The way we come together as church has greatly changed, at least for now. Not only do we have to connect and worship differently, but we also need to find new ways to give - time, talent, treasure - when we aren’t able to gather.
GROWING GRATITUDE: OPTIONS FOR OFFERINGS
COVID-19 has interrupted our patterns, including traditional ways of serving, giving and raising funds to support our ongoing ministries. Watch a series of videos exploring options to transition and grow in these stewardship areas. Discover how our faith and baptismal identity reflect what we value as stewards of all that our generous God has given us. Learn about how to provide inspiring opportunities for people to share what they have to make a difference in the world. Hear ideas for interesting virtual fundraising activities. Consider how church leaders make an effective case as they seek these financial gifts from existing and potential donors. Special guests graciously shared their expertise and answered questions.
Session #7 - Thursday, June 4, 2020 - Blair MacKinnon, Heritage House Law Office, Dartmouth, NS. TOPIC: Exploring Estate Planning & Legacy Gifts.
Session #6 - Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Lucas Froese, Charity Engagement Manager with CanadaHelps. TOPIC: Creative, Relationship-building FUNDRAISING IDEAS.
How to set up and use CanadaHelps Online Giving - YouTube
Session #5 - Thursday, May 21, 2020 - Susan Graham Walker, recently retired Stewardship Ministry expert for Anglican Church of Canada, Toronto, ON. TOPIC: Practical Approaches to Giving Our Thanks and Praise! What are some ways we can say ‘thanks’?
Session #4 - Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Bishop Sue Moxley (retired). TOPIC: SHARING OUR GOOD NEWS STORIES, + personal testimonies of ‘why I give.’
Session #3 - Thursday, May 7, 2020 - The Venerable Kim Van Allen, Diocese of Huron. TOPIC: Five Areas of Intentional, Generous, Faithful Living. I INTEND
Session #2 - Thursday, April 30, 2020 - Special guest: Gillian Doucet Campbell, Director of Stewardship & Development, Diocese of Niagara
YouTube video recording - Growing Gratitude - Session #2 - YouTube
SoundCloud audio recording - Growing Gratitude - Session #2 SoundCloud
Session #1 - Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Special guest: Glen Greencorn, Diocesan Controller
YouTube video recording - Growing Gratitude - Session #1 YouTube
SoundCloud audio recording - Growing Gratitude - Session #1 SoundCloud
DIOCESAN PAR PROGRAM
Pre-Authorized Remittance is a service available to any parish. These are automatic withdrawals from a bank account or credit card. If you don’t already have this option for your congregation members visit the Diocesan PAR webpage for information. Tammy Cummins, Payroll Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) can offer additional support. Diocesan PAR Program Information
MAKE GIVING EASY: PAR - YouTube video interviews with Tammy Cummins, Diocesan Payroll Administrator. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For Parish Officers: How a parish or church can set up a simple and safe way to give and receive offerings and other financial gifts through the electronic transfer of funds. MAKING GIVING EASY: PAR Part 1
For Parishioners and Other Givers: How someone can easily sign up for offerings and one-time financial gifts through the electronic transfer of funds. MAKE GIVING EASY: PAR Part 2
A popular online option that offers fundraising technology for all charities. More than 20,000 charities depend on CanadaHelps’ online fundraising tools. Charities get their donations quickly with weekly bank deposits. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/