GENEROSITY IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES
Canada Helps: Give by credit card on-line through Canada Helps. To donate through Canada Helps click on the blue letters. Unlike some other on-line credit card giving options, Canada Helps is a Canadian registered charity which exists purely to enable other charities to receive online gifts. Canada Helps is a not a for-profit business. Canada Helps will email a tax-receipt to you and deposits the money in the church bank account. They deduct 3% to cover their expenses.
e-Transfers: Effective immediately, any transfers sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will be automatically deposited to the account of Parkminster United Church at Your Neighbourhood Credit Union. No need to enter a security question. For recipient name use Parkminster United Church.
Canada Post: Our address is 275 Erb Street East, Waterloo, ON, N2J 1N6. Include a note indicating how you want your offering distributed: Local, Capital, Outreach, CE, Benevolent, Refugee, Memorial Endowment Fund.
PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance): Sign up for PAR. That allows you to give through an automatic monthly withdrawal from your bank account. Contact Contact the church office at email@example.com and we will email you a PAR authorization form, which you will need to return along with a void cheque or credit card information. That information is then sent to the PAR administrator at the General Council Office.
Gifting Stocks and Mutual Funds: When you make a gift of stocks or mutual funds to the United Church of Canada Foundation, you avoid the capital gains tax normally payable if you sold those securities. This is because the government does not collect capital gains tax on securities that have been given to charitable organizations. Once gifted, you can immediately have the Foundation disburse the proceeds to the charities of your choice, provided one of them is a United Church. A very small fee is payable to the Foundation for this service. This is a very tax effective way to do your charitable donations each year, or even just once depending on the securities you hold. For more information, see the United Church of Canada Foundation website www.unitedchurchfoundation.ca.
United Church of Canada Global Emergency Response
The United Church of Canada has a fund dedicated to supporting emergencies whenever they might occur. When these emergencies occur, the Outreach Committee encourages you to make donations directly to this fund by credit card or by cheque.
The website is: Global Emergency Response
Why I Give
I give to Parkminster because I believe we need more love and compassion in our world. Parkminster does not profess to have all the answers, but inspires members to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with the Divine. I am proud to be part of such a caring community that gives so generously to Outreach programs both within our region and within the global community. Parkminster has helped my family become more globally aware and realize the need to help shape a more just and sustainable future for our world.
I support Parkminster because of its liberal theology and inclusive policies. Parkminster nurtures my soul every week with the uplifting music from numerous talented musicians, the camaraderie of many inspiring people, and the messages that encourage me to look at problems from a more hopeful perspective. Parkminster empowers me to create change both within myself and my community. Parkminster restores balance in my life and gives my life deeper meaning. I am proud to financially support such an engaged, progressive church community.shared by Kathy Shortt