We are an extravagantly welcoming, inclusive and active community of faith.
Everyone - and we mean EVERYONE - is welcome in this home
Cordova Bay United Church is a faith community of about 185 families and individuals within The United Church of Canada. We believe each person is a unique, loved creation of God. We are a church seeking to be mission-shaped: building a church and building God’s mission of love by actively caring for our community and the world. We believe everyone has something to contribute to God’s mission.
Your support through donation allows us to maintain the wide array of programs we offer, add new programs to serve emerging needs within the church and community and to update our church facility to meet existing and future use.
Tax receipts are issued at the end of each year for all donations. Under the Income Tax Act, a taxpayer is entitled to a tax credit for donations made to a number of organizations. Gifts of $200 and less will produce a tax credit at the rate of 17%. If gifts exceed $200 in one year, the excess will have a credit of 29%.
The credit rate is multiplied by the amount of the gift/donation and the product is then deducted from the tax which would be otherwise payable. The value of the credit is effectively increased by about 50% when provincial tax is taken into account (The Canadian Book of Charities, 2004).
You may view the church's contact information and Registered Charity Information Return, including financial information, by clicking on the name of the church.
Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR)
Pre-Authorized Remittance is an automated donation program. You determine how much you want to donate each month and it is automatically transferred from your bank account.
For those who want to have something to put on the offering plate during the service, there are “I give by PAR” cards available as an expression of your gift.
Donating by PAR is a benefit to the church from a budgeting and cash flow point of view, knowing ahead of time what funds can be expected. It’s a benefit to the giver knowing that your offering is “in hand” even when you may be out of town. You can get a PAR application form from Jane in the church office.
Envelopes are in the pews for visitors or for anyone making special donations. Be sure to note your name and address if you wish a tax receipt. You may also request personalized envelopes -- one for each week of the year. Just talk to Jane in the church office.
You can make your donation online by clicking on the "Donate online" button above. You will automatically receive a tax receipt by email from Canada Helps.
You may wish to give a memorial gift in memory of your loved one. Just contact the church office for details.
You may wish to include Cordova Bay United in your will. Talk to Jane in the office for details.