What is 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.
How is the COM Organized
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
Interested in Joining a Ministry Team?
If you are interested in serving on any of these Ministries, we invite you to submit our Council of Ministries Interest Form. You can also download our COM brochure for more information.
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
Holy Pentecost; Our Father Metrophanes, Archbishop of Constantinople; Mary & Martha, the sisters of Lazarus; Sophia of Thrace, The Mother of Orphans; Petroc, Abbot of Padstow
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.