We show our love for God by giving back to God and by reaching out to others. Utilizing our gifts is something that we are called to do. And that something is what we call stewardship.
Source: Written by Kevin Little for The United Church of Canada, 2008. Adapted with permission by The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Gifts of time and talent are needed in many areas:
Worship – Planning special services, reading scripture
Music – Choir, musical talents
Teaching – Youth leaders, Sunday School
Mission – helping with our many projects
Artisitic and Hands On – Banners, decorating for special events, building maintenance, kitchen cleaning, church landscape and gardens
Hospitality – Sunday morning greeters, hosting refreshments for after Sunday service, food service for funeral receptions and events
Fundraising – Special events throughout the year
Technology – Sound and audio visual system, web site, tech troubleshooting
Pew envelopes are available for visitors who wish to make an offering. Donations are tracked, and a tax receipt is issued at the year-end if we have a legible name and address.Financial gifts to ensure the long-term viability of Paulin Memorial and its ministry can be made in several ways:
- Numbered envelopes are issued upon request to donate weekly and to spontaneous church activities and projects. Donations are tracked and a tax receipt is issued at the year-end to the envelope owner.
- Monthly direct deposit (PAR) is available to electronically transfer funds to Paulin Memorial, monthly. Decide on an annual commitment and eliminate the need to track missing weeks or worry about holiday absences.
- Planned Gifts are an effective way to leave a legacy at Paulin Memorial and often have significant tax benefits associated with them, which can lower the cost of the gift. Publicly traded securities, life insurance, life beneficiary gifts (RRSPs and RRIFs) and estate planning are just some of the available options. Talk to your financial adviser or search the Canada Revenue Agency website for more information.
- The gift of time and talent to organize an event is an opportunity to work in fellowship with others to raise funds for Paulin Memorial and its ministry.
For further information on any of these options, please call the church office at 519-972-3627 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org