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. 


March 1st Guest Speaker:  Karen Wonders, Ph.D.

Philoptochos is excited to have special guest Karen Wonders, Ph.D., the Founder and Director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance speak at the March 1st evening Philoptochos meeting.

The role of exercise in relieving cancer treatment related side effects has been extensively investigated and has produced promising results. Nutritional guidance during cancer treatment is crucial, since patients often experience various issues with eating as a side effect of cancer treatment. Karen Wonders is a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and has witnessed first-hand the positive effect that supervised exercise and proper nutrition can have on the life of an individual being treated with cancer. She has given over 100 presentations on the national, state and local level on this topic.

Plan to attend the March 1 Philoptochos evening meeting at 6:00pm.  Karen’s presentation at 7:15 follows our regular meeting.





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!



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.  



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.