Parish Council Elections - 2024/25 Term
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS - Information We All Need to Know
Each and every baptized Orthodox Christian must make some effort of active commitment to his or her Church. Some serve by participating in the Choir; teaching Sunday school, joining the Ladies Philoptochos Society, and volunteering in other capacities, while others assist the Church by serving as members of the Parish Council.
Being a member of the Parish Council is ministry and all those who serve are called to represent Christ and the Orthodox Faith to those they encounter in all aspects of life. This is a truly a responsible task that must be served by an individual committed to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The role of a Parish Council member is a holy and spiritual one. In assisting in the administrative responsibilities of the Church, a Parish Council member acknowledges the importance of strengthening the earthly ministry of Christ through God’s Church. Membership on Parish Council should not be for social reasons nor status in the Community; but rather as an act of humility and conviction to Christ our Lord.
In accordance with the 2019 Archdiocese Regulations with Updated Addendum A (Dec 2022), all candidates seeking election to serve on the Parish Council must attend a PARISH COUNCIL SEMINAR organized by the local Parish Council and under the leadership of the Parish Priest. The purpose of the Seminar is to prepare candidates for the Parish Council, as well as making aware of the sacred responsibilities expected of a Council member.
Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church will hold a PARISH COUNCIL SEMINAR on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the small hall. All potential Parish Council members, including those seeking re-election, must attend the seminar.
To be placed on the ballot, one must download and complete the Application for Candidacy form and return it to the Parish Office no later than 3:00 pm on Monday, November 20, 2023. If an application has not been turned in by the designated date and time, the person will be ineligible. Scanned, signed, e-mail submissions are not only acceptable but encouraged.