God calls us to be true stewards of all the gifts that we have been given.

One of the most important ways that we can ensure that we are doing what God needs of us is by making a pledge of financial support for St. Basil ministries.

How does my pledge make a difference?

By becoming a steward of St. Basil, your continued generous support is vital for the day-to-day operations of St. Basil along with the ministries of the church.

St. Basil 2019 Stewardship Contributions

Our church meets the financial needs of the day-to-day costs along with the ministries provided through the church by the annual stewardship pledges of the members of St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church. The goal of stewardship commitment is to cover 100% of the operating budget for the church. In 2020, stewardship provided 63% of the nearly $344,100 day-to-day costs of the church in the projected 2020 Budget. Stewardship donations averaged $1,377 per steward with 156 total stewards in 2020 (as of November 2, 2020).

  • $344.100 Operational Budget 2020
  • $209,653 Amount Pledged – 65% of operational budget
  • $183,529 Collected

One way of determining your commitment is to pledge a percentage of your yearly income to St. Basil. According to census.gov, the median household income for the city of Chicago (2013-2017) was $52,497.

Stewardship Giving Chart

Example of Monthly Pledge on $52,497
2%$87. 52 per month
3%$131.27 per month
4%$175.03 per month
5%$218.79 per month
6%$262.55 per month

2020 Stewardship Information

(October 2019) Would you like to donate towards 2019 Stewardship but feel it’s too late to pledge? No problem! Fill out your pledge for 2020 and then make a One Time Donation for 2019 to be a Steward of 2019

“If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honor, will accept the last even as the first; He gives rest unto him who comes at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who has wrought from the first hour.
And He shows mercy upon the last, and cares for the first; and to the one He gives, and upon the other He bestows gifts. And He both accepts the deeds, and welcomes the intention, and honors the acts and praises the offering. Wherefore, enter you all into the joy of your Lord; and receive your reward, both the first, and likewise the second.”  – from the Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom