Ministry

Pilgrimage: 7 Churches in 3 Days

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Under the direction of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, a very special pilgrimage took place within the Western Diocese called “7 Churches in 3 Days.” From November 20-22, the Rev. Fr. Vazken Movsesian, parish priest of the St. Peter Armenian Church in Glendale led the pilgrimage which included stops at Armenian Churches in the Central Valley and Bay Area of California.

Three Years After a Tragedy

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It was nearly 3 years ago that our community was stunned by the tragic news of the young Armenian family and the event that befell them at Big Lagoon Beach in Humboldt County. Howard Kuljian, patriarch of the Kuljian family, along with wife Mary and son Gregory were swept out by ocean currents as they tried to save their beloved family dog. Olivia was the only member of her family to survive that infamous event.

St. John honoring Armenian Veterans

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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On Saturday, November 15, 2014, St. John held its Fourth Annual Veterans Night Dinner to honor those from our community who have served their nation in uniform. Approximately 70 guests, including 16 Veterans, enjoyed a delicious made-from-scratch lasagna dinner prepared by Choir Director Linda Lester, Arlene Barber and Christina Ardemis. The Hall was decorated beautifully with patriotism in mind by Helen Manougian, whose table centerpieces contained our American flag.

St. John Annual Toy Drive

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Once again in continuing with tradition, St. John Armenian Church will be hosting the annual toy drive benefiting UCSF's Pediatric Ward.  Please bring your new, unwrapped toys to St. John Church by December 14th .  If you prefer, cash or check donations are acceptable.  Please make checks payable to St. John Armenian Church and write Toy Drive in the memo. We can then purchase the toys. If you have any questions, please contact Charles Cherezian (925) 899-4471

Garden Ministry Donates Produce to Monthly Soup Kitchen

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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St. John has enjoyed the bounty of our garden over the past few weeks, but the time has come to share the wealth. Friday, April 25, the Garden Ministry donated the lettuce harvest to the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality soup kitchen, and on Saturday some of the parishioners volunteered in preparing and serving lunch.

Annual Toy Drive

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Every year St. John Armenian Church hosts the annual toy drive benefiting UCSF Pediatric Ward. As usual spearheaded by our own Dn. Charles Cherezian, this year's toy drive was a huge success.  Over $1,000 toys were purchased and delivered to the hospital. We thank our Sunday School students and families for donating toys and all who made monetary donations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the children in the pediatric ward. We also thank Dn. Charles for making this event possible every year.

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