Philoptochos Fall Spiritual Conference

October 13-15, 2017

Saint Nicholas Ranch and Retreat Center, Dunlap, CA

Please join us for a weekend of Christian fellowship to strengthen friendships and share our good works, through service, to gain a deeper understanding of the true mission of Philoptochos:  Helping those in need.

Some highlights of this year’s program:
Georgia Vlitas
We are honored to welcome National Philoptochos, Assistant Treasurer, Georgia Vlitas  to talk to us about all things National Philoptochos!  Do you have questions about Finances?  Events?  History?  Georgia is an excellent resource and has a special flare in her delivery.  Pictured below, center, Georgia received the National Hunger Hero Award on behalf of all of Philoptochos.  If you have been participating in the Feeding the Hungry initiative, you know that this ministry is close to Georgia’s heart!

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Cynthia G. Kostas
Joining us from the Metropolis of Denver is Cynthia Kostas.  Cynthia leads retreats and workshops for audiences of varied beliefs on wide range of topics pertaining to nurturing one’s spirit and enhancing one’s character.  Her non-profit, Photophores is a ministry of the Metropolis of Denver committed to training and encouraging individuals to deepen their genuine connection to God by developing their spirit and integrating their soul and body according to Orthodox Christian principals.  Cynthia has a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Holy Cross School of Theology and has served on the Board of Foundation for HC/HC.  She has lectured and led lay seminars across the country. I am thrilled to welcome Cynthia and I am anticipating a dynamic program which is entitled:
Date with Destiny:  Recognizing our Personal Destiny in the Body of Christ
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Rosemary O’Connor
Rosemary is an Author, Speaker and Outreach Manager for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.  With a great sense of humor and practical wisdom, Rosemary brings her wealth of professional expertise and 16 years of personal understanding to the recovery world.  Her book and speaking engagements address the key life issues women and mothers face at all stages of the recovery path.  Her presentation is entitled:
 “What Every Woman…of Every Faith…in Every Community…Needs to Know.”
 It is an honor to welcome Rosemary and I am confident that we will all be inspired by her message of hope.
“I am totally against being miserable”  – Rosemary O’Connor
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In addition to these wonderful speakers, we will have time to get to know each other, participate in a hands-on project, hear from our Metropolis Philoptochos Board about our ministries, enjoy small group break-out sessions, learn, fellowship, eat, pray, cry, and laugh!  We will also hold our 2017-2019 Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos Board Elections.

We look forward to spending a wonderful weekend with you!

With love in Christ,

Jeannie Ranglas

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