How Do I Donate to First United?
Many Ways to Give
There are many ways to support the programs and ministries of First United Church. Please take a moment to read about gift options and click on the appropriate links to find forms and instructions for each.
One Time Gifts
To make a one time gift, please write a cheque made out to First United Church. We are working on setting up credit card payments over the internet. Watch this page for news of when that will happen. In the meantime, you may place your cheque in an envelope, drop it off at the church office, place it in the offering plate, or mail it to
First United Church, Box 940, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1
If you already have offering envelopes or you are on PAR (Pre-authorized Remittance) be sure to put your envelope or PAR number on your cheque to be sure you get your tax receipt at the end of the year. A tax receipt is normally mailed to you at the end of the year, but you may request an immediate one if you like.
PAR: Preauthorized Remittance
Monthly giving is a great way to express your commitment to the ongoing ministries of your church. Your gift keeps coming even when you are away. It is income First United can count on to plan the programs that change lives, enrich our community, develop leaders and offer spiritual nurture. You can change the amount or cancel at any time. When you are “on PAR” your offering is automatically deducted on the 20th of each month. A receipt is issued at the end of the year.
Bring or mail the completed form and void cheque to the church office to finish the process. If you’re already on PAR and want to change the amount or distribution of your monthly gift, please contact Joanne in the office for information on how to make the change.
Prepay Your Summer Offerings
People often go away during the summer months. The reduced offerings strain our cash flow during that time, forcing us to borrow over the summer. It is a great help to prepay your offerings for the summer before you go away.
A Gift of Stocks or Securities
Changes to federal tax regulations have eliminated capital gains tax on charitable gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds and mutual funds. If you would like to do this let us know and we’ll help you set it up.
A gift for the Future
Consider making a legacy gift for the future by including First United in your will or by donating a life insurance policy or gift annuity. Again, let us know and we’ll help you set this up.
Memorial or Commemorative Gifts
These may be made to remember and honour a family member, friend, business or organization.