Serving with an open and willing heart

The Church provides a number of programs and initiatives within the parish and the local community for people to concretely live out the commandments of Christ.

Matthew 5:16 says “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” As Orthodox Christians we must “shine” as examples of the light and love of Christ by giving of ourselves for those who are less fortunate. Parishioners are encouraged to donate their time and appropriate offerings as opportunities are presented.

Agape Ministry

Agape emphasizes Christian philanthropy — including aiding those who are poor, hungry, sick, unemployed, orphaned, imprisoned, and otherwise in need. Agape  also strives to strengthen and support families through education, enrichment, and service programs. In everything Agape does, we aim to serve God and manifest His love and compassion for all His children.

Leader: Vivian Karafotias

Outreach Committee

In response to Christ's commandment to serve those in need, the members of this committee lead our parish in efforts to feed, clothe, and care for those in need, both within our parish and in the greater Nashua community. Yearly programs include a drive for Thanksgiving dinners, a children’s Christmas gift collection, and ongoing confidential efforts in support of individuals and families experiencing hardship. 

Leader: Stephanie Norris

Health & Wellness

This vibrant, hands-on ministry focuses on nurturing and caring for not only our bodies and minds but our hearts and souls as well. Monthly offerings include free consultations with a registered nurse, therapeutic chair massage, an exercise program, and educational efforts concerning the connection between our Orthodox Faith and personal wellness. We welcome all of our parishioners and interested members of the Nashua community to take advantage of these healthy and meaningful offerings.

Leader: Anita Pavlidis

End 68 Hours of Hunger

This is public non-profit effort confronts the approximately 68 hours of hunger that many school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school Monday. St Philip partners with them through donation and food drives.