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THE JOY OF GENEROSITY

How to Give
 

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). At Hope Lutheran, we encourage a culture of giving. Every gift makes an incredible difference to our church, the people of Nanaimo and our work in the community. Give a gift to the community in need, a gift to our church of your time, your skill, your donation.

We are so grateful for your commitment and generosity.

Donation Box with Clothes
Helping Hands
Image by Christian Dubovan

 

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

 

 

 

 

What gifts of time and skill do you have to offer?  See us in ways you can be a blessing to this congregation, this community, this world. Get involved in a committee or project. See the council chairperson or our Pastor for opportunities to put service into action!

 

LEND A HELPING HAND

IN OUR WORSHIPING

 

 

Our church is a liturgical worshiping community.  There is need for members to read, prepare, greet or provide flowers for our service.  Do you have the capacity to help us?  See one of the council members, the Pastor or Intern.

 

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

 

 

This congregation and facility rely on the financial support of its members and friends.  Consider your financial support for allowing the work of this congregation to be sustained.  Consider giving on an automatic withdrawal from your bank to allow for a predictable budget to pay our bills throughout the year.

 

Methods of Financial Support to Keep Our Facility and Ministry Vibrant.

Currently, there are numerous ways for you to give and help us to maintain our church. A few options are outlined below:
1. Mail envelopes with your donation (preferably by cheque) to the church
As long as Canada Post is running, you can mail envelopes directly to the church office.
Mailing address:  
Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3V6
2. Drop envelopes with your donation (preferably by cheque) off at church
Envelopes can be placed through the normal mail slot at the front door of the church. These will be gathered regularly and your donation will be accounted for in the usual way. You will receive your charitable tax credit for all donations.
If you are mailing or delivering a cheque you might want to think about enclosing a series of post-dated cheques. We expect the current restrictions will last at least three to four months.
3. Sign up for Pre-Authorized Withdrawal (PAR)
A fillable PDF form is attached to this letter. You can fill the form on your computer and mail your signed application together with a void cheque to:

Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 3V6

 

Or you can scan the signed form together with both sides of your void cheque and email them to me, Hope Lutheran’s Treasurer, Gerry Owen at  gerry.owen@shaw.ca.  I will ensure that your PAR form gets to the administrator right away. You will receive a charitable donation receipt for your full donation.

The PAR Fillable PDF Forms are on the buttons below:

4. Interac e-Transfer using online banking

  • If you use online banking, log into your account

  • Add Hope Lutheran Church as a recipient using our email address: hope2174@shaw.ca.

  • Enter the desired amount and click send.

  • You will be asked to set a security question and specify an answer. Please then email our Treasurer at gerry.owen@shaw.ca to let him know the specified answer. He will then process the e-Transfer.

 

Again, you will receive a full charitable donation receipt for this donation. The following link provides further instructions on Interac e-Transfers:
https://www.interac.ca/en/consumers/products/interac-e-transfer/


If you need assistance with any of these options or have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Gerry Owen.

Use the form if you have made a purchase for an authorized expense.  Submit that form to the church office with a copy of your receipt.

Stewardship is wise and effective giving of time, talent and finances