Since the inception of St. George Orthodox Church of Prescott, over twenty years ago, we have felt God’s calling to serve those in need both within and beyond our immediate church family. We support those requiring assistance and those serving both locally and globally. To this end, we have dedicated 10% of our total annual stewardship pledges to fund charities that meet the criteria set out by our Priest and Church Board.
We encourage all parishioners to bring to our attention for consideration any charities that may fit the mission and criteria of our charitable outreach ministry.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me… as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”Matthew 25:35-36,40
St. George Food Basket Program
The Church and our Parishioners sponsor families within our immediate community and the quad city area for a holiday meal prepared by our local Fry’s grocery store.
St. Vincent DePaul Food Basket Program
St. George Orthodox church partners with The St. Vincent DePaul Food Basket program to feed families during the holiday season.
Hungry Kids Project
Our parish donates funds to help families identified within the Quad City Area through the local school system to send home a bag of groceries each week to families in need.
Our church distributes funds for local individuals/families in need due to unforeseen emergency expenses/circumstances.
Yavapai County Food Bank
This is the largest food bank in Yavapai County. They have been helping the families within our area since 1992. We donate funds to help with this much needed outreach for our community and the surrounding areas.
Coalition for Compassion & Justice
Trailer Program/ Second Chance Housing & Critical Needs Program
The Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) is a nonprofit poverty-relief center serving Yavapai County, Arizona.
Second Chance began in 2015 as CCJ became Compassionate Landlords to 11 units in a local trailer park. They continue this mission today, maintaining around 10 units, receiving donations of new units, and turning over ownership to responsible renters.
AGES is a ministry that strives to promote and uphold the tradition of the music ministry within the Liturgical life of the Orthodox Church Services. They use a digital platform to provide the most current and up to date texts and music that can educate Orthodox leaders in many languages.
The action of Open Doors ministry includes delivering Bibles, training materials, physical needs and other help to believers living in restricted countries worldwide. Open Doors’ calling especially includes the training of pastors and church leaders in evangelism, equipping them to effectively proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Missionary: Jennifer Rice
Jennifer currently serves with the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). She serves in Guatemala and we have supported her both financially and in prayer for the last few years.
Our church sponsors a teacher and sends teams of parishioners to help build homes and aid in the St. Innocent Orphanage in Mexico. Many of the homes that are built are completed in just four days. This ministry opportunity strives to:
“Build hope for boys without families and families without homes”
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
The mission and vision of the IOCC is to offer emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination in the spirit of Christ’s love. They strive to help others better their own lives and live with dignity and respect. They provide a means for the Orthodox community to come together and help others.