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What is the PAW Program? PAW or Pre-Authorized Withdrawal is a direct debit program that allows people to support their church through an automatic monthly withdrawal from their bank account.
How does the program work? To enrol in this program an individual must complete a PAW Application Form (available in the Narthex, from the Church office, or downloadable below) indicating the amount of the monthly payment and provide a voided cheque. Once completed and signed this form can be placed on the offering plate or mailed into the Church office. The completed form is then given to the Envelope Secretary who will enter the information, and the amount will be removed from the account on the last business day of each month.
Can I change or stop my deduction, change my bank or bank account number, or any other information? Yes, changes can be made by completing and signing a PAW Revision Form (available in the Narthex, from the Church office, or downloadable below) and submitting it at least 15 days before the change is to be effective. If you are changing your bank account information a new "Void" cheque will need to be submitted.
What are the advantages of PAW? There are several:
Are there any costs to using PAW? There are no costs to the donor for using the PAW program.
Will I still receive an income tax receipt? Yes, income tax receipts will be issued in the normal manner at the end of the year.
Can anybody participate in the program? To participate in this program you need a bank account and must ensure that there are sufficient funds in the account to cover the monthly deduction.
If I participate in the program, will I have anything to put in the offering plate on Sunday? Yes, small wooden fishes and crosses are available at the back of the church. Each Sunday those individuals on PAW can place one of these items on the offering plate, signifying their gift to God.
If on the program, can I still make offerings for special appeals such as PWRDF, the Building Fund, Memorial Funds etc. or on special occasions such as Easter or Christmas? Yes, you may still use offering envelopes or a plain envelope indicating your name and/or envelope number and the direction in which you wish the funds to be used.
If you have any other questions you may phone the office at (613) 836-1001.
Download New PAW Application form Download PAW Revision form
Donations can be made using weekly envelopes, if preferred. A request for envelopes can be made by checking off the request line on the donation envelopes found in the pews or by contacting the Church office. Envelope boxes contain weekly envelopes for regular donations to the Church plus special envelopes for Easter, Thanksgiving , Christmas and PWRDF (Primate's World Relief and Development Fund).
Boxes of envelopes for the following year are issued to envelope users in December.
Do you buy groceries? Are you interested in a way for the Church to earn $5 for every $100 parishioners spend at various grocery retailers in Ottawa? Gift cards are sold in $25/50/100 denominations and used just as you would cash in purchasing your groceries. For every $100 dollars in Gift Cards purchased, St. Paul's receives $5. Savings add up just as fast as shoppers use them to buy groceries. Participation is not limited to members of St. Paul's. Grocery gift cards can be purchased by anyone at face value. This is a great gift to college students, for Thanksgiving baskets and Stocking Stuffers! Please see one of the wonderful Gift Card representatives after your service or contact the church office. The 5 W's of the food certificate program are:
What? - The food certificate program provides funds towards the upkeep of the church and its respective programs. It is a program where people can purchase coupons and use these coupons to pay for their purchases at certain stores in the community they live in. Example If a person buys $100. worth of coupons for Loblaws, he or she can shop at Loblaws, Superstore, Independent Grocers as well as a number of other related stores and pay for that amount of goods. These coupons are good for whatever the store sells (not just groceries). As you can see, you buy a $100. worth of coupons and you get $100. worth of merchandise. Next question is "How does the church benefit". When the church buys coupons from the participating dealers, the dealer provides a bonus of 5% in the form of extra coupons. This is the bonus the church earns.
Who? - Any member of the community interested in the ministries we provide can purchase these convenient coupons.
When and Where? - Any time after the Sunday services or during the week from the church office. You can also pick the coupons up from our sales reps at home if you phone ahead.
Why? - Everyone has to eat to live. The church has to have income in order to keep it's programs working. What better way to help this cause and not have to pay more for it than what you pay for food.
Coupons can be purchased for Loblaws and related stores, Food Basics, Loeb, Farm Boy, and Bulk Barn in any quantity. There is a potential for profits much larger than we presently see if everyone uses these coupons. They are so easy to use, help budget your money, can be purchased at any time and help our community church and its ministries at the same time. If you are eating and not using this program - give it some thought.
Why not Participate? It doesn't cost any more than you now pay for groceries.
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