Elpis Philoptochos


  • To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council






Altar Committee – Laura Couloubaritsis, Chairperson

Bookstore Angela Tobias, Manager

Charitable Giving Elizabeth Hawkins, Chairperson

Cookbook Elaine Otto, Chairperson

Docent Committee Renee Graves, Chairperson

Hospitality Committee Chairperson Open

Bereavement– Marianthe Pilcher, Chairman

LeBonheur Blanket Committee Elaine Otto and Luane Semos, Chairpersons

Membership Chairperson Open

More than a Meal Cyndi Detty, Chairperson

New Mother Support Chairperson Open

Poor and Homeless/Food Pantry Anna Paris, Chairperson

Publicity – Linda Obradovic and Elizabeth Hawkins, Chairpersons

Scholarship Melissa Berretta, Chairperson

Social Services Cyndi Detty, Chairperson

St Sarah Ministry – Stephanie Poplos, Chairperson

Prayer Circle –Luane Semos, Chairperson

Sunshine Committee Zoe Futris, Chairperson

Visitation Committee Kristine Wagner, Chairperson

Take them the Meal Committee Chairperson Open

Flower Delivery Committee Chairperson Open

Youth Mentoring Committee Stephanie Poplos, Chairperson

Welcome Committee Joanne Gikas and Melissa Berretta, Chairpersons



Auxiliary Fair Linda Obradovic, Chairperson

Blessing of the Pets Connie Apalodimas and Jan Futris, Chairpersons

Christmas Card Sophie Theodore and Joy Touliatos, Chairpersons

Christmas Party – Anastasia Terranova and Cyndi Detty, Chairpersons

Dormition Reception Angela Buchannan, Janet Boosalis, and Alex Vergos, Chairpersons

Epitaphio Candles – Loretta Taras, Chairperson

Flu Shot Project – Stephanie Poplos, Chairperson

Membership Luncheon Sophie Theodore, Chairperson

Palm Sunday Luncheon Dennis Patrikios and Cyndi Detty, Chairpersons

Sts. Gerasimos & Demetrios Luncheon Sophie Sousoulas and Zoe Anaston, Chairpersons

Sunday of Orthodoxy – Elizabeth Hawkins, Chairperson

Thanksgiving Luncheon Gabriel and Enosis Touliatos, Chairpersons