Philoptochos Society

Contact via email at:  philoptochos@ourparish.us

Philoptochos National Bylaws

Philoptochos Officers (2015/2017):

President:  Erin Strategos
Vice President: Helen Huntalas
Secretary:  Elaine Dorlis
Treasurer:  Georgia Drulias
 
Board Members:
 
Angella Becerra
Grace Cornett
Katrina Copeland
Kelly Demestihas
Namaz Habroun-Pimentel
Olympia Hackleman
Christine Jennings
Pam Dorothea Jones
Mariane Pearse

2015/2016 Philoptochos Board is sworn in on Sunday, June 11.  From left to right: Namaz Habroun-Pimentel, Elaine Dorlis, Pam Dorothea Jones, Angella Becerra, Erin Strategos, Helen Huntalas, Kelly Demestihas, Grace Cornett.  Not pictured: Georgia Drulias, Katrina Copeland, Olympia Hackleman, Christine Jennings, Mariane Pearse.

2015 Philoptochos Honoree - Bessie Mattly

Philoptochos Meeting Minutes March 12, 2017

Philoptochos Newsletter March Apr May June 2017

Philoptochos Newsletter March Apr June 2016

Mission Statement:

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

  • To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

Ministries Supported

  • Vasilopita Collection to benefit St Basils Academy for Children in Need
  • Kids-n-Cancer Program
  • Holy Cross Seminary/Hellenic College
  • St Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center
  • Life-Giving Spring Monastery
  • Bishop Anthony Philoptochos Student Endowment Fund (BASAEF)
  • St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero
  • Parishioners who are Home-Bound
  • Golden Empire Gleaners
  • Bakersfield Homeless Center
  • Jamison Children’s Center
  • Pennies and Prayers Program to Support the Commission for Orthodox Missions and Evangelism (COME)
  • Women’s Health and Wellness Program
Plus many, many more programs….

 

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Upcoming Events

Homeless Center Ministry
Jun 19 4 pm
Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA
Homeless Center Ministry
Jul 17 4 pm
Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA
Homeless Center Ministry
Aug 21 4 pm
Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA
Homeless Center Ministry
Sep 18 4 pm
Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA
Homeless Center Ministry
Oct 16 4 pm
Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA
Homeless Center Ministry
Nov 20 4 pm
Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA
Homeless Center Ministry
Dec 18 4 pm
Bakersfield Homeless Center, 1600 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305, USA

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