A Christian gives out of thanks to God for all he has given them, not least for the "indescribable gift" of Jesus (2 Corinthians 9v15). So a Christian gives joyfully and willingly rather than because they think they should. Prayerfully reading through 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 before you decide to give would be a great thing to do.
How should I give?
God encourages Christians to give in a prayerful and planned way. Paul wrote to one church that ‘on the first day of the every week, each one should set aside a sum on money in keeping with his income’ (1 Corinthians 16v2). Whilst planned giving is preferable, not everyone's income allows this, so you can give in a number of ways:
1) Giving regularly through the Parish Giving Scheme.
For many people the simplest and most convenient way to give regularly is by joining the Parish Giving Scheme. This scheme particularly helps us to reclaim Gift Aid efficiently. You can download instructions of how to do so here.
2) A one-off gift online.
Please visit our justgiving page, stating how much you would like to give as a one-off.
3) By cheque.
If you would like to pay via cheque please contact our Treasurer, Jo Baldwin, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. She'll then arrange a convenient time and place for you to drop off your cheque. Unfortunately due to the current pandemic we're asking that donations of loose money are not given at the moment.
4) Using a legacy.
In planning our legacy we should pray for God’s guidance. We all have different priorities for family, friends and good causes that we might be able to help when we die. If you think that it might be appropriate to include St Simon's Church as one of the beneficiaries of your estate please do so when writing your will. If you would like to discuss this in confidence, please contact either Jo Baldwin (email@example.com) or Rev Andy Liggins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information, please get in touch with us on our Contact page.