Why do we give?
The Bible says in Matthew 6:24 that a top competitor for our commitment to Jesus is money. Giving allows us to demonstrate that He is more important to us than material things. As a church we would encourage each other to tithe—which just means “tenth”. We all recognise this is a significant step of obedience, but we believe that we can trust God in all aspects of our lives - including our finances.
We can give to the work of Temple and also to the following organisations that Temple supports:
Hope Ministries, Uganda
Collections on Sunday
Each Sunday we take a collection for the general work of the church. On the first Sunday of each month, we also have a second collection for one of the organisations we support.
If you are visiting us on a Sunday, please don't feel under any pressure at all to give. Collections are taken so that our church members can give if they wish. Please do not feel any embarrassment at letting the basket simply pass you by.
However you choose to give, as long as you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid enables you to boost the value of your donations by 25p for every £1 given. That means a £10 donation becomes £12.50, or a £100 donation becomes £125 and so on - at no additional cost to you. What a brilliant scheme!
If you haven’t already set this up, and you’d like to maximise your giving this way, please contact Mick Rees. You only need to do this once and as long as we know your gifts in future are from you, we will automatically request the Gift Aid on your behalf.
For higher rate taxpayers, you are also entitled to claim additional tax relief on your donations.
Get in touch
If you'd like to discuss anything relating to church finances, please use the form opposite to contact our church treasurer, Jonny Saunders