AMAZON SMILE:   Visit and choose St. Iakovos as the charity to benefit.  You then shop Amazon just like you normally do.  There is no cost to you, and after checkout a percentage of the sale will go to St. Iakovos.  What better way to shop and help the Church at the same time! Visit and pick St. Iakovos as the charity you would like to benefit.  Then just shop and check out, it’s that easy. If you have any questions about using Amazon smile you can call the office M-F from 9-4 and Chrissy would gladly assist you.


JESUS’S LIST OF LOVE:  We have 23 families left for our Jesus List of Love.  Please see the table in front of the office to take a family today.  Our pick up date for the families is December 17th. Please have all of your items in by Friday December 16th.  Chrissy will be available from 9am-4pm the whole week for you to drop off your items.  Please call the church office when you are coming so she may meet you at the back door to make it easier for you to unload.


CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE:  Our bake sale is fast approaching. We are asking our Parish to help out by baking for this event.  The bake sale will be on December 10th.  Please, if you are able bake some of your favorite Christmas cookies, bars, and treats. If you plan on baking please let Chrissy know when you will be dropping off your baked goods. She is available M-F from 9-4pm.


JOIN US FOR OUR NEW ST. IAKOVOS COOKING SCHOOL:  Have you ever wished you knew how to make an authentic Greek dish, but needed a good recipe and instruction from a pro?  Maybe that bechamel turns out too loose or that Koulourakia dough is either too sticky or too dry...  Now you have the opportunity to hone your skills with the best!  Start by filling out our inquiry form and then stay tuned for the first date and time.  If you have questions, contact Cynthia at or call or text 773-251-8161.


24th  ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVE DIVINE LITURGY: We will celebrate the evening before Thanksgiving, Wednesday November 23rd, with a Divine Liturgy at 5:45p.m.  Please join us as we offer up Thanksgiving to God for His abundant blessings. A Pumpkin Pie Fellowship Hour will follow. Bring your favorite dessert to share!!


2023 STEWARDSHIP:  Our 2023 Stewardship packets have been mailed. Please review all the information carefully and pray about it before returning your Stewardship card.  Please note that cards have to be filled out every year.  Thank you in advance for your continued support of St. Iakovos.


VOLUNTEERS FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON:  We are looking for volunteers who would like to dress up as Santa and get on Zoom calls with children from around the country. This is a national event so they need as many volunteers as they can get. You would discuss St. Nicholas, the meaning of Christmas, and also a little about the fun Santa and giving during the holiday season.  If anyone is interested in doing this please contact the office or speak to Father Jim





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