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Picnic Goers Relish Warm Weather, Family Fun

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Early Sunday morning, Parish Council Chairman, Dn. Steven Cherezian and his crew were up preparing food and supplies for the Annual Church Picnic on Sunday.

The gorgeous sunny day, an ideal picnic area located near Coyote Point Marina, the Armenian music, and the aroma of the Armenian BBQ (Khorovads) brought the St. John family together. The day started with the morning service and spiritual message delivered by Fr. Mesrop Ash.  The lunch was served at noon; more than 175 people attended and enjoyed the food and fellowship.

Its Time to Organize

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
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Organize and Thrive was a free life changing presentation by Christina Ardemis. Christina Ardemis discussed the matter of organizing things in your home and work and how it makes you feel less stressed and happy. Fifty eager people attended Organize and Thrive and we hope that they all took the information and advice and applied them to their own circumstances. Christina Ardemis is a professional organizer, Vice-Chair of St. Johns Ladies Society and she sings in the choir. What a skilled and talented woman if I do say so my self.

St. John Youth to Attend Hye Camp

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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We are pleased to announce that this year over 16 youth from St. John Armenian Church will attend Hey camp during the second and fourth week sessions. Fr. Mesrop Ash will be the camp chaplain for both weeks.  We wish them a happy and safe trip.  Campers will take with them choregs baked by our own ladies. Yum!

For those parents that have applied for camp scholarships, the Scholarship Committee will review them and inform the recipients throughout the month of June.

Family Night Salutes Fresno and Central Valley

Friday, May 30, 2014
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One of the projects of St. John Parish Council this year is to have Family Nights and dedicate them to diasporan communities that Armenians came from.

The first Family Night took placed on Saturday May 17, 2014, and was dedicated to Fresno Armenians. More than 80 people from the community attended the event. Following a casual dinner, respected members of the community that grew up in Fresno shared their stories about the farm and town life in the Valley during the good times and bad.

54th Mother's Day Breakfast

Friday, May 23, 2014
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For the past 54 years the men of St. John Armenian Church have cooked and served breakfast for our mothers on Mother’s Day.

This year was no exception, Sunday, May 11, the hall was decorated with flowers, and one could inhale the aroma of the coffee, and famous French Toast in the Paul Family Fellowship Hall.

It was a perfect family environment and mother’s day present when mothers, grandmothers joined their families for a delicious breakfast.

Lilian Paul Gift to St. John - A Trip to Armenia

Thursday, May 8, 2014
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As in the past The Lillian Paul Gift to St. John's Church - A Trip to Armenia will be granted this year. All the church dues paying members are eligible to participate in this drawing. To Enter the drawing  please call the church office 415-661-1142. The winner will participate in Mer Hooys Pilgrimage to Armenia and Kharabagh led by Fr. Mesrop Ash from Sept. 24 - Oct. 10, 2014.

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