God Loves a cheerful giver! 2 Corinthians 9:7
For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required. Luke 12:48
Advocates 1000 is a stewardship program formed at the May 2003 Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly, held at Saint Catherine parish in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The program is overseen by the Metropolis Council, with Ms. Elaine Cladis serving as the Advocates Coordinator.
Since 2003, Advocates 1000 stewards have contributed more than one million dollars to offset the routine operational costs of the Metropolis Center and the Chancery Office, as well as the costs for administering to our clergy and to our 50 parishes in 14 states. The costs of sacramental registries, retreats, internet and communications, office supplies, printing, postage, building utilities and maintenance are not covered by the annual percentage return of the yearly Metropolis Allocation from the Archdiocese. The the Archdiocese covers the salaries of the Metropolitan, the Chancellor, and the office staff, as well as the insurances for the Metropolis Center and the Metropolitan’s home.
As Advocates 1000 stewards grow in number, the ministry will assist with the initiatives that the 2015-2017 Metropolis Council has identified for the continued growth of our faithful throughout the Metropolis. These initiatives are intended to deliver new programs and ministries, improve communications that will inform and unify our laity, and better serve our youth. The initiatives include the following:
- Increase available clergy and financial resources to assist small and new parishes, as well as established parishes with interim needs;
- expand Metropolis staff and staff resources;
- expand Metropolis communications;
- expand Metropolis ministries and support for parish ministries;
- assist with new parish development;
- establish perpetual care for the Metropolis Center.
Individuals, couples, church organizations, and parishes are encouraged to become Stewards of Advocates 1000 by contributing $1,000 or more yearly to this vital Metropolis Fund. The full-color brochure provides additional information and a pledge form. Donations can be made by check or credit card, and can be contributed monthly, quarterly, or in full. Credit card information will remain on file from year to year, unless the contributor informs us in writing to opt out of the Advocates 1000 program.
Become an Advocates Steward today! We appreciate your support!
Advocates 1000 Coordinator: Elaine Cladis
Advocates contributions can be sent to the address below.
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver
4550 East Alameda Avenue
Denver, CO 80246-1208