St. George Orthodox Christian Church
5311 Mercer Street | Houston, Texas 77005 | (713) 665-5252
St. George Orthodox Christian Church Ministries

To sign up for 1 or more of the following ministries, fill out the online form by Clicking Here or call the Church Office at 713-665-5252. 


Altar ServersMales to serve at the Holy Altar, between ages 8 and 18 years old. Volunteers needed for Sunday and special services.

BookstoreParticipants are needed to help organize and merchandise the bookstore during the week and to help with sales on Sundays.

CCSE (formerly DADS Luncheon): Annual Christmas Luncheon for the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

Choir: The Choir sings the responses for the liturgical services of the Church. Their singing emulates the Choirs of Angels at the Throne of God.

Church School: Help the Church School Teachers with activities they plan for children. Volunteers need to be available on Sundays after Communion.

Coffee HourHelp setting up the hall on Sunday morning for coffee hour after Liturgy.

Communication & Publicity: Helps coordinate all Parish communications and press relations, coordinate with the Secretary for weekly emails on Services and Events, encourage the growth of the Parish email list and Coordinate with the Messenger editor for content, timeliness and distribution.

CPS Christmas PartyAnnual Christmas party for the children under protection.

Food Pantry: Help stocking the food pantry and putting together food boxes for those in need.

Greeters & Welcoming: Help make visitors , prospective new Parishioners and New Members feel welcome. Volunteers needed for Sundays and special services.

Grounds & LandscapeHelp maintain the Vhurches grounds and landscaping. 

JOY Club : Is designed for children from ages 7-12.  This program allows for friendships to be built among others of similar ages whose families share the same Orthodox Christian values.

Ladies' Altar SocietyOrthodox Christian women have a special ministry in the life of a parish. Their role as messengers of the Gospel, teachers, and sustainers of the faith has been central to Church growth since the time of Christ. The St. George Ladies Altar Society (LAS) exercises general supervision of the Altar and supplies all of its needs.  They also promote religious, humanitarian, and social programs that affect the life and growth of our church and community. 

Library: Help organizing and maintaining the library's inventory and help parishioners check out and check in books on Sunday after Liturgy. 

MaintenanceHelps in general maintenance at the Church

OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship)OCF helps our college aged young adults mature in society with the support of the Orthodox Christian Church, helping to provide a Christion transition to college from high school.  They meet regularly on college campuses for lunch, have regular social events, and go on humanitarian mission trips together.

OCPM (Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry): This pan-Orthodox organization is the official prison ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. Bring the love of Christ to prisoners, those reentering society, and their family members.

The Order of St. IgnatiusThe Order of St. Ignatius of Antioch (The Order) is an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America (Antiochian Archdiocese), with the objective of financially supporting the departments, programs and charitable works of the Antiochian Archdiocese, Patriarchate of Antioch and the Orthodox Christian faith. The Order assists the Antiochian Archdiocese in its continued effort to reach out to all in need and bring to them the message of the Gospel.

Parish Council: Is the local governing and administrative body of the St. George Community. Parish Council Members must be  members of St. George who are in good canonical standing who understand, live by, and uphold the tenets, teachings and traditions of the Orthodox Church.  They must either be nominated and elected by St. George Members, or can appointed by the Parish Priest.  The Parish Council also includes St. George Organization leaders.  The Parish Council works together with the Parish Priest in fulfilling the mission and goals of St. George.

Prayer Team: Participating in the Prayer Team, requires praying for anyone who is sick or suffering.

Senior's Ministry: Join us for our monthly bus trips to various locations where we enjoy fellowship, relaxation, education and adventure.  We also have a Senior Bingo and other activities.

Shut-In & VisitationVisit, call, write, and Pray with the sick, elderly Parishners with a Priest. Volunteers need to be available to go out during the day time.

St. AbramiosHelp cook for "Free the Captives", a non-profit that fights for human trafficking in the Houston area.

St. Nicholas Men's Society Is a St. George based men’s group that assists the church and parishioners in times of need. Our support comes from membership dues and donations. Our membership is open to male members of St. George Orthodox Christian Church. We Perform charitable functions for the needy in our Orthodox Christian community, we Support those in need in our parish family, we Support St. George events, we Organize St. George events that support charitable causes and we Strive to always be there when a helping hand is needed. Forr more information Click Here.

St. Sophia Mom's GroupOpen to Orthodox Christian mothers with children of all ages. Meet regularly for prayer, fellowship, and support.

StewardshipThe St. George Stewardship committee is a new committee (exclusive of Parish Council members who are already defacto members of this committee), who will be responsible for educating, implementing and managing the Church Community stewardship gifts.

Teen SOYO (Society of Orthodox Youth Organizations: Teen SOYO is an organized group of teens (ages 13-18) who work together in service and for the sake of the spiritual development of all members.  Teen SOYO allows our teens to worship, witness, serve, learn, and have fun in a safe, hospitable, Orthodox Christian environment.  Their wide range of activities include Bible studies, service/volunteer projects, the annual DOWAMA National Bible Bowl Championship, the annual Basketball Tournament in Oklahoma City, and attending Camp St. Raphael in the summer as well as in the winter. 

UsheringHelp with ushering during services, and other special duties of church etiquette.

YAM (Young Adult Ministries): The Department of Young Adult Ministry oversees the ministries to our young adults ages 19-35 and helps provide a transition from Teen SOYO and/or OCF to young adulthood.  This program continues to allow for a spiritual and social network as our young adults mature in society.  We must continue to show support, hospitality, love and care as young adults enter the 'real world'.

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