PAR – Pre-Authorized Remittance
Whether or not I am there… “I travel a lot and cannot always attend church every Sunday. I know that the church has on-going commitments that need my weekly offerings for support. I believe in the work of the church and understand the importance of my financial commitment to its work. This is why I have chosen to use the PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) system to fulfill my financial obligations.”
If you use automatic debits that direct funds directly from a bank account to pay for such things as insurance, taxes, cable TV, utility bills, mortgage etc. you already have an understanding of the PAR principle. Many people use the PAR system for their church offering, finding it a convenient way to take care of their regular commitments to the church month by month. You can participate in this program. Your account will be debited on or about the 20th of the month and your congregation’s account credited with the amount payable from all members who participate. Depending upon who you bank with and the services that they provide, there may be a small administrative fee for each entry.
How to get involved:
Decide the amount of your monthly offering.
Fill in the authorization card available through the office and attach a sample cheque from your account marked “Sample” or “Void”.
Bring this to the office administrator of the church or give it to Joe Gaspar for processing.
Advantages to the contributor:
Regular support of your church in the amount that you choose.
Continual support of your home church when you are away.
Avoidance of “catch-up” periods.
Advantages to the congregation:
Regular, dependable flow of contributions.
Reduction of paperwork and bookkeeping.
Reduction in bank overdrafts.