The All Holy Spirit Philoptochos Chapter, is part of the National Philoptochos Society, which is made up of more than 400 chapters and 26,000 members across the U.S. Celebrating 85 years, Philoptochos is the largest Christian women's philanthropic organization in the nation.
Philoptochos, which means "friends of the poor" in Greek, is a philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church, providing aid to the poor, the hungry and those in need in our parish, community, country and across the globe. We connect members of our parish to one another through service to those in need.
In the past 13 years Philoptochos has donated time, talent, money to various causes including St. Basil Academy, IOCC, Sheltering Tree – Bellevue, Siena Francis House, Foodbank of the Heartland, Open Door Mission, Autism Center of Nebraska, The Miracle League All Play Complex, Bethlehem House, Nebraska Flood Relief, and of course, our own parishioners and neighbors in need. Philoptochos has supported service projects with Bethlehem House, Nebraska Children’s Home Society and Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home.
In addition to our philanthropic/service projects, Philoptochos supports the Prayer shall Ministry, the Prosforo Ministry and the Bereavement Ministry.
Every woman in our parish, 18 years and older is invited and encouraged to join Philoptochos. Meetings are typically held monthly on at a luncheon meeting Saturday or a Tuesday Evening. Beginning in the fall of 2019, All Holy Spirit will be focusing on hands-on, Christ-centered philanthropic work along with fund-raising endeavors.