Update 5/26/22: We have been approved for a loan from OCCIF! We hope to begin building our new temple in late summer, early fall 2022!
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.“
Gospel of Luke, Chapter 12
Make a Donation
Our online giving system allows you to:
√ Give online with a debit/credit card or your bank account
√ Set up or manage your giving on a recurring basis
√ See your giving history at Annunciation
Log in to our giving system using the email address you use to make donations (This will open a new window):
All donations are 100% tax deductible (regardless of your method of giving). You will receive a letter summarizing your donations after the close of the year.
To maximize the impact of your donation, and for the sake of transparency, here are our available giving methods and the associated fees that we pay for each of them:
Tithing & Stewardship
For those who attend a particular church regularly, tithes and consistent stewardship at that church is very important. It is one of the simplest ways that we can make an offering of ourselves directly to God through His Church and make enough room within ourselves to receive His blessing in return (Mal. 3:10–12).
How should I give?
We give to God of our first-fruits (before anything else) and with a cheerful disposition (2 Cor. 9:7), understanding that everything we have is a gift from God.
How much should I give?
100%! As Christians we commend “ourselves, each other, and all our lives to God”; this is possible as can be seen in the lives of the saints. However, the most common practice today is still the Old Testament standard of giving 10% of our income before bills or taxes (Lev. 27:30–34).
In addition to our tithe, almsgiving is an important part of the Christian life. Especially during fasting seasons, almsgiving coupled with prayer and fasting is at the heart of our spiritual practice.
It takes many hands and hearts for a church to function! While most areas require one to be a member in good standing, here are just a few of the ministries at Annunciation open to everyone:
- Homeless Outreach
If you are a member in good standing at Annunciation (or want to be), here are all our areas of ministry:
National and international volunteer opportunities are always available with charitable Orthodox organizations like these:
Opportunities to volunteer happen from time to time here at Annunciation as well. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when the occasions arise:
St James says, “You have not because you ask not”, so we are asking for these items if you have them and want to gift them, or if you would like to purchase them for the church.