St. Demetrios 21st Annual Golf Tournament

The 21st Annual St. Demetrios Golf Tournament was held on Monday, September 21st at Sunset Hills Country Club, Thousand Oaks. A good time was had by all the golfers and those who came out for a fabulous Dinner, Auction and Raffle.

Once again, the event was a huge success! Generating $60,056 in net revenue for the Building Fund, this year’s event was the most profitable ever, up over 11% vs. last year’s record. The support of the local community as well as key sponsors in various Greek parishes throughout the region was instrumental to our success.

For all that joined us for the event, thank you for your support!

A very special THANK YOU to our Tournament Workers!

Your efforts and hard work helped make this a great event!

Sincerely,

St Demetrios Feast Day Dinner Dance

St. Demetrios Feast Day Celebration!

We are very excited to announce
His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos
will be celebrating with us during this special time!


His schedule is as follows:
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Vespers 7pm
Monday, October 26 2015
Orthros 9 am
Liturgy 10 am

Get Your “OPA ON” With A Gyro Lunch!


Join us next Sunday, September 27th (The first day of Sunday School and Greek School) to support our award winning dance groups by purchasing a gyro lunch! A bargain at $7 gets you a delicious gyro, chips, and water bottle. Bring your friends and family and come hungry.

Thank you for your love and support!

Gyro

Dinner and A Movie Night!

 


Come join the Boy Scouts Wednesday, September 30th at 6pm upstairs in the Great Hall for a great time. Bring dinner & drinks for your family. Popcorn will be provided. The movie featured will be UP! Scouts, uniforms are optional. Call Lou at 805-479-8766 for more details.

The Boy Scouts are one of our many Ministries Groups. Check here for some other Groups you might be interested in joining or learning more about.

Boy Scouts of America

Message from Fr Gary

Fr Gary

Christ-Centered Parish


I learn a lot of interesting things at committee meetings. At one meeting, when discussing the newsletter of our parish, The Myrrh-Bearer, someone frankly said, “Nobody reads that.” That person is either right or wrong depending on how much further you go into this message. At our most recent Parish Council meeting, a parish council member, politely, combined the conversation about healthy church finances with the status of our relationship with Christ.

It wasn’t me, I wasn’t preaching, it was one of YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS, that was sharing this thought. I was mesmerized by his conviction; I looked around at the other members and they were too! The Holy Spirit was present. His inspiration moved us to take the conversation about Parish financial health to a new level.

“Every year we consider ways to raise money. What fundraisers can we hold? How will we meet our obligation to the Metropolis and Archdiocese? How can we motivate better giving? Instead,” he went on, “How can we serve Christ? How can we instill a deep love for Jesus, in every member, young and old, so that our Parish becomes financially healthy and shows greater concern for how Christ-Centered we are as a group?”

It was refreshing to hear a leader of our community express these thoughts. I have offered them in the past, but it is cliché for the priest to say it, because I’m supposed to. A group begins to reexamine the metric for success when a respected member of the Parish Council looks intently at his peers and says, “Are you concerned for your salvation?” If we look at our challenges through the lens of salvation, that is, how what we do will enhance our relationship with Christ, a new perspective is born.

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