Ministries Overview

We welcome you to learn about and consider joining some of our parish ministries. There are many great ways to get involved.

Acolytes (Altar Boys)

The Altar Boys assist the clergy and receive keen insight into the beauty and importance the Divine Liturgy can leave in their lives. The young boys who serve the Altar begin at 8 years old and go through high school. This experience of serving in the Altar also gives them an opportunity to spend time with the Priest and learn about the various Liturgical Services throughout the year.

Byzantine Chanters 

Music plays an integral role in Orthodox worship. The traditional musical expression of our sacred hymnology utilizes the Byzantine system of music, which is based on the music of the Ancient Greeks. The Byzantine chanters Learn More »

FAITH, HOPE, & JOY

The mission of FAITH, HOPE & JOY is to strengthen your child’s relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through fun and creative activities which focus on worship, witness, service and fellowship, children will build a foundation of faith and begin to understand Orthodox Christianity. Learn More »

GOYA

The mission and goal of the Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. Learn More »

Greek School 

The mission of our Greek School is to teach Greek as a second language; to introduce our students to the Greek culture, heritage, history; and to instill in our children the religious, moral, and ethical values of the Greek Orthodox Church. Learn More »

Greek Dance

Teaches our young people the traditional dances of Greece. Learn More »

Kali Parea

Kali Parea is a non-profit organization of senior citizens and retirees who meet every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 4:00pm for an afternoon of fellowship at the same time supporting and helping our church with its needs. Learn More »

Marriage Seminar

Pre-marital counseling with Father Paul for all couples planning to get married at Saint Barbara. Special focus on interfaith marriages.

Parish Council

The Parish Council is composed of faithful men and women who are dedicated Orthodox Christians and who sacrifice their time, talents, and resources for the Church. We represent the parish, as clergy and laity together, and seek to fulfill the mission ascribed to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Learn More »

Philoptochos

Philoptochos is the ladies philanthropic society of our church. It is devoted to providing aid to those in need; the poor, the destitute, the aged, the infirm, and all those who may need the help of the church. Its fundraising events highlight the social life of the parish. Learn More »

PTO 

The PTO is made up of parents and teachers in the interest of children in the the various youth organizations of the parish. They are mainly responsible for the fund-raising events for the youth as well as, for outings to various places which would enhance their learning and religious experiences. Learn More »

Stewardship 

Financial membership at Saint Barbara Church is through designated offering. Our pledge is a commitment to devote a portion of our abilities, time, resources and services to the Church. Members are asked to make a designated contribution that reflects their best effort to return to the Lord that which belongs to him. Learn More »

Sunday School

The Sunday School program fosters spiritual learning through age-appropriate lessons, which may include an introduction to church feasts, fasts and liturgical practices, prayers, Bible stories, crafts and projects, and liturgical hymns. Learn More »