This month we celebrate the season of Epiphany, the arrival of the three wise men or magi bringing gifts to the baby Jesus.
We recognise throughout this Christmas period the importance of giving and receiving gifts. We are very blessed at St Michael’s that so many people support our mission and ministry through the gift of financial support. And so on behalf of the PCC and myself, I want to say a very BIG Thank You for your generosity and commitment to the life of St Michael’s and God’s mission in Houghton. Every penny we receive makes a difference and everyone is valued, without you we couldn’t open our doors to all the people of Houghton.
This month we are changing the way we account and manage the church’s finances by joining the Parish Giving Scheme. This will let us access up to date accounting software, to manage our cash flow and allow you to set up a more secure way of giving via direct debit. It will also streamline our Gift Aid status with HM Revenue and Customs. Information sheets are available in church and the Church Treasurer, Lynn Scott, will be at many services to answer questions and help in anyway she can. Managing our money in the best way possible will allow us to concentrate on our mission and ministry here in Houghton.
Thank you for all your support of St Michael’s as we begin a new year full of hope and promise.
With every good wish to you for a Happy and Blessed 2018
How does the scheme work?