SCRIP PROGRAM: Purchase gift cards at full price and the Church gets a % from every card. You can even order cards from your favorite establishments. We can provide cards from grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, gas stations, pharmacies, and discount stores. The cards also make great gifts. If 40 families bought gift cards for all their groceries, gas, entertainment, and misc, St. Iakovos would make $16,000 a year. Just by doing our everyday shopping, we can help the Church make money. The possibilities are endless. If we don't have the cards on hand, they can be ordered. Stop by the table during coffee hour and look at the selection. See Joni Pamphilis for details, or ask any council member. You can also purchase gift cards during Church office hours. Monday-Friday from 9-2.

AMAZON SMILE: Shopping at Amazon can now help out St. Iakovos. Visit smile.amazon.org and choose St. Iakovos as the charity to benefit. You then shop Amazon just like you normally do. There is no cost to you, and after checkout a percentage of the sale will go to St. Iakovos. What better way to shop and help the Church at the same time!

COFFE HOUR HOSTS: We are in need of hosts for coffee hour this year. Please see the signup sheet on the coffee hour table. Thank you to everyone that hosted in 2016.

WINE FOR COMMUNION: We are in need of wine for Holy Communion. There are two types of wines available for purchase. The cost of the bottles are $25 and $30. If you would like to donate a bottle please call the Church Office or see a Council Member.

SPONSORING HOLY UNCTION: During this sacrament we use 7 of the red vigil candles, if you would like to sponsor the service by purchasing the candles for the health and well being of your family and/or loved ones the cost is $70. If you are interested in sponsoring Holy Unction please see or call Fr. Jim. Our next Holy Unction will be on May 17th.

UPDATES FOR CHURCH DIRECTORY: If you have recently moved, changed your phone number, or have a new email please let the Church Office know. You can call Monday-Friday from 9-2 with your updated information. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers will be needed for our Greek Fest. Please see Mr. Steve Bohn or call the Church Office is you would like to volunteer your time. We need people for the following hours each night.

Friday, August 25th- 3-11pm

Saturday, August 26th- 10am-11pm

Sunday, August 27th- 10am-9pm

*We will also need help on Thursday and Friday with set up and food prep.

BAKED GOODS NEEDED: Homemade baked goods(preferably Greek and ethnic) are needed for our Greek Fest on all three days August 25th, 26th, 27th. All parishioners are asked to bring baked goods, to be sold at our Greek Fest in the bakery. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Baked goods may be brought any morning of the Fest directly to the Porter County Fairgrounds or may be brought to the Church on the Thursday before the festival.

Festival Baking Dates

July 31st-9am

August 7th-9am

Please join us if you can at the Church to help bake for the Festival