Philoptochos – October 2019


Dear Philoptochos Members and Friends:

This year’s festival is behind us. We all worked hard, enjoyed each other’s company and took pride in sharing our faith and culture with our Fayetteville friends. Our pastry booth had another great year selling out of everything except baklava. Our sales were excellent reaching a little more than $20,000. Again we are humbly excited in that we were able to raise about $14,000 in profits for the church. Many thanks to those ladies that baked their own homemade breads, cakes and cookies to broaden our pastry choices. In a month from now, we will again start our baking for the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. Ladies, watch the church bulletin for announcement of the exact baking days.

September was a very busy month but we were finally able to meet on September 4th for our first Philoptochos meeting of the season.   Probably because our church calendar was full and we had to meet on a weekday evening, attendance was lower than usual. The most important development from the meeting was a consensus to help a young family of Greek origin from Wilmington that lost everything in a house fire. We decided to send a $500 gift card to the family....... This is Philoptochos...... We will always do our best to help those in need.

Our local Philoptochos has not had a membership drive in a while. Somehow we are all busy and the time gets past us.   Take this letter as an invitation to get involved. There is no better feeling than knowing at the end of the day that you have done something to make someone’s life a little easier. We welcome new members and look forward to fresh ideas, energy, and help with our mission.  

We have a lot of very dear church members that due to health reasons are struggling these days. Know that we miss you.   We will keep you in our prayers. Your good works and past leadership are responsible for so much of our church’s accomplishments. We thank you.

Come to church friends. There is no better place to feel the love of our Orthodox faith.


In Christ’s Love,

Dina Goodson



Mrs. Irene Bantsolas helping deliver fans to the Department of Social Services to be given to the families in need in this hot weather.



Philoptochos Meeting and Dinner at Alberto's Restaurant