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STATE

OF THE

PARISH

Church of the Holy Resurrection Brookville, NY March 2, 2011


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WHY ARE n 

Orthodox Leadership must be informed by vision

Share Vision n 

n 

HERE TONIGHT?

Educate & Inform n 

n 

WE

Vision is the picture that drives all action

Build Momentum n 

When a vision creates effective implementation, momentum and enthusiasm follow

All sub-bullets on this slide quoted from “Oriented Leadership: Why All Christians Need It” by Williams & McKibben, which is highly recommended reading for anybody engaged in Parish Leadership Roles


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2011 PARISH GOALS n 

Outreach

n 

Transparency

n 

Governance & Controls


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PARISH COUNCIL PRESIDENT n 

Along with Fr. John n 

The ambassador of the parish

n 

Create a vision for Parish with the assistance of E.C

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Parish Council’s lead to Archdiocese

n 

Develop strategy to implement vision

n 

Supervise:

n 

n 

Parish Development Chair

n 

Outreach and Development n 

Koinonia

n 

Website

n 

Email

Meet with Past Presidents quarterly to discuss strategy and parish development


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THEMES OUTREACH

n 

n 

Personal Contact n 

NCD

n 

Stewardship visits n 

Pilot new paradigm

n 

Listen

n 

Engage

Outreach Tools

TRANSPARENCY n 

Clear communication n  n  n 

n 

n 

Reduce opportunities for misunderstanding Decisions made by the EC – transparent to PC Decisions made by the PC – transparent to Parish Consensus & consistency

Detail financials to the community

n 

Koinonia

n 

Web site redesign

n 

n 

Restart Town Hall Program

n  n 

Line item year-end budget Monthly overview Highlight fundraising needs

GOVERNANCE & CONTROLS n 

n 

Who’s who? n 

Where do I go if I need help?

n 

How do I get things done?

How do we… n 

… Reach our goals?

n 

… Ensure we’re operating efficiently?


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BEYOND

THE

PARISH

HOLY RESURRECTION n 

n  n  n 

INVOLVEMENT WITH

ARCHDIOCESE

Our parish has a number of parishioners directly involved with the Archdiocese n  2 members on Direct Archdiocese District Council n  1 member on Archdiocese Council n  4 members on Archdiocese Stewardship Ministries sub-committees n  Internet & Web Strategies (Chair) n  Parish Software (Project Manager) n  Stewardship Public Relations n  Parish Stewardship Financial Analysis Fr. John serves as the Nassau/Suffolk Inter-GOYA advisor Pilot parish for Orthodox Natural Church Development Referenced as model parish for St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival


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2011 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE n 

Vice President: Peter J. Pappas, Jr. n  n 

Leadership Chairperson of Committees Supervisors and Reports on Committees handle internal order of Parish: n  Finance n  Committee chair n  Responsible for annual budget n  Church Order n  Facilities n  Repairs n  Parking n  Etc.


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2011 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE n 

Secretary: Stella Hetzer n  n 

n 

Responsible for minutes of the Parish Council meetings Responsible for minutes of the Executive Committee meetings

Assistant Secretary: John Panagopoulos n  n 

Assist the Secretary with mailings Take minutes in the absence of the Secretary


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2011 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE n 

Treasurer: Kyriakos Demou n  n  n  n  n  n 

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Responsible for day-to-day finances of Church Responsible for ongoing budget vs. actuals reporting Member of the Finance Committee Interacts with Audit Committee Responsible for annual vendor review, with VP and Chairs. Responsible for reviewing finances of Greek School and Sunday School

Assistant Treasurer: Peter Koumoulis n  n  n  n 

Serves as co-chair of Finance Committee Maintains journals and ledgers Issues receipts in the absence of the treasurer Makes deposits and generally assist the Treasurer as needed.


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PARISH ORGANIZATION Fr. John Vlahos

Religious Education Tina Mihaltses

St. Catherine’s Philoptochos Tina Conway

Effie Marie Smith

Audit

Sexton Themi

Nominations & Elections

Parish Council

Executive Committee

Iconography / Recognition Peter Pappas

Seniors A. Bellidoro M. Verveniotis

Choir Ted Brakatselos


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WHOM DO I ASK?

Strategic Planning Past Presidents

PC President

Vice President

Jim Gabriel

Peter Pappas

Vision, Outreach & Development

Parish Operations

Parish Dev Vasilis Chaimanis Mary Patestas

Vision Development

Natural Church Development Ted Brakatselos

Stewardship

Finance

Facilities

Kyriakos Demou Peter Koumoulis

Jim Xanthos Cliff Hetzer

Web / E-mail

By laws

Church Order

Jim Gabriel Kosta Zachariadis

John Panagopoulos Charles Chiclacos

Kyriakos Demou Paula Savvinidis

Greek School

Youth

Communication / Media

Membership

Fair Share

Koinonia

Kathy Costas Anne Vandoros

Stella Hetzer Tony Brigis

Zefy Christopoulos Lisa DiPinto

Stewardship Ambassador Committee

A Alexandrou (PC) A Panageas (PTA) E Horton (Director)

Nickie Demos Debbie Catacosinos


PARISH OPERATIONS: WHAT DOES IT COST? Summary of 2010 Monthly Fixed Operating Expenses and Revenue Average Expenses Monthly:

Average Monthly Revenue:

•  Mortgage -

$9,803.00

•  Fair Share Stewardship (371 Members)

$23,406.50

•  Salary and Compensation¹ (6 Full/PT employees)

$22,034.08

•  Candles -

$7,251.50

•  Archdiocese Assessment and benefits -

$5,969.67

•  Tray Collections -

$1,933.64 $2,299.31

•  Utilities -

$4,507.00

•  General Donations -

•  Maintenance and Insurance -

$5,799.79

•  Holiday and Memorial Donations

•  Candle and Other Purchases -

$919.28

•  Office Expenses -

$894.20

Total Avg. Monthly Fixed Expenses: $49,927.02

Total Avg. Monthly Revenue:

$1,143.92

$36,094.87

In 2010, Church needed to fundraise $13,832.15 per month to cover fixed expenses. ¹ Includes payroll expenses and benefits


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MAJOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Date

Event

Fundraising

March 5th

Glendi

✔ (Youth)

March 27th

Parade

April 29th

Nameday Vespers & Lamb Roast

April 20th

Nameday Liturgy & Picnic

June 10-12

Festival

July

Golf Outing

Oct 8th

Dinner Dance / Concert

Fall TBD

Parish Development Conference

Fall TBD

St. Catherine’s Philoptochos House Tour


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Q & A


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APPENDIX – COMMITTEE GOALS


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FINANCE COMMITTEE 2011 OBJECTIVES n 

Improved Transparency n  n 

Finance updates on web site Publish data in Koinonia

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Quarterly updates with projections vs. budget

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With Facilities committee, review of maintenance costs


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CAPITAL FUNDRAISING 2011 OBJECTIVES n 

Iconography n  n 

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Complete Phase 1 Begin planning for subsequent phases

Recognition


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PARISH DEVELOPMENT 2011 OBJECTIVES n 

Pilot Home Visitations

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Develop Stewardship Ambassador Committee

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Work with key committees to develop consistent message

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Update & enrich ministry list


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MEMBERSHIP 2011 OBJECTIVES n 

To greet new and prospective parishioners to our Church

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To help them feel comfortable in their new surroundings

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To help them become actively involved in a ministry of their choice

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Update membership packets to keep new parishioners familiar with the activities, youth groups and ministries that we offer

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Serve as liaisons for other groups that wish to begin new ministries in connection with fellowship

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To fuel growth and fellowship of our parish family


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YOUTH COMMISSION 2011 OBJECTIVES n 

In an easy atmosphere of fun and socializing,  our younger youth groups begin a journey of exploring Orthodoxy and the teachings of Christ.

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 The older youth groups continue in the same manner as our younger groups; but are expected  to " give back" to their Church and their community.

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 As we grow in our Parish, we find that the needs of our youth also change.  Therefore, the Joy youth group will be starting a basketball program with the hope of entering the Archdiocesan league.


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GREEK AFTERNOON SCHOOL 2011 OBJECTIVES § 

Educate all levels (nursery through adult including Regents) in Greek language, history and culture

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Foster an appreciation for Greek heritage and culture

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Use of multisensory curriculum methods


State of the Parish 2011  

Greek Orthodox Church of the Resurrection State of the Parish March 2, 2011

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