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People are most important

As a church, people are the focus of everything we do, not their money. We don’t view things through the lens of a donor base, giving units or pet projects for those with money. We want everyone who comes to feel welcome, whether or not you give financially toward our cause.

Why Give?

Giving is a part of our worship. We believe giving cheerfully and sacrificially is an act of worship that blesses the giver as much as the receiver (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). Among many reasons the scriptures give us for why we should give, one that should move your heart most directly is because it makes us more like Christ. Giving is absolutely essential to following Christ.

When we give out of love for Christ, and with a generous heart, it causes many changes within us. Here are a few to think about:

  • It increases our intimacy and directs our attention and heart to Christ. (Matthew 6:21)
  • It increases our character, conforming us to Christ’s image as an unselfish giver.
  • It helps us realize the true ownership of ALL of our possessions. (I Chronicles 29:11-12)
  • It teaches us to trust and submit everything to God. (Deuteronomy 14:22-23)
  • It works as our greatest weapon against the idolatry of money and its illusion of power in our lives.

WAYS TO GIVE

GIVE ONLINE

We use Pushpay for processing our online donations. Click below and you will be redirected to the Pushpay website where you can make a donation. You will be given the option of making a one-time gift or recurring gift.

GIVE FROM YOUR SMART PHONE

Immanuel now offers a mobile version of our online giving page to make it easy for you to give anytime, anywhere directly from your smart phone. To start, text “immanuelonline” (all one word) to 77977 and you will receive a one-time reply containing a link to give to Immanuel Church. Please be aware that message and data rates may apply. For full terms & conditions please visit https://pushpay.com/terms. For the privacy policy please visit https://pushpay.com/privacyFor help reply HELP or STOP to cancel. 

After you’ve processed the donation you will receive an invitation to download the Pushpay app and set up a personal account at Pushpay. Alternatively, you can text “pushpay” to 77977 and you will receive a link to download the Pushpay app. In the future when you use this app your donation can be done in just a few seconds.

AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL

You can give a recurring gift by downloading and completing THIS FORM or completing it online and printing it, and then submitting it to the church office (Attention: Treasurer) or placing it in the offering on Sunday morning. This is our suggested method of giving as it is the most consistent for budgeting purposes. It also helps you to remain faithful in giving even when you’re away from church.

GIVE DURING SUNDAY WORSHIP GATHERING

An offering is received each Sunday morning where cash or cheques are accepted. All cheque donations are receipted. Cash donations should be placed in an offering envelope with your name and address if a receipt is required.

GIVE BY ON-SITE DEBIT MACHINE

Use your debit card or credit card to make a donation using the on-site debit machine available on Sunday mornings at the Connect Centre or in the office during the week. Your donation will be processed with a giving envelope and will be receipted after the end of the year.

GIVE BY MAIL

Make your cheque payable to “Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church” and mail it to:

Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church
2950 Blue Street
Abbotsford BC V2T 5P5

DONATING SECURITIES & ESTATE PLANNING

  • Donating Securities – You can receive a special tax benefit when you make a gift of publicly listed securities such as shares, bonds or mutual funds. When transferring securities to a registered charity such as Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church the capital gains are exempt from tax.
  • Estate Planning – You can name Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church as a beneficiary in your will or insurance policy. Leaving a gift to the church can help to reduce the tax your estate will pay while also leaving a legacy of faith that will continue to support God’s work.

For more information about donating securities or leaving a gift as part of your estate plan please email the treasurer.

POLICIES RELATING TO RECEIVING GIFTS

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Any data collected during the giving process is accessible by our financial team for recordkeeping and tax receipting purposes. Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church does not share donor information with any other parties. Personal information is collected only for ministry purposes. By providing your personal information during the giving and payment process, you consent to have Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church record your information for receipting and ministry purposes. To update the personal information Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church has on record for you please email the treasurer.

TAX RECEIPTS

Tax receipts for donations will be issued according to Canada Revenue Agency requirements after the end of each year and mailed before the end of February. Email the treasurer if you did not receive your receipt.

RECURRING PAYMENTS

To change or cancel a recurring payment, please email the treasurer or call 604.852.4746. Changes may take up to ten business days to process.

DESIGNATED FUNDS

Spending of funds is confined to programs and projects approved by the church board. Each restricted contribution designated toward such an approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the organization, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where needed most.

Immanuel Fellowship Baptist Church reserves the right to change or update these policies at any time.