We confirm and regret that due to the continuance of the COVID-19 Pandemic, St. John Armenian Church once again will not be holding its annual Food Festival this October. We hope to return next year in 2022 and offer our other annual events and festivities as mandates and guidelines permit.
Our Sunday School is overjoyed for the opportunity to launch our 2021/22 program on Sunday, October 3! We have been hard at work to preparing to bring this vital program back to our community, and are excited to share our plans with you.
When does Sunday School begin? The first day of Sunday School is October 3, 2021. Classes are from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Since 2014 St. John Armenian Church has worked closely with the Army Chaplaincy mission of the Armenian Church. At the outset of the recent war to defend Artsakh, we ramped up our support for this vital program to help our chaplains serve the soldiers. We are proud to announce that with the support of our community we have raised $40,000 to support the Chaplaincy Program of the Armenian Church. With this milestone we are wrapping up this impactful program, having helped our chaplains serve soldiers from 9 battalions throughout Armenia and Artsakh.
Important update: reservations for Easter Divine Liturgy are currently full, according to our capacity limits. Limited space is also available in our courtyard for worshippers, weather permitting.
Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021
Due to your generous donations over the past couple months, the ACYO Outreach Program has raised over $6,000.
Phase 1 and 2 consisted of donating money directly to families within the Bay Area for housing and food.
As we prepare ourselves for the long haul of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are keenly aware that we are going to need support in new areas in order to continue our ministry and outreach to the community. At this time St. John is very much in need of volunteers in the following positions.
We are happy to announce that St. John’s church office is now reopening and will continue to serve the community. In late March, when the shelter-in-place order took effect, as all non-essential workplaces, the office was closed, and the church staff quickly reorganized so that everyone could continue their functions while working remotely. During that time parish staff and volunteers continued to serve the community through outreach efforts. However, with the phased reopening of the county, St.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco has and will continue to have an important role to play by continuing its God-pleasing mission to best serve our community. During these past two months, the Parish Council of St. John, volunteers, and the staff have implemented outreach programs for seniors and vulnerable parishioners. Weekly phone calls were made to ensure everyone's safety and health.
During these uncertain times, volunteerism and feeling responsible to unite the community is very important, learning and helping one another will help the community to grow and become stronger.
Last week The Bay Area Armenian COVID-19 Task Force donated face masks and gloves to all the Bay area Armenian Churches, and organizations. Thanks to the volunteers we were able to distribute them to our parishioners. Over forty households received masks and gloves.
As Armenians the idea of not gathering together, whether in prayer, fellowship, or celebration, just doesn't feel right! So, we have developed several programs that we hope will bring us together spiritually, if not physically. Please consider joining us for some of the online programs listed below.