Metropolis of Chicago
Family Synaxis Retreat
Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 8:30-5:00 p.m
at St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church
2727 W. Winona Street, Chicago, Ill.
The topic for the day is, “A Handbook for Godly Families: Guidance from the Wisdom of the Scriptures.” Workshops will be offered by Fr. Harry Pappas, a dynamic speaker and expert on applying scriptural teachings to modern family life.
The retreat is for the whole family. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with Orthros and breakfast. Then adults will participate in the morning workshop, while children ages three through high school join their peers for classes and activities. Childcare will be provided for children under three. Families will reunite for lunch and fellowship. After lunch, adults will attend an afternoon workshop, while children return to their age-appropriate classes. Families will reunite for an outreach activity in the late afternoon. The day will close with Vespers at 4:30 p.m.