Council of Ministries
The Council of Ministries (COM) is the glue that binds all of our church ministries together. While each ministry or group has it's own goals and objectives, the COM is what unites all the groups together for a common purposes of achieving the church's mission while upholding our vision and values as a community.
Interested in Joining a Ministry Team?
Before reading further, if you are interested in serving in a ministries (or group as sometimes referred to), we invite you to browse through the different Ministry Groups on our website. Still not sure where you give of your time and talents? Let us help you by sharing your interests using our Council of Ministries Interest Form. You can also download our COM brochure for more information.
More about the Council of Ministries
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Council of Ministries (COM) provides the framework for managing all the ministries in our community to ensure that all ministries are working towards a common Vision, Mission, and Values. The COM works in tandem with our spiritual leaders and Parish Council.
The Council of Ministries is organized into two types of ministries – Strategic Ministries, dedicated to growth and outreach, and Operational Ministries, dedicated to day-to-day needs of our parish. Within each of these types, there are many ministries organized into major departments, as shown below.
- DEVELOPMENT – Parish Growth
- EDUCATION – Educational Programs
- PARISH ENGAGEMENT – Accessible and Supportive Outreach
- YOUTH – Engagement and Growth
- ADMINISTRATION – Administrative Systems Support
- COMMUNICATIONS – Internal and External Communications
- FACILITIES – Maintenance and Repair
- LITURGICAL SUPPORT – Direct Support of Sacraments and Service
Friday of the 16th Week
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
Polycarp the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Smyrna; Proterios, Archbishop of Alexandria; Gorgonia the Righteous, sister of Gregory the Theologian; Damian the New Martyr of Mount Athos; Boswell, Abbot of Melrose Abbey
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