On Sunday, June 26th, after the Divine Liturgy (1:00 pm) we will have a fundraising at the French Corner Restaurant. This is a very important event for our community. Please join us and bring a friend.
This is what the Scripture teaches us in regard to giving to the Church:
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not out of regret or compulsion. For God loves a cheerful giver.
“Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.
“You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings.
1 Chronicles 29:9
Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD with a whole heart, and King David also rejoiced greatly.
1 Chronicles 29:17
“Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered.
…if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.