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       Stewardship 2023

Stewardship is our active commitment to use our time, talent and/or treasure for the benefit of humankind in grateful acknowledgment of Christ’s redeeming love.

 

      Stewardship is:

  • Caring for the needs of others

  • Offering one’s self to God as He offered Himself to us

  • What a person does after saying “I Believe…”, as proof of that belief

  • Learning how to be a responsible and concerned caretaker of Christ’s Church; it is learning how to enjoy Church life and be happy in Church work, for in Her dwells the fullness of the Spirit of God

  • Devotion and service to God and His Church as persons, as families, as members of the Holy Trinity Community

 

 If we understand stewardship properly, then being stewards will become our way of living; and this higher calling will experience and encounter life in all its facets – its joys and its sorrows, its victories, and its setbacks. We can muster the courage and strength to travel on this stewardship journey because “God is with us.” Good stewardship brings joy into the lives of others, helps those in need, enables those who desire to improve, loves and cares for the people in our lives, cares for God’s creation, supports the Church financially, participates in the sacramental life of the Church, teaches and guides others, nurtures the gifts which God has given us. All of these factors are qualities of good stewardship.

Fr. Methodios                                                   James Lakerdas

Proistamenos                                                   Parish Council President

Frequently Asked Questions

What is stewardship

The Greek word for "Steward" is Oikonomos, which means caretaker.  All who are Stewards of Holy Trinity are caretakers who help the Church continue with it's rich history and support it's Ministries.

How do I decide how much to pledge to Holy Trinity

The amount of your monetary is a personal and economic decision.  We ask that you give cheerfully from your heart and according to your means.

Why should I become a Holy Trinity Steward

Stewards make it possible for the Holy Trinity Community to worship together, to share in fellowship, and to be supportive in all that the Holy Trinity Community does and can do for our Orthodox family and for the community-at-large. Your Stewardship commitment pays the rent, utilities, maintenance, salaries, liturgical supplies, office supplies, and all of the other necessities to have a church home and to grow and strengthen its ministries.  

Do I have to pay when I complete the Stewardship form

No.  Payment does not have to be made when you complete the form. Payments can be made  yearly, monthly or weekly. Also, if you would like to increase or decrease your pledge amount, you may submit a new pledge form.

What is a "pledge"

A pledge is a commitment to make a monetary donation.  Your pledge expresses that, "I am part of Holy Trinity and I want to show that Holy Trinity, the second oldest Greek Orthodox Church Community in the US, will continue.  This is important to me."

Is my pledge public

No.  Your pledge is kept in strict confidence.

How do I pledge

We ask you complete a Stewardship form which can be picked up at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on Sundays or downloaded above.  Please return it on Sundays or it can also be mailed to the church office at 10050 Ivanhoe Ave, Schiller Park, IL 60176.  You can also call the office at 773-622-5979 and make a pledge. Monthly or yearly online payment is also available by clicking the Pledge Stewardship via PayPal tab above or the Donations Tab.

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