Anglican Church of Canada

 St. James Anglican Church

Giving

 

Your support is appreciated. 

 

Gifts may be

  • as cash or cheque when you attend services, or cheques may be mailed to St. James Anglican Church, P.O. Box 93, 171 Queen St. E.,Fergus, Ontario.
  • in giving envelopes obtainable from the office. Many regular parishioners prefer to use weekly envelopes to give their gifts.
  • Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD): a monthly gift automatically drawn from your account.  No more losing your cheque book or giving envelopes, this helps you not to forget your donations. It is also helps the church leadership, enabling them to budget for the upcoming year. Amounts can be adjusted at any time if your financial situation changes. PAD forms are available here, or from the church office.


Stocks and Securities

May be gifted to the church, contact the church office for more information.

 

Gifts in Memory

Please contact the church office for further information or click here for the brochure.

 

Legacy Gifts

When you are preparing your will please consider a legacy gift to St James to continue the ministry here. Contact the church office or click here for further details.

 

Our Challenge Factor, Adopt-A-Bill Program

At St. James parishioners strive to be “good stewards.” Our commitment is “To be a loving, joyful, Christ-centered community serving God by serving others.” 

St. James has an active Outreach Committee who meets regularly and designates budget and other fundraising funds for the benefit of people in our local community and the world. Parishioners give generously of their time and talents to support the worship, education, pastoral care and parish life activities that occur in our church building, in our Butterfly Garden and in the local community.

As with many parishes in the Diocese, St. James has an ongoing challenge meeting the increases in the everyday costs of running the church (heat, hydro, other utilities, maintenance of inside and outside properties).

In 2009, one of our parishioners came up with the idea for a program called the Challenge Factor to help us meet our budgetary needs as well as to balance the budget. Parishioners were asked to participate in a number of challenges in addition to their regular givings. The challenge was to Adopt-a-Bill (members select a hydro, gas, phone, water, sewage, snow removal or garbage disposal bill for one or several months).  All our bills were divided into 12 monthly amounts and an envelope for each bill placed on a board to be adopted.  The bills are chosen to give a range of amounts so everyone can participate if they wish. People can also partner with others to take a bill to reduce the amount each pays.  
Since 2009, this program has been an outstanding success – a direct result of everyone’s support and participation: there is “something for everyone” as far as the amounts go and everyone can see the results as we progress through the year, with regular up-dates and by looking at the board to see bills adopted and marked as paid. Parishioners give beyond what their regular contributions. The results emphasize what we already knew from previous years — The parishioners at St. James will give to a cause and they want to know where the money is going.

With the success of the Challenge Factor, we added a new area: Outreach. We know that the bills of the church are being paid and we can work toward being stewards of God’s resources and increase our donations to Outreach in our community and beyond.

Please contact the church office for further information or if you would like to participate in this program.
 

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St. James Anglican Church

P.O. Box 93
171 Queen St. E.,
Fergus, ON  N1M 2W7

519-843-2141

Worship Services
Sunday 9:00am Traditional Anglican Service [no music]
  10:30am Modern Anglican Service with Music
Summer Sundays 9:30am July and August
Wednesday 10:00am Morning Prayer [no service July/Aug]
4th Wednesday 7:00pm Taizé [no service July/Aug]
Office Hours
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to Noon

 

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