Pre-Authorized Remittance
Whether or not I am there ...
... my church has on-going commitments every week that need my offering. My church is important to me, and so is my financial commitment to its work. That is why I use the PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) system to honour my commitment.
If you have automatic cheques going to your bank account to pay for insurance, cable TV,taxes, fuel, or mortgage, then you understand the PAR principle. It means regular contributions throughout the year (Pre-Authorized Remittance).

Many people use the PAR system for their church offering, finding it a convenient way to take care of their regular commitments to the church month by month. You canparticipate in this program.

Your account will be debited on or about the lst of the month and your congregation's account credited with the amount payable from all members who participate
How to get involved:
When your congregation has decided to participate in PAR, and if you are going to participate, then you:
  • Decide the amount of your monthly offering. Fill in the Authorization Card and attach a sample cheque from your account marked "Sample" or "Void". Give both to your church office or place both on the offering plate.
Advantages to the Contributor:
  • Regular support of your church in the amount that you choose. Cotinual support of your home church when you are away. Avoidance of "catch-up" periods.
Advantages to the Congregation:
  • Regular, dependable flow of contributions. Reduction of paper work and bookkeeping. Reduction in bank overdrafts.
This program for the local church is administered by the Office of St. Paul's United Church.

There is no minimum number of givers required for a congregation to initiate the program. However, since one of the basic purposes of the program is to ensure regular monthly givings to help pay church expenses, most congregations find that the more people on the program the more valuable and viable it is.

further information concerning the program please call the church office, 873-2424 .
Small cards will be available to put in the offering plate in place of envelopes.

. Paul's United Church
My offering
Has been given by
Pre-Authorized Remittance

Click on the image of the PAR card below to download a PDF of the card for you to print, fill out and sign.
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Note: Your PAR will be credited to your Envelope # and each year you will receive a tax receipt for the total of you annual givings. Receipts are mailed by March 1. Givings are based o n a calendar year of January 1 to December 31.