The hospitality ministry strives to provide a hospitable and welcoming atmosphere to everyone who walks through the doors of our church. Hospitality Ministers work on a rotating schedule to ensure that everyone is greeted and feels comfortable, warm and relaxed.
This is a rewarding and fun ministry that God loves:
“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.”
Sunday School Ministry
Mission of the Sunday School Ministry:
“Teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” (Col. 1:28)
Principle objectives of the Sunday School Ministry:
Teaching children the principle elements of their Orthodox Christian faith.
Teaching children practical applications of the principle elements of their Orthodox Christian faith.
Building disciples of Jesus Christ.
Building fellowship and community among the children.
We hope that you share our view that “it takes a village to raise a child.” Home and family are the child’s primary environment for developing their spirituality. Sunday School provides an external loving community where Biblical truths and the Christian walk are shared with other children.
C.I.A. "Christians in Action" High School Youth Ministry
We, the Youth of St. Mina & Pope Kyrillos VI Cathedral, welcome all to join us in our journey of spiritual growth, in discovering what God expects from us, and getting to know Him and His Word. We commit to creating an open environment where every member feels comfortable to express him or herself without fear of judgment. We promise to treat each other with mutual respect and to stand united, as one big happy family! We also commit to building our relationships and having FUN through different activities, including sports and youth retreats. We will discuss today’s social issues as they pertain to us as Christians. Lastly, our youth is dedicated to serving one another and the community by sharing the LOVE of Christ.
Pre-Servants Program Ministry
The mission of the Pre-Servants’ Program Ministry is to provide participants and future church servants and ministers with a solid Orthodox Christian education, enabling them to grow in faith, to search for knowledge and truth, and continue building the Kingdom of God on earth. By active involvement in the learning process, individuals are prepared to "serve the Lord with gladness" (Psalm 100:2) and ready to mentor a new generation of the flock of Christ, strengthening their own fellowship with Christ and discipling the coming generations in the love of Christ.
“Deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
1 Timothy 3:8-13
The word deacon finds its origin in the Greek word diakonos (διάκονος), which can be translated as meaning “servant”. As the etymology of the word suggests, the deaconate has existed for many centuries and its origins can be traced back to the time of the apostles.
To be reverent implies a form of respect so deep-seated that it is shown through one’s actions. In the context of the Christian’s life, and in particular the deacon’s life, this calling is intended to be threefold. A deacon must not only be respectful towards God, but also to himself and to the congregation he serves; a deacon cannot serve faithfully without having reverence for all three. Through honor and worship, the deacon’s relationship with God grows to fruition, becoming a vessel to bring God’s Word to others. The deacon must not falter in his reverence for others, for all those whom he serves are born in God’s image and have a share in His kingdom. Being filled with God’s Word, the deacon must therefore conduct himself with the utmost respect for that which dwells within him. Indeed, this is the command given to all Christians when we are instructed to walk worthy of the calling with which we are called.
Young Adults Fellowship Ministry
This fellowship aims to bring young adults together through Service, Fellowship, Worship and Witness.
As Christ came to serve, not to be served, young adults are encouraged to do the same by honoring and glorify God through the love and service of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Through fellowship, we learn how to integrate our faith and Christ’s love with daily life. Gathering together in fellowship, and experiencing this love, we can strengthen the relationship of love we have with Christ and each other.
As Orthodox Christians, we believe that God reveals Himself through Holy Tradition and Scripture. Worship is the sacramental expression of these, and is thus a very important element in ministering to our brothers and sisters in Christ and the local community.
We are called to witness to the world around us at all times and to express this reality by striving to exemplify faith and works as young adult Orthodox Christians.
Hymns Lessons Class Ministry
Praising is the work of the heavenly hosts, and the gift of God for the earthly, to commune with the angels in glorifying and thanking Him for His great works. The Coptic Church is dedicated to the development and preservation of these hymns for generations. At SMPK6, our Hymns Lessons Class Ministry reflects that of the church at large, enabling its participants to commune directly with God through praise & melody. The hymns classes begin at a young age to help instill the fervor for Coptic hymnology and are arranged for children and adults of all ages.
We are reminded by the edifying words of St. Ignatius of Antioch – “Your accord and harmonious love is a hymn to Jesus Christ in perfect harmony, and taking your pitch from God, you may sing in unison and in one voice to the Father through Jesus Christ.”