Philoptochos

The Philoptochos Society is the duly accredited international women's philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The St. Andrew Chapter (SAWPS) remains active in carrying out its mission by helping those in need as well as supporting our church community.

 

2013 - 2015 Executive Board
Vonnie Karafotias - President
Fotine Bloom - 1st Vice President
Anastasia Bardouniotis - Recording Secretary
Hellena Chrones - Corresponding Secretary
Seva Johnson - Treasurer
Peggy Papaioannou - Board Advisor

Board Members
Demetra Christus
Cathy Fasseas
Shia Kapos
Cindy Melas
Marianne Nichols
Patricia Perritt
Kathy Siavelis
Patty Tsaoussis
Marilyn Tzakis

PHILOPTOCHOS PRAYER|CLICK HERE

Upcoming Philoptochos Events

2013

•September 5 - Philoptochos Potluck Dinner Meeting - 6:30 pm
Join us for our 1st Philoptochos Meeting for the New Ecclesiastical Year.
Please let Vonnie know by Tuesday, September 3 at 630-378-4878 or vonnie@karafotias.com so that we may prepare for event. Please bring a side dish to pass.

•September 13 - Holy Cross Vespers (see 2013 Volunteer Form for more information)

•September 14 - Holy Cross Names Day (see 2013 Volunteer Form for more information)

•September 21 - Metropolis Luncheon - Rosewood Restaurant

•September 22 – Coffee Hour/Aid to Greece & Cyrus

•September 2 - IOCC Walk - at St. Andrew's

•October 2 – 5 Clergy Laity – Sioux City, IA

•October 12 - Philoptochos meeting 9:30am (breakfast) we will be doing a project

•November 22 - Prepare Thanksgiving Baskets with Youth and dinner 6:30 pm

•November 29 - St. Andrew's Vespers (see 2013 Volunteer Form for more information)

•November 30 - St. Andrew's Feast Day (see 2013 Volunteer Form for more information)

•December 7 - St. Andrew's Dinner Dance – Evanston Golf Club

•December 12 - Christmas Dinner Outing – Location to be determined

•December 15 - Metropolis Christmas Open

 

2014

•January 11 - Philoptochos Meeting 9:30am (breakfast)

•January 12 - St. Andrew's Vasilopita

•January 28 - Soup Kitchen - Annunciation Cathedral

•February 9 – Go Red Sunday/Wear Red - Coffee Hour Sponsored by Philoptochos

•February 9 - Philoptochos meeting immediately following church

•February 21 - Glendi set-up 6pm (see 2014 Volunteer Form to sign-up)

•February 22- Glendi - 6pm Fellowship & Children's Activities,

7pm Dinner, Music, & Dancing (see 2014 Volunteer Form to sign-up)

•March 16 - Philoptochos meeting immediately following church

•March 23- 3rd Annual Lenten Luncheon - Stavroproskinisios

•April 13 - Philoptochos Palm Sunday Bake Sale/Tsoureki Sale

•May 15 – Philoptochos Potluck Dinner Meeting – 6:30 pm

•May – Nursing Home Visit – Date to be determined

•June - End of the year Dinner Outing – Location & Date to be determined

Philoptochos Membership

Please consider renewing your membership with Philoptochos. National Philoptochos is the largest women’s Christian charitable organization in the US. Our St. Andrew’s Women’s Philoptochos Society (SAWPS) chapter supports and helps those in need here in our community, and beyond. Philoptochos assists the elderly, the sick, and the poor. We give to Orthodox missions, IOCC, St. Basil’s Academy, and UNICEF. Philoptochos works to make the lives of others better. Philoptochos is you and me making a difference.

Suggested Annual Membership Donation: $40.00
To be distributed as follows:
National Philoptochos: $15.00 & Metropolis Philoptochos: $6.00
Any additional amount supports the good works of our chapter.
Please click here for Membership Form.

Contact us at philoptochos@standreworthodox.org

For the National Philoptochos website, please visit www.philoptochos.org

NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS ENVIRONMENT RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE|CLICK HERE
Inspired by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the National Philoptochos Environment Responsibility Committee continues to heighten the awareness of our members in their relationship with the environment

METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO CALENDAR OF EVENTS|CLICK HERE

ST. ANDREW PHILOPTOCHOS 2014 VOLUNTEER FORM/MEETINGS/CALENDAR|CLICK HERE

ST. ANDREW PHILOPTOCHOS LENTEN UPDATE|CLICK HERE

PHILOPTOCHOS PERSPECTIVE – QUARTERLY EDITION|CLICK HERE

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE PHILOPTOCHOS PERSPECTIVE|CLICK HERE

PHILANTHROPY WITNESS - January 2014 | CLICK HERE