- Mar 13, 2009
- Reaction score
- South Carolina
- Orthodox Christian
- Diocese of the South (OCA)
We do almost the same thing. IOCC is a special Great Lent collection; we support our Youth Group's service projects in the community; all of our "profits" from our annual festival goes to local charity; and we have an account for the rector to use to help folks who knocking at the door.DeniseDenise said:Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:I will be bold and state that I find two things to be abhorrent: (a) the idea of dues or assessments and (b) passing the plate during the Liturgy.DeniseDenise said:'we hear you got a big raise this year, Denise.......so your pledge is now 5% higher'
yea....that would be comedy
where as a 'Your membership dues are being raised 5% (whether or not you can afford that'
*nods* not disagreeing...
just saying the idea that people perhaps not tithe brings a mental picture of someone knowing how much i make.....to mind.
I belong to a pledge your proportional giving at the start of the year....parish. That facilitates the Treasurer making a budget that we can deal with. After the budget is approved then not another word is said about your pledge during DL or anywhere else.
There is however a once a month collection AFTER DL for Charity (sometimes its IOCC, sometimes its more local, etc.)