HOPE (Holy Orthodox Primary Education) is a ministry for little ones ages 40 days - 3 years old.  We invite moms or Yiayias to join us each Wednesday morning for fellowship, faith and fun! This ministry is set up for little ones to be exposed to our faith and learn about Saints, Feastdays, and hymns. Its a great way for Moms and Yiayias to also be able to create friendships with others.  

We meet each Wednesday at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted and begins this year on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.  On days when there is Divine Liturgy, we will meet at 9:15 a.m. in Church and will not have an actual lesson on these days. At each meeting we have time for, play, prayer/lesson, snack and songs! There is a $20 fee for the whole year which will be used for arts and crafts.  Please join us! Contact Presvytera Stefanie for further details and questions about this ministry. (presstefanie@yahoo.com) 



2018/19 CALENDAR

September 26       Welcome to HOPE! St. Sophia, and her Three Children       

October 3             St. Dionysios the Areopagite                                     

October 10           Apostle Thomas                                                        

*MONDAY, October 15   Fall Field Trip- Didier Pumpkin Farm   (On your own for food)  CLICK HERE for 
more information        

October 24           St. Tabitha                                                       

October 31           Holy Unmercanaries, Cosmas & Damian                            

*November 7       Venerate New St. Mardarije (Meet at St. Sava in Libertyville)  

November 14        Apostle Phillip                                                 

*November 21- THANKSGIVING BREAK                                             

November 28          St. Porphyrios                                                        

December 5          St. Barbara                                                               \

*December 12      Divine Liturgy for St. Spyridon                                                    


January 16           St. Anthony                                   

January 23          St. Gregory the Theologian                               

*January 30       Divine Liturgy for the Three Hierarchs                                             

February 6           St. Photios the Great                                                

February 13 Apostles Aquilla & Priscilla                     

February 20 St. Paisios the Athonite                                   

February 27 St. Luke the Physician                            

March 6               Cheesefare Potluck Lunch (Meet at 11 am)            

March 13             St. Amphilochios of Patmos                              

March 20             St. Arsenios of Cappadocia                               


April 3                 St. John Maximovitch                                      

April 10                St. Gregory V, Patriarch of Constantinople                          

April 17                St. Kyriaki                                                       

*April 24            HOLY WEDNESDAY (NO GATHERING)

*May 1                Bright Wednesday (NO GATHERING)

May 8                           St. Marina                                              

May 15                 Meet at St. John Chrysostomos Monastery at 10:30 am (Please note time                                  change)

*Please note that this calendar is subject to change


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We serve "fast-worthy” snacks since our meetings take place on Wednesdays.  Although home fasting rules may be different, we encourage our children to begin learning about fast days, even from now. Fruits, veggies, crackers, and graham crackers are some good options. 





















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