"Every congregation has a stewardship ‘strategy.’ Unfortunately, in many churches, the strategy is to pass the offering plate and hope that people will give."
"Sharing money through our offering relates to our faith life in at least three ways… It is also an act of radical trust. We trust that we will have enough when we share generously with others, and we trust that what we give will be spent with accountability. Finally, through our offerings, we work with others to bring about God’s justice in the world."
"Unless congregations approach stewardship through a faith-based strategy, they may find themselves in a financial difficulty."
(Taken from an article called "Taking Stock of Stewardship" p. 24-25 in Exchange from Spring 2003)
Regular offerings throughout the year are important for the continuing running of the church. There are always salaries and bills to pay year-round.
There are a few ways to make your offering:
Post-dated cheques can also be given ahead of time to cover any time period. Please include a note explaining where the funds from each cheque is/are to be put in which account(s).
If you would like to make a special donation to Trinity United Church you can do that by giving a cheque or you can do it by using Canada Helps. CanadaHelps is a registered charity that they state "is on a mission to make giving simple". You click on the following link and follow the instructions. There is a small 3.9% service fee that you can pay, if you wish, which would not take away from your donation. The funds are immediately put in the church’s bank account and you get your on-line receipt right away. Because of the large number of Trinity United Churches across Canada be sure to pick the one with the 67 Trinity Way, Timberlea, NS address.
All offerings and donations are very much appreciated and will be acknowledged, either at year-end in the case of offerings or right away in the case of donations. If you require further information please contact the Treasurer by leaving a message at the church. Thank you.
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