We have many ways to express our gratitude for the blessings God has given us: including in our prayer life, in our activities for the building up of God's kingdom on earth, and in our financial contributions for the ministry of the church where we belong.
The ministries of Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria cost nearly $2,700 per day, so the financial support of the members of this faith community and others is a matter of great importance. Most people make a plan for their charitable giving; there are options to consider, and many people decide to utilize more than one option.
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This is the regular, grateful giving back to God during one's lifetime. There are several ways to do this depending upon individual preference: envelopes provided by the church, direct debit from one's bank account, or by credit card. The donor decides the frequency of the gift: weekly, monthly or to some other schedule. Automated giving (direct debit or credit card) has the advantage that your gift makes it to church even when you are not able to attend in person. This is extremely helpful to the church in managing its cash flow.
In addition to the set of weekly envelopes available from the office, CCC ministries include a monthly gift to twelve charitable causes. View the list of charitable causes HERE.
This method involves giving from one's accumulated assets. This is most often done during estate planning for the disposition of assets after one's death, but there are also options from which to choose that come into force during one's lifetime. Please pick up a brochure at the west end of the Cathedral or ask at the office.
When there is a death in a Cathedral family or a funeral is booked at CCC, the cleric handling the lead pastoral role invites the surviving family member(s) to consider a memorial gift to CCC. If there are no survivors, the invitation is made to the executor, if known. Depending on the interests of the deceased and the family, memorial gifts may be dedicated or not, that is to say given for some particular purpose, or left to the discretion of the Dean and wardens.