5 Ways to Give at Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church

Every act of giving is a form of worship, regardless of whether something physical is placed in the offering plate or not. Here at Stirling Mennonite there are various ways to give to the work of the church. Thank you for your generosity and giving spirit.

  1. Cash or Cheque

The church provides envelopes with your own number on them in order to issue you a tax receipt for all amounts received (contact the church office if you would like envelopes.)  These can be placed in the offering plate on a Sunday morning or mailed/delivered to the church office. A service fee may be applied by your financial institution for cheque clearance.


2. MemberDirect Inter-Member transfer

If you are a member of Kindred Credit Union you can set up a MemberDirect Inter-Member Transfer Agreement which would allow you to make individual or regular payments to Stirling with no service charge. You may also be able to arrange for regular transfers through other financial institutions for the same fees that would apply to e-transfers. When setting up a transfer please contact the church office with your account number so we know who the transfer is coming from.


3. E-transfer

Send an Interac e-transfer—with the security question answer of “offering”—to the church office, office@stirlingmennonite.ca. Following one or two successful donations you may wish to waive the security question option to facilitate easier transfer of your donations. A service fee may be applied by your financial institution.


4. CanadaHelps

CanadaHelps will receive donations online and forward the amount to the church. You will receive an immediate tax receipt via email. When donating through CanadaHelps, please consider donating through our website (by clicking the Donate Now! button) rather than CanadaHelps website as it lowers our administrative fees.


Abundance Canada’s Flexible Gifting Account is a unique Donor Advised Fund (DAF) that works like a savings account for all your charitable giving. You also determine when, where and how much you want to distribute to Stirling and/or other charities. A donation receipt will be issued by Abundance in the year donations are made. Learn more at Abundance.ca or contact them at 519-745-7821 or kitchener@abundance.ca.

5. Abundance Canada