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Derived from the Greek "friends of the poor," the Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. George Greek Orthodox Church is a vibrant source of fellowship and philanthropic service in our community. The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The St. George Philoptochos has been a backbone of our Church for many years. Through the efforts of this group of engaged and dedicated women, St. George Philoptochos has supported numerous educational programs at our Church, worthy causes such as Philoxenia House and the Hellenic Cardiac Fund, as well as engaged in charitable endeavors in the Greater Lynn community that aid the poor, sick, elderly and underserved.

Dear Friends:

Summer has come to an end and now we begin another year of Philanthropic work and some added fun!

Our Festival Pastry Booth was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! We sold out and made over $11,000. Thank you to all for taking the time to help out by baking, donating baked goods and monetary donations and by helping during the festival weekend. We appreciate all your hard work.

Our FIRST MEETING of the year will be held on Saturday, November 5th at 1:00p.m. in the mini banquet room. After a brief meeting outlining upcoming events we will enjoy a light lunch and a little "wine" with our annual Wine Tasting Afternoon. Chris & George Diantgikis of Duddy's Liquors in Peabody will be with us again this year to present various wines, explaining what foods to pair them with, how to store them and how long to keep them in our homes. We hope you will join us and bring a friend!

SHOPPING TRIP TO WRENTHAM
Saturday, November 19th - Bus leaving St. George parking lot at 9:00a.m. SHARP! The cost is $20 per person. Get a hear start on your holiday shopping! Great Deals! Great Fun! And best of all . . . someone else does the driving! Please reserve your place on the bus by calling Connie or Sophia at (781)593-6162. Deadline for reservations is November 14th.

BOOK CLUB - The next meeting of St. George Philptochos Book club will be on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00p.m. in the recreation room. The book for this month is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. We hope you will join us for an evening of fun, refreshments and stimulating conversation. We ask that you try to read the entire book, if possible. Hope to see you there!

For future Book Club books and dates please visit the St. George website www.stgeorgelynn.org and click on Organizations – Philoptochos.

Caring & Sharing Program
"Litte things mean a lot"

"Happy Feet Program" This is the second year we have held this program and the response was tremendous. The Lynn Shelter Association and My Brother's Table were so happy to receive all the warm socks that were distributed to its visitors. Over 350 people visit the shelters on a daily basis. Thank you for making this program such a success!

Our annual "Coat Drive" received an overwhelming response. The coats were given to the Lynn Shelter Association that distributed them to various shelters throughout the city including Bridge House and Green Street. This year we added boots, mittens, gloves and scarves. Because of your generosity the winter will be a litter warmer for those less fortunate.

Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive - During the month of November we will be collecting non-perishable food items to fill 85 baskets that will be distributed to families and elderly shut ins. Last year we increased our number of donations by 25 food baskets. The families and elderly shut ins will receive large packages filled with not only everything they would need for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner but also enough extra to stock their cabinets. This cannot be accomplished without the generosity and help of all the parishioners of St. George. Your support brings so much happiness to the less fortunate.

The Caring & Sharing Program was established to help those in need. We have established ourselves as a Church helps those in need in the Lynn community. We want to remind everyone that we are also here to help those within our Church community. If you know of anyone who needs assistance please contact the office and speak to Fr. George. All information is kept confidential. There are many programs offered through Philoptochos to help anyone in need. All anyone has to do is ask.

We again want to thank you for all your love and support! St. George is truly blessed!!!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENT!!!
ST. GEORGE LADIES SOCIETY - SPANAKOPITA & BAKE SALE - Sunday, November 20th (order your spanakopita TODAY!) Click here for order form!

Click here for Christmas Cards order form!

P.T.A. VENDOR NIGHT - Friday, December 2nd (will be held in the community center)

LADIES SOCIETY CHRISTMAS PARTY - Saturday, December 10th (Hawthorne Hotel)

We are here to help and as you can see we are constantly asked for help. That is the mission of Philoptochos. We thank you for all your support!

Sophia Pentikis, President

For information about and/or to become involved in the St. George Philoptochos, please contact President Sophia Pentikis via email stgeorgely@aol.com.


BOOK CLUB DATES:

September 28, 2016 - 7:00PM
Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

October 26, 2016 - 7:00PM
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

November 30, 2016 - 7:00PM
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

January 25, 2017 - 7:00PM
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

February 22, 2017 - 7:00PM
The Clover House by Henrietta Lazaridis Power

March 28, 2017 - 7:00PM
The Shell Seekers by Rosa Munde Pilcher



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