Members of this group are elected by our congregation yearly for 3 years of service. Some members of Parish Council are then elected by the council to fill Officer roles, which include President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer. This body as a whole is responsible for the daily administrative workings of our Church community, ensuring that bills are properly paid, that a responsible yearly budget is created, that proper grounds maintenance occurs, and a host of other issues. Members also work with our clergy to create new programs and ministries for the faithful of our community. Most importantly, Parish Council members are called upon to be spiritual role models for our community. They must exhibit model Christian behavior, be respectful of one another and the community, and always work with our priests to build a strong parish. Parish Council is one of the most demanding volunteer positions in our community, but also one of the most vital and rewarding.
The Annunciation Parish Council is a dedicated group of people committed to the furtherance of the Orthodox Faith and responsible for the operations of the Annunciation Church. They have regularly scheduled monthly meetings, and each member is a liaison to other organizations within the Church. Their responsibilities and duties include the maintenance of the physical plan, creating a budget, ushering every Sunday at services and special events, planning our annual Easter Glendi, New Year's Eve Dance, and North Miami Greek Festival, and many other vital acts of stewardship.
Perhaps most importantly, the Parish Council members are all called upon to be true emissaries of good will, Christian friendship and Orthodox spirituality among the people of the parish. Being a member of the Parish Council is not a "job" or "task" but, we believe, a true calling and vocation.
The Glorious Prophet Elias (Elijah); Synaxis of the Russians who were perfected in France: Protopresbyter Alexios Mednedkov, Presbyter Dimitrii Klepinin, Mother Maria Skobtsova, her son Yuri Skobtsov, and Ilia Fondaminskii; Mother Maria Skobtsova, New-Martyr of France