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.
2015-2017 SAWPS Officers
President: Cynthia Melas
Vice President: Marianne Nichols
Recording Secretary: Diane White
Corresponding Secretary: Cindy Lynch
Treasurer: Patty Harrison
Assistant Treasurer: Hellena Chrones
Hearts & Flowers Pat Perritt
Advisor Vonnie Karafotias
2015-2017 SAWPS Board
PHILOPTOCHOS PRAYER|CLICK HERE
St. Andrew's Philoptochos Outreach Projects/Programs| Click Here
Upcoming Philoptochos Events
•January 17 - St. Andrew's Vasilopita
•January 26 - Soup Kitchen - Annunciation Cathedral
•January 27 - Philoptochos Meeting 6:30pm
•February 7 – Go Red Sunday/Wear Red - Coffee Hour Sponsored by Philoptochos
•February 20 - Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Driehaus Museum:Details to follow
•March 4 - Glendi set-up 6pm (see Volunteer Form to sign-up)
•March 5- Glendi - 6pm Fellowship & 7pm Dinner (see Volunteer Form to sign-up)
•March 15- Meeting - Presidents' Room 6:30 pm
•April 10 - 5th Annual Lenten Luncheon - Stavroproskinisios
•April 16 - Bake-a-thon 9:30am (Palm Sunday Bake Sale)
•April 24 - Philoptochos Palm Sunday Bake Sale/Tsoureki Sale
•June 19 - Pentecost - Coffee Hour
Note: Above dates and times subject to change. Watch your Sunday Bulletin, email or upcoming events notice
Philoptochos is you and me making a difference
National Philoptochos is the largest women's Christian charitable organization in the US.
We are 27,000 strong nationwide!!
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, local hospitals, neighborhood food pantry and other places. Philoptochos works to make the lives of others better. Please consider renewing your stewardship or joining Philoptochos and see how you can help!!
Suggested Annual Stewardship 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 Stewardship Form.
Contact us at email@example.com
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
PHILOPTOCHOS PERSPECTIVE – JANUARY EDITION|CLICK HERE
PHILANTHROPY WITNESS - OCTOBER 2015 | CLICK HERE
The Apodosis of Holy Pentecost; Leavetaking of the Nativity of the Forerunner John the Baptist; Prokopios the New Martyr; The Righteous Martyr Febronia; Dionysius & Dometios the Righteous of Mount Athos; Methodius of Nevritos