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For God so loved that he GAVE. The generous nature of God is the most powerful change agent in the world. Not only did he give from the heart of love but he continues to invite us by attracting us to kindness – Rom 2:4.

The church carries a great responsibility to fulfill God’s word of sacrificial loving, sacrificial giving and sacrificial kindness.

It’s the understanding of eternal priorities that brings us to a willing sacrifice of temporal things. At FWC we understand that the previous generation made many sacrifices so we could be here today. Now it’s our turn to embrace the loving, giving and kind nature of God as we reach out to the next generation.

Giving at FWC is a part of God working through real life. We believe that giving begins long before the money goes into the offering bucket or comes out of your bank account. It is a lifestyle of being a producer, not a consumer – sowing seed and being prepared to give out of our increase. We don’t give to simply receive. The important thing is that we live with the spirit of giving.

It is through our giving where the greatest blessings and provision can be seen.


TITHES & OFFERING

The Bible teaches us that we worship the Lord with our tithe, 10% of our income contributed to the church on a regular basis. When we feel called to give over and above our tithe, we do so as an offering.

Malachi 3:10 • Proverbs 3:9 • Luke 18:12 • Leviticus 27:30 • 2 Corinthians 9:7

GIVE ONE-TIMESETUP RECURRING GIVING


Ways To Give

At FWC, we believe that giving is an important act of obedience and worship, so we try to make it very easy and convenient to honor God with your finances.
  1. Like in most churches, you can donate via the Physical Offering on Sunday mornings, but we also offer several safe and simple electronic giving options.
  2. Giving Stations, conveniently located at our church on 41 Torbarrie Rd, allow you to donate using a debit/credit card, even when you don’t have cash or a checkbook on you.
  3. Online Giving lets you make a one-time gift or set up a recurring giving schedule so you can rest easy knowing that your “first fruits” are really first.

Whatever method you choose to use, thank you so much for giving! Your faithfulness and generosity supports and advances our mission to known Christ and make Him known.

Money is a part of ministry. Our giving counts eternally as a sacrificial expression to advance the Kingdom of God. Our giving also counts today with the certainty of accountability and plurality. Giving statements are also sent out yearly reflecting your tithes, pledges and offerings, so that you can evaluate your personal giving before the Lord. Be assured that our leaders and elders meticulously evaluate budget projections and conclusions to verify that we are indeed maximizing all dollars for the greatest ministry impact possible. We know that the transformed lives of people are the result of our ministry!


OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Matching Donations

Many employers and organizations offer Charitable Gift Matching programs that enable you to double, sometimes triple your gift. Some will even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Inquire with your employer to check program availability.

Gifts of Cash

A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.

Make Your Gift Online Now!

It’s easy. Just click here and complete our online donation form. Your gift will be processed quickly and safely using our secure server.

Send Us Your Gift By Mail

You can send us a check or money order. Please let us know if you want your gift used for a specific purpose, by indicating that purpose either by note or in a letter to us.

Gift of Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.

A Gift of Your Life Insurance Policy is an Excellent Way to Make a Gift to FWC!

Designate Us as Beneficiary of Your Policy

You can also designate FWC as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy. You will continue to own and can make use of the policy during your lifetime. The policy will be included in your taxable estate when you pass away, but your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the value of the gift to us.

Gifts of Stocks and Bonds

A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.

A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift to FWC.

Here are some of the potential benefits:
– Avoid paying capital gains tax.
– Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
– Further our local and global impact today!

Gifts of Real Estate

A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.

Here are some of the benefits you may enjoy:
– Avoid paying capital gains tax.
– Receive a charitable income tax deduction.
– Leave a lasting legacy.

What is a Gift in Kind?

There are two pockets from which we can fund the ministry of the church: Our current income (e.g. salary, pensions, etc.) and our accumulated assets (i.e. stocks and bonds, marketable securities). Some planned gifts come from our accumulated assets and are intended to fund the long term ministry objectives of the church. They may be deferred (e.g. a bequest in a will) or immediate (e.g. a gift of stock). Such gifts often require a good bit of planning to take advantage of all the tax benefits, which is why they are called planned gifts. The beauty of planned giving is that you can designate your gift toward the area of the church’s work that you feel passionate about and want to ensure remains strong and vital for years to come. Some of those areas include:

The general fund of FWC as well as long term ministry priorities of the church through supporting the building fund, or a particular aspect of the work of the church such as the I.A.M.B.K, world missions, and various other ministries.


PLANNED GIVING

We are pleased that you have interest in learning about the many benefits of gift plans. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift that provide tax and income benefits please call a member of our FWC Planned Giving Team will be very pleased to help you.


ACCOUNTABILITY

FWC a subsidiary of P.C.G is accredited by the Canada Revenue Agency, which requires high standards of biblical accountability, board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fund raising, and proper use of charity resources.
For detailed financial information, visit our online Annual Report.
For questions regarding finances or online giving, contact finance@fwc.ca

Contact Us for More Information
If you have any questions about making your gift, please contact Angie Lubin at alubin@fwc.ca or send us an email with your questions or comments.