Philoptochos March 2017 Calendar
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Sunday of Orthodoxy - Vespers
Sunday, March 5 at 5:00 pm with fellowship hour following:
The Sunday of Orthodoxy is the first Sunday of Great Lent. The dominant theme of this Sunday since 843 has been that of the victory of the icons. In that year the iconoclastic controversy, which had raged on and off since 726, was finally laid to rest, and icons and their veneration were restored on the first Sunday in Lent. 

After this beautiful service, Philoptochos will be sponsoring the vespers fellowship hour for the many guests who will be attending from all the Orthodox churches in the metro area.

For those of you planning to attend, we would be grateful if you could bring your favorite Lenten item which could include 
a fruit tray, pretzels, crackers, Lenten cakes, Lenten paximadia or koulourakia or store bought Lenten cookies such as oreos.   For more ideas, try out one of the Lenten recipes from our Philoptochos cookbook. 
 
If you are not attending the vesper service but will be in church Sunday morning, feel free to drop off your item on Sunday morning in the Center's kitchen, making sure to mark "for vespers".  Any items you bring would be greatly appreciated.  
Many thanks for your support.
General Meeting                
Tuesday, March 14th                                                                       
Metropolis Center 6:30 pm

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch in the Park                                                                       
Wednesday, March 15th - Community Center

We'll prepare and deliver over 150 lunches for the homeless.  Please contact Janice Thomas if you are interested in helping: janicekempthomas@yahoo.com
Seniors Lenten Potluck               
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Friday, March 17 at 11:30 am
Community Center     

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February Highlights:

Philoptochos Membership - GO RED event :  
If you missed our February membership event, there is still time to join. For those of you who have become 2017 members, we thank you! We are almost 50% of our goal already.  Your contributions are so very important and will go a long way in responding to the needs of people locally, nationally and beyond.

Our membership drive continues until April 1st.  So c
ome visit us each Sunday at the Philoptochos table or join via credit card by using the link in the yellow box below:

Seniors Valentines Brunch & Bingo: Over 65 seniors and other guests played bingo and enjoyed a lovely brunch catered by Aspasia's. Everyone had a great time as usual. Many thanks to all who helped make this another great Senior's event.

Lunch in the Park: Philoptochos volunteers Janice Thomas and crew prepared and delivered 150 lunches once again in February. Thank you to the angels who helped with this vital ministry.

We invite you to visit our Philoptochos Facebook page to keep
 up with all our happenings 
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At the Philoptochos Table this month:
  • Philoptochos 2017 Membership!   Accepting your new or renewing membership until April 1st - visit us at the Philoptochos table each Sunday to join or renew. 
  • Observe the Lenten Season with the Philoptochos Festival of Greek Flavors cookbook.  Use the  
    link below in yellow box to purchase at reduced holiday pricing or come visit us at the Philoptochos table each Sunday. See Flyer
  • Gift Cards:  Did you know you can place a weekly personal order for your favorite gift cards?   While there is always a nice selection of gift cards available each Sunday, we can also accept your personal order.  Personal orders are available within a week. Come check out our selection. Whole Foods, Target, Starbucks, Walmart, King Soopers, Sprouts, Barnes & Noble, Macy's, Nordstrom's, ITunes and more.  Great idea for Birthdays, Name Days, or just to use for day to day shopping.
Philoptochos makes a percentage on every card purchased.
 It's an easy way to support Philoptochos!   
click here to print order form              
NOTE: Members who are volunteering for the Philoptochos table, please check this box calendar to see if your name is listed during the month of  February.  If you are unable to help this month, please find someone to step in for you. 
A list of volunteers is available by emailing Dianne.

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