Welcome to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

The mission of our web site is to provide an instant and accessible forum of information about our parish, its families, our culture and our faith, Orthodox Christianity. It is intended to be educational, informative and spiritual, with the ultimate goal being the spreading of His Word.

We welcome all resident and non-resident Orthodox and non-Orthodox faithful to our church and invite you to join us for altar services, educational programs and events.

 

St. Demetrios Mission Statement

"To proclaim the Gospel of Christ in the Orthodox Christian Tradition while creating a vibrant,loving, compassionate and supportive community."


CHRIST IS RISEN!

 


 

Blood Drive
Tuesday, June 4 from 2 pm - 7 pm in the St. Demetrios Large Hall
 
Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: StDemetrios to schedule an appointment time on June 4 between 2 and 7 pm.  

For more information contact George Hatziantoniou at 917-749-5198.


Stewardship Committee Update
 
The 2019 Stewardship vision is to:
"Increase engagement in our community by using the gifts God gave each of us".  
According to Bill Marianes, a volunteer Greek Orthodox layman who travels the country presenting seminars for parishes, stewardship is more than a discussion about money. It's about 'What you do with all the gifts God gave you.  www.stewardshipcalling.com
 
Please CLICK HERE to see our Stewardship goals for 2019 and current progress.


Students!!!  Earn Community Service Hours
Help at the This & That shop before the festival
 
School will be out soon, and the ladies of This and That will be back at work sorting and  pricing etc.  Are there any students that need community service credits before the year is up?   Please let us know!  Contact Mary M at 206.783.5087 or msmaryxmac@aol.com


Rotary Oven Repair/Rebuild and Range Replacement - Status Update

Please CLICK HERE for a full report and photos.


Bible Study 
Thursday, May 23 at Fr. Photios' Home at 7 pm
 
Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on every Thursday for a bible study on the Gospel of Matthew.  The Dumont home is located at 14323 1st Ave NW in North Seattle.

Everyone is welcome to attend!


Bookstore News
New Little Saints Blocks have Arrived!
 
Little Saints wood blocks are designed for tiny hands and introduce small children to the heroes of our faith.  Inspired by Orthodox iconography, one side has a drawing of a Saint and the other side has its prayer or story. 

Do you already have a collection of these blocks?  Come see the new, never before carried blocks, including St. Luke of Crimea, St. Joseph of Arimathea, St. Symeon the God-Receiver, Archangel Gabriel,  and Archangel Michael. 
St. Demetrios Bookstore Questions, contact bookstore@saintdemetrios.com.






Camp 2011 
 
Registration Closes on June 1, 2019


Sunday School Carnival News
Last Day of Sunday School Classes on Sunday, June 2
 
Our last day of classes are Sunday, June 2nd.  We will have presentations for our graduating seniors as well as our students with outstanding attendance.  

Everyone is invited to join us in the small hall for our annual Carnival.  Get ready for another fun day of food, games, pony rides and more!

Volunteers needed for the carnival!  Contact Lefteris Sitaras to help out!


Yiayias & Friends Luncheon
Thursday, June 6 at Kosta's Mediterranean Cuisine
   
Our next Yiayia & Friends Lunch will be on Thursday, June 6 at Kosta's Mediterranean Cuisine. Kostas is located in Mukilteo at 8306 Mukilteo Speedway. Time is 11:30 a.m. 
For reservations or questions, please contact Mary Damascus, preferably by email at mndamascus@comcast.net or 509-951-2975.
 
Everyone is welcome--you don't have to be a Yiayia to join us!!!


Opportunity for Greek-American Students
JUNE 7 DEADLINE - July 11-14 for Students ages 18-26
 
The Washington, DC chapter of the National Hellenic Society(NHS) is excited to announce the Fourth Annual NHS Heritage America Program in collaboration with Manatos & Manatos, a leading public policy firm. This unique program will take place from July 11-14, 2019 in Washington, DC and reconnects college-age Greek-American students with their roots, heritage, culture and Hellenic identity. The NHS underwrites all program expenses and arranges for transportation to and from meetings and events.
 
For more information about Heritage America and to apply, please click here.
Application materials must be received by Friday, June 7, 2019 for consideration. Kindly contact nhsheritageamerica@gmail.com with any questions. Good luck!


Papouthes Group News
Thursday, June 13 at Spiro's Pizza
 
Our next Papouthes group luncheon will be on Thursday June 13, 2019 at Spiro's Pizza located at 1841 Aurora Ave. N. in Shoreline at 12:00 noon. Those that wish to carpool may meet at St. Demetrios at 11:00 am.  Please RSVP so we can let the restaurant know how many seats to reserve.
 
For reservations or questions, please contact Manuel Tramountanas at 206-783-4466 or agapemom@hotmail.com


Father's Day Breakfast
Sunday, June 16
 
Join our GOYAns on Sunday, June 16th as they celebrate DAD with ties for our Fathers as they enter church and a homemade breakfast following Liturgy. 
Free Will Donations Accepted. 


Click HERE for more information


 
We are proud to continue our founding project of providing full-semester study abroad scholarships in Greece to deserving American and Canadian students. The scholarships cover 15 credits of study at the Hellenic American University in central Athens.
 


 
It's time to relive your wedding day memories. Pull out your beautiful wedding, bridesmaid, flower girl, or mother of the bride dresses for a festive fashion fundraiser on Saturday, June 15 at 12:30 pm at St. Demetrios.
 
Family members or friends are welcome to walk the runway in your special attire; we will also reach out to others to model at this event.  $30 per person.
 
All proceeds will support summer camps for children and families.
Please contact Katina Ruh @ 206.915.0165 or ruhs3@hotmail.com


VIP's Lunch at All Saints Camp
Thursday, June 20
 
On Thursday June 20th come and enjoy a few hours at our own All Saints Camp on Raft Island. An opportunity to visit the facility - have Lunch and even play a game - just like the kids do. Bus transportation from St Demetrios parking lot will be available. Bus departs 10:30am and back in Seattle by 4:30pm. 
 
Please RSVP by calling Paul Plumis at (206) 784-5936. If riding the bus- a $10 donation is appreciated.



Be a part of our group headed to the conference.  RSVP HERE
 
Labor Day Weekend 2019 in southern California is the place to be for young adults ages 18 - 35 at the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult League Conference. This event will offer a wide array of activities including engaging workshops, inspiring speakers, worship, fellowship, and a community service project. Mark your calendars for August 29 - September 2, 2019 because the YAL Conference is where you will want to be!  Read more!


Reactivation of the Maids of Athena- Alethea Chapter #2
Join Us
 
Are you between the ages of 14 and 28 with an interest in Hellenism, education, philanthropy and friendship?  Check out the many opportunities the MAIDS of ATHENA have in store for you.
 
WHO WE ARE:  The MAIDS of ATHENA is an international philanthropic and fraternal organization and junior auxiliary to the DAUGHTERS OF PENELOPE. Founded in 1930 in TACOMA, WA., our sisterhood quickly grew among young Greek women and today claims chapters across the U.S., Canada, and Greece. 
 
For more information contact: Holly Poulias-- hpoulias@hotmail.com or Helen McClure District 22 MOA advisor at helenzmc@aol.com


2019 Church Directory
Digital Version Available
 
A digital version of the 2019 Church Directory is available for all stewards. For more information, visit http://www.saintdemetrios.com/stewardship/directory
 
Complete your 2019 Stewardship Commitment ONLINE.


H e l p  u s  C o m p o s t  a t  S t .  D e m e t r io s

Reminder:
ALL compostable coffee cups (see picture) need to be thrown away in the Compost Bins at our Church.   

Every Sunday the trash bin is filled with paper cups that can be composted.  It saves the Church loads of money to switch from garbage to compost.

Compost bins are GREEN.  Please throw paper towels, paper cups, paper plates and food leftovers in the compost bins.   If it isn't Plastic or Metal or Glass...we must compost it.