During the autumn this year all Church of Scotland congregations are being encouraged to participate in a “National Giving Day”.
The past 18 months have been difficult and yet God has been with us in it with His presence and love and the giving day is an opportunity to offer a special financial gift of thanksgiving back to Him. This will then be used to build on the work of Dunfermline East as we seek to reach out to our community with the transforming love and good news of Jesus Christ.
At Dunfermline East we are in the fortunate position of having a significant projected surplus this year, however, that does not tell the full story. First of all our income has been aided significantly through the use of the building by the NHS and will not be repeated. Secondly, in 2022 we begin to pay off the £130,000 loan to the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland for the annexe. This is a 10 year loan, but we are looking to pay this off as quickly as possible, in order to save on interest, and part of the surplus of this year will contribute to that. As well as this our “Ministry and Mission contributions” – the money that goes to the central church to cover the ministers stipend and other costs – are expected to increase from around £20,000 a year to around £48,000 over the next 2 or 3 years. Additionally, there are plans to appoint a part time admin worker as well as a Family Worker, but this will only be possible if the funding is available.
We know that many give regularly and sacrificially to the work of the church as part of your worship and also that circumstances will vary, but if you would like to give a one off special gift this week then you can do so in the following ways:
By bank transfer to
Account Name: Dunfermline East Church of Scotland
Account Number 00132862
Sort Code 83-33-00
Please, include your name as the reference.
By bringing your gift to church on the 31st October or sending a cheque by post to Dunfermline East Church, Nightingale Place, Dunfermline, KY11 8LW
If you are a tax payer, please also fill in a gift aid form, as we can then reclaim the tax.
It may be that rather than a one off gift you would rather set up a regular standing order, or increase your standing order and that can be done through your bank or by getting in touch with us.
On Sunday the 31st during the service we will commit all the gifts to God together.