THE JOY OF GIVING

Why We Give

God has blessed us abundantly and we have the opportunity to give back to God and serve others in the name of Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches us a baseline standard for giving. When we give the first fruit to the church, we put God first in our lives which creates in us a generous heart for loving God and loving others. Generosity is an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for others.


God provides for the ministry of St. Matthew's through your generosity. This response to God’s grace and love allows us to share our faith with the next generation, support ministry locally and around the world, offer beautiful worship to God and maintain a physical presence in our neighborhood with our building.


God’s work here at St. Matthew’s is financially supported by its members and friends. We honour your gifts with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of St. Matthew's remains beyond reproach.

 

WAYS TO GIVE

There are many ways to contribute financially, and we are grateful for
each and every gift made to support the ministry and work of St. Matthew's.

 

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING

We encourage people to give through Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG). It’s the most convenient way to give with our busy lives, allows the church to budget more effectively, and is kinder to the environment. Through PAG, you can set up automatic payments from either your bank account or a major credit card.

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING

PAG is one option for giving to St. Matthew's Anglican Church. Through PAG, automatic payments are made from either your bank account or major credit card to support the ministry of St. Matthew's. There is no additional charge to you.
To enroll, please download, complete, and print the form below and return it to our church office, or place it in the collection plate on Sunday.

St. Matthew's has ongoing commitments that need our regular support. Because the church is important to us, we are each called to make a financial commitment to enable the ministry of our church flourish. Pre-authorized giving (PAG) makes it easier for us to fulfill our commitment.

Why should I use PAG?


  • It helps you put God’s priority before your own. By giving first to God before yourself, you have consciously given sacrificially as God has taught us to give.

  • PAG helps you budget your support for the church, in the same way you budget your household expenses.

  • It ensures your support will be continuous even if you miss a Sunday at church. As well it prevents your need to catch up if you are absent and unable to make your regular donation.

  • It eliminates the need to keep track of your envelopes or the need to remember to make your offering.


How does PAG help St. Matthew's?


  • PAG facilitates regular and dependable flow of contributions

  • It helps our financial staff manage the cash flow and administer the budget throughout the year.

  • It reduces the time spent by volunteer counters on bookkeeping and paper throughout the year.


How do I sign up for PAG?


  • Decide how much you want to give each month.

  • Download, complete, and print the PAG enrollment form above.

  • Hand in or email the form to our church office, or place it in the Sunday offering. Starting the following month, your offering will be automatically paid from your account. It will also be included on your annual charitable donation tax receipt.


How do I change or cancel my PAG?


  • If you wish to update your PAG, please submit a new form. We recommend you review your PAG every year.

  • If you need to cancel your PAG for any reason, please contact our church office, who will ensure the cancellation of your PAG in strict confidence.

 

Give as often as you wish. A tax receipt for donations of $20 or more will be sent to you. The receipt is your official receipt for income tax purposes.


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3962 Bloor St W, Etobicoke, ON M9B 1M3, Canada

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