God teaches us through the Bible that giving is an act of worship. All we have is from God. We honor God by offering back to him what he has given to us. The very first Bible verse many of us learned says, “For God so loved the world that He gave” (John 3:16). With that action, God demonstrated the ultimate in generosity.
Psalms 24:1 tells us, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it”. Giving reminds us that we are stewards and not owners. As stewards, we remember that these resources were created by God and belong to God. As stewards for God, we are called to generously share with others through our tithes and offerings.
Offering to God is the most common act of worship identified in the Bible, more frequent than preaching the word or even singing. As we worship with joy, we can also appreciate Paul’s statement, “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).
For your convenience, Waterford Mennonite Church offers online giving via electronic transfer from a checking or savings account using ACH*. With electronic giving, your weekly, semi-monthly or monthly contribution can be debited from your checking or savings account and transferred directly into the church account safely and electronically.
Generosity is also an important spiritual practice. Because we believe that generosity is first and foremost an act of worship, we invite you to join with others in this significant communal act even while giving electronically. Several ways to participate in the offering while giving electronically are described in the frequently asked questions and answers below.
Those wishing to participate in electronic giving but who prefer not to set up contributions on the web on their own may complete an Authorization Form and return it to bookkeeper Elvina Schmidt.
Thank you for your support of our church and its ministries.
*ACH is a safe, electronic transfer from a checking or savings account.