We all have a responsibility to support the work of the church both at congregational level and in the wider world. The congregational finances are ordered so that we can meet these obligations.
Freewill Offering (FWO)
In a sense all our givings are freewill offerings but we use the FWO to describe the fund which provides for the general running costs of the congregation:
● Salaries and expenses
● Heating, lighting, printing, stationery and telephone
● Sunday School and Youth Work
● Christian Education and Outreach
All contributors are issued with a FWO number which is henused as a reference for all donations.
Property Management Fund
This fund is for the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings – church, hall and manse.
A church exists for mission – to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Presbyterian Church in Ireland carries out its mission through many agencies. This fund contributes to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s United Appeal, as well as our congregation’s own mission activities.
World Development Appeal
Annually the Presbyterian Church in Ireland raises funds for Christian Aid and Tearfund projects around the world. These projects help people to move towards self–sufficiency and to cope with disasters.
How much should we give?
Givings should be decided after prayerful consideration of the needs of the Church and should be a response to God’s goodness to us.