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 March, June, July, August & December.  The March and August 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. 

Donation to Homefull 

Thinking about getting new pots and pans? You can donate gently used pots and pans to the Donation Station at Homefull. Homefull is always in need of large bath towels, utensils, paper towels and toilet paper. You can bring them to the May 3 membership meeting or contact Sandy Alex at, 937-367-4540. Many thanks to our Donation Station committee members who refi ll our household products monthly at Homefull. Volunteers are always welcome to join. 


Care House is Montgomery County’s Advocacy Center for child victims of abuse and neglect. Its mission is to provide a multidisciplinary team response to child abuse for the purpose of protecting and supporting children and their non-off ending family members, holding off enders accountable, and educating the community. The center off ers multidisciplinary services to children who have been denied the basic right of safety through physical or sexual abuse or neglect. The Advocacy Center team includes representatives from law enforcement and prosecution, child protective services, medical and mental health, and victim advocacy. In this way, a child is interviewed once and eff orts are coordinated for a more successful investigation and prosecution, and less trauma to the victim. Please make your donation to Philoptochos Society with the note “May CCM” and place your envelope in the red box in the Community Center lobby, or mail to the Philoptochos Society c/o The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405. To learn more go to: or contact Becky Heddings, 937.829.2909,

April CCM:

Maple Tree Cancer Alliance Maple Tree Cancer Alliance is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals battling cancer. This nonprofi t organization provides free exercise training, nutritional counseling and Christcentered spiritual support for those battling cancer. Currently in 7 area hospitals, our fi nancial support will help to replace broken tread mills and other equipment. To learn more go to: or contact Katina Tsatalis 937.291.1748

Technology Addiction and Cyber-bullying 

We know you have heard a lot about it in the news, Philoptochos and AIF will be sponsoring a speaker on this very important and timely topic. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 7 immediately following church for a presentation by Rick Mann. He will speak to high school freshmen and older. Parents and grandparents should also attend. A light lunch will be served and child care provided. Remember “What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet.” More details to follow. Any questions, please contact Cindy Keilholz


Baubles and Bags 

Our first Baubles and Bags was so popular, we are planning another one on October 21. Since Spring is FINALLY here, now is the time to look over all your gently used purses and jewelry and set them aside for our sale. Please keep them until we have a set time and place to bring all your donations to our chairpersons to be priced!




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.