I want to bring to your attention an excellent article entitled, "On Consumerism in Church." It was written by Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov, who is the priest at the church of New Martyrs of Russia, in Mulino, Oregon (just outside Portland). Fr. Sergei writes very well! He has said clearly some things that need to be said and understood; and I hope you will take a moment and read the article referenced above.
The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the parish, our diocese, or of the Russian Orthodox Church.Any wisdom expressed here is a gift from God. The mistakes are mine!