Giving because God blesses us
At St Thomas we strive together so that our giving is
A priority: our relationship with God takes precedence.
Planned: take time to pray about & plan our giving and act on it.
Proportionate: ascertain what we have and put aside part for God.
Sacrificial: be generous, make it meaningful and disciplined.
Joyful: to give is the privilege of faith and blessings follow.
What the Bible says
St Paul tells of the importance of Christian giving when he discusses what was accomplished when arranging collections from the Churches
in Macedonia to help the needy Christians in Judea.
For during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. For, as I can testify, they voluntarily gave according to their means, and even beyond their means, begging us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in this ministry to the saints — and this, not merely as we expected; they gave themselves first to the Lord and, by the will of God, to us, so that we might urge Titus that, as he had already made a beginning, so he should also complete this generous undertaking’ among you. Now as you excel in everything— in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in utmost eagerness, and in our love for you — so we want you to excelalso in this generous undertaking.
Reflecting on this Christian pattern of thanksgiving and generosity
we strive to – live responsibly – share gratefully – possess loosely Everyone is encouraged to give at St Thomas, whether of their time, talents, energy, resources, prayer and money. Regular financial giving assists in our responsible stewardship.
We invite you to support St Thomas by
Offering Regular Prayer
Praying for our work, care and service to others and the needs of the wider community.
Giving of your Time, Talents, Energy and Resources
Supporting St Thomas and becoming involved in our activities and outreach.
Regular Direct Giving
Electronic Giving through our Westpac Cheque Account or the Parish’s ADF Giving Account.
Parish Giving via St Thomas Westpac Account
Account Name: St Thomas Anglican Church
Bank and BSB: Westpac 033-326
A/C Number: 13-3197
Reference: Stewardship/or your name
Parish Giving via ADF (Anglican Development Fund)
Please print and complete the Parish Giving via ADF form
Name of Parish: St Thomas Ferntree Gully Upper and post form to:
Anglican Development Fund
Reply Paid 70597
Melbourne Victoria 3000
You may choose to give regularly with offertory envelopes. Please contact the parish office. Together, making our giving a priority, planned, proportionate, sacrificial and joyful is our faithful commitment to serving others. We give first because we have been blessed and we desire others to know God’s blessing
We thank you for your generous support
Further details please contact the parish office.
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