I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit,

for apart from me, you can do nothing."

John 5:5

As Christ tells us in the Gospel of John, we grow in faith, being nourished in Holy Communion by Christ the Vine as his branches. We stay attached to Christ the Vine to bear fruit and then sprout forth as branches. What do we do as branches bearing fruit?

We spread Christ's very Essence: Love, Christian Love, AGAPE

Our AGAPE Ministries do just that. AGAPE is LOVE in ACTION. We welcome newcomers into our St. George Community and we encourage each other through AGAPE and the blessings the Orthodox Church offers. Each group is very active in its own quiet way. Simple acts of kindness are the basis for all our deeds. You may see us assisting a 40 day blessing, a baptism or wedding, meeting new families, praying for others, comforting those who have lost loved ones.

For more information, please contact: Vicki Kamaratos - moc.loa@17ailissav 732-539-6831

AGAPE Vicki Kamaratos   moc.loa@17ailissav  
40 Day Blessing Collen Pardenek   moc.loa@91peillak  
Baptism Vicki Kamaratos   moc.loa@17ailissav  
Faithful Hands Bea Paparsenos | Anne Marie Ruvelas moc.evil@papaeb | ten.nozirev@salevura
Funerals Sophia Anest   ten.enilnotpo@yrrahaihpos  
St. George Guides Arthur Pappaylion   moc.em@noilyapa  
Hospitality Angela Koumoutsos   moc.loa@88eroif  
New Hope Bereavement Antonia Lyons   moc.loa@618ainohtna  
Spiritual Growth Father Andrew Eugenis   gro.paegroegts@werdnarf  
Weddings Tasi Pappaylion   moc.liamg@noilyappapisat  
Welcome/Greeters Angela Koumoutsos   moc.loa@88eroif  

If you would like to join any of these groups, start another around something you love to do and would like to share with others, or just find out more, please contact any of us, anytime. Help whenever you can. There are no strict schedules. No dues, No mandatory anything.

Please see our featured groups in each issue of the BEACON to learn more.

We urgently need a group to encourage our Young Adults to be active participants in the St. George Family. Please let us know how you can help.