Final SWOT Ltr. ONLY to Metropolis of Chicago Faithful 8-21-18
Beloved faithful of Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos, 
" Always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else." - 1 Thessalonians 5:15 
It is a beautiful and encouraging time within the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago!  Under the shepherding and guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan NATHANAEL, the Metropolis is working diligently to create and foster growth within the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago.  

In addition to the Listening Tours that His Eminence has recently offered,  His Eminence is working with a Strategic Plan Committee.  This Committee plans to complete a "SWOT" analysis for our Metropolis.  A "SWOT" analysis is a tool used to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats for the church.  
An accurate analysis can only be completed with your participation.  His Eminence is encouraging every person from our Metropolis to identify and communicate what they believe are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Church.  

Attached and embedded in this e-mail, you will find a letter from His Eminence explaining and encouraging all to participate in this great endeavor.  In addition, there is a SWOT Analysis Instruction Form to help you communicate your thoughts and opinions to His Eminence and the Committee.  His Eminence asks that you complete this form and return it no later than September 20.  More details are enclosed in the attachments.  
Now is the opportunity to "equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up" (Ephesians 4:12).  
We encourage you to be part of something that can have a powerful impact on the future of our Holy Metropolis!  We pray that the beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year (September 1) brings you peace, joy, and renewal in Jesus Christ, our Lord, Master and Savior.  
Much love in Christ, 

Father Dean, Father George and Deacon John

Welcome to Holy Taxiarhai & Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church of Niles, IL

We invite you to worship with us Sundays for Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy browsing through the web pages to learn about our community and the Orthodox faith. We pray that your visit here will be uplifting. ~Fr. Dean Botsis

Regular Hours

8:15 a.m. - Orthros (Matins)
9:30 a.m. - Divine Liturgy

Please check the calendar, weekly bulletin or call the Church office for information regarding services for other days of the week.

Fellowship Hour

Refreshments are served in the Community Center every Sunday following the Divine Liturgy. Everyone is encouraged to attend and participate in this time of fellowship.


Holy Taxiarhai and Saint Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
7373 N Caldwell Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714

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Phone: (847) 647-8880
Fax:   (847) 647-0991