We can save a very large amount of bank charges if we can keep the paying in of cheques to a minimum.
So, wherever possible we encourage you to pay for GBC events (Church Weekend, Soul Survivor, Holiday at Home, etc.) either by cash or by bank transfer, rather than by cheque.
If you use electronic banking, payment by bank transfer is easy. Please use the following account details:
|Sort Code 40-52-40
Name Godmanchester Baptist Church
Reference See below
Event organisers will give you a code to quote as the reference, e.g:
SS for Soul Survivor,
HC13 for Holiday Club,
HH for Holiday at Home,
MX for The Mix
which is then followed by your surname and forename. There may be a maximum number of characters allowed. For example:
Please ask your event organiser for more information.
GBC is pleased to be an enthusiastic supporter of Huntingdon Area Money Advice.
Following church donations and a generous grant from the Huntingdon Freemen’s Trust, HAMA now have pledged just over £5000, with a few more grants still under consideration. As a result of the prompt church donations, they have been able recently to register with Community Money Advice (CMA), which will enable them to move forward with the administrative work to set up the Centre.
Huntingdon Community Church has kindly offered an office for their use with furniture and other office facilities. In the next couple of weeks it is hoped to submit the draft constitution to the Charity Commission to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
They now have potentially a small team to take the work forward. In particular around nine people have indicated they wish to be Advisers.
fleshandblood is a campaign to mobilise the church to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK, a call to recognise a need and respond with an act of generosity.
Founded as a partnership between Kore and NHS Blood and Transplant, the campaign aims to raise the profile of donation within the church and encourage donation as a personal gift. It seeks to equip individuals and churches as advocates for donation helping them engage with their family, friends and community.
Sponsored by Give.net and in association with denominations, organisations and festivals, our hope is that the church can make a significant impact on the lives of many and help to support the work of the NHS in caring for our communities.
The vision for this project is to engage the church with the waterways communities. These communities are the boaters; they include live aboards, continuous cruisers, leisure cruisers, walkers, runners, fishermen, waterside residents and businesses.
John and Nicola Clark moved their narrowboat to Hartford Marina recently and so John is working to establish the Waterways Chaplaincy in this area with the blessing of the Environmental Agency.
The boats on the river in summer look idyllic, but, as in all communities, there are down times. People who live or spend leisure time on boats experience bereavement, loneliness, stress, marriage breakdown, ill health and financial difficulties.
John needs people to become involved: to adopt a marina and a public mooring in their area and commit to visiting at least once a week so that they build up relationships with the boaters. This is being Christ in the community: befriending people of faith and no faith, listening, pulling in resources through the senior chaplains where necessary, sharing one’s faith when given the opportunity.
If you would like further information please either call John on 0776 7362084 or email email@example.com.
Give.net is a simple online donation website from Stewardship.
Using this new service, it is possible to give and Gift Aid a donation in a way which will remain anonymous to everyone at GBC (there will be a box to tick on the confirmation page). GBC has a donation page so there is no public list of donations!
3% of the total (gift + gift aid) is retained as their administration charge and a further 1% of the gift if it is made by credit card.
You can find out more at their FAQ page: www.give.net/pages/help/for-sponsors, or speak to Brett Mickelburgh.
You can give to GBC via give.net by following this link: my.give.net/godmanchesterbaptist
Do you ever shop on the internet? If you do, here is an opportunity to raise money for charity by doing what you already do and at no cost to yourself.
Give as You Live is a scheme whereby any one of 2200 merchants will give up to 5% (typically 1-3%) of the purchase price to a charity of your choice. In return they have the opportunity to send you one e-mail a week suggesting stores with whom you may wish to shop, which of course you are free to ignore and do nothing differently than you did before!
All you have to do is download software which pops up with a banner when you enter a site which offers the charity donation. You then choose to click on the banner to activate the software for that site on that visit. Thereafter everything is automatic and the charity donation is collected by GAYL and passed on to the charity.
The link below will allow you to download the software in order to support GBC, but at any point you can choose to change the charity you support to another – Cambodia Action (registered under the old, still official name of Southeast Asia Outreach), Anglo Indian Concern, Rehoboth Children’s Homes Trust and Mission Direct are all registered as recipient charities, as are most of the major national and international charities.
If you have any questions about this, do ask Brett Mickelburgh
This is part of a series from 2009 which explored the connection between Passion, Gifts and Personality.
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