Church Council

The church council is responsible for overseeing the operation of the parish, in accordance with our by-laws.

Church council members of St Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney Texas. Aug 2009.

Financial Funds

                        General Fund

This is the general operating fund for our parish, covering all of our budgeted expenses (this includes things like utility bills and everything else necessary for our parish to operate). This money is disbursed as specified in the budget approved at the annual parish meeting each February, which includes contributions to each of the special funds below. All regular pledges and tithes should go into the general fund.

                        Special Funds

We also accept donations for the special funds listed below, in addition to regular pledges and tithes. Any donations earmarked for a special fund will ONLY be used for the specified purpose.

1. The
Building Fund. Supports the building and adornment of our new temple.

2. The Almsgiving Fund. Supports the parish's charitable work. Can be used to make donations to individuals and organizations or to finance parish charitable activities. This important fund enables us to reach out to the community as a parish, spreading the love of Christ to the world.

3. The
Prison Ministry Fund. Supports the parish's prison ministry. Currently, this important ministry is funded by a $2000 annual allocation in the general budget.

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St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas