Fundraising, Freewill Offering and the New – Standing Order System
We are grateful to members of our congregation for their freewill giving and fund raising over the past number of years.
This has enabled us in difficult times to meet our day to day outgoings and almost clear our outstanding loan on the Scots Hall. See the 2015 Annual Report for more details.
As we look to the year ahead there are a number of day to day financial challenges facing us as a congregation:
Increasing requirement to meet in full, our assessments from Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Ministers’ salaries have been revised upwards and we will be required to build up our contribution to meet the increased Appropriate Ministerial Minimum; and
Employment of a part-time caretaker for the Scots Hall
As a congregation we depend on our weekly Freewill offering envelopes to meet our commitments to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Can we ask each one of us in the congregation to consider the following :
Do we contribute regularly by freewill offering?
If we increase our offering by €1 per week, this would bring in an extra €5000 per year; and
How can I become a new freewill contributor? This has significant Tax advantages and increased income for the congregation.
We are all used to contributing by way of Freewill Envelope. This may not be convenient for everyone. We are introducing by way of choice, a new Standing Order form that will enable you to choose timing, frequency and amount of your contribution. A suitable standing order form is here and be assured your giving will continue to be totally confidential.
Or if you are already familiar with On Line Banking Services you may prefer to set up your own payment schedule using the account details:
Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church
Bank: Permanent TSB
Payee BIC: IPBSIE2D
Payee IBAN: IE47IPBS99061632067460
Thank you for your time in reading this. If you have any queries or wish to set up a new standing order form, we, Leslie , Alan, Carolyn or Christiaan will be delighted to help.
Leslie Dawkins, Alan Finlay, Carolyn O’Neill, Christiaan Schoombee,