PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) Program
In November 2012, St. Andrew’s began to give its members and adherents the option of donating to the ministry and mission of St. Andrew’s through what is called the PAR Program. This initiative has been well received and 30% of our annual giving is now received through PAR.
PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) operates just like the Direct Debit you may use for your utilities, bills, insurance or town taxes. On the 20th of each month, your pre-authorized amount is debited from your bank account and credited to St. Andrew’s bank account. Cards are available in the church foyer for you to pick up and to place in the offering plate each Sunday which indicate that you have made your offering by PAR.
We have found that PAR is a convenient way to support our congregation, while helping St. Andrew’s maintain a regular flow of revenue, especially in the slower giving months of the year.
It is very easy to enroll in the PAR program. Simply, fill in a standard application form that is available on the table outside the office or posted above, and provide a cheque marked VOID. You can enroll at any time during the year, and you can also change, or cancel, your PAR request at any time by giving written notice to the church office.