This past Wednesday following the presanctified liturgy, our Youth participated in our Parish Oratorical Festival. We had entries in 5 categories, speech, essay, poetry, byzantine chant, and musical entries.
Jr. GOYA had a great time last Friday playing spoons, hide and go seek and attending a salutations to the Theotokos service. What a moving night!
Over 90 volunteers participated in our 2019 North Side Metropolis Quilt-a-Thon. The Quilt-a-Thon/Blankets for Babies is hosted by SS. Peter and Paul Philoptochos. We were blessed with a larger than normal turnout in spite of it being the first 70 degree day of the year! Thank you to our dedicated volunteers and especially the pre-sewers who worked months in advance to prepare blankets for the day of the event.
The interfaith council of Evanston brings Churches together to provide a meal each day of the week for the needy in the Evanston community. For years, the SSPP Outreach community has volunteered to help prepare and feed those in need by partnering with several Evanston Churches. This past week, we have had the opportunity to prepare and serve two meals.
Our Junior and Senior GOYA visited the Greek American Rehab and Care center last Sunday! We celebrated St. Patricks Day, we went from room to room getting to know residents and then finished our day with some awesome games of Bingo! We loved sitting down and hearing our new friends old stories and they gave us a lot to think about, whether words of wisdom or great laughs. It was a great experience.
This year our Basketball program was blessed with awesome teams! All of our levels competed and moved on through their tournaments. Our 7th/8th grade team are the Gold division champions!