Special Gift Offerings
You may wish to express thanksgiving for a particular service or for a specific element of ministry or life at Port Perry United Church. Or perhaps you wish to mark personal events – such as baptisms, birthdays or anniversaries – with a gift to Port Perry United Church. Or you may wish to honour the passing of a loved one by making a donation to the church. These donations can be made by cash, cheque, on-line donation or e-transfer. (links for on-line donation or e-transfer)
A simple way to honour an occasion or loved one is through sponsoring a Sunday morning bulletin. The cost is $25 per week. The wording in the bulletin might read “The bulletin this morning is in honour of the 50th wedding anniversary of Jane and John Doe, sponsored by their children.” You may select a specific Sunday, but there will be a limit of one sponsor per week. Please contact the church office to make arrangements.
When a loved one passes away, you might choose to ask for donations to the church in their memory or you may wish to directly donate to the church in their memory. These monies can be specifically directed to a particular fund in the church. (click here for the various funds). Donations that are not designated go into a memorial fund. The congregation’s Memorial’s Committee, along with the Church Council, determine how best to put to use the accumulated funds. Most often memorial donations are used for a capital project in the church.
Donation of Publicly-traded securities (stocks/bonds)
Publicly-traded securities (stocks/bonds) can be donated directly to the congregation. Such transfers should be made to: “The Trustees of Port Perry United Church.” In the case of publicly-traded securities neither the donor nor Port Perry United Church have to pay taxes on any capital gains.
Receipts for income-tax purposes will be provided for all donations.