In the Church of Scotland, money given to a church is spent in a variety of ways eg paying the minister, meeting the church’s running costs, supporting other parishes, the church’s wider mission, social work and helping others in need.
As with other areas of society Covid 19 has had a significant impact on the income of the church and this in turn will affect the work that we are able to do in the future.
To give money to the church though isn’t just to “keep things running” but a way in which we can respond to God in thanks for all He has done for us in sending Jesus and for the new life we find Him.
In the Old Testament the people of God were called to give a tenth of all that they earned/produced and in the New Testament followers of Christ are encouraged to give generously and sacrificially.
There are different ways in which you can give at this time.
An occassional or one off donation.
You can give online HERE (A small percentage of your donation will go towards the cost of processing the payment by Paypal)
Alternatively you can send a cheque to Dunfermline East Church, Nightingale Place KY11 8LW
A regular monthly donation
Giving regularly is the best way, for people who are able to do so, to support the church since it allows the church to see the income it is likely to receive over the year and work out how that should be spent and what is possible.
If you wish to give monthly you can contact Russel our Treasurer, in confidence, below. He will then send you to the bank details of the church so that you can set up a standing order.
Whatever way that you give if you are a taxpayer it is of great help to us if you Gift Aid your contribution. If you do so, the church is able to claim back from the government 25p for every £1 that you give to the church, thereby increasing the value of your gift at no cost to yourself. In order to gift aid your donation you must be a UK taxpayer and you can fill in a very short Gift Aid form here
If you would like to get in touch with Russel then please use the contact form below to leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as he can.