Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ; to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian faith; to energize, cultivate and guide the life of the community according to the Orthodox faith and traditions.
Collection for Project Saint Nicholas Returns
On Sunday, December 7th, there will be a special collection for Project St. Nicholas Returns, which helps people in need during the holiday season, as well as throughout the year. Anonymous volunteers purchase, wrap and deliver Christmas gifts given through in-kind and monetary donations. Since 1994, the group has raised $714,711 and given away $680,373. For more details, contact John Matheos (330-418-3300).
Advent Mission Project
The church will again support the Saint Philothea Project, which collects donations from Orthodox people in America and delivers them to Orthodox orphans and other poor children in Romania. Items are needed for children of every age and gender. We are asking each child to bring in underwear and colored socks for a child their gender, size and age. All items should be brought to Sunday School by Sunday, December 14th. The Sunday School will place all packages into a mailing box and ship to a location in the U.S. and then they will be transported by plane to Romania. Monetary donations will also be accepted to cover the cost to mail / transport these items to Romania.
The General Assembly will meet Sunday, December 7th, immediately after Divine Liturgy. The agenda includes:
Make the church festive by sponsoring:
|2 Icon Sprays||$35 each|
|2 Altar Vases||$45 each|
|2 Lengths of Pine Roping||$22 each|
Deliver or drop off checks payable to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
Reminder: There is no fasting between December 25th and January 4th.
Father Jerry’s Pancakes! All parishioners welcome!
All parishioners, as well as their children, grandchildren and the other special youngsters in their life, are invited to take part in Philoptochos Society’s Breakfast with St. Nicholas on Sunday, December 14th, following Divine Liturgy. Children will be visited by St. Nicholas and learn about the great saint’s life. Tickets for the event are $7 for participants ages 13 and older, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. Admission is free for Church Sunday School students. Tickets must be purchased during Coffee Hour on Sunday, November 23rd, November 30th, or December 7th, or by contacting Diamond Marcum (330-256-8006) or Maria Moore (330-836-3494). Please make checks payable to Philoptochos. Participating families are also encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to give a disadvantaged child.
For more information about St. Nicholas, visit the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church recently announced Karen Hanna as the new communications coordinator.
“We are more than excited to expand our office,” said Rev. Fr. Jerry Hall, pastor of Annunciation. “With the addition of Karen to our staff, we are able to increase our current communications efforts and better utilize the abilities of our office staff and volunteers as our ministry in the city of Akron continues to grow.”
Among many responsibilities as communications coordinator, Hanna assists with the implementation of social media, coordinates ministry projects, updates website content, publishes weekly and monthly bulletins, and contributes to the overall strategic planning of parish communications.