A steward of the church is a member who supports the church above and beyond the nominal annual fee. Stewards respond to the call to serve as servants of Christ and work to not only sustain the Church’s mission, but also to enhance that mission through a profound commitment of financial support – each according to their means.
Stewardship is the privilege and honor of directly supporting God’s work on earth through the Church, by using our time, talent and treasure. God has been generous to us in our lives and He expects us to be generous toward the work of Christ and His Church. All that we have comes from God and we are called to return a portion to Him and His Church in thanksgiving. Our Stewardship commitment is the tool by which the Church fulfills her ministry for us and for others. It enables our parishioners to give voice to their commitment each year. This commitment, both personal and financial, enables us to meet our obligations and to continue to nurture the growth and development of our church.
A pledge commitment is an important way to make the Christ and His church a priority in our lives and is a living symbol of our care for Christ’s church. The Armenian Church of St. Gregory could not run without its parishioners and those who have embraced this church as their home. With their continued support, we can sustain the vision of our church recognizing the importance of faith, family, and fellowship.
If you would like to make a stewardship offering, please send it to St. Gregory Armenian Church. If you have any questions or would like to discuss stewardship, please feel free to contact the Pastor or the church office by calling (914) 428-2595.
May God bless you and may you always know the richness of God’s love for us all.
Why should I pledge?
Spiritually, because stewardship concerns our relationship with God, it helps us understand that those things we call possessions are really ours in trust. It allows us the chance to let go of some of our earthly possessions and experience the joy that comes from sharing what we have been given and offering it back to God.
I’m not sure what to pledge so I just put money in the offering plate each Sunday. Isn’t that good enough?
It’s good, but, it could be better. Our weekly offering is not intended to replace our pledge. The church cannot be as flexible about its expenses. We need to budget and to plan. So, think about what you might normally put in the plate – or what you have normally put in the plate over the years – and write it down in the form of a pledge. It makes it easy, too, when it comes time to vote at Annual Meeting and we can easily show that you are a pledging member of the church.
How do I make a pledge?
You can make your Annual Appeal pledge by mailing a check.
Your Annual Appeal pledge will help sustain our parish and contribute toward its growth, thus ensuring that our children, grandchildren and family will always have a place of worship to call their home in the years ahead.
It takes a lot of resources to keep such a large, active parish going. In order to fulfill the ever-changing needs of our parishioners and community, it is vital that we secure the financial health of our church. It is impossible to make true progress and appropriate plans effectively meet the needs of our parishioners in the years to come while operating on unpredictable cash flow.