The Healing Fund, established by the United Church of Canada in 1994, is a grant fund that supports healing initiatives in Indigenous communities to address the ongoing impacts of the residential school system. Many name a need for mending, restoring, and celebrating—a sense of loss, along with hope for rebuilding identity. Indigenous communities may apply up to $15,000 to create healing, culture, and/or language projects.

To make a donation click on this link.

For the latest financial reports please go to the Grapevine, News & Other Reports page.


We have some new and innovative ways to accept donations to the church starting today.

  • Interac bank transfers.
    • Interac Bank transfers can be made using the following email address:
      • Log in to your online bank account
      • Add a new recipient to Interac Transfers
      • Type in SAUC or St. Albert United Church as the recipient
      • Use “” as the email address
      • In the question box type in “What is the name of our male minister“.  Then add the answer “Mervin”  (do not use quotations marks)
      • Confirm recipient.
    • Now that SAUC (St. Albert United Church) has been added you will be able to send Interac transfers whenever you like.
    • Questions?  Contact the church office
  • Donate to SAUC through the Canada Helps website using the following link:  DONATE NOW  
    • NOTE:  In the message box please indicate the amounts you want to donate for general offerings, M&S and/or renewal and renovation.
      • Example:  $50 – General, $25 M&S,  $25 renovation
  • PAR

The easiest and most efficient way to donate money to the church is by using the PAR system.  This allows for an automatic donation each month to be made to the church – no need to write cheques or worry about having cash on hand on Sundays.

If you would like to donate money to the church using the PAR system please use the following link to access the form.  Print and complete it and return it to the church.    PAR Form

  • Cheques
    • Cheques can be made out to St. Albert United Church and either  mailed (see address at bottom of page) or put in the secure mailbox by the front door of the church.

Tax Receipts

If you wish to receive a tax receipt for your offering or donation, please include your envelope number or your complete mailing address.

For more information or if you have any questions please see any member of the Finance committee.

(Ken Hutchinson, Lionel Larcombe, Scott Packford, Sandy Skogstad, Howard Johnson and Bruce Partington).

Thank you for your continued support of St. Albert United Church.

Mission and Service Fund

The United Church of Canada supports Mission & Service programs and ministries through meaningful generous gifts.

Your contribution will help support ministries and programs in Canada and around the world, such as:

  • Global and Canadian justice initiatives
  • Aboriginal ministries and right relations
  • Community ministries
  • Theological education
  • Faith formation – youth, camping, intercultural engagement
  • Support to remote ministries
  • Innovation in communities of Faith

All this and so much more—through your generous gifts for Mission & Service.

Donations can be made by clicking on the following link:    Mission & Service Donations.

You can contribute funds through our PAR program.  Simply indicate the amount that should be sent to Mission and Service along with the amount you wish to contribute to the church funds on the PAR form.

Planned Giving

Many people see life insurance as having only one purpose— to take care of their family’s needs in the case of their death.

Establishing a gift of life insurance can make a lot of sense to a number of people, however:

  • Younger people can purchase a life insurance policy for a comparatively low cost.
  • An older person with a policy that they’ve held for many years—perhaps even paid up—but which is no longer needed for family security, could change the beneficiary to their favourite area of the Church’s work:  their congregation, the Mission and Service Fund, the United Church of Canada Foundation, an outreach ministry.
  • Some create a life insurance gift instead of a bequest in their will as part of their estate plan.  The insurance proceeds go directly to the beneficiary, leaving their full estate intact for their loved ones.

If the Church is made the owner of the policy as well as the beneficiary, the donor receives a charitable donation receipt for the premiums they pay which can offset the cost by reducing their income tax.  (In this case no donation receipt is issued to the donor’s estate.)

All in all, creating a life insurance gift is another win-win situation for the donor, and for the United Church.

Kathryn Hofley

Financial Development Officer

2438 – 85 Garry Street

Winnipeg, MB     R3C 4J5

Phone: (204) 943-4844

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