CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORK OF THE GOSPEL

Giving to the work of the Lord is part of our worship of him and is both a privilege and an honour. When we realise that everything we have comes from him we ought to show our thankfulness by giving in return. In the Old Testament era, God asked his people to bring a tenth (tithe) of their income and the Bible makes clear that this tithe belonged to the Lord. When they did not give it back to him, God accused the people of robbing him and they suffered for that. See Malachi 3:6-12. There is nothing in the Bible to suggest that this Old Testament requirement was revoked and in fact Jesus clearly endorsed the practice. In Matthew 23:23 Jesus said to the Pharisees –
You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law–justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practised the latter, without neglecting the former.
So while Jesus criticised their omissions, he made clear that they should continue the practice of tithing. For that reason the bringing of a tenth of our income to the work of the Lord is undoubtedly a valid starting point for every generation. The New Testament makes several points about our attitude in giving to the work of the gospel. It ought to be:
  • Sacrificial: Luke 21:4
All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.
  • In proportion to our income: Acts 11:29
The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.
  • Cheerful: 2 Cor 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
  • Regular: 1 Cor 16:2
On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
  • Generous: Rom 12:6-8
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is … contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously…

HOW TO GIVE

If you would like to donate to the work of Tain & Fearn Free Church the easiest way is by donating directly into the church’s bank account. This can either be as a standing order each month or as a one off donation either from your bank branch or by electronic banking.

Any money donated directly into the bank account will be allocated to the General Fund which pays for the cost of having a full time minister and assistant minister as well as upkeep of property, insurance, youth work, outreach and missions in addition to assisting the Free Church centrally to help smaller and struggling congregations.

 

Bank Details - GENERAL FUND
Address Bank of Scotland
Dornoch Branch
PO BOX 1000
BX2 1LB
Account Name Tain and Fearn Free Church of Scotland
Account Number 06001724
Sort Code 80-06-36
If you would like your donation to be allocated to something specific (such as upkeep of property) then please email the Treasurer, letting her know the amount and what you would like your donation to go towards.
Treasurer
Name Mrs Anne Wilkie
Email tandffc.treasurer19@gmail.com

GIVING TO OUR NEW BUILDING FUND

We have a separate account for those who would like to make a contribution towards the building of our new church.

 

Bank Details - NEW BUILDING FUND
Address Bank of Scotland
Dornoch Branch
PO BOX 1000
BX2 1LB
Account Name Tain and Fearn Free Church of Scotland-2
Account Number 10090961
Sort Code 80-06-36

You can also make a donation to the new building fund by clicking on this Donate button. This service is secure, quick and easy to use.

We have also added the new church building fund to easyfundraising.org.uk.  If you buy anything online you could collect a free donation for the church at the same time. It can be anything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – and the donation will go straight to the Tain Free Church, New Church Fund.

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsbury’s etc…

Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

GIFT AID

If you are a UK taxpayer, then please also download and complete a Gift Aid Form and return it to the Gift Aid Treasurer:

Gift Aid Treasurer
Name Mrs Donella Ferrier
Address Birchfield
Camore
Dornoch
IV25 3RD
Email donella.camore@gmail.com

REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER

Tain & Fearn Free Church is a registered charity. Charity Number : SCO 13392/457

REFUND POLICY

As all donations through the website are voluntary and for charitable purposes we don’t have a refund policy. However, if an error is made you can contact us here.

PRIVACY POLICY

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

This notice explains the way in which the Tain and Fearn Free Church of Scotland Congregation uses, or “processes” personal information. Personal information is any information, held either in paper records or electronically, from which people can be identified. Examples of personal information are name, address, email address, telephone number, IP address. The processing of personal information is governed by data protection law.

We will not share personal data outside the Free Church of Scotland without that person’s consent, properly obtained, unless we are permitted or obliged to do so by law.