Mailing: 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #380, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 | Services: 4949 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Through your love and generosity, we have been able to sustain the life and ministries of our church here in Orange County. The last two years have been especially challenging, yet our church continued to affirm the truth of Orthodoxy and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God has truly blessed us in many ways!
The greatest blessing came from Father Steven Tsichlis and the congregation of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church who opened their hearts and the doors of their church to us so we can continue serving regular Divine Liturgies and other services.
Now we must strive forward and establish a permanent home for our congregation. In spite of all challenges, we have been growing and in order to continue to grow and do all the ministries and programs for our community and community in general, we must have our own facility. This year the Parish Council is determined to purchase a commercial or an office building and remodel it to meet our needs. Providing a permanent place for our church is not just about getting bigger and better, it is about establishing a spiritual home for future generations of believers. Our Church welcomes all who are seeking salvation who have a sincere desire to follow the founder and head of our ancient Faith, our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. To accomplish this, we need to raise a minimum of 50% of the purchase price and have a steady stewardship fund that will make it possible to qualify for a loan.
I can truly say that the members of the board and I have considered several different options, and we strongly feel that purchasing an existing facility rather than renting one is the best option. Interest rates are increasing, and there is a growing number of buildings available, yet the prices in Orange County remain high. No doubt this is a multi-million-dollar project. We are counting on you and all the people of good will to demonstrate love of Christ’s church by renewing your stewardship or becoming a new steward and donating the building fund to your greatest ability.
Your tax-deductible donations can be given immediately, pledged, and given over a period of time, or pledged to be given at the time of purchase. Last year we raised about $120,000.00 for the building fund but this is far away from what we need. Please be assured we are asking only for what you are able to give. You can be assured that your money will be accepted with sincere gratitude and used with care.
We humbly rely on your prayerful and financial support to establish a permanent home for Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos Church in Orange County. Please complete the form below and send the amount either via the link provided or by mail: 24236 Olivera Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
May the blessings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all.
With gratitude, Fr. Blasko Paraklis