“For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” (Romans 12: 4- 5)

St. Paul teaches that all of us have been given personal gifts and talents by the Holy Spirit. He stresses that they are indispensable to the parish “for building up the Body of Christ” (1st Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4).

Therefore, a goal at Saints Peter and Paul is to offer a wide variety of ministries for members so that they may become actively involved in this holy obligation. These represent opportunities for:

  • Spiritual growth through fellowship, study and service
  • Putting our gifts of the Holy Spirit at the disposal of Jesus Christ and His Church.

OPPORTUNITY AND CONTACT PERSON:

ADULT CHOIR
Therese Speropoulos (tbsperopoulos@gmail.com)

The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings and sings at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings and special feast days.

BOOK AND ICON STORE
Pat Nassos (847-729-3526)
The bookstore has on hand a variety of Orthodox books, cards, crosses, and icons for sale. Special orders are accepted.

COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
Lucia Economos (847- 827-5593)
A way to honor a nameday, birthday, anniversary or memory of a loved one is to host the Coffee Fe110wship and to share that occasion with the Saints Peter and Paul Community.

ENGAGED COUPLES
Parish Priest (847-729-2235)

Couples planning to be married at the parish are required to participate in a seminar on marriage in the Orthodox Church.

HOSPITALIZED PERSONS

Parish Priest (847-729-2235)
Visitations are made to those who are i11, hospitalized and/or residing in nursing homes. Members of the immediate family should contact the clergy.

JR. OLYMPICS
Church Office (847-729-2235)

Young people compete with Orthodox Christians from other churches in the annual Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics.

LIBRARY
Parish Priest (847-729-2235)

Books of Orthodoxy, Scripture, and Byzantine History are on hand for loan or reference.

USHERING
James Gottreich (847-657-3848)

A rotation of groups assist in greeting and seating worshippers, and taking up collections at all church services.

NEW MEMBERS
Saints Peter and Paul invites those who are interested in becoming a part of our community to contact the Church Office. Saints Peter and Paul welcomes the Orthodox faithful in search of a new church home as well as those wishing to become Orthodox Christians. All new members are expected to become stewards of the church, supporting it by their regular attendance, personal ministry and financial commitment. In this way, each member contributes toward the building up of the Kingdom of God on earth – the Church.