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 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 distinguish between voting members and non-voting members. A voting member is over 18 years of age and offers 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 in current though the year on their commitments. True membership in the Body of Christ involves living according to His word and within His Church.
Why must I commit to give a specific amount?
Please know that your stewardship of money is confidential. The Parish council treasurer compiles anticipated giving from parishioners in order to plan the annual budget.
What if I cannot fulfill my stewardship commitment?
During the year, circumstances change. Your stewardship is valued because it is made out of love for God and His church. Please do not be concerned if you are unable to meet your stewardship commitment - we are glad you are part of our parish.
Please create a log in upon your first visit to become a member of this site.
When you join, you have the choice to create your stewardship pledge for 2022. Also you can light a candle or make a one-time memorial donation. Membership allows you to sign up for events, too!
If you are a returning member, please log in with your email address and password.
Christian Stewardship is ...
... learning how to be a responsible and concerned caretaker of Christ's Church. It means learning how to enjoy Church life and to be happy in Church work, for in Her dwells the fullness of the Spirit of God.
... our active commitment to use all our time, talent, and treasurer the benefit of humankind in grateful acknowledgment of Christ's redeeming love.
...caring for the needs of others.
... offering of one's self to God as He offered Himself to us.
...what a person does after saying, I believe ... as proof of that belief.
... devotion and service to God and His church as persons, as families, as diocese /metropolis, as national Church, and as Church universal.