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 our connection with National and Metropolis of NJ Philoptochos. The Philoptochos Mission Statement is included in this mailing along with our Chapter’s ‘interest form’ which was updated this year by our Metropolis President Anne Michals, ‘Circles of Interest’. Many welcomed the form, as it speaks to a woman’s ability to complete ministerial work of her choice. This year we are holding a recruitment event, A Membership Reception, at which time Metropolis President Anne Michals will present the history of Philoptochos through DVD presentation, as we all welcome new faces to the event. We have asked every board member to bring at least two members (or new faces) to the event. Philoptochos hosts the coffee hours during the month of January, while manning a Welcome/Membership Recruitment table. We offer the ‘Circles of Interest’ form as well as our MISSION STATEMENT-ST. GEORGE STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES Booklet, which was approved by our board at the end of Term 2011-13. A copy of the Mission Statement Booklet is attached to this document. The booklet supplies a new member with more detail about committee (Circle of Interest) options. In our church Cultural Center, Philoptochos keeps a series of recruitment documents on the Council of Ministry table, which is part of our Family and Society/Interfaith Committee. This committee takes in our ‘In Reach’ and ‘Outreach’ Program.

Elayna Pappas, President

As we celebrate the first year in our new Church Home our Philoptochos has been busy increasing awareness of our Philanthropic Ministry. We began the year with our annual Membership Drive, and this year we hosted a Wine and Cheese Reception at our February General Meeting. It was an evening of bonding for old and new members together with new friends in joy and love. It was wonderful to increase our membership with some new faces who participated and learned more about Philoptochos. Through our efforts to increase awareness of our mission to new families, our Social Services Visitation Committee has grown allowing us to increase our monthly visits to many of our homebound parishioners. We were proud to host a Lenten Reception after a performance on April 26th by the Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians District of New Jersey. Part of the proceeds from this beautiful evening of song and hymns benefit our Metropolis and the victims of Super Storm Sandy. We once again had a most successful Palm Sunday Bake Sale and delivered Pascha Baskets filled with goodies to our Homebound. We are busy preparing for our Saint George Church first Jersey Shore Greek Festival! It is so heartwarming to see our entire Parish join together to make this three-day event, which will be held at our Church Complex from June 28-30, 2013, a successful Saint George Community event. Our Philoptochos is baking all of the pastries for this event and we are busy working together and enjoying the As we celebrate the first year in our new Church Home our Philoptochos has been busy increasing awareness of our Philanthropic Ministry. We began the year with our annual Membership Drive, and this year we hosted a Wine and Cheese Reception at our February General Meeting. It was an evening of bonding for old and new members together with new friends in joy and love. It was wonderful to increase our membership with some new faces who participated and learned more about Philoptochos. Through our efforts to increase awareness of our mission to new families, our Social Services Visitation Committee has grown allowing us to increase our monthly visits to many of our homebound parishioners. We were proud to host a Lenten Reception after a performance on April 26th by the Eastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians District of New Jersey. Part of the proceeds from this beautiful evening of song and hymns benefit our Metropolis and the victims of Super Storm Sandy. We once again had a most successful Palm Sunday Bake Sale and delivered Pascha Baskets filled with goodies to our Homebound. We are busy preparing for our Saint George Church first Jersey Shore Greek Festival! It is so heartwarming to see our entire Parish join together to make this three-day event, which will be held at our Church Complex from June 28-30, 2013, a successful Saint George Community event. Our Philoptochos is baking all of the pastries for this event and we are busy working together and enjoying the

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