Philoptochos – August 2018

Dear Philoptochos Members and Friends:

Hopefully everyone is enjoying their summer activities, whether it be taking a break from work, going on a special vacation, or simply spending more time with family and friends.    Summer is coming to an end and the time is here to refocus and get back into our regular family, church and community routines.  

The Philoptochos has continued through the summer with its ongoing responsibilities.  We happily offer the coffee hour so that we can all share a little time together after the Sunday church services before returning to our homes. Thank you to all those who generously donate coffee or show up Sunday mornings with cakes and brownies.  Remember anyone wanting to sponsor the coffee hour can either place their name on the sign-up sheet in the narthex or contact Litsa in the church office. Also thank you to those who bake and provide the Prosforo throughout the year.  During the hottest part of the summer the Philoptochos bought ten electric box fans and delivered them to the Department of Social Services. This month we are also giving $200 worth of school supplies to be distributed to needy children in Cumberland County.

As we are all aware, our Greek Festival is only a few weeks away.  We had a great turnout on our first baking date and enjoyed baking koulourakia together.  By the time this letter is read we would have also baked our kourabiethes.  Our church needs everyone’s help with the Festival.  Please sign up to help in the Philoptochos Pastry Booth and anywhere else there is a need.  

We will be having our fall season’s first meeting later in September, after the festival. Please check the church bulletin for an exact date.  We are looking forward to meeting and planning for another good year of philanthropic good deeds and service to our Lord.  We welcome new members, their energy, their ideas, and their involvement. 

Dina Goodson

Philoptochos President
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


 Holy Thursday 2018