“So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.” Acts 16:5

Faith Forward is a shining light in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco that brings life to the ministries through the generosity of faithful stewards like you who are providing resources for the spiritual, emotional, cultural, and social needs of our faithful.

Who should be a Faith Forward steward? You!

This is your opportunity to make an investment in the ministries of the Metropolis through your annual gift. If you want to make a bigger impact, please consider our convenient and easy automatic monthly giving program.

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Please join us today in making tomorrow even brighter for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco with your Faith Forward stewardship.

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Faith Forward in Action!

  • Over 600 young adults from 41 states gathered over Labor Day weekend in Phoenix, AZ for our Young Adult League (YAL) Conference where they embraced every opportunity to be immersed in growing in their faith and finding their spiritual home in the Church.
  • Our Stewardship Ministry has been presenting monthly Town Hall meetings throughout the year to discuss important topics including: Getting Parishioners Back to Church, Life After Festivals, Youth Stewardship, Establishing a Planned Giving Program, and Fostering Community Outreach and Evangelism.
  • The Family Wellness Ministry is offering the Eight Dates marriage enrichment program virtually for the second time. The first series attracted more than 200 people from across the Archdiocese, and this year’s program is on track to exceed that participation.
  • OrthoTalks is a new offering from the Metropolis Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Topics included a five-part Lenten series for high school students, “Cultivating a Purposeful Life”. In the Fall of 2021, OrthoTalks is offering a two-part series for Junior High School students and their parents on “Dealing with Difficult People”, and will address the important topic of bullying.
  • Even in a virtual setting, Summer Camp continues to be a popular program for youth and teens to deepen their faith, participate in daily prayer services, expand their creativity through arts and cooking, and explore fun activities and souvenirs in their own personal camper box provided to each participant.
  • The 2021 Greek Village Camp focused its efforts on the 200-year commemoration of the Greek Revolution. Classes and activities reflected this important time in the history of Greece and included language instruction, music, dance, cooking, art, culture and traditions for youth ages 7 – 15.
  • The Metropolis Music Ministry continues to offer online educational activities, including a new Liturgics Course for parish music directors and chanters, and a winter Sacred Music Symposium led by Grammy nominated Orthodox Church Musician Benedict Sheehan.
  • The Metropolis Philoptochos dedicates their efforts to helping others in meaningful ways, especially through the Kids ‘n’ Cancer/Camp Agape, the Bishop Anthony Philoptochos Student Aid Endowment Fund, and as the special caregivers for the Philoptochos Lodge at Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center. They are a dynamic group of 4,000 women who truly exemplify the Gospel through their actions.
  • Our Christian Education ministry offered an online Lenten program that attracted over 300 youth that took them on a spiritual journey from Great Lent through Holy Pascha. A six-week online course in Orthodox Theology was also presented in the early summer for adults and inquirers.
  • The Clergy Continuing Education ministry offers weekly virtual meetings with all Metropolis clergy and includes a variety of valuable information to support our clergy in their personal and spiritual development. Regional Clergy Koinonia Groups provide an additional opportunity to create an atmosphere for sharing and fellowship among clergy.

Because of our Faith Forward stewards we have accomplished so much. Faith Forward can help us achieve even more.

With Faith We Must Move Forward - To Move Forward We Must Have Faith!

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