How can I give to God’s work at Gilmour Church?
Here are four ways.
- E-transfers are now available. Use this Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and we recommend this for online giving.
- “automatic deposit”
- Enter a notation in the “message field” to indicate: Envelope number if you have one and particular fund(s) you wish to direct the offering. Those funds are as follows: General Fund, Building Fund, Benevolent Fund
- Undesignated will go to General Fund
- Bank fees will differ between banks
- Give on Sunday mornings by placing your offering in the offering box in the foyer (it’s large and red and in the shape of a church).
- Give by mail and send a cheque to our mailing address: Gilmour Memorial Baptist Church, 2083 Chemong Rd. Selwyn On, K9J 6X2
- Give by credit card through Canada Helps (see “donate now” button below)
The mandate of the Building Committee is as follows; to develop a plan and appropriate drawing that would expand and modernize the facility of Gilmour in order to meet the spiritual needs of the community for the foreseeable future. Please note “building fund” if you would like to give in faith to this future project. We praise God for the generous givers to this fund throughout the pandemic. God is moving in hearts to give in faith for the future. Glory to God!
For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait for it, because it will surely come and will not delay.
Thank you for giving to the Lord’s work at Gilmour Memorial Baptist Church. May God bless and keep you.
You may be wondering, is tithing (giving 10% of our income to the local church) applicable today?
Some say “no” citing that it was part of the Old Covenant (and part of the Old Testament law).
Others say that it still applies to God’s people today because tithing pre-dates the law. Where? Well, in Genesis 14 we read of how Abraham brought tithes to Melchizedek several hundred years before the law was given.
This is what we learn in 2 Corinthians 9.
2 Corinthians 9:6–8 (ESV) “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
All Believers must agree on the principle found in 2 Corinthians 9 – and that is that God calls us to live a life of generosity. And let’s remember that Jesus honored the poor widow who gave out of her poverty (see Mark 12:41-44).
The bottom line is this, prayerfully decide in your heart and give cheerfully. Sow generously and you will reap bountifully! That’s a promise you can take to the bank.
Here’s more on tithing from Pastor Rick Warren.
Tithing: Do We Honour God With Our Leftovers?
By Rick Warren
“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops. Then your barns will be filled to
overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV)
We‟ve all heard the word “tithe,” but what does it mean? Tithing means a tenth. From Abraham on
down, people would take the first 10 percent of their income and give it back to God. Why?
- We tithe out of gratitude for the past. “God, I realize that everything I‟ve achieved up to this
point, anything I have, all belongs to you anyway. I want to give 10 percent back to you as an
act of gratefulness.”
- We tithe to keep our priorities right in the present. Deuteronomy 14:23 says, “The
purpose of tithing is to teach you to put God first” (TLB). It‟s a reminder that God is really first
in my life, and it helps me set my priorities.
- We tithe as a statement of faith for the future. When I write out the check or give the money,
I‟m saying, “God, you‟ve taken care of me in the past, so I trust you and I‟m giving this to you
as a demonstration of my faith that you will provide in the future.”
We like to honor God with our leftovers. We say, “I‟ll pay all my bills, and once I‟ve got everything
paid and if I have anything left over, I‟ll give God a little tip.”
- In Malachi 3:10, God gives us a challenge: “„Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may
be food in my house. Test me in this,‟ says the Lord, „and see if I will not throw open the floodgates
of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it” (NIV).
God is saying, “I dare you to put me first in every area of your life — including your finances — and
see if I don‟t bless you.”
What will it cost if we don‟t do this?