Several fellowship and service organizations exist within our community, providing members with additional opportunities to give of their time and talents in furthering the work of God's Church.
Our parish council consists of fourteen members who are elected by the parish body and meet monthly with the guidance of the priest to conduct the business of the parish. Meetings are held regularly every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the church hall. Contact: Andrew Evans (480-948-7929)
Our choir sings regularly at all liturgical services and is always ready to accept new members who can add to the beauty of our praying and singing together. Proficiency exists in being able to sing (or learn) in English and / or Slavonic (Russian) as the circumstances warrant.
Our Altar Servers assist the Bishop/priest at the liturgical services.
Myrrh Bearers Altar Society
This organization of women of the Church was formed on February 12, 1961. It has historically provided an active channel through which women of all ages meet regularly and share ideas and efforts in service to and beautification of the Church. They have been responsible for purchasing and also sewing some of the following articles: vestments, linens for the Altar, curtains for the Royal Doors, Altar Server’s robes, etc. Great support is lent in fund raising projects and other activities within the Church. Contact: Barbara Peterson (602-278-1994)
The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA), (Phoenician "O" Club) provides the foundation for the youth activities in our Church. Sunday School is sponsored and supported with teachers from the organization. Youth Group meetings and social activities are supervised by volunteer adult advisors. Involving the youth in Church and social activities is critical to making them feel useful and wanted. Contact: Stephanie Homyak, FOCA (623-869-0470)
Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America, An official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and whose mission is to proclaim, share and reveal the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example. Contact: Pat Starkey, FOCA (623-512-2021)
Teen and Young Adult League (TYAL)
CONFESSIONS- Everyone seems to be busy at this time of the year: busy traveling, busy working, busy getting ready for Christmas, busy making or purchasing gifts. As the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity draws near, do not forget to also prepare yourself spiritually before receiving the Holy Gifts on Christmas morning. An essential part of our spiritual preparation is the confession of our sins and receiving the Lord’s forgiveness. Confessions are heard before the Divine Services or by arrangements with Bishop DANIEL, Father David or Father Mihai. Social distancing and masks are worn for confessions.
TIME FOR THANKS: As we enter the season of the Lord’s Nativity, we pause and give thanks for the many blessings we have received throughout the year, especially the blessings received because of the generosity in time, talents, and treasures of our parish community. There are too many people to name individually. The Lord knows you all… But please be assured of the gratitude of Archbishop BENJAMIN, Bishop DANIEL, Father David, Father Mihai, Deacon John, all the clergy and faithful of our parish community. May the Lord Himself, He Who is “God with Us,” be your reward!