Ss Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Ben Lomond, California
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The Parish Council normally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  All are invited to attend.  (Please check the current calendar in case of changes)

2019 Parish Council Members

Amy Swagerty
Gerry Elwell
Victor Albers
Philip Salibi
Wendy Sakoda
John Johnson
Antionio Rivera
Marc Sacoolas
Jeff Auldridge

Parish Council Snapshots

June 16, 2019
The next Parish Council meeting will be on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm in the parish hall.   Thanks to Dn. Marc Wentzel for submitting the Narthex plans this week to the County Planning Department. Updates on the plans will be forthcoming.

June 2, 2019
     Your Parish Council leadership is working steadily on tying up the last loose ends before they submit the Narthex remodel plans for county approval. They are very close!
     Several Parish Council members had a potluck fellowship meal on Wednesday, May 29 for informal discussion, bonding, and rapport-building that they expect will promote collaborative work as they go forward.

May 5, 2019
In the last Parish Council meeting on April 4, Bill Young presented a well-crafted letter with proposals for hardscape (landscaping without plants) and a new office. He also gave an update on the Narthex plans. If you would like to discuss these plans, contact either Bill Young or Parish Council Chairman, Gerry Elwell. Victor Albers volunteered to work on the demolition of the trailers and the plans for a new office. Victor would also like to see fundraising goals developed. The finalized Narthex plans have been given to the architect to make corrections before submitting to the County Planning Department. The application for the County Planning Department is also being worked on this week in order to present it with the Narthex plans.


April 21, 2019
Your Parish Council met after church on Sunday, April 14, led by Gerry Elwell, Chairman, and Dn. Antonio Rivera, Vice-Chairman. John Johnson was chosen as Secretary and Philip Salibi as Treasurer. The focal point of the meeting was Bill Young’s presentation on the Narthex project. It was clear to all that the Parish Council needs to take responsibility for more collaboration on the major tasks, clearer lines of communication and accountability, well-defined job description, timely follow-up, and regular, focused communication with the parish. Stay tuned in May for progress on these issues. Please contact any elected or appointed Parish Council members or a priest with your valued input or question on any issue.


April 7, 2019
Fr. Nathan chose Gerry Elwell to finish out the term (one year) of Amanda Baillie (who had been chosen from the floor by Fr. Nathan in 2017) on the Parish Council  .•At the March 19 meeting of the new Parish Council, Gerry Elwell and Dn. Antonio Rivera were elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of the council, respectively. Leanne Albers and George Saad have agreed to continue as Acting Secretary and Acting Treasurer, respectively.


March 17, 2019
The first meeting of the new Parish Council will be Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall.

If you have any concerns that need to be addressed in the Parish Council, contact one of the members listed below.
•Amy Swagerty
•Philip Salibi
•Wendy Sakoda
•Dn. Antonio Rivera
•John Johnson
•Lee Haskin
•Gerry Elwell
•Jeff Auldridge
•Victor Albers

2019 Fall Gathering

October 25 - 27, 2019

hosted by
Ss Peter & Paul Church,
Ben Lomond
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Historic Brookdale Lodge (1 mile away) Brookdale Lodge

Weekly Services

Please check monthly calendar for any changes

8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
10:20 Sunday School

6:00 am (Readers) Orthros

6:00 pm Vespers
(Paraklesis 4th Wed)


9:00 am Divine Liturgy

6:00 pm Great Vespers

7:00 pm Compline

Beginning of the Ecclesiastical Year (September 1)

Scripture Readings
Support Our Parish

Last Summer BBQ is Aug 31st.  Don't miss it!

Sunday School starts on September 1st

Church Work Days are coming!  let's all pitch in to prepare for the Fall Gathering

1st Women's Group Meeting of the new church year! Sunday September 22nd

2019 Fall Gathering, October 25-27, Ben Lomond

Reverend Father Nathan Thompson - Pastor
Ss Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 458       
(9980 Highway 9)
Ben Lomond, CA 95005

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