Education, Engagement, Stewardship
The Mother Maria of Paris Charitable Ministry will advance ministry work being done by Orthodox Christians within the boundaries of the Diocese of the Midwest – Orthodox Church in America. Through fund raising, gifts-in-kind, and volunteerism, we support organizations and ministries that provide for the basic needs of the poor, needy, and under-served in Midwest America. Ultimately, this ministry seeks to cultivate a greater sense of stewardship in the diocese by building relationships between parishes, nonprofits, and individuals.
The Mother Maria of Paris Charitable Ministry will wisely steward the many talents, gifts, and resources of the Diocese of the Midwest in service to our neighbors and parishioners; we will accomplish this through education, engagement, and strategic fundraising. We will approach fundraising in a holistic manner, emphasizing 1) the importance of building relationships, 2) service work and sacrificial giving as spiritual disciplines, and 3) above all, serving Christ in our neighbor.