FINANCIALS 
Resources of particular interest to the treasurers and budget teams


UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA PUBLICATIONS 
  • 2017 Financial Handbook for Congregations
    - for a copy in PDF format, click here »

  • 2015 Annual Report of The United Church of Canada
     - available on the website of The United Church of Canada - 
     here »

  • 2015 Annual Report of The United Church of Canada Foundation
     - available on the website of The United Church of Canada Foundation -  here »

  • Handbooks and Guidelines: The Manual and related resources  
     see The United Church of Canada website  here  » 

MISSION & SERVICE BUDGETS AND ACTUALS 
  • 2016 Mission & Service Budget
      - from 2016 Mission & Service at a Glance here »
  • 2015 Mission & Service Budget
      - from 2015 Mission & Service at a Glance -  here »
  • 2015 Mission & Service Actuals
     - from 2015 Annual Report of The United Church of Canada -  here »
  • 2014 Mission & Service Budget
      - from 2014 Mission & Service at a Glance -  here »
  • 2014 Mission & Service Actuals
     - from 2014 Annual Report of The United Church of Canada -  here »

FUNDRAISING

Grants and Proposal-Writing (D Flanders)



  • Faith Bonds - a form of self-financing most commonly used on capital projects, though could also be used for operating expenses. These examples are provided courtesy of North Bramalea United Church - www.nbuc.ca, inspired by a United Church of Christ in the USA website: Cornerstone Fund » 

  • Giving Circle: First Metropolitan, BC - First steps in developing ways and means of long term stability. Preparations for visit to congregation by BC Financial Development Officer presentations on wills, bequests, annuities and other ways to reduce taxes and benefit the congregation. 
    1. Brochure: Meet the Members Legacy Circle 
       -  Download .pub (Publisher) file » 
    2. Brochure: Special Gifts 
       -  Download .pub (Publisher) file » 
    3. Background and preparation documents for Legacy Giving Circle congregational meetings
       -  View / download .docx » 

  • Giving Circle: Naramata Centre
    1. Legacy Card - sample of an invitation to join Naramata Centre's Legacy Circle...
        -  view / download pdf  »  

TEACHING / LEARNING 
  • See Stewardship Education resources here »

  • Teaching a Christian View of Money by Barbara J. Fullerton & Mark L. Vincent   
    How can your church be deliberate in teaching about money issues from a Christian Perspective? 
    an extensive 164-page  resource  (used with permission) ...    view / download (.pdf)  »


  

SAMPLE CONGREGATIONAL HANDBOOKS
  • Dunbarton Fairport United Church, Pickering, Ontario
    52-page manual of congregation mission statements, governing structure, guidelines for committee chairs and members, position descriptions, explaining presbytery...  Congregation website »
     
     view / download pdf  »