Saint Sophia Giving Opportunities
A rich person is not one who has much, but one who gives much, for what we give away remains ours forever.
–St. John Chrysostom
Whoever loves little, gives little. Whoever loves more, gives more. And those who love beyond measure, what do they give? They give themselves! –St. Porphyrios
Saint Sophia is very grateful for the generous gifts from many parishioners and friends who prefer to direct their gifts to a specific need of the parish. Sometimes donors have a particular area of interest they choose to support, such as building projects, special ministries, scholarships, iconography, kitchen equipment, etc. Others have offered people have graciously donated their specialized form of labor or expertise to the the church.
The mission of the Legacy Society is to build on the foundation of prior and current generations by ensuring the permanence and progress of Saint Sophia’s ministry for generations to come. Funds received from legacy gifts will be invested in Saint Sophia’s permanent Endowment Fund unless the donor chooses to direct their gift to another parish need.
Memorial gifts are a commonly given upon someone's passing. However, you are free make a gift in memory of a deceased loved one or friend at any time. Memorial gifts are a way to support the mission of Saint Sophia and to honor the fact that faith was an important part of the life of a beloved friend or family member.
May God grant your loved-one forgiveness of sins and eternal life, in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment, from where pain, sorrow, and sighing have fled away. Memory Eternal! Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη!