Support Trinity

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There are many ways you can support the ministry of Trinity. If you call Trinity your spiritual home, we encourage you to become a regular donor.

Online Monthly Giving

(PAR – Pre-Authorized Remittance) Make a regular monthly donation through our Online Monthly Giving program. The United Church of Canada administers this program which makes a withdrawal from your bank account on or about the 20th of each month.  Receipts for these donations are made through the congregation’s regular records so you will receive your receipt for income tax purposes early in each new year.  Contact the church office for more information.


Contribute by sending monthly or a series of post-dated cheques. Please contact the church office.


Trinity is set up to receive e-Transfers if you prefer. Simply use the office email address: — and contact the office for more details.

Give online through CanadaHelps

CanadaHelps is an online donation portal that provides access to Canada’s 80,000+ charities. It’s a secure and convenient way to donate to charities and you receive your tax receipt electronically directly from them when you make your donation. Through CanadaHelps, you can make a one-time donation or a monthly donation to your credit card. You choose the date on which the charge is made to your account.

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FundScrip is a fun and easy way to support Trinity.

Simply purchase gift cards for your favourite retailers through the church. Hundreds to choose from!

A portion of each gift card purchase goes to the church—and you get useful gift cards that you can give as gifts or use for yourself! Use gift cards instead of cash, credit or debit.

Orders are submitted to FundScrip monthly and arrive quickly.

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Legacy Gifts

Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to honour friends or family members.  While appropriate at any time, a tribute gift can make a wedding, birthday, anniversary or other occasion particularly special

Trinity’s Trustees ask you to prayerfully consider remembering the church in your estate plans with a bequest or other type of legacy gift. A legacy gift will provide someone in the future with the chance to enjoy the benefits of your vision today. Just imagine the difference you can make.

To explore the possibilities of establishing a bequest, gift of insurance, an annuity or trust for your Trinity congregation, please read on or speak to one of Trinity’s Trustees.

To those of you who have already chosen a legacy and we thank you!

As Christians, what we leave behind is much more than a track record of daily events. A meaningful legacy enables the gospel’s message to ring clearly and ensures those who follow us will discover what it means to be church in the 21st century.

A gift in your will or other type of legacy gift can provide the church with the opportunity to explore and develop ways of undertaking ministry differently. Support that continues beyond your lifetime lays the foundation for a stable and exciting future that will continue to bring Christ’s vital and vibrant message of community, compassion, and hope to others.

Bequests: Making a gift in your will

The most common form of legacy gift is a bequest in your will. You can direct your bequest to any area of the church’s work, such as to your congregation, or divide your gift among several programs and ministries of the United Church. Your estate enjoys the tax benefit that accrues.

A bequest can be a specific sum of money, a percentage of your estate, a property or other asset. You can also specify when the church receives this gift—for example, when other named beneficiaries have died, or when other bequests have been filled. Your Financial Development Officer can give you more information on types of bequests that best fit the kind of legacy you wish to leave.

Life Insurance: Affordable gift today, major gift tomorrow

For a relatively small outlay of cash, a gift of life insurance can become a significant future gift for the church without reducing the size of your estate.

You can create a gift of life insurance by:

  • Making the United Church the beneficiary of a new or existing policy
  • Making Trinity the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing policy.

Each option has different implications for you or your estate’s taxes.

RRSPs, RRIFs, and TRSAs:  Tax benefits for your estate

RRSPs, RRIFs, and TRSAs can be a large portion of your accumulated assets at your death.
If you make Trinity the beneficiary of the proceeds of any registered fund instead of leaving the proceeds to the church in your will, the church will issue a charitable rax receipt for the full amount of the gift. This in turn will have considerable tax benefits for your estate that will significantly offset the amount of your gift.

Endowments: Investments into perpetuity

An endowment is a gift that will provide income to any area of the church’s work in perpetuity. The United Church of Canada Foundation invests your gift in a prudent and socially responsible manner. Each year, a specific percentage of the balance of the fund is distributed. Whenever the income level permits, a portion of income is reinvested in the fund. You can designate support for any are of the church’s ministry you wish or to any other registered Canadian charity.

You can establish a personal endowment fund during your lifetime with a gift of cash or stocks, mutual funds, or bonds of as little as $15,000. You may also arrange for an endowment to be activated through a gift in your will, RRSP or RRIF, or other type of gift at your death. Some donors choose to start their fund now, add to it from time to time and augment it with a future gift. Name a personal endowment after anyone you wish—yourself, a family member, or in member of a loved one.

An endowment gift is a statement of hope—an act of faith in the future of the church and its mission in the world. ​

Stocks, Mutual Funds, and Bonds: Tax benefits for you

A gift of publicly listed stocks, mutual funds, and bonds can be a good way to make donations to your church and ministries you care about because there are no taxes on capital gains for donated publicly listed securities. Because you don’t pay capital gains tax ad you get a charitable tax receipt, the cost of making a gift using stocks, mutual funds, or other securities can be less than if you made a gift of the same amount using cash.

Transferring the shares, mutual funds, or other securities is easy. You simply instruct your broker to send the securities to The United Church of Canada Foundation. Then the Foundation provides you with a tax receipt for the value of the units at the close of the markets on the day the Foundation receives them. The Foundation sells the shares or units as soon as possible and then follow your instructions for the use of the proceeds of the sale— for example, send it all to your congregation or some to your congregation and some to Mission & Service.

You may also wish to consider donating listed securities in your will instead of making a cash bequest. Because capital gains will not be taxed, your estate could realize considerable tax savings that may increase the amount your beneficiaries inherit.

For more information on Legacy gifts

If you wish to explore any of the above ideas, there are Gift Planners who are a part of the United Church of Canada, who can explain how various gifts work. Speak to a member of the Trustees, who can direct you to people who will give you more information on how to explore your idea or where you can get help with your decision. If you don’t know who the Trustees are, ask at the office.

Thank you in advance, for your consideration.

It has been said, what you do for yourself dies with you, what you do for others, lives forever.

Trinity Trustees