Please join us in making a difference.
We have many different ways in which you can donate to the ministry of Sylvan United
Offering envelopes are available through the church office. It is possible to designate your contribution to General Funds, the Mission and Service Fund or other funds as specified by yourself. Contributions made in this form are eligible for a tax-receipt.
Pre-Authorized Remittance, or PAR, is a “direct debit” program that allows people to support the church through an automatic monthly withdrawal from their bank account..
PAR donations may also be designated to General Funds, M&S, or other funds as specified by you. Contributions made in this form are eligible for a tax-receipt
A donation in memory of a person or event can be made at any time. Envelopes are available at the church office and at the front entrance to the sanctuary. The donations are deposited into a special Memorial Fund. If you require more information, contact the office.
Planned gifts are generally funded from accumulated resources or assets, rather than income. The most common Planned Gift received by the church is a bequest. The tax benefit form a bequest accrues to the donor’s estate.
The Gift Planning Office of The United Church can also arrange several gifts which allow you to make a gift in the future, but receive the tax benefits now. You can designate your Planned Gift to any aspect of The United Church of Canada, e.g., the Mission and Service Fund, your local congregation, a local mission unit, a United Church camp, a theological college – the possibilities are abundant and rich with the excitement of giving!
Some examples of possible giving are noted below. Please contact Jan Harding in the Gift Planning Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wills and Bequests
Your Gift Planner can help you find the language you need in your will to ensure that your request goes exactly where you intended it.
A gift annuity returns a competitive rate of income to you, most or all of which is tax free, and a residue which goes to the church work of your choice.
Cash Gifts and Interest Free Loans
Cash gifts can be arranged to deliver optimum tax benefit. An interest free loan can give the church income from capital which is not taxable to either the church or to you, the donor.