Supporting St. Andrews Church Moncton

2) Offering Envelopes.

Offering Envelopes are supplied by our Envelope secretary, who records your donations and writes receipts.  Donations are kept strictly confidential. 
 
The Church provides offering envelopes and then provides tax receipts annually which can be used as a Income Tax Credit, which allows you to maximize your donations. The envelope has different parts:
  • Tithes & Offerings; which supports of the local congregation and its mission.
  • Building Fund: which provides for the capital needs of the local congregation.
Tithes and Offerings: In order to explore a Biblical approach to this subject you may want to take a look at “Of Worship and Wallets
 

3) Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR).

Avoid forgetting your envelope or missing making a donation because you’re away through PAR.
Debits can be arranged to be regularly taken from your account and deposited directly to the Church’s account. Changes can be made anytime with a simple phone call.

4)FundScrip

 
FundScrip is a way that you can support St. Andrew’s and its ministries without making a donation! By purchasing gift cards at face value, a small percentage is returned to the church. There are many selections of gift cards. Pay for your groceries or gas or other items through pre-paid cards to the benefit of the church.

5) Planned Giving:

 
There are many financial products available that can be of financial benefit to you now, and of benefit to St. Andrew’s in the future as well. What kind of legacy do you want to leave? Ask at the office for your planned giving information packet to see what may be right for you.

6) “First Time Super Credit”

In the federal budget presented on March 21st 2013, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced an experimental, new tax incentive to encourage charitable gifts by those not in the habit of giving. Donors who haven’t claimed a charitable donation on their tax return since 2007 will receive a special “super credit” for charitable gifts up to $1,000, increasing the normal tax credit by 25%. The standard federal tax credit for charitable gifts up to $200 is 15%, rising to 29% for gifts over $200. The additional incentive would therefore entitle first-time charitable donors a 40% credit for gifts up to $200 and a 54% credit for gifts between $200 and $1,000. This would mean first time donors would receive an additional $125 in credits for a charitable gift of $500. It should be noted that this is a temporary measure and will be re-evaluated after five years. The super credit can be claimed only once by tax payers during that period.
 
The number of Canadians making gifts to charity has been declining over the last decade, especially among younger Canadians. It is hoped that the “First-Time Donor’s Super Credit” incentive will encourage younger Canadians to develop a greater interest in charitable work and philanthropic giving. To read the full story on this federal initiative and the response of those working in the charitable sector to the news, click the link below: