Fiscal Stewardship

Regular Givings

Regular givings or donations to Grace usually take place one of two ways: donations in Church envelopes (contact our office for envelopes) or through “Pre-Authorized Remittance” (PAR) givings. PAR is a "direct debit" program that allows people to support their church through an automatic monthly withdrawal from their bank account. For further information, please visit the United Church of Canada's PAR website. Please contact our office if you are interested in switching to PAR.

It can be specified how much you wish to allocate to local givings (for the operation and mission of Grace United Church), Mission and Service (outreach of the national church), Building Fund (used for major maintenance or building projects at Grace) or other special uses/campaigns (e.g., food bank, AV Upgrade, Heart of Dartmouth Refugee Sponsorship)

People can also put money directly into the collection plate at “Offering” time during the church service. If you do not have envelopes and wish to have a year-end charitable tax receipt, there are envelopes in the covers of our hymn books at the information rack near the King Street door.

Special Givings

Online Donations

Grace is registered with Canada Helps so it is possible to make a donation electronically through them. This link will take you to the Grace United Church donation page.

Memorial Bulletins

A bulletin can be dedicated in memory of or in honour of a loved one. The cost is $20.00. The names will appear in the bulletin. The amount donated will be added to your year-end receipt for income tax purposes. Please contact our office if you are interested.

Loonies and Toonies Campaign

Please continue to support Church by collecting Loonies and Toonies. Containers for this purpose are available on the information stand. When filled, the container can be placed on the Offering plate. If you wish to have this added to your donations for income tax purposes, please put your name on the container.

Memory Tree

During Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas) a “Memory Tree”is set up at the front of a sanctuary and for a donation in memory or honour of a loved one, a bulb is lit and an Grace ornament with the loved one’s name is placed on the tree. A special bulletin insert of names is done before Christmas and the names are acknowledged in a slide show before the Christmas Eve evening service.