Ways to support our parish and it's ministries
"He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver."
(2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
Parishioner Of The Church
A parishioner is someone who is an active participant in the spiritual life of the parish. This means they are striving to comply in their life with the teachings of the Holy Orthodox Faith, attend Liturgy regularly on Sundays and Holy Days, receive the Mysteries (Sacraments) on a regular basis and contribute to the best of their ability as directed by their conscience in support of the Church.
View Stewardship Blog from our Diocesan Website
Click Here for a link to various articles about Stewardship.
How is the Church Supported?
St. John's is fully self-supporting and receives no supplemental funding from our Diocese. We strive for the entirety of the parish operating budget to come from weekly offerings. Any fundraisers that we have go towards special projects or initiatives. As part of our parish stewardship initiative, all parishioners are encouraged to offer their time, talent and treasures in support of our parish.
Contributing To the Parish
Parishioners and friends of the parish may offer their support in the form of weekly donations in the offering basket, by clicking the 'donate' button above, or by mail to St. John's Orthodox Church, 2688 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
For more information on offering the stewardship of your time, talent and treasures to our parish, please contact us at 412-748-0148 or OrthodoxPittsburgh1932@gmail.com.
Concerning prayer in church, know that it is higher than prayers at home, for it is raised by a whole group of people, among which many are most pure prayers, offering to God from humble hearts, which He accepts as fragrant incense.
+ St. Macarius of Optina