Giving Generously: our response to God's generosity to us
‘Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly, or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver’.
2 Corinthians 9:7
The message of the video is very clear: God wants us to act generously in ALL areas of our lives. Giving to the church is just one small part of this generous approach to the whole of life.
Giving to the local church is an important practice that goes back centuries. It is important as the generosity of church members enables the church to function and to be God’s people here in Longframlington parish. It also benefits us as we take part in the rhythms of God – as we receive God’s blessings, so we seek to bless others.
To fund our Priest-in-Charge, maintain and run our beautiful building, our work with the elderly, young people and children, provide our regular opportunities for worship and support our Mission Partners, costs over £30,000pa.
If you already support us financially, we are extremely grateful: those funds allow us to grow and develop the church. Thank you.
If you haven’t considered that yet, or you are in a position where you can review your giving, then do please consider whether you could commit to regular giving to the church – it will significantly help us in our mission as a church. And this year that will be of particular benefit to the church as a generous donor has volunteered to match any new regular giving, or increase in regular giving, for the next year.
All you need to do is set up a Standing Order with your bank using the following details:
Account Name: Longframlington PCC
Sort Code: 30-17-12
Account number: 00037852
For tax payers, your giving can go even further (by 25% more!), if you are able and agree to Gift Aid your donations. To do so, download and fill in our Gift Aid declaration attachment and send it to the Gift Aid Administrator, Audrey Truman by e-mail to [email protected].
If you would like to know more details about where our income comes from and what we spend it on, please see the leaﬂets entitled ‘Giving Generously: How we use your gifts’ and Giving Generously: how we can help
A major element of the financial cost of running a parish church is covered by the Parish Share that has to be paid to the Diocese to cover costs such as clergy stipends and clergy training, and the provision of resources to support ministry in the parish. The Diocese has produced an informative leaflet about Parish Share: how it is set, how it is used, and why parishes are asked to contribute to it
Alternatively if you don’t want to set up regular giving, you can give to the church through the collection plate at any service or, at any time, via this donation button or the one on the home page
‘God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work’.
2 Corinthians 9:8
Thank you for your generosity
The remarkable 5-minute video on this page is from The Bible Project who say:
“Often, humans live from a mindset of scarcity and hoard God’s many gifts.
In this video, we explore God’s plan for overcoming our selfishness
by giving the ultimate gift of himself in the person of Jesus.”
It was brought to our attention by the Church of England National Giving Team