News & Upcoming Events
The Fellowship Hour is a favorite tradition of our church and is held each Sunday directly after the Liturgy in the family room. It's a time of offering hospitality to everyone with beverages, coffee, snacks, breakfast and brunch treats. Fellowship Hour offers us an opportunity to pause for a while from our busy schedules and catch up with each other, chat and visit with old and new friends while building and strengthening Christian Fellowship.
The church is asking for all of us to participate in this tradition by hosting a Fellowship Hour one Sunday of the year. It is recommended that you share the responsibilities with other friends and family. You will find the details on our website by clicking on the "Fellowship Hour" link or you may call the church office at (708) 562-2744. The Sundays that are available are listed on the "sign up sheet" located on the wall by the kitchen door.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Sunday School Begins September 13th--Registration
Family Synaxis Retreat
Family Synaxis Planning Committee…invites you to join them to the first Labor Day Weekend Retreat at the recently completed and open Saint Iakovos Retreat Center. Because there is limited lodging space available onsite they will be assigning accommodations in the order that registrations are received (i.e., first-come-first-served). Registrations are time stamped as they come in, so they will have the information they need to do so. You will indicate your lodging preferences on your registration form. You will follow this link to register.www.gocfamilysynaxis.org/home/-labor-day-2015. A Friday and Saturday night stay is required to reserve lodging space at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center.
Due to the change in venue, registration costs will be structured differently this year. For those registering by August 17, 2015, registration costs will be as follows:
Base registration fee: $225 - this fee covers the oldest two members of your family (i.e., the couple, or one adults and oldest child)
Children age 12+: $50 each
Children age 3-11: $25 each
Children under 3: free
*Cost will be capped at $375/family.
When you register, you will let them know who is attending and their ages. From this information, they will generate an invoice for you, which you'll receive via email within a few days. You may pay this with any credit card online, or by printing it out and sending a check to St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Des Plaines, IL.
We'd love your ideas! Let's get our parish's Couples and Family Ministry (historically called "Synaxis") back up and running. We've got some great ideas on the table, including volunteer projects, "Parent University" nights, small group meetings in neighborhood homes, and more. What would YOU like this ministry to look like? Join us for a planning meeting right after church in the Philoptochos room at Sunday September 13. Email Fr Nicholas or Toni (email@example.com) with ideas or questions. Thank you!
Masquerade Ball Mystery Dinner--Saturday, September 12
Join us on Saturday, September 12 for a Murder/Mystery Adult Dinner
LOCATION: Millhurst Charhouse & Banquets (Please enter on the SOUTH SIDE OF BUILDING)
1901 South Meyers Road, Oakbrook Terrace
TIME: 6:30 P.M. Cocktails (Cash Bar)
7:30 P.M. Dinner
PRICE: $60.00 per ticket includes dinner and show
There are limited seats so make your reservations now!!!!!
RSVP: Please contact Eleni Hatzihristodoulou by September 1, 2015
firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-849-9356
Philoptochos Membership Night--Tuesday, September 22
It's time for Philoptochos! You are invited to our annual membership night on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. We will gather at Millhurst Charhouse, 1901 Meyers Road in Oakbrook Terrace. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. RSVP by September 18 to Aleka Ernst (630) 561-1660 or email@example.com.
Adventure Theater Pancake Breakfast-Sunday, September 27
Save the Date--Philoptochos Fashion Show, Oct 17
This year's Luncheon Fashion show "A Southern Soiree" will be held on Saturday, October 17 at The Empress Banquets in Addison. The proceeds from the event will benefit C.U.R.E.D. (Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease) and Paradise 4 Kids which is an Orthodox led mission in Sierra Leone.
Reservations will begin to be accepted in person at Holy Apostles on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00-10:00am and then will continue Sundays, September 13th-October 11th following Divine Liturgy. For reservation information contact Nia Kouchis after September 13th at 630-910-8224. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 12 and under.