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We are called as individuals and as congregations and communities into God’s mission. We participate by giving the gifts that God has entrusted to us. These gifts are everything that we have: our time, our talents and skills, and our treasure or physical resources. Christian stewardship includes all aspects of our lives. It is about our personal, work, and family life. It is about the good management of donations, including those made to our church. It is about our congregational and denominational life, which flows from our individual and collective desire to be part of God’s mission for the world. Being stewards and encouraging all aspects of Christian stewardship is a ministry and formation process that requires support, education, and spiritual practice over time.
Thank you for your financial gift to
St. Andrew's United Church
Here are 8 easy ways you can give:
(1) Online Donation
If you would like to make an online donation right now, please use this link to our page on CanadaHelps.
If you would like to give by e-transfer, go on-line and open your home banking page, select e-transfer and send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may set up your transfer with the question: What are these funds for? The answer/password would be: Givings. In the “message space”, please list your contact information and if you want your donation allocated for something other than “General Operations”, i.e. Join the Journey, in memory of, Mission and Outreach, etc.
(3) Pre-authorized Remittance
Using one of our "easy giving" options with pre-authorized remittance (PAR) bank debit or credit card payment helps the church plan its annual budget and allows you to contribute to our good work in an easy, ongoing way.
100% of your donation goes directly to St. Andrew's United Church.
You can annually select the gift that fits your budget, "set it and forget it."
Your gift counts even on Sundays you are away.
More details are available in this handy document: Giving By PAR
If you would like to give by cheque, please make your cheque payable to St. Andrew’s United Church. You can drop your cheque off in the offering basket on your way into worship, or stop by the office during business hours and give it to either the Secretary or Treasurer. Alternatively, you can mail the cheque to St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William Street South, Chatham, ON N7M 4S5.
If you would prefer to give using cash, we would ask that you put it in your offering envelope, if you have them, or put them in a sealed envelope with your name and address on the outside of the envelope. This will ensure that you receive a tax receipt for your contributions during the year. The envelope can be placed in the offering basket on your way into worship any Sunday, or you can stop by the office during business hours and give it to either the Secretary or Treasurer. Please do not mail cash to the church office.
(6) Appreciated Securities
Donating Securities directly is a convenient way to share your financial resources without taking a hit via capital gains tax, and you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full market value of the donated securities. Please see more information here: Appreciated Securities
(7) A Gift of Insurance
You can make a gift of any type of product - life insurance, annuities, segregated funds, RRSPs/RRIFs, GICs or cash savings accounts by naming St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham as the beneficiary. Gifts of life insurance can result in a much larger gift than the total amount you pay in premiums. Learn more here: Leave a Lasting Gift of Insurance
(8) Planned Giving
A long-lasting way to leave a positive impact in the community is by leaving a charitable gift in your Will. When you make a charitable gift through your will, your estate receives a tax receipt which can reduce or eliminate the taxes your estate has to pay in the year of your death and for the prior year. Details can be found here: Making a Gift in your Will