Giving during COVID-19

As gathering at the church has been paused, we still can continue to worship, reach out with phone calls, emails and even video chat. Fellowship remains and always will be an important part of the St. John community. We, at this time, of all times, are also called to pray.

While we miss worshipping at church, some of our expenses continue to be a constant. We want to continue to support our staff as best as we can, as well as ensure the necessary utilities are maintained to protect the integrity of the church.

To add to this challenging time, we are also missing out on rental revenue, as our partners in ministry and community outreach are under the same restrictions as we find ourselves. It is also a reality that some of us will be affected financially by the slowdown and changes in the economy, and this may be for some time to come. We are fortunate to have some reserves at hand, but these will quickly diminish without your support.

Time and Talent

Many hands make light work! Philippians 2:13
Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure. (MSG)

Would you like to give your time to building the church which Jesus is the head? Would you like to experience God working in you and through you? If so, please contact us at info@stjohnuc.ca and we will help you find your best fit.

Treasure

Do you like what St. John is doing? Do you want to sew a seed into this ministry? If so, there are various options available for you. Choose the giving option that works best for you:

E-TRANSFER

E-transfer, our newest giving option, begins at your on-line bank acct. Set up an E-transfer to St John using the email address of offerings@stjohnuc.ca. Please email your password to offerings@stjohnuc.ca so the transaction can be completed.

On-Line Donation

Make your donation through CanadaHelps, a trusted partner of The United Church of Canada. Click here.

Par

PRE-AUTHORIZED REMITTANCE
This easy, once-a-month withdrawal from your bank account makes it convenient for you and helps our church with consistent funds. To start giving by PAR, download and fill in the form by clicking here, attach a VOID cheque and drop them off at the church office, or scan and email both to info@stjohnuc.ca

To adjust the amount you’re giving on PAR, or to change the designation of your funds, contact the church office at info@stjohnuc.ca or 905 387-2135

Envelopes

If you would like weekly givings envelopes, please send a message with your name, address and phone number to Joanne at info@stjohnuc.ca

Give Thru Investments

Transferring the value of an investment – shares or bonds can be donated without having to sell the shares. Contact Joanne at info@stjohnuc.ca or 905 387-2135.

Leave a Legacy

A legacy gift or bequest is a way for your memory to live on through the future work of the church. By establishing a bequest in your will, or naming St. John as owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you can partner with future generations. For more information please contact Joanne at info@stjohnuc.ca or 905 387-2135.

DELIVER YOUR CHEQUE TO THE CHURCH

Feel free to drop off your cheques to the church. If the door is locked, please put in the mailbox located at the parking lot entrance. Please ensure your envelope falls into the box and please do not include cash.

MAIL YOUR CHEQUE

You’re always welcome to mail your cheques to the church: St. John United Church, 195 E 38th St, Hamilton, ON L8V 4G1

You can include your offering envelope if you wish to continue to support different aspects of St. John’s ministry and needs.

Mailing post-dated cheques are also an option if you’re planning ahead.

MONTHLY GIVING

However you choose to give, please consider consolidating your offerings as a MONTHLY giving. This will help reduce the time needed for processing and managing the funds received.

Update your personal information

Have you moved, changed your marital status, your email address or phone number? Please give us your updated information by email at info@stjohnuc.ca so that we can ensure we have your correct information for receipt purposes.