Philoptochos

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the women’s philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The mission of the society is to provide aid and relief to those in need as well as to preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian family. Through fundraising, outreach, and community service events, the Philoptochos chapter of Archangel Michael supports philanthropic causes on a local, national and international level. The Philoptochos meets monthly. For more information please contact: philoptochos@archangelmichaelchurch.org.

Calendar

Philoptochos Calendar for 2016-17

September 2016
9/12 (Mon): first meeting 7:30 pm
9/18 (Sun): Pass a tray for HCHC
Ongoing: Festival preparation throughout the month
Ongoing: Veteran's Outreach: Greeting card/letter campaign
During athletics registration, HOPE/JOY & GOYA: Veteran's Outreach - care packages to be assembled

October 2016
Ongoing: Drive for IOCC health kit care package items
10/2 (Sun): Meeting after Liturgy
10/10 (Mon): Columbus Day, Assemble health kits for IOCC

November 2016
11/1 (Mon): Meeting, Monday, 7:30pm
11/6 (Sun): Pass ttray for Patriarchate- Ss. Cosmas and Damianos
11/7 (Mon) & 11/8 (Tues): preparation for Feast Day, Vespers 11/7 and Liturgy 11/8
11/28 Basket wrapping and meeting in lieu of December meeting & to finalize Christmas Brunch

December 2016
Ongoing: Toy Drive for needy children, for Hellenic Relief
Ongoing: The Giving Tree for St. Christopher's Orphanage in Sea Cliff
12/4 (Sun): Christmas Family Brunch
12/5 (Mon): Meeting, 7:30pm
12/10: DAD Agape Luncheon
12/11: Decorate church and Christmas Tree
12/17 (Sat): Challenge Liturgy Christmas Party, Bishop Andonios presiding
12/24 (Sat): Host Christmas Eve reception
12/27: Feed the Hungry at Penn Station; DAD outreach

January 2017
1/8 (Sun): Philoptochos meeting theme - Healthy New Year with Stefani Pappas and introducing one physical activity per month for the entire community (i.e., Opasize and Greek Zumba classes)
1/8: Tray for Vasilopita dedicated to St. Basil's Academy plus we host Vasilopita cutting during coffee hour
1/19 or 1/26 (Thurs): Joint Anti-Human Trafficking event with Brookville Philoptochos

February 2017
2/5 (Sun): Go Red for Heart Health and pass a tray (National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 3)
2/6 (Mon): Meeting, 7:30pm
2/12: Godparent's Sunday Brunch/Fairy Nouna project
2/27 (Mon): Great Lent begins
2/27 (Mon evening): Kathari Deftera Lenten cooking ideas—with Stefani Pappas—in our kitchen

March 2017
3/5 (Sun): Sunday of Orthodoxy, meeting after church
3/11 (Sat): Bus Trip to Agia Skepi Monastery
3/19 (Sun): Day of Service (mini-service projects at church, 2-3 hours after Liturgy)
3/21 (Tues): Exercise class (evening) indoors
3/26 (Sun): Membership Tea and kickoff for Dress for Success

April 2017
Ongoing walking groups with Stefani Pappas
4/3 (Mon): Meeting, 7:30pm
4/8: Saturday of Lazarus, Challenge Liturgy, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios presiding
4/9: Palm Sunday
4/16: Pascha
4/30 (Sun): Meeting after Liturgy

May 2017
Ongoing: Dress for Success Drive
5/6 (Sat): Feed the Hungry outreach Luncheon
5/7 (Sun): Elections

June 2017
6/5 (Mon): Meeting, 7:30pm
6/12 (Mon): End of Year Dinner

Outreach Activities

Our local chapter is involved on a national and local basis. Here is a list of the organizations we support at a National level, and some of our local projects:

NATIONAL OBLIGATIONS

Holy Cross Hellenic College Scholarship
Retired Clergy Association Fund
Cancer Fund
National Sisterhood of Presbyteres Ben. Fund (NSP)
UNICEF
General Medical Fund
Social Services
St. Photios Shrine
Hellenic College Holy Cross
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Sisterhood of St. Basil Academy
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
75TH Anniversary Founders Fund
SAMP(Support a Mission Priest)
Vasilopita (St. Basil’s Academy)
Autism Assistance Fund
Ecumenical Patriarchate
National Philoptochos Emergency Fund
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)

ARCHDIOCESAN DISTRICT OBLIGATIONS

St. Michael's Home
Holy Cross Scholarships
Hellenic Cultural Center

SOCIAL SERVICES

Assist our Troops & Veterans
Adopt a Family (Hellenos House, Orphanages, Needy Families Outreach
Dress for Success & Career Gear
Fairy Nouna Project
Feed the Hungry (The INN soup kitchen, The Honeless at Penn Station, Meals on Wheels)
CHALLENGE LITURGY
VISITATION & CARDS/PHONE CALLS MINISTRY
HIV/AIDS WALKATHON

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Archangel Michael Church

Greek Orthodox Church
of Port Washington