St. John the Divine Orthodox Church
Canadian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America

VISION

 

Our vision for the Ladies of St. John the Divine begins with the desire to serve God by serving our church and our community in the areas of  basic  housekeeping, and fulfilling social and spiritual needs. It is our hope to provide opportunities for all women to serve with joy in areas of their gifts, interests and biblical calling.

By serving God together, as well as serving our church community and each other, we hope to be the hands and feet of Jesus, providing encouragement and support while building relationships that will help to guide future generations to live out their faith.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them."

Ministry to women, by women and for women, to bring us closer to God and to a heart for serving and loving those around us, supports the entire church community and those who lead the church in following Christ. 

Consider serving on one of these committees:

 

PRE-LITURGY COMMITTEE

This committee requires 1 leader and a team of volunteers who will be committed to ensuring that specific needs are attended to prior to Divine Liturgy. These might include such things as light tidying and dusting, bathroom checks, and preparation for coffee hour.

POST LITURGY COMMITTEE

This committee requires 1 leader and a team of volunteers who will be committed to ensuring that specific needs are attended to after coffee hour has ended. These might include such things as washing dishes, packing up leftovers, and washing tables.

GENERAL CLEANING COMMITTEE

This committee requires 1 leader and a team of volunteers who will be committed to ensuring that specific needs are attended to on Saturday evening just prior to the first Vesper Service each month. This would include cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, mopping

bathrooms, narthex, nave, social hall, and kitchen.

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE

This committee requires 1 leader who will take direction directly from Fr. Dean, communicate directly back to Fr. Dean, and oversee and schedule volunteers when needed in order toprovide support to parishioners during illness, grief by arranging for the delivery of meals, flowers, cards, visits, etc. Also, reminding Fr. Dean of and arranging for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, and memorials.

SPIRITUAL NEEDS COMMITTEE

This committee requires 1 leader and a team of volunteers who communicate directly to Father Dean in order to provide spiritual needs such as Bible Studies, visits to monasteries, yearly woman's retreat, pan-orthodox vesper services and guest speakers to teach and encourage our ladies group.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

This committee requires 1 leader and a team of volunteers who will organize and lead woman's activities such as arts and crafts evenings, movie nights, book clubs/reviews, baking, coffee/tea social events, decorating for holidays, and community outreach activities.