Why do we give?
- To show our gratitude for the gifts God has given to us .
- To help His work in our Church
- To help those in need
Some words from Scripture to help us think about our giving
Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. (1 Chronicles 29.14)
Each one should give, then, as he has decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty. (2 Corinthians 9.7)
On the first day of every week each one of us should set aside a sum of money in keeping with our income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. (1 Corinthians 16.2)
The only requirement for new donors is that they complete, sign and return a Gift Aid Declaration Form to Peter Gray. This form is available as a download from the Website or obtainable from Peter Gray or the Vicar or the Church Wardens.
Payments can be made by weekly envelopes, standing orders or one off payments.
Details of all methods can be obtained from Peter Gray on 020 8783 0632.
Once you have signed up, any gifts you make are covered, so if you want to put some extra in your envelope one week we will be able to add another 25 pence in the pound by reclaiming the tax. So while it is a good discipline-to set an amount that you intend to give each week. If your circumstances change you are not committed to a long term pledge.
So … ?
We all need to arrive at a decision about our giving by prayer, careful thought and commitment. Those who are tax payers are encouraged to sign up to the Gift Aid scheme using the form below, because this increases the value of your gifts by 25%. Once a Year you may wish to review your ‘covenant’ (i.e. promise) to All Saints’ in the light of your present circumstances. April, the start of a new tax year, is a good time to do this or January at the start of the calendar year.
If you wish to give an extra amount put it in your next weekly envelope or put it in an envelope with your full name and address. If you have any questions contact Peter Gray on 020 8783 0632.