In addition to singing the responses to the liturgical services of the community, our choir participates in the Pan-Orthodox Choir of the Greater Bridgeport area. We are especially blessed in that two of the three coordinating directors of this latter are our own directors - Laura Chadwick and Karen Masek.
Upon the attaining of his seventh birthday, each young man attending the parish's church school program is invited to serve. The program is under the authority of the priest with the supervision of the pastor's designee - the sacristan, Robert Lazar.
Family and Friends of the Church School
Provides for the ancillary support of the parish education programs; social programs for the parish children at St Nicholas Saturday and Paschal Vespers. The coordinators are: Monica Demetri and Elise Rubis.
"I love the beauty of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwells." As an extension of that verse, we strongly believe that the outward appearance of the church must reflect its inner beauty. Entrusted with coordinating the effort is the mother-daughter team of Evelyn and Dona-lyn Wales.
TEUTA Ladies Society
Meeting monthly, this organization provides for the social needs of the ladies of the parish and coordinates the yearly parish Bazaar. It also sponsors parish wide functions and luncheons to increase the community spirit. President of the Society is Gloria Athanas.
Weekly fellowship following the Sunday Liturgy is the manner by which we re-enforce community. Coordinating this for the parish is Laura Chadwick.
Besides conducting the normal business of the community, the council together with the priest also coordinates the charitable outreach activity of, and within, the parish. Recent activities include: Battered Women's Shelter, assistance to an Orthodox Missionary team to Kenya, and St Herman's Debt Reduction fund, collection of food and hygiene items for local homeless shelter; partnership in OCMC "Agape" program. All council members are active in the "Greeter's Ministry Program." President of the Council is Bill Kovachi.
Eastern Orthodox Women's Council of Greater Bridgeport; Inter-Orthodox Fellowship (Fellowship of Orthodox Churches in Connecticut "FORCC"); Greater Bridgeport area Orthodox Clergy Council.
Trumbull Interfaith Council: A local, non-sectarian coordinating agency for charitable and volunteer activity in the town of Trumbull.
The parish children are encouraged to "grow in life and faith, and spiritual understanding," and to receive weekly instruction: first as a collective under the leadership of the pastor with prayers and specially tailored sermons, then as smaller groups in a class-like setting. Several times throughout the year the children embark on special collection projects – the most recent was to support an inner city school in Bridgeport. Current enrollment is 37. The Church School Coordinator is Laura Coughlin.
FORCC (Fellowship of Orthodox Churches in Connecticut) A Pan-Orthodox fellowship whose aim is to promote the Orthodox Faith in the state of Connecticut, it offers scholarships to Orthodox youth as they enter college and sponsors yearly church school teacher seminars. The parish representative is Bob Lazar.