Dates to Remember
2018 Philoptochos Society Coat Drive
We are pleased to announce the kickoff of the 3rd Annual ONE WARM COAT drive beginning Sunday, November 4th, running until Sunday, March 3, 2019. Please place your donations of clean, gently used coats, particularly children’s coats, in the designated box located the narthex of St. Catherine’s Chapel. NEW children' s underwear is also needed as are monetary donations. Last March, we donated 285 coats thanks to your generosity. If you have any questions, please contact Jette Georgopoulos at 708.439.6041.
Sunday, February 10th -- Feast of St. Haralambos - Family Worship. This Sunday, the Sunday Church School Students, teachers and families will be worshiping in the main Church as a ‘Church Family’.
Saturday, February 16th -- Youth Night - Addison Park District (120 E. Oak Street), 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join us as we enjoy fellowship and learn about the faith! All ages Pre-K through High School are welcome! Please bring a snack to share if you are able to make it. Thank you and God bless!
Sunday, February 17th -- Godparents Sunday- Family Worship. On this day, all Godparents of our Sunday Church School students are invited to attend Divine Liturgy with them in the main Church and then accompany the students to their classes.
Sunday, February 17th -- Youth Ministries' Ice Cream Social. During the coffee hour, our Youth Ministries will be hosting an Ice Cream Social fundraiser to benefit families staying at the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Hospital. The overnight cost for families at the Ronald McDonald House is $85 per night, and these funds will help to defray those fees. Please consider supporting our youth as they set out to follow our Lord's teachings in the Gospels to care for those in need.
Monday, February 18th -- Adult Bible Study. 7:00 p.m. in Saint Catherine’s meeting room. You need only to bring your Bible. All are welcome! Future dates: March 4th & 18th
Thursday, February 21st -- Movie Night - Faith, Hope & and Love. Join your Assumption family and other local Greek Orthodox Christians at a special showing of the new Robert Krantz movie, "Faith, Hope & Love" at the Pickwick Theatre (5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge). The show begins at 7:30pm. FAITH, HOPE, & LOVE is a heartwarming romantic comedy about two vulnerable, lost souls who have each suffered deep losses and have their guards up as a result. When they enter a dance contest, their lives connect, and they begin to discover new perspectives on life, love, and faith. Proceeds from all tickets sold by the Assumption Church will benefit our parish, so bring the whole family or come with a group of friends! It promises to be a fun night at the movies, so buy your tickets today! Tickets are $25, which includes admission, popcorn and a drink and can be purchased in Plato Hall each Sunday until the showing. Questions? Call the church office at 773-626-3114.
Sunday, February 24th -- Adult Education Program. Fr. Dimitri continues his monthly religious education lectures for adults after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine's Chapel. This year's theme is "Send down your Holy Spirit: The Sacraments of the Orthodox Church". The remaining dates for the lectures are tentatively: March 10th, April 7th and May 5th.
Saturday, March 2nd -- 1st Saturday of Souls, 8:30 am Orthros, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, March 2nd -- Community Out Reach Luncheon, 1pm – 4pm
Sunday, March 3rd -- Apokreatiko Glendi. Diplomat West Banquet Hall, 4:00 pm Reception, 5:00 pm Dinner. Adults $35 Children (4- 18) $25 [3 & under FREE]. A portion of our proceeds will benefit Best Buddies® - an organization dedicated to inclusivity! Beginning Sunday, January 27th through February 24th, reservations for the Apokreatiko Glendi can be made with Marina Demos and Demetra Lakerdas in Plato Hall during the Coffee Fellowship. This year’s theme is based on the movie, ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. Please plan on attending the pre-Lenten event which we hope will be enjoyable for the entire family.
Monday, March 4th -- Adult Bible Study. 7:00 p.m. in Saint Catherine’s meeting room. You need only to bring your Bible. We will begin our study of the O.T. Book of Psalms. All are welcome! Future dates: March 18th - April 1 - April 15
Saturday, March 9th -- 2nd Saturday of Souls, 8:30 am Orthros, 9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Sunday, March 10th -- Adult Education Program. Fr. Dimitri continues his monthly religious education lectures for adults after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine's Chapel. This year's theme is "Send down your Holy Spirit: The Sacraments of the Orthodox Church". The remaining dates for the lectures are tentatively: April 7th and May 5th.
Saturday, March 16th -- Lenten Retreat
Sunday, March 17th -- Family Worship. This Sunday, the Sunday Church School Students, teachers and families will be worshiping in the main Church as a ‘Church Family’.
Monday, March 18th -- Adult Bible Study. 7:00 p.m. in Saint Catherine’s meeting room. You need only to bring your Bible. All are welcome!
Sunday, April 7th -- Adult Education Program. Fr. Dimitri continues his monthly religious education lectures for adults after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine's Chapel. This year's theme is "Send down your Holy Spirit: The Sacraments of the Orthodox Church". The remaining dates for the lectures are tentatively: May 5th.
Saturday, April 13th -- Youth Night - Addison Park District
Sunday, May 5th -- Adult Education Program. Fr. Dimitri concludes his monthly religious education lectures for adults after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine's Chapel. This year's theme is "Send down your Holy Spirit: The Sacraments of the Orthodox Church".
Sunday, May 12th -- Mother's Day Program
Sunday, May 19th -- Graduates' Sunday and Last Day of SCS
Friday, May 24th Thru Sunday May 26th -- Junior Olympics
Want to support our Church Ministries? Grab an envelope and support our 20K challenge! Here's how it works. All throughout the summer, envelopes will be posted on the large bulletin board in Plato Hall Simply grab an envelope off of the board and give that amount. Write your name and address on the card provided in the envelope add your donation to the envelope and deposit it in the clear box next to the board. So if you grab envelope #43, give $43. Envelope #156, give $156. Envelope #1, that's 1 more dollar towards our goal. If all envelopes are filled, we will raise over $20,000 for Assumption Church Ministries! You can also connect to https://form.jotform.com/81452636384158 and make donations.
Q: Can I grab more than one envelope?
A:YES! So if you grab envelope #100 and envelope #50, you would give $150 towards our goal.
Q: What if all of the amounts in my price range are taken? Can I still give?
A: YES! We will take any donations that you are willing and able to give. Later in the fundraiser, we will have envelopes labeled "Other Amount". Simply grab one of those and write the amount you want to give on it.
Each of us can together make a difference for all of us, thank you for your support!
Young Adult League
The Assumption Church is revitalizing their Young Adult ministries. In order to do so, we are asking young adults (ages 18-27 who are out of high school) and families with young adults to contact the church to provide contact information. All we need is a name, phone number, and email address to create a young adult database for our parish. Please email contact info to email@example.com. Our hope is to periodically organize social events for the young adults and support the Metropolis of Chicago YAL events and programs.
College Students -- Check Out OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship):
To our young people who are going away to college for the first time, or to those returning to school to continue their studies, Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the organization which keeps you connected to your Church and your Orthodox Faith. OCF has 300 chapters in colleges and universities throughout North America. So be sure to check out their web site to locate and find out about your chapter -- WWW.OCF.NET. We also encourage our college young people to share their e-mail addresses with our Church so that we may keep them informed of their “Spiritual Home” while they are away. And always remember, your Assumption Church’s weekly Divine Liturgy Services are just a click away on your computer each Sunday as we now broadcast live each Sunday. Just access it by going to our website at: www.assumptionchicago.org
Also, our parish is starting a database of all college students in the community. If you have a college student in your family or if you are a college student, please send your name, school, area of study, address, and email address to Fr. Dimitri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 626-3114
Fax: (773) 626-3141
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