Dates to Remember
Assumption Newsletter - Issue 2
Attached you will find the 'Pentecost/Summer 2019' Issue of the Panagia Newsletter. We hope you will enjoy reading about the events and activities of our parish as well as the words of 'spiritual nourishment' that also can be found in this edition.
2019 Coat Drive - "One Warm Coat"
Please help those in need by donating your clean and pre-loved coats. Collection boxes will be located in the narthex of St. Catherine Chapel. While all coats will be gratefully accepted, children's coats and new children's underwear is especially needed. Collections will go on throughout the winter.
Light the Tree
The 3rd annual Assumption Light the Tree fundraiser is now underway! $10 for five bulbs/$50 for a medium ornament/$100 for a large ornament. Your gift helps us light the community tree in front of our church and keep our parish's future bright by supporting our mission. The tree will be lit on December 7th at 4:30pm. All are welcome for food and merriment followed by hot chocolate and caroling as we light the tree. To RSVP or donate contact the Church Office or visit www.assumptionlightthetree.org
Our Panagia parish is one of five local communities participating in the Telos Project, a process designed to help parishes reinvigorate young adult ministries and ingrain young adults into the fabric of parish life. The first mission of our Telos Team is to gather as much information as possible about the young adults connected to our parish, and we need your help! Please visit https://tinyurl.com/agocya to submit basic contact info for any young adult ages 21-35 with a connection to Assumption. The Telos Team thanks you!
Chicago Bulls Group Outing
Join your Assumption Family on Monday, December 30th for a night at the United Center as the Chicago Bulls take on the Milwaukee Bucks (and the Greek Freak!). Tip-off is at 7pm. Tickets are $60 and can be reserved by calling the church office or visiting https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/1018054
Adult Education Program
The Adult Education Program will begin in September on the theme, "Full of Grace: The Life of the Theotokos". Lectures will be held either once or twice a month in St. Catherine's Chapel during Sunday School. Dates ~ December 8th, January 12th & 26th, February 2nd. (Dates subject to change)
Thursday, December 12th -- Feast of St Spyridon, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, December 15th -- Sunday Church School Christmas Pageant "The Twelve Days of Christmas". All Assumption Parishioners are encouraged to stay after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy to engage in this beloved Christmas Tradition lovingly prepared by our Sunday School students and staff.
Sunday, December 15th -- Metropolis of Chicago Christmas Open House at the Hellenic Museum, Express your Christmas greetings to Metropolitan Nathanael and enjoy fellowship with fellow Orthodox Christians at the Metropolis of Chicago Christmas Open House. This year, the Open House will be held at the National Hellenic Museum (333 S. Halsted St., Chicago) from 3-7pm. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, December 24th -- CHRISTMAS EVE, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, December 25th -- CHRISTMAS DAY, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Thursday, December 26th -- Synaxis of Theotokos, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Friday, December 27th -- Feast of St Stephen, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy
Monday, December 30th -- Bulls Game-Group Outing
Saturday, January 4th -- Community Out Reach Luncheon, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, January 11th -- Assumption Sunday Church School Dive for the Cross. 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Oak Brook Park District, 1300 Forest Gate Rd, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523. Celebrate Epiphany and the New Year with your Assumption friends. Swimming competition to find the Cross and win a prize! Food, drinks and fun! RSVP: by calling the church office (773) 626-3114 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, January 12th -- Adult Education Program: Lectures by Fr. Dimitri on the theme: "Full of Grace: The Life of the Virgin Mary". On Sundays in St. Catherine Chapel during Sunday School. Additional dates: January 26th, February 2nd. *Dates subject to change
Sunday, January 26th -- Adult Education Program: Lectures by Fr. Dimitri on the theme: "Full of Grace: The Life of the Virgin Mary". On Sundays in St. Catherine Chapel during Sunday School. Additional dates: February 2nd. *Dates subject to change
Sunday, February 2nd -- Adult Education Program: Lectures by Fr. Dimitri on the theme: "Full of Grace: The Life of the Virgin Mary". On Sundays in St. Catherine Chapel during Sunday School. *Dates subject to change
Sunday, February 9th -- Godparent's Sunday. Details to follow.
Saturday, March 21st -- Sunday Church School Lenten Retreat. Details to follow.
Sunday, April 19th -- Easter Sunday
Saturday, April 25th -- Bright Saturday dinner. Details to follow.
Sunday, May 10th -- Mother's Day program
Sunday, May 17th -- Graduate's Sunday (tentative); last day of classes. Details to follow.
Saturday-Sunday, May 23rd-24th -- Metropolis Junior Olympics. Details to follow.
Sunday, June 7th -- Liturgy in the Park. Details to follow.
Thinking of Converting to Orthodoxy?
If you, a family member, or friend who are not of the Orthodox Faith may be considering conversion to Orthodoxy, please contact the Church Office (773.626.3114) or speak with Fr. Peter or Fr. Dimitrios. If there is a need and interest, a Confirmation/Chrismation Class will be formed to prepare those who have expressing an interest to convert to Orthodoxy. This also includes couples who are planning to be married in the Orthodox Church in the near future, and where one of the couple is contemplating converting to the Orthodox Faith.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
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