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 on Friday mornings (see dates below) for fellowship, faith and fun! This ministry teaches and exposes our youngest stewards to our Orthodox faith, Saints, Feastdays, the Bible and hymns. This year we will focus on the life of Panagia. It's also a great way for Moms to create friendships with others.
We meet every other Friday (unless otherwise noted) from 10 - 11 a.m. At each meeting we have time for, play, prayer/lesson, snack and songs! There is a $10 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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 23: Meet & Greet
September 30: Meet @ Wagner Farm, in Glenview
TUESDAY, October 4: Fall Field Trip to Didier Pumpkin Farm
October 21: Birth of the Theotokos
November 4: Who were Panagia’s Parents?
November 18: Entrance of the Theotokos
December 2: Her days in the temple
December 16: The Annunciation
January 20: The Nativity of Christ
February 3: Fleeing to Egypt
February 24: Cheesefare Potluck (Meet @ 11 am)
March 3: Panagia at the Cross
March 17: Panagia after Christ ascended
April 7: Her falling asleep
April 28: She Prays for us
May 12: Our Last Gathering
Note: We serve "fast-worthy” snacks since our meetings take place on Fridays. 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!