Local Missions

COFFEE HOURS - The Society coordinates groups of ladies to serve at coffee hours each Sunday after Divine Liturgy. Chairperson: Carolyn VanRoden, Lisa Mitsos, Sophia Gunzelman, Katherine Strakes and Mary Triandafilou

MAKARIAS - The Society helps to ease the sorrows of losing a loved one through providing services to hostess a Makaria at the Fellowship Hall, preparing and serving a traditional meal in a warm friendly atmosphere. Chairperson: Maria Antonakas

BUS TRIPS - Occasionally, the group enjoys a day out. Any member is welcome to make suggestions, obtain approval to move forward with the planning, create a committee to facilitate bus trips. Chairperson: Kitsa Padousis

SUNSHINE MINISTRY - The Sunshine Ministry is a very busy committee that provides aid and cheer to those in need. Individual opportunities for participation include:

  • Thanksgiving Baskets - Chairperson: Elaine Sackleh
  • Easter Baskets - Chairperson: Elaine Sackleh
  • Sunshine Visits - Chairperson: Katherine Strakes and Maria Andreyev
  • Sunshine Cards - Chairperson: Maria Andreyev
  • Baltimore Rescue Mission - Chairperson: Maria Antonakas
  • Ronald McDonald House - Chairperson: Mary Tsakiris

BAKING COMMITTEE - The baking committee prepares the many items used as fund raisers and items as needed by other committees. These include: Christmas, Vasilopita and Easter Breads, Paximadia, Saint Demetrios Vespers, Easter Egg Dyeing. Overall Chairperson: Ritsa Economakis Please note: each baking function typically has a different lead, please contact Ritsa or a board member for a specific lead during a particular time period.

CALENDAR ACTIVITIES - Throughout the year there are many special days on which the Society participates. These are: Philoptochos Sunday, Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Pot Luck Luncheon, Vasilopita Luncheon, My Ladies Luncheon, Easter flower decorating, Graduate Sunday, Father's Day Luncheon, June Dinner. Each activity may have its own chairperson. Please click the chairpersons link at the bottom of the page to view an activity's chairperson contact information.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES - Special activities include a yearly major fundraiser, ongoing collections, and other endeavor's as desired by the membership. Currently the membership is participating in the following special activities: Soldier Support, Saint Basil's Wish List, IOCC Baby Kits, IOCC School Kits, Recycling Empty Ink Jet Cartridge and Recycling Used Cell Phones. Other special activities can be added with Board approval, please present your ideas at a monthly meeting. Each activity may have its own chairperson. Please click the chairpersons link at the bottom of the page to view an activity's chairperson contact information.

For a list of Chairpersons click here.

Please take a few minutes to complete our Philoptochos Interest Form.