A sincere thank you to Margaret Yates for the dedicated leadership she has given our Metropolis as Metropolis Philoptochos President for the past 4 years. Your Philoptochos sisters are truly proud of the job you and your fellow Philoptochos Board members have done.
It is an honor to have been elected your new 2015-2017 President of the Metropolis of Detroit Philoptochos Board. With the continued spiritual guidance of his Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas and your prayers and support, we will work to continue the mission of Philoptochos.
At the Philoptochos National Board meeting in October at Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline Massachusetts, collectively Philoptochos presented $400,000 to his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios for the building of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine in New York City.
A report was given on "Feeding the Hungry.” Philoptochos members around the country have served or prepared more than 160,000 meals. Please tell us - What is your Chapter doing for this project?
Chapter News: At Saint Nicholas in Troy Michigan, members are actively involved in many outreach and community projects. They are collecting items requested by the children through the Judson Center, along with toys for the children at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Focus Motor City organization will receive mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to distribute to those in need. They are also donating $800 to the Ecumenical Patriarchate commitment.
The Metropolis Board will host its annual reception in honor of our beloved Metropolitan Nicholas Name Day on Sunday, December 6. St. Spyridon Vespers Service on Friday December 11 and Divine Liturgy on December 12. We invite everyone to join in these celebrations.
On behalf of the Metropolis Board, I wish you a joyous Christmas Season and a Blessed Happy New Year! May the world experience peace in the New Year!
Source: The Shepherd's Staff Newsletter - December 2015.