Membership and Support
Membership In The Church
A member 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 Sacraments on a regular basis and contribute to the best of their ability as directed by their conscience in support of the Church.
For perspective members, While everyone is invited to worship at St. John's, sacraments are reserved for those who are members of the Church, i.e. have been Baptized/Chrismated into the Orthodox Church. Classes and instruction on the Orthodox Church can be done at any time. Please contact Fr. David Cochran for more information or to begin the process of becoming a member of the Orthodox Faith.
How is the Church Supported?
St. John's is fully self-supporting and receives no supplemental funding from our Diocese. The entirety of the parish operating budget comes from membership dues, weekly offerings and fundraisers. 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, or by mail to St. John's Orthodox Church, 40 Beaver Dam Road, Stratford, CT 06614.
For more information on offering the Stewardship of your time, talent and treasures to our parish, please contact Fr. David Cochran at 203-385-1020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.