Following recent correspondence from the General Superintendent, concerning “gatherings” and the impact this will have on church services, clearly this will result in considerable impact on the finances of the church as the majority of our income is collected from offerings taken at the services. (Robert Millar Finance Director Elim HQ. 18/03/2020).
Because we are not able to meet together for the foreseeable future, we are very well aware that giving may drop. However we advise that you encourage your people to continue to give regularly and consistently, where they are able. (Robert Millar Finance Director Elim HQ. 20/03/20)
So as a local assembly here in Erdington I am encouraging as many as possible to please give using a standing order. For those who do online banking you may set up your own standing order. For those who do not have online banking you may still set up a standing order direct with your own bank, either by calling in to your branch if permitted or a phone call to them.
HQ have other options that you can use if you wish to donate by mobile phone. Please contact me if this is your preferred method, although you need to be aware there will be a delay in funds reaching our local church as this goes through to Headquarters first.
Please remember, though the church is closed, Pastor is still working and we still have his salary to pay along with all the relevant bills.
Please support us in this.