Thank you for clicking on this tab. Without ‘cheerful givers’ like you, as St. Paul referred to them in his 2nd letter to the Church in Corinth, (2Cor 9:7) the Church quite simply could not function. The mission and ministry of St. James is dependent upon the money that comes from givings.
Donating to the church is one aspect of each person’s response to Christian Stewardship. “Practicing stewardship intimately ties us to who we are as a Christian people. Stewardship is an expression of faith. It is not simply the church’s way of raising money; rather, it is a spiritual discipline that encompasses our very being as Christians. Simply put, a Christian is a follower of Christ. But more than that, it is choosing to model your life on His example. As stewards, that inclines us to be selfless, generous, gracious, humble and disciplined. Being a follower of Christ … It is a lifestyle to be embraced always through our thoughts, words and actions.”*
If you wish to make a donation to St. James, you may do so by cheque, address it to St. James Anglican Church and mail it to 210 8th Street, Hanover ON N4N 1J5. Please make sure that your name and complete address are on the cheque or included with the cheque so the treasurer can send you a charitable donation receipt.
For regular pre-authorized payments, which are co-ordinated through the Diocese of Huron, please fill out the attached pre-authorized givings form, and follow the directions on the form.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6: 38
*from “Generosity 101” by Peter Misiaszek, CFRE. Peter is the Director of Stewardship Development for the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.