PHILOPTOCHOS


        Our mission is to help human suffering, wherever the need arises and minister to those impoverished materially, emotionally and spiritually.

        Our meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month in the Athenagoras Room in the church hall at 10:00 am with the exception of March, June, July, August & December.  The March and August meetings are held in the evening at church.  We do not meet during June & July. In December we have a Christmas Luncheon we enjoy at Moraine Country Club.

        Whether or not you are able to attend our meetings, we welcome your help whenever possible.  We use email to communicate to our members our upcoming events, help needed and meeting information.  Dues are $30 per year, collected in January. 

OUR AUGUST 2017 PHILOPTOCHOS COMMUNITY CARE MINISTRY IS THE DAYTON FOODBANK

For 40 years, The Foodbank has served as the primary source of food for the hunger relief network in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank – the only one of its kind in the area – nourishes the hunger relief efforts of the community through the acquisition and distribution of food to agencies that feed hungry people throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. The Foodbank provides the infrastructure for more than 100 member food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters that serve as the charitable hunger relief network in the area. Our Philoptochos is dedicated to helping the Foodbank achieve their mission by helping to raise much needed funds during the month of August. Rita and Christina will be holding the Annual Tourta Raffle—tickets can be purchased for $10 each after Liturgy each Sunday in August, with the drawing on Sunday, August 27. This Tourta (Cake) is lovingly made by Rita Ronayne, so you do not want to miss out on an opportunity to take it home! They will be hosting several ‘pop-up’ bake sales on Sundays in August as well.

 

PHILOPTOCHOS DIRECTORY

Philoptochos is making a new directory with members’ phone and email information. Please check the previous Philoptochos directory and if there are any changes, please contact Michelle Zois at matinazois@gmail.com.

SUMMER MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

The next membership meeting will be in the evening on August 24 at 6 PM in the Athenagoras Room. Members are asked to bring an appetizer or salad to share. We look forward to seeing all the women who cannot attend the daytime meetings. Members are encouraged to bring a friend who is not a member of Philoptochos to show her all the good things we do and the fun we have. There will not be a meeting in September since we will be getting ready for our Festival.

PUT YOUR APRON ON LADIES IT’S BAKING TIME AGAIN!!!!!!

Put these important dates on your calendar
August 14-18 Baklava
August 21-22 Koulouria
August 24-25 Pasta Flora
September 5-6 Karidopita

AUGUST 15 DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS

Philoptochos will be providing refreshments following the church service on August 15. Look for emails about the food items needed, plus more information.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS CLICK HERE

 

2017 ANNUAL DUES

Dues are $30 payable to Philoptochos. Suzanne Zonars-Hambrick, Membership Chair will gladly accept your payment. You can also give a gift of a 2017 Philoptochos membership to someone at our church. Please let Suzanne know and we will send a note to the recipient on your behalf. It’s a great way to introduce a younger church member to our great organization!
 

 

DO YOU NEED A RIDE?

Contact Evonna Hurst (937-813-2201) if you need a ride to church or a Philoptochos meeting.  She will provide a list of members in your area who have volunteered to give rides.  

 

VISITATIONS

Seven members of our parish are currently receiving visits from the Visitation committee.  The visits bring enjoyment and a message of love and caring.  Let Evonna Hurst or Suzanne Zonars-Hambick know of parish members who would enjoy a visit. The committee goes to nursing homes, the VA and homes of shut-ins.  They need a member who can do visits in north Dayton. This is an important part of the Philoptochos mission.