Along with the priest who is the head of the local parish, the Parish Council is responsible for the governance of the church. At St. George, there are 15 members from the parish who serve for a term of two years. The Parish Council is responsible for the maintenance of the church buildings, the coordination of ministries with the priest, and all fiduciary responsibilities.
For a copy of our local by-laws, please click here.
Ladies' Philoptochos Society - Evangelismos (Annunciation) Chapter
This group of our ladies gets together for fellowship and to accomplish activities to help the church and to assist those in our community in great need. The Philoptochos Society is the philanthropic arm of the parish and they give thousands of dollars away each year to those in need locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The adult religious educational program meets every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8:30 pm, September through June, and discusses every aspect of the Orthodox Faith -- Scripture, Worship, Prayer, the Church Fathers, the Dogmas and Canons, the Muscial Tradition, and much more. New people are always welcome whether they are Orthodox Christians or not.
G. O. Y. A. - Greek Orthodox Youth of America
For children ages 13 through 18. This ministry seeks to bring the young person into the life of the Church through service, outreach and philanthropy while providing a number of activities to strengthen the bonds of fellowship.
J.O.Y. - Junior Orthodox Youth
This ministry is for children ages 7 through 12. Events include monthly discussions and crafts along with a daily Vacation Church Camp for one week in the month of August.
The Greek School for Children and Adults
For children ages 6 through 15 who are just beginning to appreciate the beauty of the language and the Greek heritage and for adults who feel they missed something and would like to become literate in Modern Greek. With over thirty students and a staff of dedicated teachers and assistants, the Greek School is here to serve you and assist you and your family in retaining the beautiful language, culture and traditions of Greece.
We have a complete program meeting on Mondays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. To register for Greek School, please click here.
Marriage Preparation Class
A mandatory component of the marriage process in the Greek Orthodox Church includes two sessions discussing the joys, difficulties and pitfalls in married life. Participants are urged to write down their thoughts on every aspect of married life and compare notes with their future spouse.
Over 60 Club
This group of our senior citizens gets together every Tuesday from September through June from 1 to 3 p.m. for a light lunch and fellowship. The food is delicious and the cost can't be beat!.
REAL - Representing Emerging Adult Leaders
As part of the national outreach to young adults (20s through 40s), our parish has joined with other Orthodox parishes in the area to gather together our young adults for casual meetings at restaurants where food, drinks and a speaker are offered. The hope is that our young adults will step forward into the parish and begin to take over the leadership eventually.
G.O. Y. A. - Greek Orthodox Youth of America
For children ages 13 through 18. This ministry seeks to bring the middle and high schoolers into the life of the Church through service projects, outreach and philanthropy while providing a number of fun activities to strengthen the bonds of friendship.
J.O.Y. - Junior Orthodox Youth
This ministry is for children ages 6 to 12. Events include monthly discussions along arts and crafts and games, a trip to a nursing home around Christmas time, opportunities to help the church by cleaning, and plenty of outdoor activities in the winter and spring.