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“Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God.”
Colossians 1:25

The Parish Council is the executive administrative body of The Holy Virgin Mary & Shoghagat Armenian Church. Members of the Parish Council are elected by the voting membership of the church and serve for a period of two years for each term elected.

Members of the Parish Council take their duties and responsibilities of stewardship seriously and encourage others to do so, as well. The Bible has many teachings of stewardship and serving God’s church is one of them.

Below is a list of the 2015 Parish Council members for The Holy Virgin Mary & Shoghagat Armenian Church. We encourage you to reach out to any of them to learn more about how you can serve the church.

Paul Nersesian

Chairperson

Gina Noubarian Kernan

Vice Chairperson

Mark Marifian

Secretary

Doreen Nersesian

Treasurer

Lisa Bedian

Advisor

George Marifian

Advisor

Walter Livengood

Advisor

   

Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan

Parish Pastor

   

Paul Nersesian

Diocesan Delegate

 

 

The Parish Council has many goals it must achieve to serve Jesus Christ. We always seek to attract new parishioners, members and stewards for the parish so that we can serve our Lord. We always strive to not just maintain the church as it is, but to better it and to add to it. We encourage others to give generously their Time, Talent and Treasure to serve the Lord.

In recent years, the Parish Council has provided support to these organizations and causes:

  • Aid to Hurricane Katrina Victims
  • Aid to the Residents of Javakh, Georgia
  • Ararat Home of Los Angeles Retirement Home
  • Armenian Orphans With Disabilities Fund
  • Armenian Technology Group
  • Assistance to Armenian Churches of Louisiana
  • Belleville Memorial Hospital
  • Etchmiadzin Children's Fund (ECF)
  • FAR’s Project Smile
  • Friends of Warm Hearth
  • Goodwill
  • St. Nersess Armenian Seminary
  • St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary
  • Summer Camp for Poor Armenian Children
  • The Ani and Narod Memorial Fund for Vaccinating Armenian Children
  • The Archbishop's Annual Appeal
  • The Armenian Tree Project
  • The Belleville New-Democrat’s Newspapers in Education (NIE) program
  • The Cathedral Construction Fund for the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church
  • The Children of Armenia Fund
  • The Fairview Heights Food Pantry
  • The O'Fallon Community Food Pantry
  • The Salvation Army
  • The United States Organization (USO)
  • United Nation’s Anti-Malaria Bed Nets Program
  • United Nation’s Tsumani Relief Fund
  • World Vision's Darfur Emergency Relief

For information about our church, becoming a member or steward of the church or joining the Parish Council, please contact Council Chairperson Rose Nersesian at rose.nersesian@sbcglobal.net.

 

   
   

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