The Call to Faith Forward

The Faith Forward campaign is a collective effort to propel our Metropolis into a future filled with faith, hope, and impactful ministry. Together, we can ensure that our Metropolis continues to operate efficiently, to thrive, and to serve as a beacon of God’s love and grace.

Through your participation as a Faith Forward steward, we can realize our full potential in ministry and support the important operations of our Metropolis that are the foundation for all the good and God-pleasing work that is offered for our faithful.

Offer Your Support

Your financial support is critical to the success of the Faith Forward campaign. Every donation, large or small, contributes to the growth and sustainability of our Metropolis. Consider making a contribution to support this transformative campaign, or make an even bigger impact as a monthly Faith Forward steward.

Our Ministries

The vibrant ministries of our Metropolis enrich the lives of our clergy and faithful, nurture their spiritual connection with the Lord, and uplift their souls. They also provide relevant resources for our parishes.

  • The good works of the Metropolis Philoptochos focus on philanthropic outreach into the very communities we call home, allowing us to tangibly embody Christ's boundless love for humanity.
  • Family Wellness is committed to providing resources, training, support and information through online and in-person seminars and workshops to parishes, individuals, and to bring people together to connect through the heart for deeper Christ-centered relationships.
  • Christian Education strives to provide content, catechist training, programs and connections to support a life-long journey of catechetical learning and understanding.
  • Our innovative Missions and Evangelism ministry continues to nourish the spiritual and numerical growth of the Greek Orthodox Church throughout the West.
  • Music is an integral component of worship, and our Church Music ministry offers a variety of resources for the perpetuation of our rich musical heritage.
  • Monthly webinars continue to be offered by our Stewardship ministry, which has developed an impressive library of online materials for helping parishes increase engagement in the sharing of time, talent, and treasure.
  • So that our communities can continue to grow and thrive, our Orthodox Parish Leadership ministry provides seminars and trainings for lay leaders to contribute meaningfully to the direction of their local community, including guidance on strategic planning, mission and vision.
  • Clergy Continuing Education develops learning opportunities for our clergy to assist in their personal growth and ministerial effectiveness.
  • For over 46 years, the Folk Dance and Choral Festival has been at the center of inspiring a sense of connection between the young people in our Metropolis through faith, dance, and fellowship, bringing together the largest gathering of youth across our Archdiocese.
  • A variety of Youth and Young Adult ministry programs are offered, including Summer Camp which thrives at full capacity, attracting an ever-increasing number of young hearts yearning for spiritual enlightenment.
  • Young Adults are participating in record numbers in the annual YAL (Young Adult League) Conferences which focus on four pillars of involvement: Service, Worship, Fellowship and Witness.
  • Youth develop a deeper appreciation for our Hellenic culture as they engage in immersive educational experiences such as the Greek Village Camp where they receive instruction in language, customs, music, dance and more.
  • Established in 1979, Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center is situated on nearly 250 acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The Ranch offers a place of spiritual renewal and growth in an atmosphere promoting the wholeness of the individual – body, mind, and spirit – and is a resource center for parishes through programs offered for faithful of all ages.
  • The Greek Language and Culture ministry provides training and coordinates resources for Greek language schools.

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