The Bible tells us that everything we have is a gift from God (1 Chronicles 29:12-16). We give a portion back to God as an expression of worship and gratitude, and to align ourselves with His work in our community and the world. Your giving supports the every-day work of the church, ministries serving people in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta, and global missions around the world.
Giving to the General Fund covers the day-to-day costs of ministry. It enables weekly ministries and special events, as well as staffing, facility costs and maintenance, community outreach, and support for local and global missions.
Advent Conspiracy: Compassion Nicaragua
Advent Conspiracy is a reminder to breathe — to breathe in the grace of Christ’s love for us and breathe out his love and compassion on the world around us. By redirecting some of the money and time we might fruitlessly give to the material excesses of Christmas, we aim to re-focus our hearts, gift our friends and family with our presence, and worship Christ more fully.
This year’s we are supporting children in Nicaragua through Compassion Canada. Gifts designated “Advent Conspiracy” during the month of December will go toward two specific Compassion projects in Nicaragua: a Child Survival Program that supports new mothers and their babies, and a Safe Learning Conditions Project that will replace the inadequate classrooms and facilities at two Compassion centres.
Building Expansion Fund
With the completion of the Kids Zone Centre expansion, the renovation of pre-existing classrooms to better suit our Preschool Ministries, as well as completion of our parking lot and landscaping the Making Space Project is now completed! Any monies designated to the building fund will be directed to principal pay-down until the next capital project.
Ways to give:
- By cash or cheque during any worship service.
- With your debit card at the Interac terminal in the south campus lobby. Submit one copy of the receipt in the box provided and be sure to include your contact information if you would like a tax receipt.
- Online using your credit card.
- By monthly automatic withdrawal on the 21st of each month. To set up automatic withdrawal, submit this form with a void cheque, at the office or Info Centre, marked “Attn: Cindy”.
- For any other form of payment (e-transfer, planned giving, etc.) please contact Cindy Smith.
Numbered Offering Envelope Sets
Giving regularly is easy with a personalized set of numbered offering envelopes. Using personalized envelopes saves you the trouble of including your contact info with every donation and significantly reduces our processing time of each gift. If you make E-Free your church home and intend to give regularly, please request a set of envelopes from the office.
When giving online, please designate your donation to one of the following:
-Building Fund, or
-approved designated fund.
If you are making a registration payment, please specify which ministry event you are paying for.
**If not specified, funds will be allocated to the general fund.**
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