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 2018-19

** Items will be added periodically. Please check future weekly blasts as well as each Sunday's Archangel's Call for updates.
**Feeding the Homeless at Penn Station date TBD

September 2018
9/9 Look for our Membership table on Welcome Back Sunday, followed by Board Meeting
9/10 Philoptochos Wine and Cheese General Meeting 7:30pm with Guest Speaker Mary Scafidas-Jones presenting her new book, Journeys: An American Story, in which famous Americans reflect on their immigrant ancestors.
9/16 (Sun) Pass tray for Hellenic College Holy Cross

October 2018
10/7 (Sun) Philoptochos hosts Coffee Hour in honor of our Choirs
10/9 (Tues) Philoptochos Meeting 7:30pm
10/13 (Sat) Pilgramage to St. Nectarios Monastery in Roscoe, NY
10/14 through 10/28 2 weeks only: VFW Food Pantry drive
10/16 (Thurs) 5:30-7:30pm AMC Cooking Club

November 2018
11/3 9:00am-12:00pm AMC Cooking Club
11/4 (Sun) pass tray for Patriarchate - Ss. Cosmas and Damianos
11/5 (Mon) Philoptochos Meeting 7:30pm
11/7 (Tues) & 11/8 (Wed) preparations for Feast Day, Vespers 11/7, Liturgy 11/8
11/9 Nameday Gala at Leonards
11/11 (Sun) Veterans Outreach during Fellowship Hour w/Guest Speaker
11/17 (Sat) DAD Agape Luncheon Crest Hollow Country Club
11/30-12/1 (Fri/Sat) Decorate church and Christmas Tree / The Giving Tree

December 2018
**Ongoing: Toy Drive for needy Children via The Giving Tree
12/1 AMC Cooking Club 9:00am-12:00pm
12/3 (Mon) Philoptochos Meeting 7:30pm
12/6 (Thur) Christmas Brunch finalization meeting for committees, raffles/baskets wrapped
12/7 & 12/8 Christmas Brunch Bakery coordination and packaging
12/9 (Sun) Christmas Family Brunch at North Hills Country Club
12/15 (Sat) Challenge Liturgy Christmas Party
12/24 (Sat) Christmas Eve reception

January 2019
(date tbd) AMC Cooking Club
1/6 Tray for Vasilopita dedicated to St. Basil’s Academy / Blessing of the Waters
1/7: (Mon): Philoptochos meeting 7:30pm
1/13 (Sun) we host Vasilopita cutting during coffee hour
1/17 (Thurs) Philoptochos Board Night Out (Social)

February 2019
(date tbd) AMC Cooking Club
2/3 Sunday - Go Red for Heart Health and pass a tray (National Wear Red day is Fri 2/1/18)
2/4 (Mon) Meeting 7:30pm
2/10 - Godparent’s Sunday Brunch / Fairy Nouna project

March 2019
**this month kickoff Dress for Success drive
(date tbd) AMC Cooking Club
3/4 (Mon) Philoptochos meeting, 7:30pm
3/10 after liturgy, decorate church with purple cloth
3/11 (Mon) Great Lent Begins Community Lenten pot-luck in Fellowship Hall
(3/12) Blood Drive
3/25 (Mon): Feast of the Annunciation & Greek Independence Day.
3/31 Greek Independence Day Parade

April 2019
(date tbd) AMC Cooking Club
4/8: (Mon) Meeting 7:30pm preceded by Apodipno Service 6:30pm
4/20 Sataurday of Lazarus / Challenge Liturgy
4/21 Palm Sunday
4/28 Pascha

May 2019
Ongoing: Dress for Success Drive, Veterans Toiletries Drive
(Date TBD)All Saints Monastery – Field Trip to participate in planting / gardening
5/5 (Sun) Philoptochos Election of the New Board for 2019-2021 term
5/6 (Mon) Philoptochos meeting 7:30pm
Tbd - 5/12 or 5/19 (Sat) 9-10:30a.m. Cooking Club
5/26 (SUN) Veterans Mnimosino to coincide with Memorial Weekend

June 2019
(date tbd) AMC Cooking Club
6/3 (Monday) Meeting, 7:30 pm
6/10 End of Year Dinner

Preparing for Fellowship (Coffee) Hour

Did you know that a rotating team of Philoptochos volunteers prepares for the Fellowship Coffee Hour offered every Sunday after the Divine Liturgy. We invite you to host one, whether for you or a family member's Name Day, Birthday, or simply in fellowship. Click here for instructions if you are hosting. Please contact us to arrange a date.

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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