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SUPPORT GOD’S WORK

There are many ways to support God's work with our time talents and treasure. To give time and talent read through the descriptions of our Ministries to find an opportunity that best fits you. This page offers a few options for monetary support.


Donations:


One can send a cheque to "St. James' Anglican Church, Orillia." Donations greater than $10 will receive income tax receipts.

 

Equally one can set up a regular monthly preauthorised payment by sending a voided cheque, your name and address and donation instructions. There are several advantages to this approach - you will know that you are contributing regularly, your bank records will facilitate your keeping track and there will be no need to remember to "catch up" after being away. For St. James' knowledge of a steady income permits better use of resources and particularly helps bridge those periods when many of us go away. One strategy is to set up regular giving and from time-to-time contribute more for general use or to address a specific Ministry programme.


Send to:

               St. James' Anglican Church

               58 Peter Street North  

               Box 272 Orillia, Ontario, Canada

               L3V 6J6


Making a pledge or stating your intention to support God's work is another valuable help in planning Ministry programmes. Much has been written on "paying God first." and how one might determine how much to commit. We recommend using our Proportional Giving Worksheet and returning your commitment using our pledge card. Your pledge is a private, personal commitment to God and not to the church. Sometimes circumstances change, sometime we can do more, other times it must be less. Just as with time and talent, we do our best.


Planned Giving:


A planned gift is a gift deferred - a way of expressing your wishes now about how your resources are to be used later. A planned gift is a commitment made to protect those you love - and an opportunity to benefit the Church for generations to come. Planned giving is not separate from Christian Stewardship, but is rather an important part of it. Planned giving offers ways - over and above our regular support to the Church's on-going work - to share God's gifts with others, and to grow spiritually as we live out our vocations and ministries within the mission of the Church.


Ways to Give There are many types of planned gifts. A gift plan that works for one individual or family may not work for another, because the make-up of estates or accumulated assets is as different as the households themselves. The good news is that federal law provides the means for donors to direct the taxable portion of their estates to benefit the community and the Church. Some gift planning vehicles will benefit the Church now, giving an immediate tax credit. Others will benefit the Church later, with a tax credit accruing to the donor's estate.


Setting up a planned gift usually requires professional assistance and often involving family members. Our brochure  provides an overview. For assistance in examining your options call the church.

Summary of Documents:


PAR Authorization Form

Proportional Giving Worksheet

Pledge Card

Planned Giving Resources:


Planned Giving

Will Power

Outright Gifts

The Commemorative Gift

The Many Lives of Life Insurance

The Gift Plus Annuity

The General Synod Charitable Gift Annuity

Giving a Stripped Bond

Retirement Funds

Gifts of Residual Interest

Charitable Remainder Trust