Why Should I GIVE?
The stewardship of our finances is a tremendous—and often overlooked—area of our lives where we can faithfully proclaim our faith. Giving strengthens our devotion to Christ and frees us to live open-handedly with the gifts God gives us. It means we trust in Him and His provision instead of our perceived self-sufficiency. As people of faith, we give faithfully and generously.
Your financial support allows the ministry and mission of Creekside Church to bless others. Whether it is programs for Kids, Youth or Young Adults, Weekend Services, Lifegroups and Classes, Care & Benevolence, or support for our partner projects internationally, your contributions impact the lives of many.
Thank you for your support!
Four Ways to GIVE
1 | OFFERING BOX IN ATRIUM
You may have noticed that we don’t “pass the plate” on Sunday. We believe your offerings are between you and God as you come to see Him as the owner and you as the steward of your resources.
Furthermore, we don’t wish to create a barrier for those just starting to explore the claims of Jesus (and who may have a – sometimes merited – cynical view of church and money).
Thus, we simply provide an Offering Box in the atrium where you can place your offerings.
Request for Envelopes
If you would like to receive a supply of numbered offering envelopes (which greatly assists in the counting and recording of the offerings each week), simply contact the office.
2 | PRE-AUTHORIZED WITHDRAWAL
If you are a regular donor, you can arrange to have your monthy donation automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Forms are available beside the Offering Box. Simply fill one out, provide a voided cheque and place it in the Offering Box. Automatic withdrawals should begin in the next month. We also encourage you to review your donations at least annually and use the same form to make desired changes to the withdrawals.
3 | ONLINE DONATIONS
We are excited to announce a new online giving portal that we are using called Tithe.ly. You can make online donations using this portal. Click the “GIVE” button below to get started. You can give once or setup a giving account for reoccurring donations All transactions are secure and confidential.
Note: Tithe.ly is an online giving portal that we are partnered with. Tithe.ly charges 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction to cover its costs. You will have the option to cover these costs with your donation and be receipted for the full amount donated.
4 | DONATIONS OF FINANCIAL SECURITIES
Donations of financial securities, such as publicly traded stocks, bonds or mutual funds, have significant tax advantages. You can make a donation of financial securities through Creekside’s broker. All transactions are secure and confidential. Contact the Finance Assistant for more information.
Receipts for Income Tax Purposes
An annual receipt for income tax purposes is provided by Creekside Church each February for contributions made during the previous calendar year through the Offering Box, Pre-Authorized Withdrawals, and online donations via Tithe.ly.
Designated funds are only accepted for Board approved programs and campaigns, and with the understanding that when a given need is met, the gift will be used where needed most. Gifts designated to non-approved programs will be considered part of Creekside Ministries.
Thank you for your faithful financial support of Creekside Church as we serve together to live out our mission in Waterloo Region and abroad.