At Holy Ghost Church, we’re committed not only to supporting our own parish, but also to supporting the wider Church and our local community.
Last year, we gave 1% of our operations budget to the three seminaries of the Orthodox Church in America: St. Vladimir’s, St. Tikhon’s, and St. Herman’s. Additionally we gave 2% of our operations budget to the poor: Habitat for Humanity, Bridgeport Rescue Mission, and to the Orthodox Christian Mission Center in support of “Juana” a Mayan woman studying to become a medical doctor in her homeland of Guatemala, where there is a dearth of medical clinics and health care.
We also have our ongoing program to feed the poor and homeless under John Street Bridge, and we’ll be sponsoring a free health care screening Saturday, October 15th, and a neighborhood Christmas Concert in December.
Most often our giving comes right out of our pockets and pocketbooks, but we also give through fundraisers throughout the year: our “Talent Project” and our “Annual Picnic,” for example.
This year, we’re adding a special fundraiser coordinated by three avid links lovers: Bridget, Patrick, and yours truly.
On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, we’ll be putting on the 1st Annual Golf Tournament for Holy Ghost Church at the Connecticut Golf Club in Easton. Registration and Continental Breakfast are at 8 am, Tournament Play begins 9:30 am, and lunch concludes the day at 1:30 pm. The fee is $225 per golfer, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, meals and refreshments, and gratuity.
Would you like to help out? There are 4 ways to do so (make checks payable to Holy Ghost Church):
- Register to golf: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203.290.4023.
- Act as a sponsor or ask a friend or business you frequent to act as a sponsor: view/print sponsorship categories: hgroc_golf_tournament_sponsors and email email@example.com or call 917.597.3920.
- Donate to the tournament, either $20 for a friend listing in the ad book or $50 for a half-page ad: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917.597.3920.
- Download the flier: hgroc-golf-tournament-flier and post it on your social media sites or in the businesses you frequent:
Whether you’re a duffer or master of the “A Game,” I hope to see you there! Remember…you’ll be having fun for a good cause.
We’ve learned that the more we give, the better we feel. And the more we give, it seems, the more healthy our own budget becomes! Truly the words of our Lord Jesus Christ can be applied to our parish:
“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38)
Your Pastor, Fr. Steven