The next Missions Ministry meeeting is January 8, 2019 @ 7:15pm at Holy Apostles.
January Feed6 Event
On January 12th, over 400 volunteers from the Holy Apostles community came together to pack highly nutritious meals for the food insecure within the Chicagoland area. At the conclusion of the event, 111,888 meals had been packed. To date, this means that the church community has packaged over a quarter million meals for the needy (2017 = 68,000+ meals, 2018 = 101,000+ meals, 2019 = 111,000+ meals).
Dupage Pads Outreach Pictures from November
This is a photo of one of the Holy Apostles teams while preparing dinner for the guests. Overall, 19 families, consisting of 52 adults and children, came early in the morning, during the dinner hour, or overnight, to serve those that are in need at this time in their lives.
Pictures of the Holy Apostles Missionaries - Ted and Eleni Karamatskos's Work in Kenya
This is a photo of the baptismal font our fellow parishioner Ted Karamatsikos has constructed at the Orthodox mission in Kenya.
Video Messages from the Hoppe Missionary Family in Albania!
Here are some videos from the Hoppes', a missionary family in Albania, that Holy Apostles has been supporting for the past few years.
In this video, Gabriella Hoppe is taking youth on a pilgrimage to a cave. While at the cave, they turn out the lights and discuss how oftentimes life can feel dark. Then, they turn on a light and discuss how it cuts through the darkness and enables us to see. She makes the point that this is how the light of Christ can work in our lives.
Here Gabriella shows the children singing Christmas carols in a family ministry.
In this next video, Gabriella shows the work of a family ministry and how they are making crafts for Christmas. Additionally, each family receives a book explaining the mystery of Christmas and the meaning of the different ornaments on their trees.
Here Gabriella gives an update on a study group, centered around the Divine Liturgy, taking place at the Cathederal in Tirana, Albania.