Welcome to our Stewardship page. To make a Stewardship Pledge today, please view the 2016 Stewardship Form and return it to our Church office at your convenience. For more information about Stewardship Pledges, please read our Frequently Asked Questions below. Thank you for your contribution!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member of the parish?
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. Our Archdiocese requires each parish to identify parishioners in good standing. A voting member is over 18 years of age and turns in a signed 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.
Who makes a pledge?
The Stewardship Commitment is completed per individual or family and may include:
• A husband and wife with or without dependent(s).
• A single working adult over 18 years of age should make his or her own commitment.
• Family membership allows each Orthodox spouse voting privileges in parish matters.
Why must I commit to give a specific amount?
We need to compile pledge amounts to help us plan our budget for the year. Please keep in mind that your stewardship of money is kept in the strictest of confidence.
When is the stewardship pledge effective?
Pledges made for 2016 are effective from January through December of 2016.
What if I cannot fulfill my stewardship commitment?
During the course of a year, people’s circumstances change. Your stewardship is valued because it is made out of your love for God and His Church. If you feel you must change or adjust your pledge you may do so by informing our pastor, Father David Bissias, to maintain your good standing in the Church.