Philoptochos

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

  1. To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts.
  2. To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources.
  3. To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs.
  4. To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

SHOES FOR ORPHAN SOULS
This year our Philoptochos Society will be participating in helping this organization collect shoes for at-risk children in the U.S. and orphans in 55 countries around the world. Many of these children have never owned a pair of new shoes. Please help our mission and donate shoes for these children. A box will be located near church office. Please help support this most worthy cause.

We also raise money to help our church. We meet once a month after the Liturgy in our room in the Community Center. The dates vary according to the calendar of the church. Elections are held every two years on the odd numbered years. We have just elected our officers for the coming two years 2009-2011.

 
OFFICERS
 
 
Anna Kakaris
  President
 
Effie Haralambidis
  Vice President
 
Nina Demertzis
  Recording Secretary
 
Van Stamatiadis
  Co-Secretary
 
Jean Xikis
  Treasurer
 
Stella Zachary
  Co-Treasurer
 
Popi Prakas
  Advisor
 
Betty Turner
  Board Member
 
Filio Koutsouras
  Board Member

 

Philoptohos is starting a food drive for “The Holiday of Thanksgiving”. Non perishable food donations may be placed in the appropriate box outside the church office. Turkey donations (fresh or frozen) will be accepted at the
church around the middle of November.”

Our next planned event will be our Annual Christmas Party. It will be discussed at our next meeting and the date and time will be posted for all to have an opportunity to join us at this very
joyful time of year. We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting.

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, and if anyone has a complaint against another, just as Christ forgave you, so should you also forgive. And with all these things have love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ govern your hearts; for that end, you are called in One Body; and be thankful to Christ (Colossians 3:13-15).