‘The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.’ (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
Although public worship at Christ Church is restricted, there are still significant bills to pay. The good news is, thanks to the commitment of parishioners, regular giving at Christ Church via standing orders and planned giving envelopes has, to a large extent, been sustained throughout the pandemic.
Unfortunately, other sources of income have reduced significantly or dried up completely (e.g., there was no Spring Fayre again this year).
We are very much aware that some may be facing financial hardship and uncertainty. However, if they can afford it, we are asking members of our congregation and other supporters to:
Make a direct donation to church through online banking.
Even better, consider setting up a monthly standing order. This is a tried and trusted method of making regular donations to charities and some members of the congregation already make their regular offering in this way.
Standing orders can be set up or direct offerings made to church via online banking. Further details are available from the Vicar. If prefered, a standing order form for posting directly to your bank can be downloaded here.
Remember, financially supporting the God-given mission of the Church is a deeply spiritual issue, a holy obligation, an act of faith and trust. There are numerous occasions in scripture where God promises to meet the needs of those who, in faith and trust, put him first.
Christ Church Ainsworth © 2021