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       Stewardship 2024

Our Lord Jesus said to His disciples: “Amen, I tell you, that if you have faith like a grain of mustard, you will tell this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church,

By the mercies and grace of our Triune God and your faith in Him, all of us together we accomplished the impossible, to buy our new Church Edifice and Community Center here in Schiller Park. Our prayers reached the throne of the Almighty God and He granted us this great gift. Now, we can peacefully and without any anxieties for our future, worship and praise Him unto the ages.

Saint James the Apostle in his letter emphasizes the fact that “Faith is DEAD apart from WORKS.”

The works of the Faith are love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, humility, and self-control. Our purpose is to acquire the grace of the Holy Spirit, Who was given to us during our Baptism through the Sacrament of Holy Chrismation with our everyday Christian life.

Only then we will show our gratitude to God for His gift to us, our Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 

This is and will be the only way to maintain and develop our Greek Orthodox Christian Community.

To become God-like is our continuous and ultimate purpose.

In order to work seamlessly towards this purpose, we need two things:

Your presence and participation in the Liturgical and Sacramental life of our Community as well as in the Ministries and activities.

The second is our financial support. We gave a lot in order to buy our Church. In order to maintain It, in order to pay the mortgage, in order to keep our doors open for all of us and the generations to come, we must not forget that our Holy Trinity is one of the members of our Family, perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT ONE.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Archimandrite 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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