While ‘church’ is not functioning as usual in this time of social distancing, expenses still need to be met. Not having an offering plate to pass in worship means that the church depends on people taking the initiative to contribute in other ways. The simplest way is by direct debit from your bank accounts to ours.
To give to the Barwon Heads congregation, you will need to download from the U Ethical web site (https://www.uethical.com/forms-and-documents) a “Direct Offering Form” or, alternatively, contact Doug Whan (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will email one to you. The following information goes into question No 3:
- Bank: U Ethical
- Account name: Barwon Heads Uniting Church
- Account Number: 109654004
Contributing to the Ocean Grove congregation requires you to contact your bank, either online, by phone or in person, and request a transfer from your account to:
- Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- BSB Number: 063-834
- Account Number: 1005-1143
- Account Name: Ocean Grove Church Council
Even simpler is to set up an automatic direct debit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Just ring the Synod offices on 951-5200 for advice on how to arrange this.
If you prefer the familiar, a cheque may be sent to PO Box 393, Ocean Grove.