A MESSAGE FROM THE FINANCE TEAM – SEPTEMBER 2022
Refreshed after a sunny and restful summer, we are excited to gather again for a new church year. Refreshed also is our vision for Pacific Spirit United Church, a vision that articulates our aspirations as a community of faith and good neighbour, that will shape our ministry over the next few years. We have been changed by the pandemic – from how we engage as a community, to the changing needs around us, to shifting demographics – presenting both challenges and opportunities for innovative and responsive ministry.
Your financial support and participation in the life of Pacific Spirit, balanced with careful stewarding of our legacy funds, are at the core of a healthy, resilient and impactful community of faith. We are grateful for the amazing generosity and spirit in this community as we live out our hopes for a loving and caring world.
Please consider what you might be able to do, how you might respond in faith, to live out our vision. Here are some ways to make a gift to the ministry of Pacific Spirit. If you have any further questions or concerns, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WAYS TO DONATE
PAR – this is an ideal time to sign up for regular donations by way of automatic monthly withdrawals from your bank account. The PAR (pre-authorized remittance) form can be accessed HERE. Please complete, sign and mail a copy of the form together with a void cheque to the Pacific Spirit United Church office and we will process this as quickly as possible. Withdrawals occur on or around the 20th day of each month. Already on PAR and wish to change your monthly donation or make a special donation? Simply contact Michelle by email at: email@example.com with your instructions.
Envelopes - For those who prefer using weekly or monthly envelopes, these can now be placed in the offering plate on entry to worship service. Alternatively, we would be grateful to receive your offerings through good, old-fashioned mail. You might consider providing post-dated cheques for added convenience.
INTERAC e-transfers – we are now able to receive donations by e-transfer. Through your online banking, make a donation to Pacific Spirit United Church at email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and telephone number in the message box for receipting purposes.
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If it is more convenient for you at this time, we would gratefully receive donations through Canada Helps with which we are registered. Please keep in mind that Canada Helps retains a 4% transaction fee for one-time donations and 3.5% for monthly donations.
Gifts of Securities – A gift of shares or other securities can have significant tax benefits in certain circumstances and is easily facilitated by our investment team. Please see the LINK for more information on how to make a donation.
Income Tax Receipts are issued for all donations over $25. Because of the year-round nature of donations, tax receipts are issued once a year in early February unless an earlier receipt is requested.