Why Is Church Membership Important?

Dear Friends,

We extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to those contemplating becoming members of St. Vasilios parish. At the heart of our community lies the profound concept of Stewardship, which we believe is the cornerstone of belonging to our parish and contributing to its myriad ministries and activities.

Orthodox Christian Stewardship is not just a practice; it is a way of life. It's a way of acknowledging our accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. It's a path to spiritual growth and the strengthening of our faith. Becoming a Steward is an affirmation of our belief in God, to whom we offer our love, loyalty, and trust, and it's the action we take based on those beliefs.

As Stewards, we recognize that every facet of our lives is a gift from Him. This recognition calls upon us to joyfully return a portion of the blessings we've received to God. It is an act of devotion and gratitude.

An Orthodox Christian Steward is not a passive observer but an active participant in the life of the Church. We wholeheartedly encourage all who embrace the Orthodox Faith to become practicing Stewards. Each year, we ask our Stewards to reflect on their personal circumstances and make a commitment of time, talent, and treasure to support the parish and its Ministries. In doing so, you not only support our local community but also contribute to the National Ministries of our Archdiocese, Metropolises, and institutions.

We are excited about the journey ahead and the opportunity to welcome you into our Stewardship family. We look forward to witnessing your growth in faith and the many ways you will enrich our community through your participation.

If you have any questions or would like to explore this further, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Together, as faithful stewards, we can make a profound impact on our Church and the world.

In faith and fellowship,

St Vasilios (Basil) the Great Greek Orthodox Church


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