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. 

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

There will not be a meeting in September since we will be getting ready for the Festival. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 5 at 10:00 AM in the Athenagoras Room. Pastor Bill Mallernee from the Interfaith Homeless Shelter in Xenia will speak to us about the Schneider House. Every December we donate pajamas and books to the shelter and we have also served meals there.

PHILOPTOCHOS – SEPTEMBER – CCM BRUNNER LITERACY CENTER

The Philoptochos CCM for September will benefit the Brunner Literacy Center. Irene and Anthony Zalants are the coordinators. The Center provides free, one-on-one tutoring for adults who want to receive their GED, improve their reading, math, writing, and other skills. They also provide ESOL tutoring for adults from other countries who want to learn or improve their English. See a list of items needed in the FIA section of this September True Vine.

 PROSPHORO BAKING CLASS

Father Joseph will lead us in making prosphoro on Saturday, October 7 from 10:00-1:00. Philoptochos will provide a light lunch. This class is open for ages 12 and up. Please RSVP to Carol (224-0601) by September 30 to reserve your place.

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.

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.