How to Contribute:
Many members and friends prefer to give what they can, when they can throughout the year, by dropping cheques or cash into the Sunday Service collections. This is now not possible, but, there are JUST TWO ways members and friends of the Congregation can keep the money rolling in:
1. The traditional way: Mail a cheque (or post-dated cheques for the year) to Lakeshore UU Congregation, 5065, rue Sherbrooke, Lachine, QC H8T 1H9 – Attention the Treasurer.
2. Go onto your own on-line banking site, and select eTransfers via Interac. There, choose ‘send an email’ and address it to email@example.com.
Lakeshore’s BMO account now accepts eTransfers via Interac automatically and NO LONGER requires you to write a security question. However, your financial institutional may possibly require that you enter a security question and response.
Don’t forget to indicate the amount and from which of your accounts you want take the money from. There is also a small memo line so IF you want the contribution to go to a special purpose just add one word there, such as Youth, Music, Sharing [Our Faith], Suitcases or Christmas [baskets].
For further information, write a Comment below OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Stewardship and Pledging:
Spring is the time of year when each of us has the opportunity to renew our commitment and support of our Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Our pledges and contributions of the three “Ts”: our time, our talents and our treasure, are critically important to support and further develop our UU programs and services for the next year. We encourage our members to inform themselves about what it takes to keep our self-governing and self-financing community going and accomplishing its common purposes.
As Lakeshore’s fiscal year begins May 1st, the incoming Board depends on the financial pledges of our members and friends to prepare the operating budget for the following year, before it is presented at our statutory Annual General Meeting in June.
If you were able to attend the Treasurer’s Stewardship Report in April, please fill in the Pledge Form handed out in church OR alternatively you can use – at any moment during the year – this Rich Text Format Pledge_form.
Even if you are unable to predict for the coming year the level of financial support you will contribute, you still can receive a tax receipt for each calendar year by putting your offering (cheque or cash) in an envelope with your name in the Sunday plate. If you wish, you can pick up an envelope at the door where you get the Order of Service and song books; then, you should write your name (not the amount) on the envelope before the service starts.