As you may be aware, there are many different ways to make donations (tithes and offerings) to Avalon Alliance Church. For those of you who are not aware of all the options, this is a good place to start. And you can make a decision on what best suits your needs from there.
Ways to Donate:
1.) Offering Plate on Sunday mornings. In order for moneys collected during the offering on Sunday mornings to be receipted for charity purposes, they need to be:
- Placed in an offering envelope with your name on it. Envelopes are available to take home so that you can prepare for your offering a head of time. Please contact the office about your desire to have a bundle of envelopes OR
- You can place a cheque in the offering plate (in an envelope or not), and the offering will be receipted. Please make cheques out to Avalon Alliance Church. PLEASE NOTE: Any unmarked cash donations (either in envelopes or not) cannot be receipted for charity purposes. Any undesignated funds will automatically be credited to the General Fund.
2.) PayPal by going through the church website: avalonalliance.ca. Click on Give and then on Donate Now. There you will find two options:
- One Time Donation: please designate your funds into the various lines, and click on continue. The website will automatically take you to PayPal to complete your transaction. Although this is called a “One Time Donation”, you can use this process as often as you like.
- Recurring Donations: Here Paypal sets up a recurring payment so that you do not have to come back to the site month after month. You pick the amount, you pick the day of the month, and Paypal does the rest. Fill in the blanks on the lower half of the webpage, and click Donate. If you would like this donation to be designated between the various funds, simply call the office with the breakdown and Laura will gladly ensure that this happens for you!
3.) eTransfer: You can email your donation to Avalon by registering Avalon Alliance Church using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org with your bank (can be managed with your online banking). Once set up, you simply click on “make an eTransfer” and select Avalon Alliance Church. You will need to create a question with an answer for the office to verify (please use Tithes as the answer, regardless of the question). If you would like the donation to be split into various designated funds, simply call or email us with your instructions and we will take care of it on this end. For more information, please call the office and we would be glad to clarify this process for you.
4.) PAD (Pre Authorized Debits): Much like paying your recurring bills, you would authorize Avalon Alliance to automatically retrieve your donation from your bank account. This can be done on the 1st of the month or on the 15th of the month (or both if you so choose). This process is simple and once you are signed up, the responsibility is on our administrative side to keep it up. It can be cancelled at any time with Five (5) Business Days notice. To sign up for this, please contact the office. There are two forms to fill out and a VOIDED cheque is needed.