Dates to Remember

 2017-18 Adult Education Program flyer


Adult Education Program 2017-18
"Lord, it is good for us to be here" (Matt 17:4)  - Discussions on the feasts of the Lord - Sessions will take place in St. Catherine's Chapel after the Divine Liturgy until noon on the following Sundays: October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, January 7th, February 4th, March 4th, April 15th and May 6th.

Fanari Camp 2018
Registration for Fanari Camp 2018 is rapidly approaching.  The date for Registration is TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon).  ALL WEEKS ARE OPEN TO YOUTH IN 6TH-11TH GRADES.  Session One JUNE 17th-JUNE 23rd; Session Two JUNE 24th-JUNE 30th; Session Three JULY 8th - JULY 14th; Session Four JULY 15th - JULY 21st.  COST: $500 PER CHILD.  Below is the information on registering for Fanari Camp this summer . I hope that all of our families will consider taking advantage of this wortwhile ministry. In Christ, +Fr. Dimitri

Assumption Church Scholarship Fund Applications Available Soon
Fr. Timothy, the members of the Parish Council, and the scholarship committee are pleased to announce that it will again award scholarship(s) for the 2018-19 academic year.  “The Assumption Church Scholarship Fund” is available to a student entering college in the fall of 2018, or current college students.  The parents of the applicants must be paid contributing members (stewards) of the Assumption Church for four (4) consecutive years leading up to 2018.  Applications and further details will soon be available by calling the Church Office (773.626.3114).  Deadline to submit an application is Sunday, June 24th.

2018-2019 Scholarship Applications Available (Deadline May 4, 2018)
NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces that applications for the Scholarship and Fellowship programs administered by the Archdiocese are now available. (See below for information on available Scholarships).  Applications can be accessed by visiting http://www.goarch.org/. For more information, please email scholarships@goarch.org or call 212-774-0283. The deadline for submitting an application for any of these scholarships is May 4, 2018.

Catechism Class
For those interested in joining the Orthodox Christian Church, our parish of Panagia will be beginning a catechism class after Pascha. Catechism is the process of learning and beginning to live the Orthodox faith under the guidance of the Church and is a necessary step to baptism and/or chrismation. Please contact Fr. Dimitri at frdimitrios@assumptionchicago.org to register. Once a class list is gathered, we will work out dates and times that work for everyone.

April

Monday, April 23rd -- St. George the Great Martyr, 8:30 am ~ Orthros, 9:30 am ~ Divine Liturgy

Wednesday, April 25th -- Feast of St. Mark, 8:30 am ~ Orthros, 9:30 am ~ Divine Liturgy

Thursday, April 26th -- "20th Anniversary" of the Philoptochos at Assumption Church.  Please join us for an evening of great food, laughs and intrigue as we solve the mystery of "who done it?" This is a night out for ladies and gentlemen--come in your Roaring 20's speakeasy attire. The Murder Mystery Theater Company will entertain us while your table of friends tries to solve the crime.   As we celebrate the 20th year of Philoptochos at Assumption, we will honor the founding members and raise money for two worthy philanthropies--IOCC and Pick Up Your Cross and Carry Me Ministry.  Please call or email Nikki Massouras, (630) 655-4421 Nikkikm2@hotmail.com, or Betty Tsiolis, (847) 813-6491 James.tsiolis@gmail.com, or bring your reservation and payment to coffee hour after church this Sunday to secure your spot.

Sunday, April 29th --  Greek Independence Day Parade, at 2:30pm:  If you are interested in marching in this year's parade please see or email Fr. Dimitrios: frdimitrios@assumptionchicago.org  We will sign up if we have a group of 20 or more. PLEASE let us know if you are interested as soon as possilble.

Sunday, April 29th --  Hepzibah House Service Outing.  The community will be catering Sunday dinner at the Hephzibah House in Oak Park.  We will prepare the meal in our kitchen at 3pm and bring the food at 4:30.  Volunteers will meet at Assumption to prepare the food and travel to Hephzibah House to begin to set up and serve.  Our visit ends around 6:30.  We need 15 volunteers from 7th grade to Senior Citizens to help prepare, serve, and visit with the children.  Everyone who has participated in the past has been emotionally impacted and spiritually rewarded.  We will serve approximately 50 people (children, staff, and volunteers) and need paper goods (plates, napkins, plastic utensils) and food items.  Please contact Nick Papafotopoulos at 630-956-0533 or npapafot@hotmail.com to volunteer or donate items for the meal.  To Learn more about Hephzibah House, please visit https://www.hephzibahhome.org/

May

Sunday, May 6th -- Fundraising Luncheon Event.  Join us immediately following Divine Liturgy in Plato Hall for a luncheon catered by Greek Islands.  This luncheon will serve as a church fundraiser to help offset the projected deficit that was discussed in our February General Assembly. It is with your love and support that this event can be a true success while also enjoying fellowship.  For more information please see the flyer or contact the church office. Reservations can be made by calling the church office.

Monday, May 14th --  2018 Assumption Golf Outing, at 11:00 am at the White Pines Golf Course.  Contact office@assumptionchicago.org or call 773.625.3114.  Information and registration packet can be found here or on the Pangari in the Narthex.

May 25th-27th -- Metropolis of Chicago Jr. Olympics.  The Junior Olympics are right around the corner! Orthodox athletes from around the Midwest will gather at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Palos Hills to compete in the spirit of Christian fellowship. Don't miss out! Please contact Athletic Director Tom Demos at thomasdemos@gmail.com to receive the registration form. Practices will be starting soon, so don't delay!

June

Thursday, June 14th -- Philoptochos Luncheon and Theater.  We invite you to join us for Luncheon and a production of South Pacific at Drury Lane Theatre.  This production was given a 3 ½ star rating by the Chicago Tribune!  Ticket including luncheon: $60 per person.  Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Theatre: 1:30 p.m.  Meal choices:  Sautéed Tilapia or Vegetable Linguine.  Please RSVP by June 1st. Call Francine at 630-336-9442.  Tickets are limited.

Thursday, June 21st -- Philoptochos visit to the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre, 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend as we provide refreshments and “parea” - fellowship for the residents.  Our visit will last approximately one hour.

Fanari Camp 2018:
Registration for Fanari Camp 2018 is rapidly approaching.  The date for Registration is TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (Noon)

RETURNING CAMPER REGISTRATION
    If your child(ren) attended camp last summer, you can “login” to your CampDoc.com account by entering your username and password.
    Your Health Profile information from last year is stored and can be edited and updated. This year you need to confirm/update past information and upload current immunizations, insurance card and epi-pen required allergies.
    Health Profile information for SESSION 1 & 2 campers, need to be complete by June 3. Health Profile Information for SESSION 3 & 4  campers, need to be complete by June 17th.
    Complete the entire required registration and payment information to finalize your child’s participation.
    All payment plans needs to be finished by July 21, 2018.

FIRST TIME CAMPER REGISTRATION
    “Sign Up” to create your CampDoc.com account with your email and a password.
     Add “+” a “New Camper” for each of your children.
    “Register” for a session of camp.
    “Pay” for session. (Full payment or set up a payment plan)
    “Complete” the Health Profile(s) for your child(ren).  (SESSION 1 & 2 Complete this information by June 3. SESSION 3 &4Complete this information by June 17th.)
     The “Add-Ons” section of the registration gives you the OPTIONAL choice to pay an additional $10 for a camper T-shirt.
     When registering, please use a current email address that you check on a regular basis, as it will be used to send important messages before and during camp.
     At the end of your online registration, you will download a "Welcome Packet" which has details about our Rules and Regulations, Camper Packing List and other pertinent camp information.
     All payment plans need to be finished by July 21, 2018.
     Return to your CampDoc account as often as you like with your Username and Password until all information is complete.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For questions or technical support in helping you access your online account, call Campdoc at 734-636-1000 or email support@campdoc.com For questions regarding Fanari Camp and registration, please contact the Metropolis Youth Office at 312-337-4130 or email fanari.camp@gmail.com.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Through a generous yearly grant from Leadership 100, and various parish organizations (specifically the Philoptochos Societies of Holy Apostles and St. Demetrios, Elmhurst this year), our Metropolis has been able to offer a number of need-based full and partial summer camp scholarships, to defray registration costs to campers of families in financial need.
 
In addition, GAMA, (Greek American Motorcycle Association) will offer 4 scholarships to campers who are attending Session 2 ONLY. (These are NOT NEED-BASED Scholarships. They are open to EVERYONE attending Session 2, June 24-30, 2018, to apply.)

LEADERSHIP 100 Application Process (This is for all need based scholarships)
     Complete this need-based online Scholarship Application form: Leadership 100 Scholarship Application 
     Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted by email.
     If you qualify for a scholarship, you will be given a COUPON CODE to enter in your online registration.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and scholarships are awarded on a first-come first-served basis until camp sessions are full and all available funds are distributed. Submission of an application does not guarantee that a scholarship will be granted, or that the entire amount requested will be awarded.
 
For more information regarding Fanari Summer camp go to Fanari.org; our Facebook page, Fanari Camp; our Blog www.fanaricamp.wordpress.com; and our Instagram Account fanari.camp.official. or email at fanari.camp@gmail.com or me personally at cpavro@aol.com or call the youth office at 312-337-4130.

2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE:
George & Naouma (Gioule) Gioles Scholarship
Katina John Malta Scholarship
Paleologos Scholarship
Applications and instructions for these three scholarships administered by the Department of Philanthropy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America are available for awards to be made for the 2018-2019 academic year. The George & Naouma (Gioule) Gioles Scholarship and the Katina John Malta Scholarship are for undergraduate studies, and the Paleologos Scholarship is awarded for graduate work of a non-theological nature. Each of these scholarships was established through generous gifts from dedicated Greek Orthodox Christians who wanted to provide financial assistance towards the education of young people from our Orthodox Christian community.

The Christos and Georgia Trakatellis Fellowship
Applications are also available for a fellowship from The Christos and Georgia Trakatellis Fellowship Fund for the 2018-2019 academic year. This Fund was established in 2011 by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and his brother, Prof. Antonios Trakatellis, in memory of their parents, Christos and Georgia. The Fund, overseen by the Chancellor’s Office, offers fellowships to graduates of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology to study Greek language, Hellenic culture and liturgical practice. These studies can take place in the United States or, preferably, in Greece or at the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.  The study could be part of an established academic program (Doctoral or Master Levels) or part of a free program, which should be well structured and clearly defined in view of the above stated purpose of the Fund. Candidates shall be chosen based on merit and need. The amount of the fellowship is $3,000 per semester for up to two semesters. One or more full or partial fellowships will be awarded annually.

The S. Gregory Taylor Scholarship
The Taylor Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to students pursuing a post-graduate degree in the areas of theology, religious studies, or pastoral training.  The Chancellor’s Office of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America oversees the Fund and awards scholarships on an annual basis. Awarding of scholarships will be determined based on program of study, financial need, previous academic work, recommendations, availability of funds and how the applicant intends to serve the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America after receiving this degree.  Scholarships are awarded for actual course work being done towards a post-graduate degree (an initial graduate-level degree is required).  As per the guidelines of the Fund, preference will be given to graduates of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
 
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.
 

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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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