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You can designate part or all of your donations to St. Peter's no matter which way you donate:

  • by envelope: write "Partner in Mission" or the name of the Area of Interest on your envelope and indicate the portion or percentage of your givings to be allocated
  • by e-transfer: use the "message" area to indicate your wishes
  • by cheque: make the cheque out to St Peters but use the memo line to write "Partner in Mission" or the name of the Area of Interest
  • by debit or credit card: come in to or call the office to make a donation over the phone
  • through Canadahelps: use the dropdown to choose between General Fund and Partner in Mission
  • by pre-approved withdrawal (e-plate): call or send an email to the office 250-941-5388 [email protected], or to [email protected], or call our envelope secretary Leslie Dojack, to indicate what amount or percentage of your offering should be designated to which Area of Interest or Partner in Mission.
  • other ways to donate 

If you need more information, or with help in designating, please contact the office.

Policy
Following a thorough review of past and current practice, your new Parish Council recently approved a St Peter's Comox Designated Donations Statement as outlined below. This new policy and procedure are effective starting in calendar year 2021. 

ST. PETER'S COMOX DESIGNATED DONATIONS STATEMENT

Preamble

St. Peter's Comox relies almost exclusively on the generous giving of our congregation, to support the works of our church. While we encourage all parishioners to give to the general fund as much as possible, we recognize and encourage parishioners to regularly or periodically make designated donations, either to our monthly highlighted Partner in Mission, or to one of the Areas of Interest listed below.

For example, if you want to specifically support community outreach efforts like Bridging the Gap or the Blessings Boutique, you can indicate that you want a portion of your givings to be designated to those individual efforts, or just generally to "Outreach". If you are keen to support the re-painting of the church gables, or garden maintenance, designate your givings to "Buildings and Grounds". 

Policy

Designated donations which are received by St. Peter's Comox will be received and recorded. They will be used as the donor intended, with the understanding that when the funding for the relevant aspect of church operations is met, or there is no longer a need for funding in the designated area as confirmed by the Rector and Wardens, the remaining contributions will be allocated to the area which is deemed to be most compatible with the intentions of the donor.

If these conditions can't be met, or when it seems appropriate, the donor will be contacted to discuss different options.

Procedure

When a designated donation is made, one of the following categories should be indicated:

  • Building and Grounds
  • Communications
  • Hospitality
  • Ministries
  • Outreach
  • Worship
  • Featured Partner in Mission 

These categories parallel our "Areas of Interest" for Council members and Rector (Worship). To learn more about these areas, click here. These categories provide the option of designation, without being administratively cumbersome.

Please note that there may occasionally be specific projects that are approved by Council, that for a period of time, require designated funding. For example St. Peter's promotes various charitable organizations on a monthly basis, designated as our "Partner in Mission" for that month.