Our churches have always depended on funding the ministry of the congregation by gathering 52 Sundays each year and ‘passing the plate’. During COVID-19 we will not be able to gather together in our churches for an extended period of time. During that time we will need to find alternative ways of funding our congregations. Our national and synodical treasurers met by video conference to discuss this. They produced a concise, practical guide to “Giving Alternatives” during COVID-19. The treasurers also provided a sample template for writing a letter to the congregation to address these alternative giving alternatives.
Guide to Giving Alternatives http://elcic.ca/publichealth/documents/March2020Treasurers-GivingAlternatives.pdf