Giving

Generosity starts with a willing heart

Why do we give?

The stewardship of our finances is a tremendous—and often overlooked—area of our lives where we can faithfully proclaim our faith. Giving strengthens our devotion to Christ and frees us to live open-handedly with the gifts God gives us. It means we trust in Him and His provision instead of our perceived self-sufficiency. As people of faith, we give faithfully and generously.

Your financial support allows the ministry and mission of Creekside Church to bless others. Whether it is programs for Kids, Youth or Young Adults, Weekend Services, Lifegroups and Classes, Care & Benevolence, or support for our partner projects internationally, your contributions impact the lives of many.

FIVE WAYS TO GIVE

1. OFFERING BOX IN ATRIUM

You may have noticed that we don’t “pass the plate” on Sunday. We believe your offerings are between you and God as you come to see Him as the owner and you as the steward of your resources.

Furthermore, we don’t wish to create a barrier for those just starting to explore the claims of Jesus (and who may have a – sometimes merited – cynical view of church and money).

Thus, we simply provide an Offering Box in the atrium where you can place your offerings.

2. PRE-AUTHORIZED WITHDRAWAL

If you are a regular donor, you can arrange to have your monthly donation automatically withdrawn from your bank account. Forms are available beside the Offering Box. Simply fill one out, provide a voided cheque and place it in the Offering Box. Automatic withdrawals should begin in the next month. We also encourage you to review your donations at least annually and use the same form to make desired changes to the withdrawals.

3. ONLINE DONATIONS

You can also make an online donation.  You can set it up for a one-time or repeating donation. All transactions are secure and confidential.

Note: Tithe.ly is a online giving partner. Tithe.ly charges a 2.9% transaction fee to cover its costs, which is deducted from your donation before the funds are transferred to Creekside Church. Please consider the option to cover the transaction fee when giving online.

4. TEXT GIVING

Cell phones are becoming an integral part of our lives and now we are able to use to donate.  It’s the quickest way to give.  There are three simple steps. 

  1. Text “Give” to (226) 210-0585 and follow the link that is texted back to you.
  2. Do the one time set up with our partner Tithe.ly by providing appropriate information
  3. Simply text the amount you wish to donate to that number.  ie “10” is $10.

5. DONATIONS OF FINANCIAL SECURITIES

Donations of financial securities, such as publicly traded stocks, bonds or mutual funds, have significant tax advantages. You can make a donation of financial securities through Creekside’s broker. All transactions are secure and confidential. Contact the Finance Assistant for more information.

REQUESTS FOR ENVELOPES

If you would like to receive a supply of numbered offering envelopes (which greatly assists in the counting and recording of the offerings each week), simply contact the office. (office@creeksidechurch.ca)

RECEIPTS FOR INCOME TAX PURPOSES

An annual receipt for income tax purposes is provided by Creekside Church each February for contributions made during the previous calendar year through the Offering Box,  Pre-Authorized Withdrawal and online donations.

Designated funds are only accepted for Board approved programs and campaigns, and with the understanding that when a given need is met, the gift will be used where needed most. Gifts designated to non-approved programs will be considered part of Creekside Ministries.

Thank you for your faithful financial support of Creekside Church as we serve together to live out our mission in Waterloo Region and abroad.

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