Our Church, Our Spiritual Home
Home is safe and familiar. It is where we belong. Our Orthodox Christian Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. We are at home in the fragrance of incense, the sound of hymns and prayers, the physical touch of kneeling, bowing and making the sign of the cross, and the taste of Holy Communion and antidoron (the blessed bread). You may have been brought to the OrthodoxChurch on your 40th day, or theOrthodox Church may have been the destination of your spiritual journey.For both, the Church is a spiritual home to which we may always return.
SSPP Stewardship Mission
The mission of the SSPP Stewardship Ministry is to inspire joyful, generous, and sacrificial giving of our Time, Talents, and Treasure to care for God’s House — our first home — and for one another through Christian love.
How much should I give in Stewardship?
– We do not have a set amount, or “dues” to be a member of our parish. Each family is asked to give according to their ability, and to Put God First. As a result, the actual amount will differ from family to family, but we do recommend that it is a sacrificial giving, an act and amount you feel as a sacrifice for God.
For further guidance, you can notice that Stewardship accounts for just 52% of our income. If our average family stewardship were an annual amount of $1700, we would be able to support our entire parish budget from stewardship alone.
How can I give my financial stewardship?
– The easiest way to make a stewardship offering is here through our website. You may also make your offering to our parish bookkeeper via credit card or check. More creative ways of giving financial stewardship also exist like the donation of stock, donations from your IRA or many other ideas your financial planner might be able to direct you.
Is it better to give all at once, or spread my annual giving out over the year?
– The most beneficial schedule of giving for the parish is on a monthly basis. This ensures a regular and healthy balance in our accounts throughout the year.
For more information, please contact the church office at (847) 729-2235