Donations

From the Finance Committee:

We have some new and innovative ways to accept donations to the church starting today.  We now accept Interac bank transfers.  Please contact the office for details regarding how to make the transfer.

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

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.

If you prefer to donate by mail or phone, please click here.

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

 

Find us on the web at:

https://www.united-church.ca/community-faith/get-involved/give-legacy