Melanie Kevorkian Brown, 2020 Stewardship Chair
“Everyone should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)
Stewardship is offering thanksgiving for the many blessings in our life. It is a commitment of our spirit and our commitment to God. We are called to offer back to our Lord all that we are and all that we have. Our commitments of time, talent and treasure reflect the gifts that we have and the gifts we can share. All that we have comes from God and we are called to return a portion to Him and His church in thanksgiving.
Stewardship is returning to God a portion of the gifts that He bestows upon us. We are called to do this as a testament of our faith and our support of God’s church as it does the Lord’s work in this world. Stewardship allows the church to be supported by its faithful rather than relying on unpredictable outside sources for our church’s security and future. That would be neither spiritually nor financially healthy.
The mission, ministries and activities of St. George are valuable to our parishioners and the life of our church. Realistically, the stronger we are financially, the stronger and more vibrant our spiritual programming and parish life will be. A pledge commitment is an important way to make Christ and His church a priority in our lives and is a li ving symbol of our care for Christ’s church.
Every gift in every form given to God is a blessed one and such generosity and gratitude is critical to one’s faith and to the church. Together, we can support St. George’s mission and can sustain and nurture our parish and our spiritual growth.
If you would like to make a stewardship offering, please send it to St. George Armenian Church, 22 White St., Hartford, CT 06004. If you have any questions or would like to discuss stewardship, please feel free to contact the Pastor or the church office by calling (860) 956-5647.
May God bless you and may you always know the richness of God’s love for us all.
Membership dues are $100 per year per paying member in household. Young Adults Age 18-30 are $50 per year. Dues-paying members of must be at least 18 years of age and pay the annual dues of $100 in order to be in good standing.
Only dues-paying members in good standing may vote at annual Parish Assembly Meetings or hold elective offices.
Each year the Parish Assembly is held in the month of February. By becoming a dues-paid member, you will have the privilege of participating and voting at the Parish Assembly. This also entitles you to be eligible to be an officer of the Church. Remember you can make a difference, and together we can preserve the Armenian faith and identity.
The annual membership fee is $100.00 per person. If you were a dues-paid member last year, the deadline for your annual dues is December 31st of this year or you will not be considered eligible to vote in the upcoming Parish Assembly as stated in the Amended By-Laws Article 6 of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese):
“Every member of the Parish, 18 years of age or over, shall pay to his (or her) Church an annual due, the amount of which shall be paid in full by December 31st of the current year……”
This deadline date applies to new and renewable memberships, however, a new member must also have registered and paid his/her dues at least six months prior to the Parish Assembly in order to be eligible to vote. Article 7 of the By-Laws of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) states:
“Members in good standing of a Parish Church, who are 18 years of age or over, may participate in the Assemblies of the same Parish and may vote, provided that at least six months have elapsed since they have registered and paid dues at the time of registration as members of the Parish. They may be eligible for office one year after becoming members, provided they have attained the age of 21.”
Thank you for registering as a dues-paid member and becoming a part of the St. George Armenian Church family.