Giving

How to give to our Special Offering

For our Special Offering we will be partnering with Wycliffe Bible Translators to make the Bible available in a new language. You can find out about Wycliffe’s work generally by visiting their website:  www.wycliffe.org.uk . However, they have asked us if we would like to play a part in a specific project to make the Old Testament available to a people group in West Africa. For security reasons, Wycliffe have code named this group the “Flame” people. They represent a large people group of about 500,000.

The New Testament has been completed in the “Flame” language, and as a result, there are some “Flame” believers who are beginning to gather as churches for discipleship together. The translation of the Old Testament into “Flame” has just begun. It’s going to be vital for all of the obvious reasons (how do you learn to worship without the Psalms? How do you understand God’s purposes without the history of Israel? How do you learn wisdom without Proverbs? How can you be discipled on just the New Testament, since all Scripture is God-breathed and necessary to equip the servant of God for every good work?).

But it is also going to be particularly vital for reaching a poor, agricultural Muslim community, where the creation story, the story of Abraham, the story of God calling a poor, agricultural nation to follow him, etc, will build great bridges to the “Flame” people group.

Translating the Old Testament into “Flame” will take until 2030. It will cost about £80,000 a year to complete it. Bible translation is hard work and requires quite a large team – which is expensive, even though the locals are on local wages!

We have not committed to the whole project, but we would love to provide a chunk of seed money for the project.

Please start thinking and praying about the part we each want to play in making the scriptures, and the God they reveal, accessible to this particular people group.

There are many different ways to give to this Special Offering, as detailed below, but please make sure that you label your gift clearly as a 'Special Offering'.

Ways To Give

Give Regularly by Standing Order

Monthly giving is vital to our mission as it enables us to plan impactful, long-term projects to reach more people with the love of Jesus.

To set up or amend a standing order, log in to your online banking or visit your local branch with Everyday Church’s bank account details which are available by emailing finance@everyday.org.uk

Quote reference as: your first name and surname and, if you have one and know it, your donor number
Once you have set up or amended your standing order, please email us so we can identify your gift and thank you.

Give a one-off gift or set up a recurring gift online

Use the "Give Now" button at the top of the page to set up a recurring gift or give a one-time gift. For recurring gifts, choose the “Monthly” option when asked “how often would you like to give?”. If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider ticking the Gift Aid declaration to make your gift go even further.

Give at a Sunday Service

You can give by cash or cheque at any Sunday service by using a giving envelope and adding it to the offering.
If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider filling in the Gift Aid declaration on the envelope to make your gift go even further.

Payroll Giving via your Employer

Many employers offer Payroll Giving which allows you to give directly to Everyday Church from your salary before tax is deducted. This means if you give £100 per month and are a basic rate taxpayer, the gift will only cost you £80 from your net pay. If you pay a higher rate of tax, £100 a month will only cost you £60 from your net pay. To find out if your employer offers Payroll Giving, contact your Human Resources department. 

Charitable Aid Agencies

You may wish to give to Everyday Church via a charitable aid agency such as Stewardship, CAF, or Charities Trust. These agencies are useful for those who give to multiple charities and wish to have their giving recorded in one place or for those who wish to give anonymously to Everyday Church.

Employer Matched Giving

Many employers offer matched giving schemes. In most cases, the company will match your donation pound-for-pound up to a specific amount; a handful of organisations will even double your gift. Please contact the Human Resources or Social Responsibility department at your workplace to find out if they operate a matched giving scheme.

Gift Aid

If you pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK, we can claim back 25p on every £1 you donate through the Gift Aid scheme. To permit us to do this, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration.

If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can personally claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation (25%). You can do this either through your self-assessment tax return, or by asking HMRC to amend your tax code.

Charitable Aid Agencies

You may wish to give to Everyday Church via a charitable aid agency such as Stewardship, CAF, or Charities Trust. These agencies are useful for those who give to multiple charities and wish to have their giving recorded in one place or for those who wish to give anonymously to Everyday Church.

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