At First United we continually seek to renew and deepen our understanding of the sacred and to remain relevant and meaningful to our community and our world. Your generous giving helps support the Church in its mission to be a caring community of faith actively pursuing spiritual growth and compassionate outreach.
Thank you for considering a financial gift to First United Church.
WAYS TO GIVE
We will provide you with envelopes that you can put on the offering plate Sunday morning or leave at the church office during the week. We thankfully accept cheques or cash and the personalized envelopes allow us to send you a yearly tax receipt.
Automatic Bank Transfer
Pre-Authorized Remittance or PAR is a “direct debit” program that allows you to support the church through an automatic monthly withdrawal from your bank account. You receive an annual tax receipt from First United Church.
PAR allows you to consider your gift annually and determine a monthly gift that fits your budget.
PAR helps you keep your church strong even on those Sundays you aren’t able to attend.
PAR gives our church the ability to plan ahead for Outreach and Spiritual Growth & Nurture programs.
To sign up for Pre-Authorized Giving, fill out the PAR form and contact the church office.
Electronic Funds Transfer (e-transfer)
Do you prefer to give via online banking?
Well now you can!
We now gratefully accept donations and gifts sent with Electronic Funds Transfer. Simply direct your transfer to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CanadaHelps.org is a not for profit organization that helps thousands of Canadian charities receive donations. Using your computer, tablet or PC go to www.canadahelps.org and enter first united swift current in the search box. You can then select the link for First United and the amount to donate. You can only use a credit card or PayPal to donate. Also, unlike PAR or Interac e-Transfer there is a 1.8%-4% processing fee on your donation. This fee is used to maintain the service.
Planned Giving, very simply is planning to make a gift. Planned gifts are generally funded from accumulated resources or assets, rather than income.
The most common Planned Gift received by the church is a bequest. The tax benefit from a bequest accrues to the donor’s estate. The Gift Planning Office can also arrange several gifts which allow you to make a gift from in the future but receive the tax benefits now.
You can designate your Planned Gift to any aspect of The United Church of Canada— the Mission and Service Fund, your local congregation, a local mission unit, a United Church camp, a theological college, The United Church of Canada Foundation — the possibilities are abundant and rich with the excitement of giving!
A Gift of Sharing
Are you looking for the perfect gift, a gift for somebody with everything, or a gift with meaning? Do you want to honour the memory of a loved one with a tribute more lasting than flowers? We suggest the Gift of Sharing. With the Gift of Sharing, you give to one, and to many.
The Gift of Sharing is a gift to the Mission and Service Fund to celebrate a loved one’s special occasion or memory. Make a donation to the M&S Fund in the name of a family member, friend, acquaintance, or colleague. This gift honours your loved one and, at the same time, brings joy and blessings to many around the world— hungry families, abused women, orphans with HIV/AIDS, youth at risk, grassroots justice groups, theological students and lay leaders, United Church congregations, and many more. You can also suggest to others that this is an alternative gift you want to receive.
Did You Know?
Sept. 1, 2019 – Did You Know – First UC Funds
Sept. 8, 2019 – Did You Know – Ways of Giving
Sept. 22, 2019 – Did You Know – M&S
Sept. 29, 2019 – Did You Know – General Information
Oct. 13, 2019 – Did You Know – Giving Update
Oct. 27, 2019 – Did You Know – 3qtrUpdate