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. (presstefanie@yahoo.com) 


September 23:  Meet & Greet

September 30:  Meet @ Wagner Farm, in Glenview

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 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!