What gifts do you have to offer?
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.
Hope Lutheran Church
2174 Departure Bay Road
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Form is attached at the bottom of this email.
4. Interac e-Transfer using online banking
a. If you use online banking, log into your account
b. Add Hope Lutheran Church as a recipient using our email address:
c. Enter the desired amount and click send.
d. You will be asked to set a security question and specify an answer. Please then email our Treasurer at email@example.com 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:
If you need assistance with any of these options or have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Gerry Owen.
Stewardship is about participation because participation means giving of oneself You are invited to participate in any way that feels right for you. Here are some possibilities within our church operation:
We are in need of additional members. We have 4 Host Teams with 8-10 people on each team. They are called on sporadically to help with setting up, serving and cleaning up for memorial services, pot lucks or other events. Every team has a strong comradery and working together has developed solid connections between the members.
Please contact Linda Harvey @ 250-751-1435 if you are interested in joining the fun!
2020 OFFERING ENVELOPES
The 2020 offering envelopes have been put in your mailboxes in the narthex. Please pick them up. If you do not have numbered envelopes and would like some, please contact Joan Nolting.
Look for the 2020 FLOWER CHART hanging on the kitchen door now that the New Year has arrived! Add your name to your chosen date and indicate if it is to commemorate a special occasion or is in remembrance of a loved one.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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. See the council chairperson or our Pastor for opportunities to put service into action!
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 or the Pastor.
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.
Pre-Authorized Remittances [PAR]
Resources for Congregations:
Effective March 1, 2010, the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) Rule H1, which governs pre-authorized payments in Canada, has changed. It now includes these seven mandatory elements:
Sign-up Date and Signature
Authorization to Debit Specific Account
Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) Category (individual or business)
Debit Amount and Start Date
Important PAR forms:
This is a new pre-authorization form to be completed by all new donors and for new banking changes, starting March 1, 2010. EXISTING DONORS DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM unless changing banking information. THIS IS AN ACTIVE FORM AND CAN BE FILLED OUT ONLINE AND THEN PRINTED.
This is for treasurers to fill in when a donor requests to cancel PAR. This form is for local churches to keep, ensuring written agreement between the local church and donors. Please DO NOT send it to the PAR national office of The United Church of Canada.