Strathroy United Church is pleased to announce that we are now offering two options for online giving.
Strathroy United Church has a giving page through Canada Helps at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/strathroy-united-church/. Simply follow the link or click on the “Donate Now” button available on the home page of our website. No further action is required as your donation is automatically receipted by CanadaHelps. Note that CanadaHelps has an administrative fee of 4% of your donation.
Simply make a donation through your banking institution by sending an e-transfer to the attention of our Treasurer at email@example.com. IMPORTANT: Once you donate by e-transfer, you must email the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, address, donation amount, and envelope number (if applicable) in order to ensure you receive a tax receipt for your donation at year end.
Not sure how to make an e-transfer? Simply see How-To: Send money with Interac e-Transfer at https://www.interac.ca/en/consumers/products/interac-e-transfer/.
For donors who wish to give on a monthly basis, simply complete the PAR Authorization Form found here. Once completed, return the form via mail or e-mail to the information provided.
Strathroy United Church continues to receive donations via cheque. Simply leave your donation in an envelope in the mailbox at the 92 Maria St entrance. While the building is closed, mail is checked daily.
FOOD DRIVE – to give thanks …
Congregational & Community Life Teams are requesting food items to be collected each Sunday,for the month of October this year. Let’s see how many we can accumulate in the Sanctuary for the month and be thankful with our giving’s. We are collecting Beans of all types, Cake & Muffin mix, boxes of Scallop Potatoes, Pasta Sauce, Eggs, Cookies, Crackers, Kraft Dinner, Pancake mix, Syrup, Cereal, Canned Fruit, Juice Boxes, Lunch Snacks, Rice, Sauce mixes, Soup, Bread, Meat. Items will be distributed to Salvation Army and WRRC. Many thanks to all for your support. Thank you to Ken Jolliffe in delivering these items. Let’s go Strathroy United !!!!!!!!!!!!
STRATHROY UNITED CHURCH FUNDS
GENERAL FUND: This fund looks after all the expenses of running our church and includes all the budgets of our Teams to do their work in our congregation and community.
MISSION AND SERVICE FUND: This fund is used to fulfill our obligation to our National Church. Our objective for 2016 was $20,000.
SPECIAL PROJECTS FUND: This Fund supports Congregationally approved projects that may be property or educational in nature. Our last one was to put the tread and new flooring in our front entry way.
COMPASSIONATE FUND: This fund is used in our local outreach usually in the form of $25 Food Basic Cards. It can also be used by the Minister for other emergency needs.
CHURCH MISSION FUND: This fund for 2016 is designated to assist in the cost of our Hospitality Meals provided every 4th Thursday of the month.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: The Sunday School givings go toward the education and growth of our children. The first Sunday of the month the Sunday School givings go towards the Mission and Service fund as their way of contributing to our local and global outreach.
Receipts are distributed at year end for all of these funds.
ENVELOPES AND PAR FOR 2019
If you are not using envelopes and wish to have them for 2018 please notify Patti in the office.
This is also a great time to take advantage of our PAR(Pre Authorized Payment) program , forms are available in the office and at the usher stations.
Thank you, Patti – 519-245-0276.
Salvation Army Foodbank &
Women’s Rural Resource Centre
We have received a letter of thanks from the WRRC for our help in restocking their shelves and for the school supplies donated.
Suggestions: Pasta, pasta sauce, Soda crackers, canned fruit, peanut butter, jam, salmon, canned meat, pork and beans, canned tomatoes, rice, biscuit mix, hamburger Helper, and juice.
Strathroy United Church thanks you for your donation!