Vasilopitas for Sale - Ring in 2021 with a Vasilopita made by Agia Skepi/Holy Protection Monastery $20.00 each. Only preorders/prepay will be accepted. Order forms have been emailed and are available at the pangaristand in church. Quantities are limited so please return your form and payment ASAP to Ladies Philoptochos, Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Clapboard Ridge Rd, Danbury, CT 06811. The pick-up date is December 13 after church from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Philoptochos will also have traditional cookies. There is no preorder or prepay for these – just first come first serve at the same time as vasilopitas are available for pick-up. If you have any questions, call Fevri Gkanatsios at (203) 512-9789 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diaper Drive - Let’s Collect Diapers to Donate (larger sizes please) – Diapers collected November 29th to December 7th - delivered locally to The Community Action Agency of Western CT and Birthright of Greater Danbury. Please drop off in the bins/bags provided outside of the church entrance near the classrooms. Be sure items are secure from the weather and outdoors. Questions?? Rose Koulouris 203-417-8450 or Caryn Flannery 203-512-5698.
Adopt a Family – There will be 10 families to be adopted for the Holidays with options similar to the past years (although the DCF indicated gift cards only can be provided, if that is a preference). An email has been (or will be) forwarded, as soon as the DCF has the full details. Local supermarket gift cards are also welcome. You may contact Caryn Flannery via text at (203) 512-5698 with questions or requests to adopt.
FESTIVAL of TABLES 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19. Our “FOT Special Appeal” asks that youconsider donating to our largest annual fundraiser. Help us raise money so we may continue to provide support to those in need. A complete email/letter was recently distributed. If you have questions, email us at email@example.com. WE WON'T STOP CARING!
National Obligations - Our monthly National obligations for November are 1.) the Feast Day of Saint Cosmas and Damianos which benefits the philanthropic programs and charities of the Ecumenical Patriarchate enabling Philoptochos to respond immediately to national disaster and 2.) the National Sisterhood of Presbyters - APC-NSP Benevolent Fund which provides short term support for clergy and their families in time of crisis. Information regarding all of our National obligations can be found at: https://www.philoptochos.org/commitments/
Donations - Donations may be made directly to our Philoptochos by CLICKING HERE. BE SURE TO CHECK OFF LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS. You may also mail a check to church.
Philoptochos Stewardship – Be EARLY for 2021 Stewardship! You may make online stewardship donations by CLICKING HERE. BE SURE TO CHECK OFF LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us you have submitted a stewardship offering. You may also mail your stewardship offering and include a Stewardship Form, available on the church site: https://agoc.us/agoc-organizations/philoptochos/.
Link to National Ladies Philoptochos Society November Newsletter:
Philanthropy Witness- November 2020