Fundraising vs. Stewardship

Christ with the ChildrenReflection from a parishioner… 

As I sat down to complete my commitment card for the new year, I thought about the many ministries that the Church focuses on. Whether it is Church School, blessing the bread and wheat for a patron Saint day, sending care packages to those in need or cooking in the kitchen to feed the homeless – these are all very important ministries and require a great amount of planning, hard work and execution. Stewardship allows for the consistent support of these ministries and will help the parish plan throughout the year.

When focusing on fundraising, this results in an inconsistent flow of resources that makes planning much more difficult. Please consider providing your Time, Talents and Treasures on a consistent basis. We would never think of Church School classes being offered only on Easter or Christmas or the celebration of patron Saint days only during May but with fundraising as the focus, this is what we actually plan for. Be consistent with your Stewardship – Time, Talents and Treasures are very important!

About mychristmycare

Guiding the Stewardship Committee, as part of the National Standing Committees of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States
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