FESTIVAL of TABLES 2020 - On what would be our 20th year of holding our annual Festival of Tables, which is our Philoptochos' largest fundraiser each year; we regretfully announce that we are cancelling the physical event for this year. We are working on ways to fundraise in the spirit of the Festival of Tables, so we may continue to donate to our charities of interest and choice. Stay tuned to more information regarding this. SAVE THE DATE for Festival of Tables 2021 on November 6, 2021 where we will celebrate our 20th year.
Our next meeting will be tomorrow Monday, October 12th at 7:00pm (not 6:30pm). It will be a virtual meeting. A zoom meeting link will be emailed shortly.
As we think about the cancellation of our beloved Festival of Tables and our ways to continue our outreach - please be reminded of the importance of helping now! Our Ladies Philoptochos continues to provide resources, support and agape (love) to all facing challenges during this unprecedented time. Your contributions of any amount will allow us to continue our outreach to help more and more people in many ways. We remain focused on our philanthropic mission. We won't stop caring! To help us continue to offer this support as well as meet our monthly National obligations, we welcome any donations in place of our monthly trays and fundraisers. Our National Obligation for October is: 1.) the National Philoptochos Emergency Fund which enables Philoptochos to respond immediately to national or international disasters. Donations may be made directly to our Philoptochos on the church website or mailed to church (see details below). Information regarding all of our National obligations can be found at: https://www.philoptochos.org/commitments/
Through the "Mask On" campaign we have homemade face masks available for families in the parish. If you are in need of masks, they are on the candle stands in the narthex or email Eleni Manolakes at email@example.com. Small donations are welcomed for masks. May God bless us all and keep us safe.
We are 119 stewards strong. Thank you all. It is not too late to become a steward - we are accepting stewardship for the year though November. You may email us (see below) if you are not sure if you completed a stewardship form for 2020. We invite all ladies 18 years and older to join. We accept online stewardship and donations, as we are included with the Church's secure payment portal, by CLICKING HERE. BE SURE TO CHECK OFF LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS. You may also visit our website www.agoc.us – just click the "WE NOW ACCEPT ONLINE DONATIONS" or the “DONATE ONLINE” buttons on our home page. Of course we still accept checks and cash. Please mail to The Ladies Philoptochos, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811. Please be sure to include a Stewardship Form, which is available on the church site: https://agoc.us/agoc-organizations/philoptochos/ . We pick up mail regularly.
Philoptochos provides the opportunity for our ladies to offer time, talent and treasure through Christian fellowship. NOTE: If you donate online, we may be in contact with you to confirm your personal information or confirm the intent of your donation (stewardship, general donation, etc.) or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the same information. A huge thank you for your support - we have been blessed with many thinking about stewardship and donations. You are helping us make a difference.
Link to National Ladies Philoptochos Society October Newsletter:
Philanthropy Witness- October 2020
Link to Philoptochos promo video:
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