In the Church of Scotland, money given to a church is spent in a variety of ways eg paying the minister, meeting the church’s running costs, supporting other parishes, the church’s wider mission, social work and helping others in need.
To give money to the church isn’t just to “keep things running” but a way in which we can respond to God in thanks for all He has done for us in sending Jesus.
In the Old Testament the people of God were called to give a tenth of all that they earned/produced and in the New Testament followers of Christ are encouraged to give generously and sacrificially.
The money enables the church to do it’s job of outreaching to others better.
Giving regularly is the best way for church members to support the church since it allows the church to see the income it is likely to receive over the year and work out how that should be spent and what is possible. We can help you to give regularly in the following ways:
If you wish to give monthly…you can download a bank standing order form HERE and send it to Russel, our treasurer, in order that the bank can transfer your money for you. This has the advantage that you don’t have to remember to bring money each week to church.
If you wish to give weekly..please bring your money along to church each week and place in the offering basket which is passed round during the church service.
It is of great help to us if you Gift Aid your contribution. If you do so, the church is able to claim back from the government 28p for every £1 that you give to the church, thereby increasing the value of your gift by almost a third. In order to gift aid your donation you must be a UK taxpayer and have filled in a gift aid form and returned it to Russel, our treasurer. Download a gift aid form HERE.
If you would like to get in touch with Russel then please use the contact form below to leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as he can.