Koinonia Men's Ministry


Ascension's "Koinonia" Men's Ministry group brings Greek Orthodox Christian stewards of the Ascension of Our Lord (25 years of age and older) closer together through Orthodox Christian fellowship, and educational, social and philanthropic ministries.  The group is currently 35 members strong, and continues to grow.  Koinonia Men's Ministry typically meets every other month and among other activities, has planned, hosted and sponsored Ascension's annual golf outing, spearheads the Parish Family Picnic; hosts a dinner during Lent; and, manages the Easter greeting card.

If you would like to learn more about the Koinonia Men's Ministry and the social events and philanthropic initiatves the group is planning, please contact Doug Hugdahl at dhugdahl@lightsourceunlimited.com.


Saturday, February 16th - Get your aprons ready!  We’re going to a Cooking Class at Tastebuds in Bannockburn.  Saturday, 2/16, 4:30-6:30.  $65/person, in teams of 2.  Spouses are welcome!  Great fun and fellowship.  Signup deadline is Wednesday 2/6.  Class size is limited, so act fast!  Contact Demetri Katsulis for more info:  dtk111@comcast.net.


Wednesday, February 20th:  Koinonia Kickoff 2019:  Join the Men’s Ministry on February 5th at 6:30 p.m. as it approaches the new year from a spiritual and physical health perspective!  Koinonia has invited one of its very own -- Dr. Demetrios Kyriacou -- to present “Cardiovascular Health Strategies – Keeping Your Numbers Low.”  Dr. Kyriacou is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the Northwestern.  He will team up with Fr. Sotiri to present this important topic from the integrated perspective of physical and spiritual well-being.   The meeting, which includes a heart-healthy dinner, takes place at LightSource Unlimited, Vernon Hills. Please RSVP to Demetri Katsulis  at dtk111@comcast.net.  The meeting/presentation is open to all men of Ascension, not just Koinonia members.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO FAMILY SYNAXIS MEN'S RETREAT which takes place February 22-23, 2019, at the St. Iakovos Retreat Center. This year's retreat leader will be the Rev. Dr. Perry Hamalis and the theme of the retreat will be Great Lent: From False Freedom to True Freedom.  Click HERE for more information.  




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