Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
~2 Corinthians 9:7~
In the Church, we believe that giving comes from the attitude behind it. From the start of time in the Old Testament, giving was a freewill offering that was part of a greater vision than just the person themselves, and it was that the intention behind giving is what mattered most to God. In giving, it is all about living with the attitude that we are blessed to to be a blessing. In that sense, when you give, it is not at all a legalistic obligation, but rather a joyful expression of thanks to the Lord who has provided abundantly for us.
Want to know more about the history of giving in the Church? Check out Fr. Pishoy’s talk here
Ways to Give
Frequently Asked Questions
+ You will complete the E-Transfer through your online banking using the dedicated SMSV email address: firstname.lastname@example.org+ Please note that no security question is required. Once the E-Transfer is completed, it will be deposited in the SMSV account and you will receive confirmation via email.+ When you process the E-Transfer, please ensure to write in the ‘Message’ section the following information for income tax purposes:
- Your full legal name
- Nature of donation (directed donation, payment details, etc.)
You can self-check this by logging into your SMSV account and click on Giving. You will find all donation transactions listed there.
If you are donating without an account and/or by e-transfer we will add your information in the system and log the donation amount(s) to your name. For e-transfer senders, we require you enter your full legal name and billing address in the message field of the e-transfer. Tax receipts are issued once a year for the total of all donations on the previous year.
Although we strongly recommend donations through our online channels, we also accept cheques if you are not comfortable giving online. If you are writing a cheque, please make it payable to Saint Maurice and Saint Verena Coptic Church.
You can directly mail your cheque to the church or drop it in the donation box.
For income tax purposes, please include the following information with your cheque on another piece of paper:
- Full Legal Name
- Billing Address
- Email (for income tax receipt)