THIS WEEK AT ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
Friday, January 25
5:00 PM Hellenic School
Saturday, January 26
8:00 AM Menís Group
Sunday, January 27
8:30 AM Orthros
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
1:00 PM HOPE/JOY Outing
1:00 PM Outreach & Evangelism Ministry Meeting
Monday, January 28
6:00 PM ECY/COM Meeting
7:00 PM Festival Meeting
Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
6:00 PM Parish Life Night
6:30 PM Adult Study
7:00 PM GOYA Discussion
Thursday, January 31
Friday, February 1
5:00 PM Hellenic School
Saturday, February 2
8:00 AM Menís Group
10:00 AM Breakfast/Workshop
Sunday, February 3
8:30 AM Orthros
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
12:30 PM Zoyra Meeting
1:00 PM Philoptochos Board Meeting
6:00 PM SuperBowl Night
Parish Council members on duty today: Emanuel Miliotis and Peter Malahias
Next Sunday: Barbara Reynolds and Kim Dandulakis
SYMPATHY: We extend our sympathy to Maria Stasios, Melissa Kirkby, Florence Thomas and their families, on the loss of their Aunt Ann Zarres of Lynchburg, VA, who fell asleep in the Lord Friday, Jan.25. May her memory be eternal.
CONGRATULATIONS: To our Romiosini Dance Group for receiving a Superior Rating on their dance sets this past weekend at the Hellenic Dance Festival held in Winston-Salem. The group performed dances from Macedonia and Thrace. Congratulations to Zaharoula Katsikis on directing the group to another phenomenal performance.
CONGRATULATIONS: Every four years the Metropolis offers the Odyssey Spiritual Scholarship. The intent of this Scholarship is to further encourage the desire for active participation in Hellenic Dance Programs. It is an opportunity for dancers from the Atlanta Metropolis to travel, learn new dances, and perform in various areas of Greece all while learning more of our faith and culture. They travel with Metropolitan Alexios and the HDF Committee. This year Lucas Bostic, Anastasia Davis, and Panagiotis Vogiatzis from our community have been awarded full scholarships. Congratulations!
CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. RJ Alex on his election as the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors president (WRAR). Fr. Regisís installation took place on Friday, January 4, 2013, for which he also chose to celebrate his Greek heritage as the theme for the banquet. ΑΞΙΟΣ
CONGRATULATIONS: Emmanuel & Athanasia Lionikis on the birth of their first grandchild, Elias Emmanuel Perkins, born to Katina and Brian Perkins, on January 7 in Chicago, IL. ΝΑ ΣΑΣ ΖΗΣΕΙ
COFFEE FELLOWHIP HOUR: Todayís coffee hour is sponsored by Kathy Dimopoulos, Irene Sotiriou Vogiatzis and Kitsa Wiersteiner in honor of the Romiosini Dancers, welcoming them back from a beautiful and successful HDF Weekend in Winston-Salem. Please join us in celebrating their accomplishments.
LET US REMEMBER those who are ill, recovering, and/or homebound: Chris Andrews, Panos Bouboulis, Maria Bucci (mother of Sandra Papanikolaou), Anthony Constandy (father of Elisabeth Constandy-Baynard), Sue Fokakis (Silver Stream), Demitra George, Kalomira Ioannou (mother of Yiannis Ioannou), Sandra Ivy (mother of Brandon Ivy), Nick Karloutsos (Randleman, NC), Dan Kirkby (brother of Matthew), Constance Logothetis (wife of Anesti Logothetis), Georgia Macris, Olga Mancuso, Rena Schaefer and Robert Schaefer, Tony Spirakis (North Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation), Chris Varellan (brother of Anne Pinkston, uncle of Debbie Rallis.
NEWS AND UPDATES
HOPE/JOY: Join us today for a fun exploration of Ft. Fischer Aquarium at 1:00 PM, meet at the ticket booth.
OUTREACH & EVANGELISM MINISTRY: will meet today following the Divine Liturgy.
AHEPA: We will meet today 4 PM in the AHEPA Room at our AHEPA 408 Apartments, located at 109 N. Kerr Ave (North of the intersection of Market St. & Kerr Ave.).
ECY/COM: Ministry leaders, or ministry representatives will meet on Monday, January 28 at 6:00 PM.
FESTIVAL COMMITTEE: will meet on Monday, January 28 7:00 PM.
FESTIVAL: Be a very important part of the 21st Annual Greek Festival by placing an ad in the commemorative album. The sponsorship committee is excited to announce that you can start purchasing your ad for the festival, today! See a sponsorship committee member, Irene Sotiriou, Debbie Rallis, David Snow or Alexandros Theodoropoulos to place your order.
ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ORATORICAL FESTIVAL: Itís that time of year where we look forward to the presentations on our faith, by our youth, on topics selected by the Archdiocese. Breakfast/workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Hellenic Center from 10 AM- 12 PM. Presentations on Feb. 24.
BENEVOLENT TRAY: A tray will be passed for the Benevolent Fund on Sun. Feb. 3
PHILOPTOCHOS BOARD MEETING: Philoptochos Board will meet Sun. Feb.3 following coffee hour.
ZOYRA DANCE: Will meet Sunday, Feb. 3 following the Divine Liturgy & Fellowship hour. See Kitsa Wiersteiner.
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY: Sunday, Feb. 3 6:00 PM. Pot Luck/Covered dish. Bring your favorite SuperBowl munchies to share, see flyer for details. (Ravens vs. 49ers)
FOREVER YOUNG: will meet on Tuesday, February 5th, 11:00 a.m., at the church. Please do not bring food as we will be going out to eat. Let's start the New Year right by having everyone attend.
HELLENIC SCHOOL DANCE: Please be reminded that our annual Valentine's Dance will take place on Saturday, February 9th. More information will be posted soon so please stay tuned.
PHILOPTOCHOS: All women 18 and older are invited to attend the General Philoptochos Meeting on Sunday, Feb. 10 following the fellowship coffee hour.
HELLENIC CULTURE: UNCW's Annual Intercultural Festival will take place in the Burney Center of UNCW on Saturday, February 16 from 11 am to 3 pm. St. Nicholas will have a booth displaying various Greek cultural items, proudly representing our Hellenic & Orthodox heritage. Many nationalities participate in the Intercultural Festival with various interesting and beautiful performances. Come and show your support for our parishioners and youth. Don't miss the performance of our award winning Romiosini Dancers at 11:50 to noon. This event is sponsored by the St. Nicholas Hellenic Cultural Committee - Special Activities.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY: The Parish Council invites all stewards to take an active role in our community by attending the Spring General Assembly Sunday, Feb. 17 following the Divine Liturgy.
LOVE: Mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:00 AM Power of Play playtime!
GODPARENT SUNDAY/ORATORICAL FESTIVAL: Sunday, Feb. 24. We look forward to seeing Godparents and their Godchildren together this particular Sunday, and to Oratorical presentations.
NEWS AND UPDATES (Continued)
COLLEGE STUDENTS: OCF REAL BREAK is a popular alternative to the traditional spring break each year, hundreds of college students go out on trips across North America and the entire world to serve those in need. This Spring, take a trip that will change your life. More information and registration at www.ocf.net
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: The Office of Vocation & Ministry at Hellenic College is now accepting applications for its CrossRoad summer institute. Due to overwhelming interest, CrossRoad now offers two sessions. CrossRoad is an exciting summer vocation exploration program designed to help students discern their life callings and match their God-given gifts with the needs of society. Download an application and view a video clip at: www.crossroad.hchc.edu Due to space limitations, apply by March 1st for first consideration.
IONIAN VILLAGE: 2013 dates have been scheduled. Summer Travel Camp (Session 1) June 23-July 12, 2013. Byzantine Venture (Session 2) July 20- August 8, 2013. Registration of January 1, 2013! The Mission of Ionian Village is to enrich the lives of its participants by bringing campers and staff into close contact with their Orthodox faith and Hellenic heritage. Ionian Village provides the opportunity for young people, ages 13-18, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to foster a life-long appreciation and love of Greece, Orthodoxy, and Hellenism.
PAN HELLENIC SCHOLARSHIP: A life-changing opportunity for Greek American youth. The scholarship is available to college students who want to explore their Greek Heritage. Its mission is ďTo promote education by providing scholarships and educational programs to Greek American students who, guided by the values of their Hellenic upbringing, have the potential to become life-long significant achievers and contribute meaningfully to societyĒ. Visit: www.panhellenicscholarships.org