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Parish Digital Update
Saturday, December 5th, 2020
Dear <<First Name (Όνομα)>>,
 
Our Congregational Meeting will be this Sunday, December 6th.  
 
The Congregational Meeting will be different this year as we adhere to our Metropolis wide safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.  Instead of meeting in the social hall, the presentations will be made from the church solea immediately following the Divine Liturgy with the following protocols:
  • Parishoners who are present for the Divine Liturgy are asked to remain seated in their pew (masked with six feet physical distance between family households). 
  • Parishioners who are attending the Liturgy virtually through the livestream and wish to attend the Congregational Meeting virtually, will be required to click on this private link (https://youtu.be/kMQE7Uk-Fg4) to view and listen to the meeting through the parish’s YouTube page. 
  • The live chat feature on the YouTube page will be enabled for parishioners following on the live stream to ask questions and participate in the meeting. 
  • The presentation slides will not be projected onto a screen during the meeting; rather, they will be printed for those physically present and posted on the live stream and parish website for those attending virtually. 
  • Due to the challenges of carrying out elections during the pandemic, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas has given the blessing to extend the term of service for all current parish council, board of elections, and board of auditors members by one year. 
  • Children and Goyans, along with parent volunteers, are invited to go to the Philoptochos Hall during the meeting to help write 1,200 Christmas cards which will be included with the 1,200 food boxes and turkeys to be packaged and delivered on Sat., December 19th
 
Please don’t hesitate to email Fr. Hector at frhector@agochurch.com or Dr. Spencer Phillips at  drsphillips@mdvip.com if you have any questions. 
 
In the Service of our Lord,
 
Fr. Hector Firoglanis and Dr. Spencer Phillips
In preparation for the meeting, the 2021 proposed budget was mailed to your homes with the Annunciator on November 24.  If you have not yet received your December Annunciator due to delays with the postal service, you may access everything you need on our parish website.  

Online December Annunciator: https://www.annunciationorthodox.org/monthly-annunciator/

 
In addition, we have created a new tab under "Resources" called "Congregational Meeting."   Click on this tab to access everything you'll need for Sunday's meeting:
  • Cover letter and encyclical from Metropolitan Savas regarding elections
  • Congregational Meeting Slides
  • Pastor's Report
  • Private link to access the Congregational Meeting on the live stream will be added to this section of the website on Sunday before the meeting.  
Christmas Cards for those in Need

This Sunday, during the Congregation Meeting, the Youth are invited to make Christmas Cards for those in Need!

 

Details:

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 6th from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM
  • Where: At the Church (in the Hall) for the Youths to do during the Congregational Meeting
  • What are we doing: Our Plan is to make 1,200 Cards to put in the 1,200 food boxes that we are distributing on Dec. 19th for those in need.
  • More info:
    • Sample cards & stationery will be provided.
    • Some Snacks will also be provided.
    • Tables will be spaced apart!
    • Sign up below! Parents, we need chaperones!
Click Here to Sign Up!
May his Memory be eternal
Annual Community Christmas Card & Decorations
Ιf you would like to be included in the Annual Community Christmas Card or to make a contribution to purchase Christmas Poinsettias & Decorations please complete the form found on Page 9 of the November Annunciator and return it to the church office by Monday, December 7th.

 A $15 minimum donation per family is greatly appreciated. All donations support the various ministries of the Annunciation Church.  
Click Here to make your donations online!
Upcoming Liturgies
  • St. Anna— Dec. 9

  • St. Spyridon — Dec. 12 (Vigil cancelled)

  • St. Eleftherios — Dec. 15

  • St. Dionysios — Dec. 17

  • Christmas Eve Vesperal Liturgy — Dec. 24

  • Christmas Day — Dec. 25

  • St. Stephen — Dec. 27 (Sunday)

Make Your 2021 Stewardship Pledge Online!
Click Here to Make your 2021 Stewardship Pledge Online!
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