In 2 Corinthians St Paul urges a generous spirit in the believers not because there are bills to pay, but in response to what God has done and continues to do for us. He speaks about the Lord Jesus who left the riches of heaven and became poor that we might share in his riches. (Ch 8, verse 9)
If this is true, it’s the greatest and most fruitful journey anyone ever made! It is beautifully expressed in a well known Christmas carol:
He came down to earth from heaven
who is God and Lord of all,
and his shelter was a stable,
and his cradle was a stall:
with the poor and mean and lowly,
lived on earth our Saviour holy.
And our eyes at last shall see him
through his own redeeming love,
for that child so dear and gentle
is our Lord in heaven above:
and he leads his children on
to the place where he is gone.
If you would like to contribute financially the mission of Christ Church you can do so in a variety of ways and designate how you would like the money to be used. If you want to give on a regular basis, perhaps monthly or quarterly this helps our planning for the future. The account details if you want to give electronically or by direct debit are these:
Account Number: 05004292
Account Name: Christ Church General Fund
If you want to give for a specific purpose say so in the description, otherwise your giving will be used for the daily ministry and mission of the parish. Our pledge to you is that we are genuinely seeking to be a faithful and openhearted Christian community in this neighbourhood, and that your giving will be used for godly purposes.
If you would like more advice or information about giving at Christ Church, then email our parish treasurer, Colin Reilly on firstname.lastname@example.org