Dates to Remember


2018 Community Christmas Card
We are preparing our Community Christmas Card that will be mailed to all our Stewards. By subscribing to our Christmas card you will reach all our Stewards and assist our Church as well. For a donation of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), your name will be listed on the card, which will be sent to all our parishioners. Please download the form here and return it to the Church Office no later than Wednesday, December 12, 2018. We thank you for your prayers and support and pray that you and your loved ones have a Blessed and Joyous Christmas and a Memorable New Year.


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.


December

Sunday, December 9th -- Conception of the Theotokos, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, December 9th -- 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: January 27th, February 17th, March 10th, April 7th and May 5th.

Wednesday, December 12th -- Feast of St. Spyridon, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 15th -- Feast of St. Eleftherios, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy

Saturday, December 15th -- Baking for Holiday Bake Sale - All are welcome to join in the holiday baking merriment following the Divine Liturgy.  We kindly ask that you bring your homemade baked good donations to Plato Hall on Saturday, December 15th .

Saturday, December 15th -- Youth Night, from 6-8pm at the Addison Park District. We hope that everyone will be able to join us!

Sunday, December 16th -- Christmas Pageant, immediately after Divine Liturgy in the main Church. If you have not already signed up your children, please do so ASAP with Joanne Bastounes.

Sunday, December 16th -- Philoptochos Bake Sale - We invite you to pick up homemade traditional Greek and American baked goods at our annual Holiday Bake Sale in Plato Hall following the Divine Liturgy and Christmas Pageant.

Sunday, December 16th -- SCS Upstairs, 8:30am Orthros, 10:00am Divine Liturgy

Monday, December 17th -- Adult Bible Study.  7:00 p.m. in Saint Catherine’s meeting room.  You need only to bring your Bible.  We continue with our study on the ‘Epistle of John’.  All are welcome!

Sunday, December 23th -- No SCS

Monday, December 24th -- Christmas Eve, 8:30am Orthos, 9:30am Divine Liturgy.

Monday, December 24th -- Christmas Eve Great Vespers, 5pm - 6pm

Tuesday, December 25th -- Christmas Day, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, December 26th -- Synaxis of the Theotokos, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy

Thursday, December 27th -- Feast of St. Stephen, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy

Thursday, December 27th through Sunday, December 30th --College Conference Midwest.  Join us for the Midwest College Conference at the Iakovos Retreat Center.  It is a fantastic opportunity for Orthodox College students (age 18-25) from all different backgrounds to gather to learn about their faith, take a break, meet new people, and worship together in a beautiful new Orthodox retreat center, nestled in the beautiful woods of Wisconsin.  Spots are filling fast.  This conference is a BLAST and simply put can be life-changing. If you aren't a student and are a Parent, Godparent, Grandparent, or a friend I urge you to reach out to college students to attend this conference because they will not regret it. For more information and to register check out the website at http://www.ocf.net/events/college-conference-midwest-2018/ Or contact Peter Karos with ANY QUESTIONS at ccmidweststudent@ocf.net.

Sunday, December 30th -- No SCS

2019

January

Tuesday, January 1st -- Feast of Saint Basil the Great, 8:30am Orthros, 9:30am Divine Liturgy

Sunday, January 6th – SCS Classes Resume; Open Houses This Month

Saturday, January 12th -- Dive For The Cross

Saturday, January 19th -- Youth Night - Feed My Starving Children

Sunday, January 27th -- 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: February 17th, March 10th, April 7th and May 5th.

February

Sunday, February 10th -- SCS Godparents Sunday

Saturday, February 16th -- Youth Night - Oak Brook Park District

Sunday, February 17th -- 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.

March

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

April

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 - Oak Brook Park District

May

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

20K Challenge

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 frdimitrios@assumptionchicago.org. 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 frdimitrios@assumptionchicago.org.
 

Contact Us

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
601 S. Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone:  (773) 626-3114
Fax:      (773) 626-3141
Email: office@assumptionchicago.org

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