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Nelson United Church

is a Registered Canadian Charity 

Registered Name: Nelson United Church
BN/Registration Number:  108037342RR0001

 

 

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We dare to live the Way of Jesus, 
embodying the Love of God

 

Nelson United Church is able to do its mission because of the faithful contributions of members and friends.  
We are made up of many volunteers who give countless hours of their free time but, as a nonprofit charitable organization,
we also depend on financial generosity to carry out God’s mission of love and compassion in our community and around the world.

 

 

 

Legacy Giving
Leaving a Legacy
, very simply, is planning to make a gift. Legacy gifts are generally funded from accumulated resources or assets rather than from income.scripture The most common legacy gift received by the church is a bequest. The tax benefit from a bequest accrues to the donor’s estate. Our treasurer can also arrange several gifts that allow you to make a gift in the future but receive the tax benefits now.

 So many of our blessings, including our church, have been provided for us by those who have gone before. Now it’s our turn. Legacy giving is an opportunity to help ensure that Nelson United Church will have adequate resources for those who come after us. 

 

Members and Adherents:

  • You can use your numbered offering envelopes provided by the Church for cash or cheque and place it in the offering plate during the worship service;
  • PAR – Pre-Authorized Remittance via direct debit. (Contact the church office to register);
  • Or, by credit card using the Donate Now link below.

Visitors:

  • You can use the offering envelopes in the pews for cash or cheques and place it in the offering plate during the worship service;
  • You can also leave your offering at the Church Office;
  • Or, credit card by using the Donate Now link below. 

 

Give your Offering Online using CanadaHelps 
This is great for those comfortable with internet charitable donations

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Click to make an online offering

All online offerings to Nelson United Church are processed securely via CanadaHelps.org. All amounts of $20.00 or over  will receive a tax receipt for charitable donations. Simply click on the image to the left and you will be directed to their online payment system. 

 

In the box provided please indicate the “Purpose” of your donation (ie) “in memory of…”, “Benevolent fund”, “Local Church Expenses”, etc. Once you have completed your contact info, the next screen will have a space provided that says “I want to direct my offering to” which is where you can indicate how you want your offering to be used. Choose from the following: 

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1. Gracious Offering
Let your offering be designated by the church where they believe it will be best needed to meet the needs of the church and outreach to the community.

2. Local Church Expenses
Help us carry out the ongoing day-to-day running of the church including staffing, utilities, building and grounds maintenance, printing, paper and postage costs, phone, internet and website expense, plus all of the other expenses that keep us an active part of the community.

3. Benevolent Fund
Individuals in the Nelson area are assisted with financial support when specific needs are determined.
 
4. Mission & Service
We contribute to The United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service for outreach projects beyond our local area throughout Canada and worldwide.
 
5. Special Projects
     Guatemala Bienestar: Nelson United Church-Guatemala Alliance for Community Well-being (NUC-GACW) is a project of the Nelson United Church and others who wish to support locally identified and managed social and health promotion projects from Guatemala that contribute to community wellness through improved health, education, capacity building, identity validation and self-worth of the people.  (Read more>>>)
     Poverty and Modern Times in Nelson:  this endeavor envisions a locally produced calendar that will be for sale together with a photo prints exhibition held in the Nelson United Church. Both calendar and exhibition will consist of photos taken by the local community and those experiencing poverty as a way to express themselves, and to give voice to their experience. The photographs and accompanying texts becomes a vehicle to communicate the diverse elements and many faces of poverty and low income existence in and amongst the community of Nelson. (Read More>>>)
 
 
If you would rather not make an offering online you could mail a cheque to:
Nelson United Church
602 Silica Street,
Nelson, BC   V1L 4N1
Please note the fund to which you are contributing
 
A tax receipt will be issued for all offerings of $20.00 or more.
 
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God of grace and compassion, may our gifts enable your church
to be a place where strangers become friends, outcasts are welcomed,
seekers receive, and those who are fearful find faith and hope.
We ask your blessing for each one of us and the gifts we offer in your service,
this day and in the days to come.
In the name of the living Christ, we pray. Amen