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The (Almost) Start of Year Campaign

VAPC just completed its start of year (well almost start of year) campaign called 'PROMISE' where we tried to raise funds in support of Presbyterians Sharing.  

Goal

As in years past, our campaign goal continues to be VAPC's allocation for Presbyterians Sharing.  This year our allocation is $36,649.

Campaign Results (Monday, May 3)

  • Received: $24,670
  • Outstanding Pledges: $0
  • Campaign Total (Received + Outstanding Pledges): $24,670 | 67% 

We received so many gifts during the Promise Campaign - beit money, prayer or support.  Regardless of how your gift was expressed, thank you.

Continued Giving

As in years past, many people will continue to give to Presbyterians Sharing through the balance of the year.  At the end of each month we will report updates to the congregation through this news post and the newsletter.  There is more information on giving at the bottom of this news post.

 

What is Presbyterians Sharing?

Presbyterians Sharing is the national church fund that supports the mission and ministries we do together in Canada and around the world.

Presbyterians are sharing in a wide range of ministries from encouraging and equipping congregational renewal and development, to supporting inner city, native, refugee, urban, remote and chaplaincy ministries in Canada, to sending mission personnel to work with international partners.

For more information click here.

 

Giving in a Virtual Time

Giving in the middle of a pandemic is a bit tricky.  This following information hopefully helps you with your gift to the 2021 Promise Campaign at VAPC. All gifts will be directed to meeting our Presbyterians Sharing allocation for the year.

Ways to Give

  • Cheque
  • PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance)
  • E-Transfer
  • Online Giving
  • Make a Pledge

The following sections provide some guidance as to how to make a gift.

Giving by Cheque

Cheques are to be made out to "Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church". The memo field should state "Promise Campaign" and list your envelope number (if you have one).

Example: Promise Campaign - 172

Giving by PAR (Pre-Approved Remittance)

To complete your gift using PAR, please use our online form at the bottom of this post (or click here to open the form up in a separate window).

Giving by E-Transfer

If you have never sent an e-transfer to VAPC using your banking app, you will have to set up VAPC as a new recipient. The following information can be used to set this up.

  • Name: VAPC
  • Email: treasurer@vapc.ca
  • Notify Recipient By: Email

Prior to sending your e-transfer the message field should state "Promise Campaign" and list your envelope number (if you have one).

Example: Promise Campaign - 172

Should you need help setting this up contact the office.

Giving Online

Online giving can be accessed by clicking the button below. In the 'To:' dropdown select '2021 Promise Campaign' prior to submitting the gift for processing.

Making a Pledge

A pledge is used when you wish to make a gift but will not be able to fulfill this wish during the regular campaign period, but will be able to fulfill this wish by the end of the year (2021).

Examples of when a pledge might be used are:

  • Intention to give a bit every month over the remainder of the calendar year
  • The amount to be given is not available currently but expected to become available through the year at some point
  • Sale of stock to be used as the gift

NOTE: Please do not make a pledge and then immediately give by another means (cheque, PAR, e-transfer, online). This causes additional work for the Envelope Secretary for they must contact you to ascertain whether the subsequent gift is in addition to the pledged amount.

To make a pledge, please use our online form below (or click here to open the form up in a separate window).

Online Form (PAR and Pledges Only)