Stewardship, Donations & Bookstore Items

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 (not even during 2020). The entirety of the parish operating budget comes from tithing, weekly offerings, donations, coffee hour, candle donations and fundraisers. As part of our parish stewardship initiative, all parishioners are encouraged to offer their 3 Ts: 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 personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, deodorant, etc. for school children), we also collect annually for I.O.C.C. (International Orthodox Christian Charities), our Diocese in Pennsylvania, the ACROD Seminary, ACROD Camp Nazareth, Sunday School, Altar Boy Retreats, our youth groups and other local community fundraisers for veterans, children, elderly and those with special needs. We occasionally take up a collection for St. Nektarios' monastery in Aegina, Greece as they have been generous with providing us Holy Oil from the lampada and an icon of the falling asleep of our patron saint.


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 online bill paying service (Zelle). There is usually no charge, and contributors can set up recurring donations with their bank.

To make a one-time or monthly donation, click this link:

One-time or Monthly PayPal Donation

Donation Link for Sunday School (click and please scroll to option)

Venmo Charity Donation Link

Zelle is also accepted via your bank, the code below must be scanned to pay. Our Parish Council President's or Treasurer's name may show up as they are on the parish account.

 

Bookstore items (icons from Legacy Icons, Uncut Mountain Supply, Holy Transfiguration Monastery and a few other places; books from St. Anthony's Monastery, Ancient Faith and other sources; prayer ropes; holy oil; jewelry & misc.) and our Apparel is sold through Amazon.com are also some of our fundraisers.

For more information on offering the Stewardship of your time, talent and treasures  to our parish, please see the church bulletin for further information.

As part of our in-house fundraising, we also have a bookstore where we have icons (and we can order specialty icons), books, jewelry, baseball caps and t-shirts (black or navy blue t-shirts). Come in and buy something to support our parish.

You can support the parish by ordering t-shirts here.

 

 

Our parish is exploring a fundraising effort by making custom designs of apparel on the Amazon website. This is a print-on-demand service from Amazon, so our parish has zero inventory and no duties dealing with shipping. Everything is handled by Amazon and the church will make money on each piece of apparel ranging from $2-$8. We try to keep the prices low and competitive as the apparel is also a way to introduce people to the Orthodox Church. Please consider buying and sharing the link to these apparel designs on your personal social media pages, it will help us unlock another level to add more designs to our brand. Mens, Womens, Youth, V-Neck, Raglan, Hoodies, Tank Tops, Sweatshirts, Zippered Sweatshirts, Pullovers, Long-sleeve and other designs available in a variety of colors and sizes. Some designs have print on the back. 

Other designs will follow, as long as purchases of the current selections increase, we can be allowed into other markets, more items and allowed more designs. Below are all our current parish designs. Future designs will be shown here, so you will know which ones our parish will get credited with your purchases. Please be aware that there are KNOCK OFFs on AMAZON.com, particularly of our newer designs "I'm Geek Orthodox", we did not produce any in Old English font, nor in the orange color of our white color fonts. You can tell knock offs as the prices are so low $13 t-shirts, which we only make $2 on at $17.99. The shirts that are knockoffs are substandard quality and Amazon is allowing anyone to willy-nilly use our parish name as a brand name for other sellers.

Destroying the Gates of Hades Since 33 AD Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Orthodoxy Faith of the Apostles Destroying the Gates of Hades Orthodoxy His is the Way
NICENE-Constantinopolitan Creed 325 & 381 AD T-Shirt
Striving w/Christ to Never Miss the Mark Don't Let Anything Deprive You of Hope

Nicene Creed It's What I Believe

Orthodox, but not Jewish. Evangelical, but not Protestant. Raglan Baseball Tee Orthodoxy His is the way Tall Cross version Tank Top
Orthodoxy His Is The Way Sweat

Orthodox, but not Jewish. Evangelical, but not Protestant. Raglan Baseball Tee

 Orthodoxy His Is The Way Tank

St. Patrick's Breastplate Prayer (partial Lorica) Zip Hoodie

White Golgotha Cross T-Shirt

The Trinity by St. Patrick of Ireland T-Shirt

St. Nicholas Knocking Out Heretics V-Neck T-Shirt

St. Ephrem the Syrian Lenten Prayer Pullover Hoodie

Daniel 3 Tank Top


Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! T-Shirt

Glory to God for all things St. John Chrysostom Tank Top

Confess Repent Theosis T-Shirt

 

Destroying the Gates of Hades Since 33 AD Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Orthodoxy Faith of the Apostles Destroying the Gates of Hades Orthodoxy His is the Way
NICENE-Constantinopolitan Creed 325 & 381 AD T-Shirt
Striving w/Christ to Never Miss the Mark Don't Let Anything Deprive You of Hope

Nicene Creed It's What I Believe

Orthodox, but not Jewish. Evangelical, but not Protestant. Raglan Baseball Tee Orthodoxy His is the way Tall Cross version Tank Top
Orthodoxy His Is The Way Sweat

Orthodox, but not Jewish. Evangelical, but not Protestant. Raglan Baseball Tee

 Orthodoxy His Is The Way Tank

St. Patrick's Breastplate Prayer (partial Lorica) Zip Hoodie

White Golgotha Cross T-Shirt

The Trinity by St. Patrick of Ireland T-Shirt

St. Nicholas Knocking Out Heretics V-Neck T-Shirt

St. Ephrem the Syrian Lenten Prayer Pullover Hoodie

Daniel 3 Tank Top


Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! T-Shirt

Glory to God for all things St. John Chrysostom Tank Top

Confess Repent Theosis T-Shirt

 

St. Nicholas SlapBoxing Champ Since 325 AD

 Christ Is Born, Glorify Him!

 Male Istanbul Constantinople again

Are You Saved?

I'm GEEK Orthodox

Rose are red, Violets are blue - St. Valentine Shirt

St. Nicholas Team Homoousion Undefeated Slap Boxing Champ T-Shirt

St. Valentine (alternate) Pullover Hoodie

Make Istanbul Constantinople ...again! Pullover Hoodie

Straight out of Catechism Pullover Hoodie

The Jesus Prayer Sweatshirt

 Thrice Dunked

 

 

 

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