Under Church of Scotland rules, individual congregations are required to be self-sustaining as well as meet an agreed annual allocation, based on turnover averaged over three years, to support the Church’s central services and mission work.
It has been gratifying that we have received a number of new Standing orders from members since lockdown began. However, the lockdown has created a shortfall in the church’s finances, caused mainly by no Sunday plate collection, no Sunday WFO envelopes, no teas and coffees on Sundays and Wednesdays and no income from events. We would ask, that if you have WFO envelopes, please keep filling them each week – if you are financially able to do this – and bring them to church when St Mungo’s reopens or ask your elder to collect them.
However, if you would like to start a Standing Order to make your regular offering, it is simple to arrange. The church bank details can be obtained from the treasurer John Carruthers (01259213670), or from any member of the communications group. Alternatively, you could use the Church of Scotland online donations system by following the link below. This would help St Mungo’s to keep going.
We seek to maintain this balance by encouraging members to regularly review their giving and donate through Gift Aid where appropriate. Most importantly, we aim to increase the Membership of the Church, at all levels through our mission, discipleship and fellowship activities.
Thank you to everyone who is contributing to allow the work of the Church to continue.