Parenting University

Injecting Fun & Faith into your Finances

October 13 2017 • 6:30 Paraklisis | 7:30 Presentation | 9:00 fellowship

St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Des Planes IL

FINANCES. Investing. Debt management. Credit cards. Mortgages. Budgets. Living within your means. Stewardship. Teaching sound money management to your children... The list goes on!

Come and hear about these normally dry topics in a new way that blows your heart and mind wide open in this dynamic presentation by Fr. James Mackoul from the Mission Department of the Antiochian Archdiocese.

Fr. James is flying in from Chesterfield, Mo., for this presentation and suggested we serve popcorn because you will be not only be informed and educated, but you will be entertained as well!

Fr. James is an Orthodox priest that is also a registered representative who offers securities through AXA Advisors, and has served in the military as a Captain in the US Army, is very involved in athletics, and is a husband and father of three daughters.

Fr. James Mackoul

Scientific Progress

Understanding its role and value within the Orthodox Family

November 17 2017 • 6:30 Paraklisis | 7:30 Presentation | 9:00 fellowship

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Westchester, IL

A panel discussion with Rev. Dr. Perry Hamalis, Dr. Ary Christofidis, Dr. Gayle Woloschak, and facilitator Mr. John Colis

Science is one way of understanding the world, but not the only way. As Orthodox, we must understand how science and Orthodoxy are compatible so we do not blindly reject one or the other. Our distinguished panelists represent the worlds of Science, Psychology and Christian Ethics and will present a rich symphony of voices to help us understand the relationship between rapid scientific advances and our timeless faith. You will hear information, perspective, and practical suggestions on how to teach our children and teenagers to understand which questions science can and cannot answer and the proper role of science in our faith and our Salvation.