The Importance of Giving

As you begin to deepen your relationship with Christ, you may wonder if you should be supporting the church financially. This is natural and is part of God's call. Here at St. Alexander's church, we encourage those who are deeply committed to the parish to give generously of their time, talent and treasure. 

 

On the other hand, for those who are just joining us for the first time, we want you to feel totally welcome here. Let the collection basket pass you by until you feel more comfortable about giving. Giving will emerge naturally in your heart as your relationship with Christ deepens, and as you learn to trust the administration of our parish. This beautiful building would not be possible without financial support of a long history of very generous parishioners. When you feel called to give, we will be open to receiving you. As they say, all in good time!  

In the meantime, consider 1 Corinthians 16:2, "On the first day of the week [Sunday] each of you should set aside whatever he can afford," and in 2 Corinthians 9:5-8.   

Ways to Give

  • Giving on Sunday: Currently there are two baskets located at the rear of the church as you enter. Feel free to pop your envelope or cash donation in one of the boxes. If you don't have a box of weekly envelopes, click here to register, or simply pick up a blank box on the counter in the main entrance area, fill out the form and pop it in the basket next week. Envelope donations over $20.00 per year are tax deductible. Our collections are handled securely by our hospitality ministry. 

  • e-transfer: Simply go to your bank and request a one-time e-transfer.  Use the following e-mail address to make the transfer: donatestalexander@bellnet.ca. 

  • Pre-authorized giving: This is our preferred method of collecting funds.

    • Pre-authorized giving forms are available at the entrance of the Church on the counter on the left before you go through the main doors into the church itself.  Please take a moment to fill out the form and drop it in the office or the collection basket. 

    • If you prefer, you may fill out the form below, you will need to upload a copy of a void cheque. We will contact you once you are set up. We use Wufoo for our forms, which is a subsidiary of survey monkey. Your form is information is secure, safe and confidential. Click here for further security information from Wufoo.