OCA Stewards Equip Parishes to Do Ministry Work

Each parish of the Orthodox Church in America is the local flagship of the Body of Christ. This is where we do the work of ministry: singing praises to God, learning and growing in the knowledge of our Savior, equipping young Orthodox Christians to meet the latest challenges of our ever-changing world, serving the poor and the disabled in our local communities. , and implanting new missions to support the growing number of seekers and scholars of the Orthodox faith. All of these works are crucial to the continued life of the local church.

From now until Stewards Sunday November 20, 2022, and with the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, we ask every OCA member to participate in supporting this essential work. The annual campaign of Stewards of the Orthodox Church in America is crucial to the ongoing work of OCA departments and offices. By donating to OCA Stewards, you support the continued creation of educational materials, programs, videos, pamphlets, sheet music, and other resources by providing much-needed funding to various OCA ministries, such as:

All of this and more has one purpose: to support local OCA parishes, clergy and parishioners in their local ministries and work as the Body of Christ. Please consider supporting this crucial work that benefits parishes of the Orthodox Church in America by supporting OCA Stewards.

Each pastor is encouraged to encourage generous donations from the faithful to support OCA stewards through individual online giving at oca.org/stewards and by including stewards as a line item in the annual parish budget. Parishes may also choose to hold a special collection that day, and proceeds may be forwarded directly to the Orthodox Church in America.

God bless you for your support in prayer.

Jerry B. Hatch