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
Lee Haskin
Jeff Auldridge

Parish Council Snapshots

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

Weekly Services

Please check monthly calendar for any changes

8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
10:30 Church School (May 19 last day for summer)

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


Scripture Readings

Last day of Sunday morning Church School is May 19

Church School graduation is Sunday June 2 outside on patio

Women's Group meeting on Sunday June 2 also

Parish Council Updates can be found here

Stewardship Calling Ministry updates can be found here

Be sure to click on the Ministries tab above and check out our Ministry Groups!

2019 Diocese LA & West: Parish Life Conference, July 1-7, La Jolla

2019 Archdiocese Convention, July 21-28, Grand Rapids, MI

Antiochian Orthodox Church Camp: Camp Three Holy Youths, June 16-21, facebook

Stewardship supports Ss Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church (online donations are safe & secure)

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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