Stewardship Is:

  • How we spend our time
  • How we manage our relationships
  • How we care for the environment
  • How we practice our faith
  • How we care for our bodies and make healthy choices
  • How we choose to employ our talents and gifts
  • How we set our priorities around money

We are called as individuals and as congregations and communities into God’s mission. We participate by giving the gifts that God has entrusted to us. These gifts are everything that we have: our time, our talents and skills, and our treasure or physical resources. Christian stewardship includes all aspects of our lives. It is about our personal, work, and family life. It is about the good management of donations, including those made to our church. It is about our congregational and denominational life, which flows from our individual and collective desire to be part of God’s mission for the world. Being stewards and encouraging all aspects of Christian stewardship is a ministry and formation process that requires support, education, and spiritual practice over time.

Thank you for your financial gift to St. Andrew's United Church.

Here are 5 easy ways you can give:

(1) Online Donation

If you would like to make an online donation right now, please use this link to our page on CanadaHelps.

(2) Pre-authorized Remittance

Using one of our "easy giving" options with pre-authorized remittance (PAR) bank debit or credit card payment helps the church plan its annual budget and allows you to contribute to our good work in an easy, ongoing way.

  • 100% of your donation goes directly to St. Andrew's United Church.

  • You can annually select the gift that fits your budget, "set it and forget it."

  • Your gift counts even on Sundays you are away.

More details are available in this handy document: Giving By PAR

(3) Appreciated Securities

Donating Securities directly is a convenient way to share your financial resources without taking a hit via capital gains tax, and you will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full market value of the donated securities. Please see more information here: Appreciated Securities

(4) A Gift of Insurance

You can make a gift of any type of product - life insurance, annuities, segregated funds, RRSPs/RRIFs, GICs or cash savings accounts by naming St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham as the beneficiary. Gifts of life insurance can result in a much larger gift than the total amount you pay in premiums. Learn more here: Leave a Lasting Gift of Insurance

(5) Planned Giving

A long-lasting way to leave a positive impact in the community is by leaving a charitable gift in your Will. When you make a charitable gift through your will, your estate receives a tax receipt which can reduce or eliminate the taxes your estate has to pay in the year of your death and for the prior year. Details can be found here: Making a Gift in your Will