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Are You On Par?
"Pre Authorized Remittance"

On PAR

I am there.....
My church has on-going commitments every week that need my offering.
My church is important to me, and so is my financial commitment to its work.

That's why I use PAR
(the pre-authorized remittance system)
to fulfill my commitment.

If you have automatic debits from your account to pay for insurance, cable TV, taxes, fuel, or mortgage, then you will understand the PAR Principle.
It means regular contributions throughout the year.

Pre-Authorized Remittance System

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 programme.
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.

There is a small administrative fee for each debit processed.

How To Become Involved

When your congregation has decided to participate in PAR, and if you are going to participate, then you:
  • Decide the amount of your monthly offering
  • Fill in the Authorization Card and attach a sample cheque from your bank account marked "Sample" or "Void"
  • Give both to your church treasurer, designated officer, or place both on the offering plate

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.

This programme for the local church
is administered by:
The United Church of Canada

There is no minimum number of givers required for a congregation to initiate the programme. However, since one of the basic purposes of the programme is to ensure regular monthly givings to help pay church expenses, most congregations find the more people on the programme the more valuable and viable it is.

For further information concerning the administration cost to the local congregations, please contact:

The United Church of Canada
Pre-Authorized Remittance
#400, 3250 Bloor Street West
Etobicoke, Ontario
M8X 2Y4
Telephone: 416-231-5931
Fax: 416-231-3103

Please print this page, cut out this form and mail to: Wesley United Church, 5964 NDG Avenue, Montreal, QC H4A 1N1

PAR AUTHORIZATION CARD

I hearby request and authorize The United Church of Canada



Name and Address of Local Church

_________________________________________________________________

to issue a cheque each month on my account in the amount of $______________
as a contribution by me to the above local church.

Contributor's Name:_________________________________________

Bank Account No.____________________________________________

Type of Account_____________________________________________

Distribution: Local________________________________________

M&S_________________________________________________________

Other_______________________________________________________

Name and Address of Bank or Trust Co.______________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

TO ENSURE ACCURACY A SAMPLE CHEQUE MARKED "VOID", MUST ACCOMPANY THIS CARD.

Date_______________________________________________________

Signature of Contributor___________________________________