2148 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Donations

Thank you for prayer­ful­ly con­sid­er­ing your con­tri­bu­tion to Most Holy Theotokos Church. As a new grow­ing parish with a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of new­er immi­grants and younger fam­i­lies, it can be chal­leng­ing to meet our dai­ly needs while also bud­get­ing for future growth. We have pro­vid­ed this online giv­ing fea­ture as a con­ve­nient way to allow you to sup­port this min­istry with your offerings.

After care­ful­ly decid­ing how much you are will­ing to donate and what time incre­ments are best for you, please com­plete the Stew­ard­ship Pledge Form.

After you sub­mit­ted your Stew­ard­ship Pledge form, dona­tions may be made in a vari­ety of ways:

  1. Place your check in the dona­tion bas­ket dur­ing Litur­gy. Be sure to indi­cate on the check that it is your stew­ard­ship contribution.
  2. Mail a check on a reg­u­lar basis to the church (mail­ing address is below). If need­ed, we can sup­ply mail­ing labels for you.
  3. Make your dona­tion online via PayPal.

We great­ly appre­ci­ate your finan­cial gifts to The Most Holy Theotokos Church. Tax receipts will be issued for all eli­gi­ble donations.

Dona­tions may also be sent direct­ly to:
Most Holy Theotokos Church
2148 Michel­son Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612

As a Mis­sion­ary Parish with God’s and your help, we are plan­ning to build a church build­ing and oth­er need­ed facil­i­ties. Here is a list of Com­mem­o­ra­tive Oppor­tu­ni­ties for The Most Holy Theotokos Ser­bian Ortho­dox Church.

  • Land
  • Church Build­ing
  • Fel­low­ship Hall
  • School Build­ing
  • Admin­is­tra­tive Building

All dona­tions are tax deductible and will be in a restrict­ed account until the project is paid for and com­plet­ed. Please con­tact Fr. Blasko if you are inter­est­ed in donat­ing towards one of these projects.

At each Litur­gy, stew­ards, donors and those who con­tributed to the build­ing of the Church are com­mem­o­rat­ed. In build­ing church­es here on earth, we cre­ate for our­selves eter­nal habi­ta­tions in heav­en. Decades will pass. Our bod­ies will decay. Per­haps our very bones will turn to dust, but our souls will live eter­nal­ly. Hap­py will he be, who pre­pared for his soul a dwelling in the heav­en­ly man­sions. Even if the church­es which were built should fall to ruin, the names of those who con­tributed to their con­struc­tion will be writ­ten God’s eter­nal books, and the prayers which arose from with­in those church­es will be heard.” — St John Max­i­movitch, Won­der­work­er of Shang­hai and San Francisco.

Stewardship

Stew­ard­ship is the man­ag­ing and car­ing for the prop­er­ty and affairs of anoth­er. Since every­thing we have is on loan to us from God, we are called upon, as ser­vants of God, to be wise and faith­ful stew­ards of all that we have. Our entire life is a gift from God! He asks that we offer back to Him in grate­ful appre­ci­a­tion the first por­tion of that with which we have been gift­ed, in the form of time, tal­ent and money.

Financial

Finan­cial Com­mit­ment Campaign

Each year the Stew­ard­ship Min­istry of our parish requests parish­ioners to make a finan­cial pledge to the parish by com­plet­ing a com­mit­ment card. Your finan­cial com­mit­ment enables the parish coun­cil to plan and bud­get for the parish’s expens­es and pro­grams for the upcom­ing year. The amount you give back to God is entire­ly your choice. As a parish com­mu­ni­ty, we rec­om­mend and encour­age a per­son­al com­mit­ment of some per­cent of your mon­e­tary net income. How­ev­er, what­ev­er you decide to give, let it be a first por­tion per­cent­age gift that is your expres­sion of thanks­giv­ing to Him Who has cre­at­ed us, bless­es us with the mate­r­i­al needs required for our sus­te­nance, and con­tin­ues to love us beyond mea­sure. Please see Father Blasko or any Board mem­ber for fur­ther information.

The amount you offer is nev­er pub­lished though a per­son­al report of your offer­ings for tax pur­pos­es is sent to you annu­al­ly at the end of each cal­en­dar year.

Endow­ment Fund

Our parish would like to estab­lishe an Endow­ment Fund. The Endow­ment Fund func­tions as an expan­sion fund for the parish. With the prin­ci­ple in the fund always remain­ing untouched, as the fund grows it is antic­i­pat­ed that part of the annu­al inter­est will even­tu­al­ly be added to our oper­at­ing bud­get. For more infor­ma­tion or to make a gift or bequest for the Endow­ment Fund, please see Father Blasko.

Wills and Bequests

Please con­sid­er leav­ing a gift to Most Holy Theotokos Church when you make your estate plan. A planned gift is a won­der­ful way to leave a lega­cy and often offers great tax ben­e­fits. Through this ser­vice, you can remem­ber the church in your will giv­ing back to God some of what He has blessed you with dur­ing your life­time. Please see Father Blasko for more spe­cif­ic information.

Time and Talent

At the Most Holy Theotokos Church, we strive not only to sup­port our parish finan­cial­ly but to sup­port it with our time and tal­ent as well. It is our wish and goal to have each parish­ioner pledge three per­cent of our time per week (2 hours) in sup­port of our church pro­grams and activ­i­ties. Only through actu­al involve­ment can we bare wit­ness to our com­mit­ment to serve God and to serve our neigh­bor as Christ loves and serves us. We ask each parish­ioner to accept this chal­lenge and offer their God-giv­en gifts of time and tal­ent back to God in order that we as a parish may ful­fill our mis­sion of spread­ing His Word.

The Stew­ard­ship Min­istry of our parish will con­duct and main­tain the records of the Time and Tal­ent Sur­vey of all parish­ioners. The pur­pose of the sur­vey is to seek the involve­ment of each parish­ioner as a part­ner in min­istry in at least one of our sev­er­al parish min­istries, as iden­ti­fied in the Parish Hand­book. Each min­istry has cer­tain areas of respon­si­bil­i­ty that, togeth­er with all oth­er min­istries, make up our entire parish life. By com­plet­ing the sur­vey, you will enable us to match your tal­ents to a need with­in our parish. Ulti­mate­ly, your involve­ment will add val­ue to your life, as well as strength­en the life of our parish community.

Make A Monthly Donation

Select the amount you would like to donate on a monthly basis and click the Donate button. You will then be taken to the Paypal website.

Make A One Time Donation

After you click Donate button, you will be taken to the PayPal website where you will enter your desired amount.