Grace United Church was founded in 1956 to serve the north-end of Sarnia. We have remained faithful to that call, and continue to be an inclusive, intergenerational, community partner. We thank you for considering a financial gift to Grace United Church.
Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) Direct Debit: The most cost-effective way to contribute is through regular, automatic bank transfer, known as Pre Authorized Remittance (PAR) in banking jargon. Through PAR, 100 percent of your gift goes directly to your church without third-party processing fees. You receive an annual tax receipt from Grace 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 your church the ability to plan ahead for the programs and people that will grow our living values in the world.
If PAR giving is not right for you at this time, there are other ways to give:
|Giving Method||Description||Costs of Gift||Tax Receipt||How to Arrange|
|Cash or Cheque in personal Offering envelopes||Envelopes are in the pews, but personalized envelopes may be requested for the year.|
Children's offering envelopes may also be requested.
Cheques should be made out to "Grace United Church".
|Church pays the cost of personalized envelopes||From Grace United Church annually||Office Administrator, Lori Armstrong|
|Securities||Tax receiptable transfer of stocks||Standard stock broker trading fee||From Grace United Church annually||Office Administrator, Lori Armstrong|
|Legacy Bequest||In memory of a loved one or special occasion such as Graduation, Baptism, Confirmation||None||From Grace United Church annually or upon receipt of gift||Review the Planned Giving Workbook and contact Office Administrator, Lori Armstrong for more information.|
|FundScrip||Purchase gift cards for a variety of retail stores, and a portion of the revenue will be donated to Grace United Church.||None||None||Sign-up at FundScrip|
Regardless of which method you choose, donors are encouraged to make non-specified donations. If you are considering a specified donation (ex. the United Church of Canada Mission & Service Fund), please review the Specified Donations Policy. Events sponsored by or held at Grace United Church may have specified targets other than the operating fund of Grace United Church.