Hellenic Orthodox Primary Education (H.O.P.E.)
The H.O.P.E. is the ministry to Kindergarten (4 years of age) through 2nd grade children of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Since H.O.P.E. is a ministry, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition and Life.
The mission and goal of the H.O.P.E. ministry is to lead our children in to experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living church, our children will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation. By laying a foundation of faith at this age, the young people will have something that will guide and strengthen them through life.
Through H.O.P.E., the younger members of our Saint Nicholas parish will experience different aspects of our Holy Orthodox Faith. Rev. Father Nick will start with a lesson which will then be followed by lunch. The children will then participate in an activity together in fellowship. Advisors: Sophia Grias-Radwanski and Margarita Bekiares.
The activity may be messy or may be outside, so we recommend bringing appropriate play clothes. We are asking for a volunteer once a month to bring lunch. Please volunteer on the sign up sheet at the meeting. Meetings are usually scheduled on second Sunday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm after fellowship hour.
Your child must be registered to participate. Click here to print the registration form.
Download the Archdiocese H.O.P.E. Guidelines.
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