Giving

Church Life

Update (April 2020) - In this period of change brought about by COVID-19, the Church Council has written to the congregation re. church finances, generosity and the opportunities of our current situation. You can read this letter here.

If you'd like to know how to give either by EFT from your bank account, or online with your credit/debit card, see the tabs at the bottom of this page.

For many of us, talking about our finances is a no-go area, yet as Christians we are called to be wise stewards of all that we have been given and that includes money. The money that is given to the church is used in many ways:

  • to support those who have been called to minister to the congregation as their vocation,
  • to contribute to property upkeep costs,
  • to give away - we give away a significant portion to support many different projects and individuals that operate outside of our own congregation.

One of the privileges of belonging to a church community is the opportunity to share in what Paul calls this “grace of giving” (2 Corinthians 8:3-7). It’s a great way to feel connected with the practical work of the church and we believe that as we honour God in this key area of our lives, our own needs are met in sometimes quite miraculous ways.

Refer to the attached Giving FAQ for further information. You can also contact our Treasurer with any specific questions.

“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

To help you consider your financial giving to the life and ministry of CoroUniting, see the linked Giving Response form. This gives more information about the different categories to which you can contribute and the three different methods of giving:

  • EFT from your bank account (our preference) - see 'Giving by EFT' tab
  • Online from your credit/debit card - see 'Online Giving' tab
  • Envelopes - the use of weekly or monthly envelopes (no longer being used)

Privacy is assured throughout this process.

Giving by EFT allows automatic payments to be set up from your bank account to the church's bank account. Each payment can be either one time or recurring.

The church operates two bank accounts to ensure privacy for those who regularly give (the giving account is only seen by the Church Recorder).

When giving towards the church's ministry, please use the following bank account:

  • BSB: 805 007
  • Account Number: 00 706 438
  • Account Name: Coromandel Valley Uniting Church in Australia
  • Banking Institution: Credit Union SA

When paying for a particular course or camp, please use the following bank account:

  • BSB: 704 095
  • Account Number: 214431
  • Account Name: Coromandel Valley Uniting
  • Banking Institution: UC Invest
  • Reference: ID-surname (where ID is a meaningful reference for the payment, eg. ‘WomCamp’ for Women’s Camp etc.)

If you'd like to use your credit or debit card to give towards the church's ministry or to pay for a particular event (eg. mainly music online sessions), head to our Online Giving page.

You can choose to give either a one time or recurring gift/payment and you will need to have the ability to receive a verification code via mobile phone.

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Serving Together

If you’re just in the spot where God wants you, and doing what God has gifted you to do, it’s a good place to be.

We call it your spiritual gifting, or finding your ministry. Usually you’ll find it invigorating. Often it’s fun, certainly fulfilling, and definitely a blessing to others.

God made us for fruitfulness, and that’s that. The car park attendant who greets you cheerfully has found it. The member of a midweek small group who has joined others serving in the soup kitchen has made just the same discovery. You can expect a church in which we seek to be inspired by the Spirit to be bubbling up all the time with people doing things that somehow add up to a healthy functioning body that’s a great place to be, but is always pushing out beyond itself.

Each year we invite our members to consider in which areas they are gifted and able to serve. Rather than seeing this as a list of jobs waiting for people to do them, instead ask God “In what area of ministry and service do you want me to be fruitful?” We suggest that each person should discuss this with someone who knows you well, to seek their discernment as to your gifts for ministry. This may lead you to some exciting new adventure with God, and you’ll see why he’s put you in this church.

The latest ‘Together we can make a difference’ (known as 'TWCMAD', pronounced 'twookmad') response forms are linked with a separate children's form also available. Thank you for your willingness to serve in this way.

For some areas of ministry you may be asked to complete a Police Check, and a fillable PDF is linked for this purpose.

Note: SurveyHero.com is supporting us with the free use of their [online survey software](https://www.surveyhero.com/).

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