For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
- Matthew 6:21
Why We Give
God is generous and so he calls us to be as well. What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.
Ways To Give
To be able to track your giving and offer you a charitable receipt at the end of the year please include your full name and address on our tithing envelopes or in your E-transfer message.
Electronic Funds Transfer (E-Transfer) - No Fees
An easy way to give is you can e-transfer your tithe, offering, or any funds to the church through your bank by sending to "email@example.com". If you've entered it correctly our automatic deposit information will pop up. If you would like the donation to be split into various designated funds, simply contact the office with your instructions and we will take care of it on this end. Although no fees will be charged to the church, some banks may charge you for this service.
Give In Person - No Fees
You can give through either cash or cheque when you attend one of our Sunday Services in the offering plates that are handed around mid-service. You are under no obligation to give and many choose to give through other methods.
Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) - No Fees
Much like paying your recurring bills, you can authorize Avalon Alliance to automatically retrieve your donation from your bank account. This can be done on the 1st of the month or on the 15th of the month (or both if you so choose). This process is simple and once you are signed up, the responsibility is on our administrative side to keep it up. It can be cancelled at any time with Five (5) Business Days notice. To sign up for this, please contact the office. There are two forms to fill out and a VOIDED cheque is needed.
Give Online - Fees
We are transitioning to a new online giving platform to pay with a credit card, which was previously done through PayPal. If you have any questions please contact the office. Some enjoy the perks on their credit card, but this type of payment does incur a percentage of your donation to cover the processing. You can accept to cover the processing fees with one click of a button.
If none of these methods work for you but you still wish to arrange some way to give to God's Ministry here at Avalon Alliance Church please contact the office for assistance.
Where Does My Donation Go?
We have several opportunities to give to different "Funds". Some of these are designated to specific projects and others are for more general use for the church.
Any loose plate collection and cash donated in unmarked envelopes or donations not specified are automatically designated to this fund taking care of the day to day functions of our church (utilities, office supplies, janitorial needs, ministry expenses etc.)
Global Advance Fund
All monies marked for the Global Advance Fund is forwarded to the Alliance Canada National Office and is used to support our 200+ international workers.
All monies marked for the New Ventures Fund is forwarded to The Canadian Midwest District, our local district office, and is used to support the local churches and local church mission work.
All monies marked for the Benevolent Fund are used by Avalon Alliance Church to help both our Church Family Members and those in the community at large who find themselves in need of assistance to meet basic needs in an emergency situation.
Although not a specific fund, there are many sub funds that our church supports. Some examples include: Bursary, Seamless Link, Refugee Sponsorship, and Other Approved Ministries (Teen Challenge, Emergency Funding - when defined)
Avalon Designated Offerings
Although not a specific Fund, sometimes individuals want to sponsor or donate to a specific ministry. Selecting this category and adding a memo to assist administration is much appreciated.
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