Stewardship 2021 - “...Greatest of these is love”  (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Ministries supported by Your Stewardship
Worship & Sacraments - Philanthropy - Religious Education - Archangels Academy - Plutarchos Hellenic Academy - Floga Greek Dance Troupe
Missions & Diakonia - Social & Cultural Events - Elderly Ministry - Youth Ministry - Athletics - Iconography School - Byzantine Music School
Senior & Junior Choir - VOICE Publication - Internet Ministry - Kentro Bookstore - Archdiocese Ministries - Metropolis Ministries

Stewardship ($163,800) is the primary way of supporting the ministries of our church.  This has been especially critical during the pandemic. Our stewardship should adequately reflect our priorities and our devotion to our parish home.  We are called to work together in the various volunteer opportunities for ministries vital to our parish.  Please encourage your family and friends to join our parish and also consider becoming more actively involved in our parish ministries.   
Candles & Collections ($90,870)
are very much dependent on church attendance. Once the pandemic eases, we need to once again attend church regularly, partake of communion frequently, and live our Orthodox Faith in a way that expresses our priorities and devotion to God and to our community.
Fundraisers ($64,000)
include the Summer Festival and Raffle, and the Community Dinner Dance. 
Donations ($33,891) include all the appeals on Christmas, Pascha, flower and memorial donations,  and other gifts that are offered by the faithful. 

Donations ($33,891) include all the appeals on Christmas, Pascha, flower and memorial donations,  and other gifts that are offered by the faithful. 

With the slow return to normal parish life, we hope to open up more opportunities for volunteering.  While Stewardship, in terms of dollars and cents, is vital to the well-being of our faith community, the success of our ministries requires a tremendous amount of volunteering.  The following are estimates of how many total hours our volunteers contribute in parish life:
Fundraising ~ 7,500 hours: Volunteering at our Greek Festival, the Christmas Craft Show, our Annual Golf Outing, and the various fundraisers that take place throughout the year. 
Church Order ~ 5,650 hours: Serving at the narthex, at our choir, in the altar, as icon decorators, and prosfora bakers all are necessary in the worship life of our church.
Administrative ~ 4,200 hours: Financial recording, payroll, data entry, record keeping, and other administrative tasks. 
Youth Ministry & Education ~ 2,200 hours: Teaching Sunday School, coaching, leading a youth group, volunteering in our schools. 
Hospitality ~ 1,200 hours: Providing hospitality following the various Divine Services.
Maintenance ~ 750 hours: Various contractors and skilled workers offer a variety of services in maintaining our church edifice. 


Parish Ministries ($164,872) include all the staff that is required to support our worship services, outreach, philanthropy, education and youth.
Administration ($45,443)
includes our secretarial staff, copying, postage, paper, and equipment needed to communicate with all the faithful.  
National Ministries ($55,980)
include our contributions to the Archdiocese as it is set by the Archdiocese Clergy Laity Congress, and other contributions that are set by the Metropolis Clergy Laity Assembly.
Utilities & Maintenance ($74,840)
include utilities, snow removal, and routine maintenance that is constant with an aging building.  What is not showing in the maintenance budget is the long term depreciation.  The big ticket items that come up every few years such as the roofs, heating and AC units, parking lot, and structural repairs require us to set aside about $40,000 every year in anticipation of these long term expenses.





Further thoughts on Total Stewardship...

¨ As outlined earlier, the direct financial cost of our parish ministries is just over $341,000/year.   If this was to be covered completely by Stewardship, it would amount to just about $1,000/year, or $83/month per household. 
¨ The volunteer hours that are needed to run our parish total about 21,500 hours. Split evenly, it would be about 63 hours/year per household. 
¨ If it were possible to find people to hire for these volunteer hours, it would cost an additional $338,500.  Coupled with the in-kind donations of goods and services estimated at $60,000/year and our annual depreciation of $40,000, the total cost of our parish operations is about $779,500/year. 
In addition to this operational cost, one must consider the vital work of our two auxiliary organizations: Philoptochos and Parent & Teacher Association. 
¨ Our Philoptochos, with the support of our stewards and community friends, offers over $40,000 in helping the needy. Along with other philanthropic donations through the Mission Fund and other organizations, our parish distributes roughly $60,000/year to those in need.
¨ Our Parent & Teacher Association helps meet the needs of the youth in our schools: Sunday School, Greek School, and Archangels, with a $10,000 contribution from the stewards of our community.