Supporting Westworth Financially

Westworth United Church is committed to open and transparent stewardship of finances. The Finance and Stewardship Committee regularly meets to review and manage church finances. The annual budget presented by the Finance Committee is passed at the Annual Meeting and available in the Annual Report.

Choose how to donate

One-time donation

  • Envelopes for cash and cheques are available in the pew

  • Credit card donations are made through the secure service CanadaHelps

  • E-transfer to donate@westworth.ca Contact the office for the current password

  • Cash or cheque (complete this form and include it so we can provide a charitable tax receipt)

Sustaining donations

  • Envelopes are available through the office for weekly cash or cheque donations

  • Westworth participates in The United Church of Canada’s (PAR) program which enables an automatic monthly donation of a pre-authorized amount from your bank account. Contact Westworth for a PAR information brochure

  • Regular monthly donations with a credit card may also be made through CanadaHelps

Bequests and estate gifts

  • These are expressions of financial support for the values a supporter has embraced during their life and that they wish to continue after they are gone. Documents should direct the gifts to “Westworth United Church.” Securities and paid up life insurance policies are options for this type of donation, and, for securities, capital gains are not taxed per CRA regulations. A portion of estate gifts received will be directed to the General Fund and the balance to the Westworth Fund. Please check with the office for more information.

Choose where your donation goes

You may specify how your donation is used when you make a donation.

GENERAL FUND Day-to-day operations such as staffing, worship, upkeep, and children’s programs

WINDOW PROJECT Repairs to sanctuary windows to conserve energy and preserve the stained glass

BUILDING RESERVE FUND Building upgrades and repairs

WESTWORTH FUND Westworth’s overall long-term financial stability and ministry

MEMORIAL FUND Allowing for extraordinary expenses beyond the budget to be supported

Tax Receipts

  • Westworth United Church issues charitable tax receipts for eligible donations made by cash, cheque, e-transfer, and PAR. These are issued in February. Please provide your name and address with your donation

  • CanadaHelps issues tax receipts for online donations made by credit card at the time of donation

More information

For more information on supporting Westworth, a PAR information brochure, or tax receipts, contact the office at 204-489-6974, ext. 20 or at office@westworth.ca.