Each year, Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church (VAPC) runs a campaign to raise funds in support of Presbyterians Sharing. This year's campain is called 'Gather'.
Our campaign goal continues to be VAPC's allocation for Presbyterians Sharing. This year our allocation is $36,519.
Join us each Sunday at the end of announcements for a fun take on updating the campaign. If you missed previous updates here they are:
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.
The rest of this newsletter is focused on ways to support this campaign financially. But we can't ever lose sight of the gifts of prayer, energy, enthusiasm and support. These gifts are the simplest to give and they sustain our congregation and the work of Presbyterians Sharing.
Giving in the middle of a pandemic is a bit tricky. This following information hopefully helps you with your gift to the 2022 Gather Campaign at VAPC. All gifts will be directed to meeting our Presbyterians Sharing allocation for the year.
Each Wednesday we'll profile a particular way of giving. Let's look at the simple e-transfer or Interac transfer.
Whether it is through an application on a mobile phone or tablet, or through a web browser on a computer, many people have effected e-transfers before (registering kids for sports, paying for a Kijiji purchase or sending a little something to a far flung family member). This approach is perhaps the most flexible as it can be used for gifts of varying sizes and can can happen in the spur of the moment.
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.
Prior to sending your e-transfer the message field should state "Gather Campaign" and list your envelope number (if you have one). Should you need help setting this up contact the office.
If you have interest in adopting a similar approach, read on to learn more about ways to give.
The following sections provide some guidance as to how to make a gift.
Cheques are to be made out to "Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church". The memo field should state "Gather Campaign" and list your envelope number (if you have one).
Example: Gather Campaign - 172
Cheques can be dropped off at or mailed to the church (4612 Varsity Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3A 1V7)
To complete your gift using PAR, please click the button to access the online form (which will open in a separate window).
Online giving can be accessed by clicking the button below. In the 'To:' dropdown select 'Presbyterian Sharing' prior to submitting the gift for processing.
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 (2022).
Examples of when a pledge might be used are:
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 click the button to access the online form (which will open in a separate window).