HOPE

HOPE (Holy Orthodox Primary Education) is a ministry for little ones ages 40 days - 4 years old.  We invite moms or Yiayias to join us each Wednesday morning for fellowship, faith and fun! This ministry teaches and exposes our youngest stewards to our Orthodox faith, Saints, Feastdays, the Bible and hymns. It's also a great way for Moms and Yiayias to create friendships with others.  In the 2019-20 Ecclesiastical year, we will intoduce our moms and little ones to great stories through books and crafts pertaining to the Old Testament!

We meet each Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) at 10 a.m. in our new Church building.  At each meeting we have time for, play, prayer/lesson, snack and songs!  Please sign up below to bring "fast-worthy” snacks as we meet on Wednesdays.  Although your 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. 

There is a $20 fee for the entire 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) 

2019-2020 HOPE SCHEDULE (* the asterisk notes days where there is Divine Liturgy)

Wednesday, September 18

Welcome to HOPE!  Agiasmos (Blessing of Waters) followed by the story of the Creation

Monday, September 23

Fall Field Trip to Didier Pumpkin Farm (click HERE to see flyer)
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO MONDAY, 10/7

Wednesday, October 2

Noah's Ark

 Wednesday, October 16

 Jonah and the Whale

Wednesday, October 23

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

Wednesday, October 30

Moses leads the Israelites to the Promised Land

Wednesday,  November 6

Three Youths in the Fire

Wednesday, November 13 *

Divine Liturgy for St. John Chrysostom (We will NOT be meetng)

Wednesday, November 20

David & Goliath

Wednesday, November 27

 Thanksgiving Break.  No meeting

Wednesday, December 4 *

Divine Liturgy for St. Barbara

Wednesday, December 11

Prophet Isaiah speaks of the birth of Christ

Dec 18 - Jan 8

Christmas/Epiphany Break

January 15, 2020

 

January 22, 

 

January 29

 

February 5

 

February 12

 

February 19

 

February 26

Cheesefare Potluck Lunch (Meet at 11 a.m.)

March 4

 

March 11

 

March 18

 

March 25

Spring Break, No Meeting

April 1

St. John Maximovitch

April 8

St. Gregory V, Patriarch of Constantinople

April 15

HOLY WEDNESDAY (No Gathering)

April 22

BRIGHT WEDNESDAY (No Gathering)

April 29

 

May 6

Meet at St. John Chrysostomos Monastery @ 10:30 (note time change)

May 13

 

*Please note that this calendar is subject to change

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SIGN-UP HERE To Bring a Snack 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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