Giving and Stewardship

Let everyone give according to what he determines in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver.
- 2 Corinthians 9:7

What is Stewardship?

Membership in the Orthodox Church begins at baptism (Chrismation for some) and continues throughout our life. We are united with Christ through the sacraments, or mysteries, of the Church and through our faithful offering of our entire selves to Jesus Christ. God asks us to give back a portion of what we receive from Him. Your Stewardship Commitment also allows us to maintain our sacred spaces, offer liturgical services, and provide educational ministries to deepen our understanding of the Orthodox faith.

Our Archdiocese requires each parish to distinguish between voting members and non-voting members. A voting member is over 18 years of age and turns in a Stewardship Commitment Card, committing a portion of time, talent, and treasure to the Church. The Archdiocese also requires the voting member to remain current through the year on their commitments. Keep in mind that true membership in the Body of Christ involves living according to His word and within His Church.

Follow the links to complete your Stewardship commitment online. If you prefer to have a Stewardship Commitment Card mailed to you, and fund your pledge by check or cash, please call the Church office for further assistance.

We’re looking forward to another healthy, spiritually prosperous year. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family in abundance.

I’ve Made a Stewardship Pledge. How Else Can I Give?

In addition to stewardship we have a few other specific areas of need in our parish.

In Lieu of Festival

Relying on fundraisers to fulfill these vital goals is not sustainable, and potentially detrimental to future viability. We have introduced an opportunity for parishioners to reflect their commitment to personally fund parish ministries by contributing towards the “In Lieu of Festival” fund and reduce our dependance on fundraisers.


Altar Keeper Fund

Donating to our Altar Keeper Fund allows us to purchase necessary altar supplies, and update liturgical vessels when needed. Examples of items we purchase are: oil for lamps, incense, charcoal, Communion wine, candles, altar coverings, and supplies for the altar.


Accessibility Project

This project intends to provide handicap accessibility to the church and its facilities by building a ramp for street level access to the church, and an ADA lift for access to the Narthex and Social Hall.

Leadership 100 has provided us with a grant, but we still need to raise additional funds to complete this project. Please consider contributing towards this project to allow our parish to realize its mission to make Orthodoxy accessible to all.