2148 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Stewardship

Dear Broth­ers and Sisters:

Greet­ings in the Lord!

We are pleased to invite you to become Stew­ards of The Nativ­i­ty of the Most Holy Theotokos Ser­bian Ortho­dox Parish. As faith­ful Stew­ards of God’s cre­ation, we need to be remind­ed of our con­tin­u­al com­mit­ment to Jesus Christ and His Holy Church. Our com­mit­ment of Time, Tal­ents and Trea­sures is just a small sign of appre­ci­a­tion to our Lord who bless­es us dai­ly with His Divine gifts. We are the cus­to­di­ans of all things which God cre­at­ed. May your com­mit­ment to The Nativ­i­ty of the Most Holy Theotokos Ser­bian Ortho­dox Parish be made will­ing­ly, lov­ing­ly and prayer­ful­ly as we embark on a spir­i­tu­al jour­ney togeth­er in the upcom­ing year.

Locat­ed here on our web­site, you will find a Stew­ard­ship Pledge Form, a Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions, and infor­ma­tion explain­ing how you can make your Stew­ard­ship contributions.

It is very impor­tant that we com­plete a Stew­ard­ship Pledge form every year. This will help us cre­ate our year­ly bud­get more eas­i­ly and effec­tive­ly. Addi­tion­al­ly, it will assist us in cre­at­ing a data­base of all vol­un­teers who com­mit to their Ortho­dox Stew­ard­ship through Time and Talents.

Our goal is to enroll at least 100 Stew­ards which will ensure that our church will con­tin­ue its mission.

The most impor­tant fac­tor in a suc­cess­ful Stew­ard­ship pro­gram is that all of us par­tic­i­pate. Every­one should ask them­selves, “If I do not, who will?” Even the small­est dona­tion on a reg­u­lar basis will become large when every­body con­tributes. Let us do what we can.

Chris­t­ian Stew­ard­ship is our response of grat­i­tude and thanks­giv­ing to God’s lim­it­less bless­ings and bound­less love by offer­ing Him through His Church our time, tal­ents and trea­sure in pro­por­tion to what we have been given.

On behalf Fr. Blasko, Aleks Zlat­ic and Parish Council

Yours in Christ,
John Vukaso­vich, Sre­ward­ship Chairman

Mechanics of making a contribution

Which finan­cial con­tri­bu­tions are con­sid­ered to be a part of my Stew­ard­ship Commitment?
A Stew­ard­ship dona­tion is one where the con­trib­u­tor does not receive a tan­gi­ble prod­uct (can­dles, lunch, event tick­ets, etc.) in return for their con­tri­bu­tion. Exam­ples of Stew­ard­ship dona­tions are week­ly, month­ly, quar­ter­ly, or annu­al Stew­ard­ship offer­ings, dona­tions in the bas­ket on Sun­days, dona­tions for Church hol­i­days and
spe­cial occa­sions, etc.

Stew­ard­ship dona­tions are extreme­ly impor­tant to our Parish. They are used to pay for the day-to-day oper­a­tions of our Church and to plan Future of our Parish.

How do I make donations toward my Stewardship Commitment?

You can choose to make your Stew­ard­ship dona­tions week­ly, month­ly, quar­ter­ly, or annually.
The first step is to sub­mit an Online Stew­ard­ship Pledge Form or by down­load­ing a PDF ver­sion and fill­ing it out. A paper copy of the form is also avail­able on the can­dle stand in the narthex of our church.

You may choose from the fol­low­ing meth­ods for mak­ing your contributions:

Contributing in church or by mail

Envelopes for mak­ing con­tri­bu­tions are avail­able on the can­dle stand in the narthex of our Church. Write “Stew­ard­ship dona­tion” and your name on the enve­lope. You may mail your con­tri­bu­tions to:

Nativ­i­ty of the Most Holy Theotokos Ser­bian Ortho­dox Parish
2148 Michel­son Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Or, you may place your envelopes in the bas­ket dur­ing the Divine Litur­gy on Sun­days. If you choose this form of mak­ing con­tri­bu­tions and would like more envelopes, ask Fr. Blasko or any­one on the Parish Coun­cil and they will pro­vide them for you.

PayPal

It may be more con­ve­nient for you to use Pay­Pal to con­tribute. Just go to our Dona­tions page and make your donation.

Online Banking

Anoth­er option is to use your Bank’s online bill pay­ing ser­vice for con­tri­bu­tions. You can eas­i­ly set up reg­u­lar auto­mat­ic con­tri­bu­tions from your account. Be sure to include our Church address when set­ting up your account. When you make a pay­ment to The Nativ­i­ty of the Most Holy Theotokos online, your bank will write a check, cred­it it to your account, and send it to our Church. In most cas­es, there are no fees for this ser­vice. We will iden­ti­fy your check by your name and post it toward your Stew­ard­ship Commitment.

What­ev­er method you choose for mak­ing dona­tions, be sure to iden­ti­fy your­self so that it can be cred­it­ed it towards your Stew­ard­ship Commitment.