Giving - Stewardship

“A rich man is not one who has much but one who gives much. For what he gives away remains his forever."   St. John Chrysostom

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is supported entirely by the generous giving of our regular attenders and members.
Thank you for your faithfulness and support. Everything we do is a direct result of your generosity - and your sharing of your time, talents, and treasures.

Click here to make a One Time Donation to Holy Apostles from PayPal or from a credit card: 


Outside of our weekend gatherings, there are multiple ways for you to give to Holy Apostles. Each method allows for God’s work to be done as you are faithful to his calling to give back. 

AUTOMATED PAYMENTS – This can be done in three convenient ways, which 
are easy and effective to automate your giving. Once your one time or automatic recurring donation is set up, you may update or change your giving at any time by simply logging in securely online through the source you are donating through.


1. Through your bank or credit union's Bill Pay service (100% of your donation goes to the church this way!)
2. Via eGive (20 Cents per donation is charged to the church = 20 cents on a $100 donation) - Click the eGive Button below
3. Via PayPal or any Credit Card (The church is charged 30 Cents + 2.2% of each transaction = $2.50 on a $100 donation) - Our quick subscribe setup is available under the PayPal logo below. (You Don't have to have a PayPal account to use this option, fyi.)


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How many times would you like your donation to recur? (including this payment)
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STEWARDSHIP COMMITMENT FORM:

***Fill out the white box below to fill out your confidential 2014 Directory & Stewardship Commitment Card. There, you can make your Giving Pledge, to support the ministries of Holy Apostles.

***Regardless of the monetary amount you commit to, having a Stewardship Form on file at Holy Apostles makes you a formal member - and allows parishioners to vote in our annual General Assembly.

Thank you for your support! Your gifts are vital to the sustenance of our church, and we are very grateful for them.

†  Financial Giving:

There are several benefits to financial giving via recurring donation online for both you and our church: Some of them are: 

1. Faithfully Honoring God – When you sign up to donate online, you are deciding in advance to  faithfully give financially. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are faithfully given back to God. 

2. Simplicity – You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip. Security – We utilize an encrypted secure website for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen. 

3. Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the service, knowing that you have already given your offering. 

4. Helping Holy Apostles – Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier. 
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STOCKS/BONDS/SECURITIES – Appreciated Marketable Securities are a great way to maximize your giving, because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value.
For more information on giving stocks/bonds/securities e-mail holyapostles@comcast.net

MAIL IN ENVELOPE – The giving envelope available on the candle stand in the back of the church is self addressed, so you can simply seal, apply postage and send! Many who find this method convenient, keep a supply of envelopes at home to make it easy. Email holyapostles@comcast.net to request additional giving envelopes. 

You can mail a check payable to Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church at:
19421 Ashworth Ave. North Shoreline, WA 98133

***A Note About Credit Cards:

While we allow the use of credit cards for tithes and offerings, we still encourage the use of traditional payment services for two primary reasons: 

1. Although many pay off their credit cards each month, many also do not. We do not want to encourage someone to go into debt and pay interest on gifts given to the church. 

2. With Bill Pay services, traditional checks and cash, your entire gift goes to the church. When using PayPal or auto-pay via credit card, as much as 3% of your gift can go to the credit card company. 

***Online Giving Privacy Policies:

Your information is held securely by One system and only Linda Smith has access to specific information about your donations and history. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact Linda Smith at holyapostles@comcast.net.