2017 Men's Fundraiser

2017 Men's Fundraiser

Join us for the 2017 Holy Taxiarhai and St. Haralambos Men's Fundraiser on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Fountain Blue Banquets, 2300 N. Mannheim Rd., Des Plaines, IL

Cocktails: 7:00 P.M., Dinner: 8:00 P.M.

Donation: $125

Grand Prize: $3,000

Every tenth number wins $100



Outreach Committee Announces Thanksgiving Luncheon

Outreach Committee Announces Thanksgiving Luncheon

The St. Haralambos Outreach Committee is hosting its third Thanksgiving Day meal from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in our Community Center. This is one of many outreach programs that this committee performs as an expression of love and service to the greater community. Please invite any neighbors, friends or parishioners who would like to attend and accept our hospitality!

(It appears that we have enough volunteers for Thanksgiving this year, and we thank them. Anyone wanting to volunteer for future programs is asked to call the church office so they can be contacted when needed.)

Thanksgiving Day Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy

Thanksgiving Day Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy

Sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association of Greater Chicago and Orthodox Christian Synergy

9:00 am Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23, 2017

Holy Virgin Protection Russion Orthodox Cathedral
1800 Lee Street, Des Plaines, Illionois


Orthodox Christian Christmas Gift/Toy Drive for Foster Children

Again this year, the Orthodox Christian parishes of Chicago are collecting new toys and gifts to be given to foster children under the DCFS of Cook County. St. Haralambos has volunteered to provide for 200 children this year! Only a few Gift Forms remain—it’s getting late! Please return gifts to church office by November 26. We appreciate your support of the DCFS Gift/Toy Drive.

Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos Christmas Family Retreat

Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos Christmas Family Retreat

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Sessions for everyone
  • Crafts
  • Outreach Project
  • Dinner
  • Ginger bread houses

Please return Registration Forms with Payment to the Front Office or to Fr. George no later than Wednesday, November 29.

Cost: $25 per Family (includes dinner, ginger bread house and craft materials)
** Late registration forms increase to $35 per family **

Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age

We are excited to share the news that we will be showing the documentary titled  Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age as part of our Parish Family Christmas Retreat.  This retreat will be held on Saturday, December 2 at Saint Haralambos.  We are excited to have Deacon Perry Hamalis who will lead a guided discussion after the viewing of the documentary.  If you would like to watch the trailer of the film, visit

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

The Retreat is being offered for EVERYONE in our community and is relevant for all ages.  There will be sessions for youth between Pre-K and High School, crafts, outreach and music.  In addition, we will also be decorating gingerbread houses! If you are planning to attend, please download the Registration form and return it by Wednesday, November 29.  

Philoptochos Annual Christmas Party

Philoptochos Annual Christmas Party

December 4, 2017

Chateau Ritz Banquets
9100 N. Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL

Fellowship 6:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm

Adults: $35
Children 12 and under: $25

DJ by "Sounds of Greece"

Please select one entree when making your reservation:

Salmon with rice,
Shirimp Sampi with rice or 
Stir Fry Veggies

Please RSVP before Dec 1, 2017

Sandy Grivas 207-819-6201 or Church Office 847-647-8880

In the spirit of Chirstmas, we will be collecting toys and donating them to "Toys for Tots".  We would like to ask if everyone could donate a new unwrapped toy and bring the night of the party.  (This is of course optional)


Coat Drive

Coat Drive

The St. Haralambos Outreach Program is having a Coat Drive! New and/or gently used children’s, women’s and men’s coats are being collected from now through December 10. A coat in the back of your closet could make a big difference for someone less fortunate facing the cold winter ahead! The goal is for all the donated coats to find their way to those who need them, within and outside our community. If you know persons in need of a warm coat, please let us know!

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council Elections will take place on December 10, and nomination forms have been mailed. Please give consideration to becoming a member of the Parish Council! Nominations must be submitted by 3:00 pm on November 30!