Stewardship – A Way of Life
St. Mary’s is our family, our home. It is where we go to fill our soul with Christ, and to fill our hearts with the love of our brothers and sisters in Christ. It is a place to do God’s work for the greater community and to comfort and help those within our own family who are hurting.
We are able to give of ourselves to St. Mary’s in three ways:
The gift of Time: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”
The gift of Talent: “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God”
1 Peter : 10
The gift of Treasure: “…Send your treasures to the heavenly storage room. Deposit your wealth in God’s Bank, distributing it to the poor, the orphans and the widows, so that you can receive a million times more in the Second coming of Christ…”
Elder Joseph the Hesychast
Whether participating in worship or parish educational events, teaching children in Church School or chanting during liturgy, serving souvlaki at the Festival or soup at a shelter, St. Mary’s has a role for anyone who wishes to give of their time and talent.
“God loves a cheerful giver.”
Our many programs and extensive outreach depend on your generous contributions. At St. Mary’s, we do so much more than “keep the lights on.” Our priority of compassionate stewardship is about how we, as a community, can do God’s work with love and compassion, and to engage parishioners and guests in our ministries and liturgical services.
“…….and the greatest of these is love.”
Please read Fr. George’s letter on stewardship for more inspiration.
2021 Online Yearly Stewardship (pledge) Card
The Stewardship Committee inspires, educates and enables the members of the parish to return a fair portion of God’s blessings of time, talents and financial resources back to the Church so that the work of Christ through St. Mary’s may continue and grow. They set the Stewardship schedule and drive each year, prepare literature and commitment cards, track responses and follow up.
Stewardship Committee Members
- Athena Mihas
- Father George Dokos
- Jessica Buss
- Dean George
- Annette Legeros
- Diakonissa Alexandria Kalina,
- Cooper Buss
- James Geogleris
- Mike Rakes
- Cristina Nicklow