GIVE

Share in
the generous love of God
for the world

There are many ways to give to the life and ministry of St Heliers.

From regular financial donations, to bringing items for the foodbank; from giving of your time in service of others, to offering prayer for those in need...

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Why give?

There is a well-known saying: “it is better to give than to receive.” It is a recognition that there is more to life than self service and pursuit of one’s own happiness. When we give of ourselves, we transform the lives of those around us. We also transform our own hearts, learning to look beyond ourselves and our own immediate needs.

For Christians, the call to give is central to following Jesus. In Jesus Christ, we learn who God is and what God is like. God is love, creating the world in order to be in loving relationship with it. God’s self-giving love is fully revealed in Jesus, who lives in solidarity with us in suffering, and even in death.

Christians believe we are made in the image of this God, called to follow Jesus on his path of self-giving love. We believe that this path of love is the way to new community and fullness of life together.

Loving service

We all have gifts for the building up of the wider community. You might like to consider how you can use your gifts to bless others. There are many ways to serve within the church and the community centre. If you’re interested in finding out more, email the minister at minister@sthelierscentre.org.nz

Foodbank

We make regular contributions to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau Foodbank in Glen Innes, which disperses food to people in need. To contribute to the foodbank, simply bring items of non-perishable food to a Sunday service or to the Church & Community Centre during the week. The foodbank basket is clearly labelled in the foyer.

Financial donations

St Heliers Church is dependent on congregational giving for its life and ministry. Any financial contributions are helpful.

We do not take up an offering during our Sunday service. Instead, an offering box is situated at the entrance to the church sanctuary. You are warmly invited to contribute. Alternatively, you can make a transfer to our bank account. Fill in the Enquiry Form above to contact our Giving Secretary.

Many members of our community choose to make regular contributions via automatic payments. Regular donations make up the majority of our income and enable us to plan ahead. If you are setting up a regular donation, please make the reference identifiable, so that we can provide you with a tax donation receipt at the end of the financial year.

St Heliers Presbyterian Church is a registered charity and all donations are tax deductible.

Bequests

Some members of the congregation and wider community leave bequests. This is a great to way to invest in the future ministry of the congregation. You might like to consider including a bequest in your will to St Heliers Presbyterian Church. Your legal representative can you help you with this.

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