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Volunteers needed for the Food Festival

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Community members, we can use your help at the Food Festival, out biggest event of the year! If anyone wishes to volunteer please call the office 415-661-1142, and we will schedule the time and the volunteer area at your request.

Thursday, October 17, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, October 18, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday, October 19, 11:30am-9:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 12:00pm-4:00pm


Thursday, August 29, 2013
600 pounds of lamb, 100 pounds of butter, 1,000 eggs, 300 pounds of onions, 100 pounds of rice, and 100 pounds of cheese. Sounds like the supplies for an army?
Not quite.  It’s a partial shopping list in preparation for St. John Armenian Church’s Annual Food Festival slated for Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013 starting at noon both days and lasting through the evening.

St. John Goes to Hye Camp

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
St. John Armenian church is proud that during the Summer of 2013 there are campers and staff from our parish attending all four weeks of Armenian Church Summer Camp. Fr. Mesrop attended the rededication of the camp property in honor of Abp. Vatche Hovsepian during the first week of Summer Camp. During the second week of summer camp Fr. Mesrop served as Camp Director and Yn. Annie served as Girl's Dean.

Family Kef Night

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
On Saturday, July 20, 2013, St. John hosted the Summer Family Kef Night. It was a fun evening for the many faithful that attended, young and old. Children played ping-pong, foosball, and other games. Young singles and parents played cards and backgammon, and enjoyed conversation with one another.

Announcing James Martin Klijian Memorial Fund College Scholarship

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

St. John Armenian Church is proud to release the application for the James Martin Klijian Memorial Fund College Scholarship. This special scholarship was generously established by the Barkev and Beatrice Klijian Family in 1976 in loving memory of James Martin Klijian. Scholarships are available each year for the purpose of supporting the youth of St. John and encouraging participation youth activities.

St. John Armenian Church Celebrates Feast of Transfiguration

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In the Armenian Church, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ is celebrated 98 days following Easter.  The Feast also is known by the common name of “Vartavar”. Sunday,  July 7, was a joyous day for St. John Family. Divine Liturgy was celebrated by guest celebrant and homilist Archpriest Fr. Sarkis Petoyan, and the over 100 strong congregation sang the sacrad hymns along with the choir. Following the spiritual message, the clergy and altar servers participated in a procession (tapor) around the church sprinkling water on the congregation.

Sunday School Culmination Celebrated

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013 was the last day of the St. John Sunday School 2012-2013 Academic year. Over 25 students attended the church service and sang hymns of the Divine Liturgy with the choir and congregation. Fr. Mesrop Ash welcomed all the students, praised them for attending Sunday School, and gave a special sermon. Following the sermon Mrs. Paula Boghossian along with Fr. Mesrop gave special gifts to the students as a token of appreciation.

Internship Opportunity for High School and College Students

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Calling all High School and College students! St. John is inviting you to become an intern this Summer. You can gain practical work experience, help your community, and apply your time against your volunteer hours requirements at school. Work hours will be flexible according to your summer schedule, and can begin with a commitment of as little of six hours a week, beginning in July. Our office is a fun and relaxed place to work, and occasional outings will be planned for interns.

Here are some of the projects you will help with:


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