2148 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Donations

Thank you for prayerfully considering your contribution to the 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 through 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 establish 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 the 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 bear 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.-->

Thank you for prayer­ful­ly con­sid­er­ing your con­tri­bu­tion to the 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 through 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 estab­lish 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 the 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 bear 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.

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Make A One Time Donation

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