Ministries

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is a community of Christian believers – centered on worship of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We worship and work together to become more deeply invested in our faith. Our ministries are the many ways we join together to teach, learn, and grow; our ministries are how we share our beliefs and sustain ourselves as a parish.

Parish Council

In the Orthodox tradition, the priest is the leader of the parish assisted by a committee of lay leaders. These leaders are elected by parishioners to work collaboratively to promote the work of each ministry of the parish, to maintain our facilities, and to coordinate the efforts of the entire parish to insure our financial needs and obligations are met.

Contact: council@annunciation.ma.goarch.org

 

Greek Ladies Aid Society

GLAS is our philanthropic women’s organization made up of the multi-talented women of our parish. Their fund-raising efforts support a wide variety of charities and organizations (both Orthodox and community based.)  GLAS also supports our parish as a generous Steward with organization and support of numerous parish activities and events. Meetings are the first Sunday of the month, following Divine Liturgy.

Contact: ladies@annunciation.ma.goarch.org

Stewardship Ministry

Stewardship is the thread that unites us as a parish; as Orthodox Christians we are called upon to give our time, our talents and our treasure to nuture Christ’s church. This ministry team engages parishioners and assists them in the pursuit of personal growth within Christ’s Church.

Social/Cultural Ministry

Exciting social and cultural events help bring the parish members closer together and enhances our presence in the greater Newburyport community.

Meals Ministry

This program helps us feed our own parish families when unusual needs arise.

Coffee Hour Ministry

Coffee hour is an important part of our communal life at church.  Since fasting is part of our spiritual discipline prior to liturgy, breaking the fast with one another after liturgy is a post celebration of the partaking in the divine gifts.  If you would like to host coffee hour for a certain event or otherwise, please contact Andrea Jones to schedule your desired date.

 St. Basil's Ministries

St. Basil, an early Christian father, gave of his possessions to help those in need.  His example inspired this parish ministry.  We offer a home cooked meal, made and served by parish volunteers, to all who enter our doors every Monday at 11:00 AM.  The ministry also supports area food pantries and shelters.  Ready to heat meals are made available to families in need.  SBM also strives to support community endeavors such as programs for orphans, veterans services and special projects like Operation Backpack for the start of the school year.

Contact: stbasil@annunciation.ma.goarch.org

 

Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Our parish youth ministry programs have 3 goals – to promote love for Christ and His Church, to encourage fellowship within the parish family and to create opportunities to participate in doing good works.  Youth groups meet on the last Sunday of each month during the school year during the coffee hour.

JOY – Junior Orthodox Youth is for children in grades 1-5

Jr. GOYA and GOYA – Greek Orthodox Youth of America are for middle and high school students

The College Connection keeps our parish collegians connected to their parish and to one another.   Email and our own Facebook page, Annunciation Collegiate, facilitate communication and are used to bring the church’s message of love and caring to all of our college students.  Periodic “care packages” and other surprises also remind the collegians that their parish loves and remembers them.

 

Liturgical Ministries

At the heart of the Orthodox Parish is the Divine Liturgy. The whole Church participates in the worship of God. Certain roles need to be taken by members of the Body of Christ, such as serving at the Altar, reading the Scriptures, singing the divine praises and offering the bread and wine.

 

Educational Ministries

Our parish offers many opportunities to learn and grow in the Orthodox faith.  Youth Education programs for children from age 3 through the high school years include Sunday School and youth retreats. Adult Education programs include Bible Study, Orthodox Faith and Worship, Enquirers Class (for those interested in learning the basics of Orthodoxy), and Orthodoxy on Tap (monthly discussion seminar held at area restaurants).

Save the Date 

October 7 - Gyro Cart at Bartlett Mall! 

Our Annunciation Gyro Food Cart is back during Bartlett Mall Day in Newburyport on Saturday, October 7th from 11AM-2PM.   We will be selling chicken gyro/kabobs, hot dogs and hamburgers, soda, water and desserts.  Please come by for lunch and support our booth as well as the Bartlett Mall and Parks Commission.  See attached flyer for additional events happening on the Mall that day!  Rain date: Sunday, October 8th. 

October 21 - Taverna Dinner

Reservations Only!

Join us on Saturday, October 21st , for an authentic Greek four course meal including mezes, soup and salad, choice of Lamb Shank or Shrimp w/feta, orzo and Greek green beans, followed by a Greek pastry dessert assortment, Greek wines, beer, Ouzo and Metaxa.  Contact Andrea Jones andreajones1@comcast.net or Ruth Riley rsrileyfineart@gmail.com to make your reservation today!  

November 5 - Godparents Sunday & Brunch

Godparent Brunch will be held on Sunday, November 5th following Divine Liturgy.  Everyone is welcome to celebrate their godparents and godchildren.  More details will follow.

November 19 - Lessons & Carols

This adaptation of Royal Hours of Christmas along with Orthodox carols from around the world and Christmas carol sing alongs will be presented by our Annunciation Church choir along with the Holy Trinity Choir on Sunday, November 19th at 5 pm at Holy Trinity Church in Concord, NH.  A festive reception will follow.

Parish Resources

Weekly Sunday Bulletin View the parish weekly news bulletin online, which includes news and events.

      

Monthly Bulletin - The Beacon

Shining Forth the Good News!

Orthodox Marketplace - The official online store of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.                                          

Send an Iconogram Send a message to a loved one or a friend in celebration of a name day, feast day, or sacrament.

Annunciation Online  "Like" our Facebook page so that you may be kept up on services, events and activities.

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