Information from our Chapters

Here you will find various announcements from our Chapters. The order of listing, below, is by ascending Chapter number, following some general notices.

The most recent submission from each Chapter appears on this overview page: you will still be able to find older postings when you click on the “Continue Reading >>” button for that Chapter.

All comments and suggestions are welcome…

 


IMPORTANT NOTICES:

You can download (as PDF file) an overview of Recruitment Activities pursued by the Chapters of the Philoptochos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey from the following link:

Metropolis_of_NJ_Philoptochos_Chapter_Membership_Recruitment_2013

 


You can download (as PDF file) the August 2013 Newsletter of the National Philoptochos from the following link:

Philanthropy Witness, August 2013

 


You can download (as PDF file) the 2012 list of the “100% National Ministry Commitments Metropolis of New Jersey Winners” from the following link:

2012 Metropolis of New Jersey Winners

 


Philoptochos Chapter 1009: Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, Vineland NJ

Spring 2012 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: Our chapter will distribute flyers/invites and have them available during our Valentine’s Breakfast that will be held on Sunday, February 17th. We also have open enrollment reminders in their Church’s monthly bulletin. Panagiota Papamihalakis, President Vineland Chapter 1009 Paschal Wishes Preparations are under way in Vineland, NJ for Easter,…

Philoptochos Chapter 1010: Saint Agape at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Wilmington DE

Spring 2012 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: We invite our ladies of our community to a High Tea, to share the mission of Philoptochos and recruit members. We also highlight membership in our monthly bulletins as well as distribute leaflets at our coffee hour after church services.” [In addition, at this year’s Tea on February 9th,…

Philoptochos Chapter 1014: Saint Theodore Greek Orthodox Church, Lanham MD

Fall 2011 News: It has been five years since I met those wonderful Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptohos at St. Theodore Lanham, Maryland. The most important thing I mentioned- as a new member- was that all these ladies were extremely hard workers. With their boundless enthusiasm and dynamic spirit, they were helping our small church. The…

Philoptochos Chapter 1016: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Baltimore MD

Fall 2012 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: As part of our membership drive, we promote Philoptochos and include a membership form in the Church monthly newsletter for the months of December and January. We also try to hold one activity during January or early February to encourage participation by members and prospective members. This year we…

Philoptochos Chapter 1020: Ascension Greek Orthodox Church, Fairview, NJ

Winter 2012 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: Every year our chapter holds a Membership Dinner at a catering hall which has proven to be successful, having between 60-75 women in attendance. This includes ladies who join that evening. Also, each year there is a different theme. Last year we created a video to be shown during…

Philoptochos Chapter 1021: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Asbury Park NJ

Spring 2013 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: We begin our Membership Drive by sending a mailing to every woman in the Parish in early January. The mailing includes a letter from our President, signed by our Parish Priest, detailing why every Greek Orthodox woman should be a member of Philoptochos, as well as specific information about…

Philoptochos Chapter 1024: Saint Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, Randolph NJ

Fall 2015 News: The St. Andrew, Randolph, Philoptochos completed our second “Feed the Hungry” initiative at the Trinity Lutheran Church Soup Kitchen in Dover, NJ on September 7, 2015. Our Labor Day guests were served gyro meat which had been prepared in the St. Andrew kitchen, hot dogs, vegetables, fruit cup and dessert, all provided…

Philoptochos Chapter 1028-29: Saint Dorkas Adelphotis at Saints Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Roseland NJ

Winter 2012/13 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: Our chapter is in the process of revamping our membership drive, so we look forward to ideas from other chapters. Our chapter used to start membership in late October with a St. Dorkas Luncheon (our chapter’s patron saint), but changing demographics resulted in dwindling interest. Now that we are…

Philoptochos Chapter 1031: Saint Irene at Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, Paramus NJ

Fall 2011 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: Our first attempt with membership drive, is our New Years Ladies Night Out, which is typically within the first 2 weeks of the New Year. We have dinner and dancing (DJ) open to the ladies of our community. Membership form is on the table, and we attempt to recruit…

Philoptochos Chapter 1033: Saint Barbara at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Piscataway NJ

Fall 2013 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: During Membership Month, we host a Membership Luncheon, in our Church hall after the Liturgy. We invite the entire congregation. We put our informational brochure and registration forms on each table. We have a table set up where they can register. We advertise for the luncheon by putting articles…

Philoptochos Chapter 1034: Saint Philothea at Saint John Theologian Greek Orthodox Church, Tenafly NJ

Fall 2013 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: Our chapter starts off their membership drive with an explanation of Philoptochos at the Vasilopita meeting. Then we send out our tri-fold brochure which contains the pictures of St. Philothea (our Patron Saint) and a small history of the Saint. The flyer explains the Philoptochos mission, the charities we…

Philoptochos Chapter 1035: Saints Anargyroi at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Trenton NJ

Spring 2014 News: In June, the Saints Anargyroi Philoptochos Chapter of St. George Greek Orthodox Church planned a food drive, and donated the food collected from the community to the Mercer Street Friends Organization. The word Philoptochos is a Greek word which means “friend of the poor”.

Philoptochos Chapter 1036: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield NJ

Spring 2014 News: The Ladies Philoptochos Society of Holy Trinity GOC, Westfield, held their 7th Annual Art Show on March 15th & 16th, 2014. Sales from this year’s Art Show exceeded $9,000 with $3,250 presented to the Cyprus Children’s Fund, this year’s recipient charity. Previous charities included the Hellenic Relief Fund and HomeFirst (Homeless Assistance…

Philoptochos Chapter 1038: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Wyckoff, NJ

Fall News 2012: Membership Recruitment Activities: For our Membership Drive [event], we are having a guest speaker who is an author of the cookbook, Uncomplicated Gourmet. [She] will be cooking the ladies a lite dinner and dessert. Eleanor Kolovos, President We opened our calendar year with a wonderful General Meeting in September where we welcomed…

Philoptochos Chapter 1039: Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Toms River NJ

Spring 2012 News: Dear Sisters in Philoptochos, Spring has come early this year with the budding of daffodils, tulips and crocuses but mainly with the promise of the renewal of life and promise which the Pascha season brings to us each year. We are in the process of collecting funds for our Epitaphio and ordering…

Philoptochos Chapter 1040: Saint Elpida at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Spring 2013 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: We have an annual Philoptochos Membership Tea and invite all women to join us for a light lunch/desserts and of course, tea. We then set up a table for new and renewal sign ups and have a member talk to everyone during coffee hour. For the Tea, we have…

Philoptochos Chapter 1042: Agia Magdalene at Saint Anna Greek Orthodox Church, Flemington, NJ

Fall 2012 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: A letter is mailed to the entire parish mailing list which briefly introduces the Philoptochos, encourages anyone 18 years or older to join and any who qualify to be an Associate member, it provides our contact information (email and website) identifies the Membership Committee contacts, includes the Philoptochos Mission…

Philoptochos Chapter 1082: Saint Luke Greek Orthodox Church, Broomall PA

Fall 2012 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: [Our chapter] begins the Membership Drive by sending out our Philoptochos pamphlet to all parish members every two years when a new president is elected, and send to prospective members at any time. We include our mission statement, who we are and why one should join Philoptochos. We also…

Philoptochos Chapter 1088: Kimisis Tis Theotokou, Holmdel, NJ

Spring 2012 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: [Our chapter] has been collecting membership dues and we had a nice wine & cheese in January. I speak at the Solea on new things Philoptochos is doing and thank them for their generous donations. Josephine Tsarnas, President In October, Philoptochos honored the ladies of who set the foundation…

Philoptochos Chapter 1089: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Virginia Beach VA

Winter 2012/13 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: We put a notice in the Church bulletin, have signs in our narthex and social hall, and send a letter to all women of the parish inviting them to join us at our January meeting, which is a luncheon. Kathy Wilkins, President For as long as I can remember,…

Philoptochos Chapter 1092: Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Falls Church VA

Fall 2011 News: Saint Katherine’s is located in Falls Church, Virginia outside of Washington, DC. A Ladies Auxiliary was formed in May 1960 and Philoptochos was formed in June 1970. As this is being written we are busily preparing for the Church fall festival. Our Philoptochos receives the proceeds from our pastry booth. We also…

Philoptochos Chapter 1095: Saint Helen at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthox Church, Newport News VA

Spring 2013 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: We primarily recruit new members on a one to one basis by asking our members to network with their friends and family in the Church community regarding Philoptochos. In November, on the Feast Day of SS. Cosmas and Damianos, our chapter holds a memorial service in memory of all…

Philoptochos Chapter 1099: The Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, Winchester VA

Fall 2013 News: Membership Recruitment Activities: Our annual Membership Drive will be held on Saturday, January 26th. We will have a Tea Luncheon with a speaker: Elizabeth Pendelton, Senior Trust Officer. Maria Boyer, President As of the beginning of October, our chapter is 38 women strong! Our annual membership drive will be in January 2014….