Saint Nicholas is a full stewarship parish that requires no minimum pledge in order to be a member. Our annual Stewarship Pledge Drive occurs in the fall. Members may complete a Stewardship Pledge Card at any time.
Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. A primary goal of Stewardship is to promote spiritual growth and strengthen faith. Becoming a Steward begins when we believe in God, to whom we give our love, loyalty and trust and act on those beliefs. As Stewards, we affirm that every aspect of our lives comes as a gift from Him. Stewardship calls on the faithful to cheerfully offer back to God a portion of the gifts with which they have been blessed.What is Stewardship?
An Orthodox Christian Steward is an active participant in the life of the Church. The parish encourages all who accept the Orthodox Faith to become practicing Stewards. Each year the Steward is expected to carefully review his or her personal circumstances and make a commitment of time, talent, and treasure to support the Parish and her Ministries, which in turn support the National Ministries of our Archdiocese, Metropolises, and institutions.
What does the Bible Say?
The Old Testament has given us a guideline from long ago whereby God’s people had the opportunity to participate in the sacramentality of life by offering back a portion of what God had given to them. As such, tithing is more than just an act of obedience. It is an act of worship.
One area which clearly comes under this sacramental perspective is our substance, our wealth and possessions. God not only provides us with the financial means necessary for our existence (Matthew 6:24-34), He also expects us to use these means wisely and compassionately in the advancement of His Kingdom (1 John 3:17). Thus, giving and receiving have a direct and immediate impact upon our relationship with our Creator.
Is my Stewardship Confidential?
Yes, your stewardship commitment is kept in confidence.
What if I make a commitment and my circumstances change?
We understand if circumstances change. You can make changes by calling the church office at 422-5600. Your stewardship commitment is not a contract but a commitment between You and God.
Is my commitment that important?
Yes, your stewardship allows the church to grow for his Glory. Each of us as Orthodox Christians is called by God to share in the ministry of the Church. Conscientious giving of our time, talents and treasures through faithful stewardship is our means of following the teaching of Christ to love one another and of supporting our parish, archdiocesan ministries, and international missionary and charitable activities.