Stewardship In The Church
A member of the parish is a steward of the parish. Someone who is a caretaker of the church and their faith. Someone who strives to be an active participant in the spiritual life of the parish: comply with the teachings of the Holy Orthodox Faith, attend Liturgy regularly on Sundays and Holy Days (or as often as possible), receive the Sacraments regularly and contribute to the best of their ability as directed by their conscience in support of the Church with time/talent/treasures. We function on the support of our stewards. We have those that are able to offer financial support, some offer their talents in addition to financial support as in repairing or working on upkeep of the parish.
How is the Church Supported?
St. Nectarios Parish is self-supporting and receives no supplemental funding from our Diocese nor government funding. The entirety of the parish operating budget comes from tithing, weekly offerings, donations, coffee hour and fundraisers. As part of our parish stewardship initiative, all parishioners are encouraged to offer their time, talent and treasures in support of our parish. Our parish is active in donating to the community with projects such as Polk County TASSEL in which we collect hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, deodorant, etc. for school children), we also collect annually for IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities), our Diocese in Pennsylvania, the ACROD Seminary, ACROD Camp Nazareth, and other local community fundraisers for veterans, children, elderly and special needs.
Contributing To the Parish
Parishioners and friends of the parish may offer their support in the form of weekly donations in the offering basket, or by mail to St Nectarios Church, 405 Marcum Road, Lakeland, FL 33809. Those who prefer to contribute "on-line" may do so through their bank's on-line bill paying service. There is usually no charge, and contributors can set up recurring donations.
To make a one-time or monthly donation, click this link:
For more information on offering the Stewardship of your time, talent and treasures to our parish, please see the church bulletin for further information.
5th Sunday of Matthew
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
5th Sunday of Matthew; Dormition of St. Anna, mother of the Theotokos; Olympias the Deaconess; Eupraxia & Julia the Righteous of Tabenna; Gregory Kallidis, Metropolitan of Heraclea; Memory of the Fifth Ecumenical Council in Constantinople (553)
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