What is stewardship?

Orthodox Christian Stewardship is a way of life, which acknowledges accountability, reverence, and responsibility before God. A primary goal of stewardship at St. Nicholas is to promote spiritual growth and strengthen our 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. (Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America)

As a steward of St. Nicholas, your time, talent, and treasure enable St. Nicholas to fulfill its mission through divine services, programs and events, philanthropic activities, and other Christian ministries. By the grace of God and the generosity of our community, the operating budget of St. Nicholas is completely supported through the stewardship of our parishioners.

Thank you for your love and support of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

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“Stewardship is an opportunity to examine our priorities and values, to express our thankfulness, to give of ourselves, and to grow in grace. It allows us to participate in the work of God. Giving is not a substitute for commitment—it is an expression of our commitment.”
— Fr. Seraphim Majmudar

How to Become a St. Nicholas Steward

To become a steward of St. Nicholas, each household must fill out and submit a stewardship card on an annual basis. Stewardship cards enable us to keep a more accurate record of the number of members and projected support for budgeting and reporting purposes. For parishioners, a stewardship card enables you to participate in parish ministry organizations and vote on important parish matters at General Assembly meetings. 


How to Return Your Stewardship Card

By Mail

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Attn: Church Treasurer
1523 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

At Church

Stewardship cards may also be turned in at the Stewardship Table in the lower hall. Please place your completed stewardship card in the gray lock box. You are also welcome to hand deliver your completed card to Becky Themelis or any Parish Council member.

How to Fulfill Your Stewardship Commitment

Cash or Checks

Envelopes for remitting stewardship gifts are available at the candle table in the narthex. St. Nicholas stewards may use these envelopes to give a check or cash. Please place envelopes in the basket marked for stewardship gifts.  

Credit Card

You may also pay with a credit card in the church office. To do so, please see Christina Leinneweber, parish treasurer.

Online

Click the donate button in the upper righthand corner to give online. Recurring payments are an option.