St. Athanasius Family,
Over the last several years, serving as your fundraising committee chair, I have been humbled by your generosity. Our parish hall, complete with warming kitchen and a beautiful patio for fellowship every Sunday, are living monuments to your sacrificial giving. The recently established Temple Fund is further evidence to your commitment to establish the Church in our community where we will worship for generations to come. Thank you.
In parallel to our efforts to build a Temple to his glory, I am pleased to share a new initiative that has recently received the blessing of Fr. Symeon and the Parish Council: a legacy giving program. This type of program is a structured way to encourage all members of the parish to remember St. Athanasius Orthodox Church in their will or estate plan. A legacy gift represents the highest order of philanthropy, and at the same time is one of the easiest to put into effect. We are excited for this opportunity, and see this as the next faithful step on the path we have been walking for decades.
The Church for all of us is our ark. It is where we meet our Lord, worship Him, and give thanks to Him. It is a safe haven in a tumultuous world. What a blessing it would be to continue our offerings for the Kingdom of God even after our passing. I invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity to help establish the Church here until the age to come.
If you are open to hearing how you might participate in this legacy giving program, please reach out to me or to Dn. Scott Jacobs.
God is with us.
Scott Speier, MD
Chair, Fundraising Committee