Our mission is to help human suffering, wherever the need arises and minister to those impoverished materially, emotionally and spiritually.

        Our meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month in the Athenagoras Room in the church hall at 10:00 am with the exception of June, July, August, October & December.  The August and October meetings are held in the evening at church.  We do not meet during June & July. In December we have a Christmas Luncheon we enjoy at Moraine Country Club.

        Whether or not you are able to attend our meetings, we welcome your help whenever possible.  We use email to communicate to our members our upcoming events, help needed and meeting information.  Dues are $30 per year, collected in January. 


Save the Date

November 17, 1 p.m., Philoptochos will host Church
Women United of Dayton for “World Community Day.”
Philoptochos is a member of CWU (Church Women United) in Greater Dayton. CWU purpose is to encourage church women to come together in a visible fellowship to witness their faith in Jesus Christ. On Nov. 17, Philoptochos will be hosting CWU World Community Day, at 1 pm in the Community center. The theme is: Reaching for Wholeness in Harmony with God’s People. (Reservation are not needed). For more information, our website is www.churchwomen. org. Key woman for Philoptochos is Theona Russell. CWU membership is $5.00 for the year. You will also receive the CWU Newsletter, which is published quarterly.

Community Care Ministry 

The CCM for November is Hats & Mittens for Edison School. We will be collecting hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for students at Edison School. Larger sizes for boys and girls appreciated. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated, school uniforms will be purchased. Chairpersons are Katina Tsatalis and Nadine Shamma.


Veterans’ Day Sunday 

On Sun., Nov. 11, Philoptochos will be honoring those who are serving or have served in our armed and civil services. When those who are being honored enter the Narthex, please let the ushers know and you will receive a pin in appreciation for your service to our country.  

Philoptochos Annual Christmas Luncheon 

Our annual Christmas luncheon will be Thurs., Dec. 6 at Moraine Country Club. Social hour is at 11:00 and lunch is at noon. Paid reservations will be taken after church on Sundays in November. Deadline for reservations is Sunday, Dec. 2. We will be collecting pajamas and books again. All items and monetary donations will be donated to the Schneider House of Hope. Chairperson is Maria Castleman.





Dues are $30 payable to Philoptochos. Suzanne Zonars-Hambrick, Membership Chair will gladly accept your payment. You can also give a gift of a 2017 Philoptochos membership to someone at our church. Please let Suzanne know and we will send a note to the recipient on your behalf. It’s a great way to introduce a younger church member to our great organization!



Contact Evonna Hurst (937-813-2201) if you need a ride to church or a Philoptochos meeting.  She will provide a list of members in your area who have volunteered to give rides.  



Seven members of our parish are currently receiving visits from the Visitation committee.  The visits bring enjoyment and a message of love and caring.  Let Evonna Hurst or Suzanne Zonars-Hambick know of parish members who would enjoy a visit. The committee goes to nursing homes, the VA and homes of shut-ins.  They need a member who can do visits in north Dayton. This is an important part of the Philoptochos mission.