Philoptochos - St. Dorkas Adelphotis Chapter
Vikki Glock - firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Drive - $30.00; We welcome additional donations to support charitable outreach ($50, $100) - payable cash/check (drop envelope in Church office), Venmo, or PayPal. Philanthropic outreach is the heart of the National Philoptochos Society, with each chapter around the country contributing to their communities and beyond in unique ways. The St. Dorkas Adelphotis Chapter at Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen has been involved in a number of outreach efforts over the last few years—and we want you to know about them. Please open the document to learn about the charities our chapter has supported, which has been made possible through your continued prayers, support, and financial donations.
JANUARY 9 - New Years St. Basil Celebration - CommUNITY Breakfast
FEBRUARY - Membership Tea
APRIL 30 - Comedy Night
The Ladies Philoptochos St Dorkas Adelphotis News:
The Ladies Philoptochos welcomes all to join our chapter. We will begin our membership drive on October 25th, the feast day of St Dorkas, our patron saint. The Philoptochos will host coffee hour and have an information and membership signup table. JOIN US AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Over the summer and in September, the ladies were hard at work making delicious Greek desserts for our festival; all the pastries sold out at this successful event. Thank you to all who made the pastry sales and festival a success. We also supported SOFIA, a local organization assisting battered women, by participating in their annual walk in September as well as supporting them with monetary donations.
The Chapter also attended the Clergy-Laity meeting on Sept 20. Vikki Glock and Vivian Pagoulatos attended the Metropolis Philoptochos convention as delegates with Helen Oliva attending the banquet. The award of our chapter honoree, Vasiliki Fotinis, was accepted by her son, Manolis Fotinis.
Female Saints of the Orthodox Church:
(Click on the links below for more information)
Dec. 4: St. Barbara the Great Martyr
Dec. 22: Anastasia the Great Martyr
Dec. 24: Eugenia the Righteous Nun-martyr of Rome
Dec. 31: Melania the Younger, Nun of Rome
Jan. 12: Tatiana the Martyr of Rome
Jan. 14: Agnes the Virgin-martyr
Jan. 24: Xenia, Deaconess of Rome
Jan. 30: Athanasia the Martyr & her 3 daughters
Jan. 31: Holy Women Martyrs Theodote, Theoktiste and Eudoxia
Feb. 5: Agatha the Martyr
Feb. 11: Theodora the Empress
Feb. 17: Mariamne, Sister of Apostle Philip
We support local charities and our Metropolis/National Archdiocese
Philoptochos Charities & Social Services
Orthodox families helped by local Philoptochos: in our parish, gentleman facing medical issues/bills.
Case #1 Mother died very young, in her 30’s, from cancer. Father died soon after in an accident. Grandparents raising the two children.
Charities Supported by our Philoptochos Chapter:
Mud Girls Studios - www.mudgirlsstudios.org
Transforming lives through art.
S.O.F.I.A. - https://supportsofia.org/
Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates
Responding to our community
in this challenging time.
The Apostles' House - Newark, NJ
Faithfully serving this community since 1982
CLICK HERE for a list of Charities and causes supported by the National Philoptochos.
Philoptochos Membership Drive
$30; we welcome additional donations to support charitable outreach ($50, $100) -payable cash/check (drop envelope in church office), Venmo or Paypal
Giving – Successful Food Drive
Community Koliva – Donate
$20 or more to Philoptochos Saturday of the Souls
(Mar 6, 13, 20)
Join us - Baking for Pastry Sale:
Mon Mar 1 (3 pm – 8 pm)
Wed Mar 3 (10 am – 4 pm)
St. Dorkas / Tabitha
Patron Saint of Philoptochos
O Lord Jesus Christ, we bow our heads before You, and with humble hearts we give thanks to You for the abundant blessings, which You have poured forth upon us. We praise You for gathering us together as members of the Ladies Philoptochos Society in the service to Your Holy Church. We bless You for the selfless sacrifice of countless generations of women who have faithfully fulfilled the philanthropic mission entrusted to them. Through Your ineffable wisdom and Your Divine power, You have enabled us to minister to those who are in need of Your love, Your comfort, and Your care. Make us instruments of Your peace and of Your hope, O Lord.
Where there is pain and suffering, may we bring Your healing and comfort. Where there is loneliness and isolation, may we bring the fellowship of Your Holy Church. Where there is despair and discouragement, may we inspire hope and faith in You. Where there is hatred and strife, may we be peace-makers producing the fruits of love and reconciliation.
We also ask You, O Lord, to guide our deliberations, our decisions, our fellowship, and all our labors, so that in all we do, or say, we may bring glory to Your Holy Name, of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
2021 Goals for Charitable Disbursements - (Jan - June 2021)
$500 Chapter Gift cards (social services)
$1,000 Chapter Scholarship
March - NJ Metropolis Emergency Social Services – (tray)
April – Schools of Patriarchate /Turkish School Initiative $250
June – NJ Metropolis Office $500
March – Tray for Greece & Cyprus Relief
Jan – Vasilopita (St Basil) tray
Jan – Social Services/Cancer & Other Major Illnesses Fund $600
Feb – Autism Assistance Fund $250; St Photios Shrine $50
Mar – OCMC/SAMP $450 (Support a Mission Priest);
Mar– Hellenic College/Holy Cross (Veneration of the Cross) $100
Apr – Sisterhood of St Basil Grad $100; IOCC $250
May/June - 75th Anniversary Founders Fund $100; Orthodox Christian Fellowship $100
Philoptochos Altar Iconography Donation
The Ladies Philoptochos Society St Dorkas Adelphotis Chapter 1028/1029 has donated 2 full length altar icons, presenting checks totaling $8,000 in May and June. The goal is to raise the full $12,000 (or more) by St Nicholas Feast Day.
Philoptochos Donated 4 Altar Icons by raising $16,000
The Altar Iconography Fund was chaired by Mary Koutsaftes, Helen Oliva and Vivian Pagoulatos (Feb 2017- March 2018). Please support the current phase of the Icongraphy Program.
Father George and the Philoptochos are grateful for the generosity of our Philoptochos sisters, their families and friends. Our gratitude is surpassed only by the knowledge that we have made a significant contribution to beautifying our beloved Ss Nicholas, Constantine and Helen Church, and we could not have done it without you.