These have arrived and are available for collection after each Sunday service. Barry Streete 4948 8487.
Numbered envelopes will continue to be available to those who wish to use them. If you would prefer to have a set of unnumbered stewardship envelopes, please give your name and address in writing to the Dean or the Stewardship Officer, Barry Streete.
Congratulations Your decision to adopt Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) giving means that you, and the cathedral, can benefit from the latest in technology. The joy to you is knowing that your gifts will be received, even on those occasions when you are unable to attend a service.
The cathedral benefits also. Not only does EFT giving make it easier to plan and achieve Budget targets. But, in addition, the labour required for counting money and taking it manually to the bank for deposit is eliminated.
In short, the outcome is a WIN, WIN, WIN.
You, the parishioner wins. The cathedral wins. And, most importantly, God’s Kingdom is expanded.
Can one wish for a better outcome?
Having decided how much you wish to give and the frequency of your giving, you will need to approach the Financial Institution where your account is held.
You will be asked to provide the following Cathedral banking details;
Account Name Christ Church Cathedral Fund Raising Account
Bank Westpac – Newcastle Hunter Street Branch
BSB 032 – 501
Account No. 134556
Once your new regular payment is established, congratulate yourself once again on your wise decision. Most importantly, you will no longer require offering envelopes. If you wish to place a token in the plate, please ask for a set of out of date envelopes: you are welcome to use one of these to place in the plate as a symbol of your giving.
If you wish to give additional amounts at any time your Financial Institution will show you how to achieve this outcome with Internet Banking.
In the meantime, Continue to enjoy ……………………..GREAT SUCCESS
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Proverbs 11.25)
Today is the first Sunday of the new financial year. This is a good time to reflect on our stewardship strategies, think about our mission and goals for the future, and to strengthen our commitment to live generously in the service of our mission. It is vital that these reflections are not confined to the season of Stewardship renewal.
Members of Council are currently preparing a survey of the congregations’ views on the current and future life of cathedral. From this, we hope, will emerge a sense of the mission of the cathedral and the needs to which our stewardship can best be directed.
If we are to be a church of the twenty-first century, stewardship must be a vital part of our Christian discipleship – expressed in and through generous giving.
It is sometimes assumed that most people give on a weekly basis. Statistics demonstrate that this is not the case. In a culture of generous giving people are offered ways to give according to the way they receive (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, offerings by mail, electronic funds transfer, transfer of shares and bonds, year-end bonuses etc).
The challenge for the cathedral as we enter the new financial year, which is half-way through the cathedral budgetary year, is to set goals for the future which have as their basis the challenge to each of us and to the church as a whole, to begin a journey of generosity. This journey begins with the realisation that God’s blessings include the talents, skills, opportunities and strengths that enable us to provide for our own needs and the needs of others.
Barry Streete, Stewardship Officer