The Parish Council is the administrative body of a Church community elected by the stewards of our parish for the purpose of working together with the Parish Priest in fulfilling the mission and goals of our community.
The obligations of a Parish Council Member are:
To understand, live by, and uphold the tenets, teachings, and traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church.
To understand and abide by the Greek Orthodox Archidiocese of America (GOAA) Regulations (formerly known as the UPR - Uniform Parish Regulations) as set forth by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America through the Clergy-Laity Congresses.
To live by and uphold the oath of office by utilizing his/her God-given time, talents, and treasures for the spiritual progress and advancement of our parish.
The most important responsibility of the Parish Council is to assist the Parish Priest in the administration of the ministries of the Parish (GOAA Regulations 29:1A). Some of the principal roles employed by effective Parish Councils include, but are not limited to, planning, developing, organizing, and implementing stewardship programs and various educational ministries of the Church; reporting and communicating to the parishioners the work and ministries of the Church at the Metropolis and Archdiocesan levels; and recruiting and training others for further service. The Parish Council must also abide by Local, State, and Federal statutes applicable to the Parish and by the GOAA Regulations.
Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Welcome To The Parish Council Guidebook © July 2010.
The Parish Council meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Paula Panchisin, President firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammy Pollard, Vice-President
Greg Moshopoulos, Treasurer
Carol Kostaras, Asst. Treasurer
Kathleen Slater, Secretary