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How Are Offerings Made

How are offering made in your church? Variations I have seen are
a. Numbered envelopes.
b. Plain envelopes.
c. Cash on a plate, a bag or
d. A wall mounted box
near the exit.
e. A monthly cheque/standing order

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 ---Rita_H on 7/9/14
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Rita_ H: That is interesting, we don't have that.
---Adetunji on 11/15/14

Adetunji, the church I attended, with the wall mounted box, still goes strong 35 years later and God provides. No-one there writes cheques, makes direct debits, places their money in numbered or named envelopes etc. they simply drop in cash if they so choose and no-one keeps an eye on what any individual does.

It's the best method I've ever seen, completely anonymous - giving in secret and the Lord is rewarding openly just as scripture says.
---Rita_H on 11/14/14

Rita_H: only item d:wall mounted box is not available in our congregation.
---Adetunji on 11/13/14

Back when I was a Baptist (before I got saved), oddly enough the main collection was taken up during Sunday School.

But that might have been simply SBC practice.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 11/12/14

\\Elena "I am just thankfull, the roof o'er my head, food,clothes,etc."\\

As St. Paul said, "If we have food and clothing, let us be content with these."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/26/14

Elena "I am just thankfull, the roof o'er my head, food,clothes,etc."

That's wonderful and is how we all should be. A neighbor recently told me about various benefits she receives (they add up to a lot of money) and when I told her what I receive per month she said "I just don't know how you manage". I said that my needs were very simple and that I never waste money, paid bills before interest was added and that I never went hungry. She could not understand that and told me I should be claiming x,y, & z but we know that we are not meant to be greedy or waste what we have. God provides and cares for His own. I have seen that first hand for quite a long time, as I can see you have also.
---Rita_H on 7/26/14

Thankyou, Sis.Rita, most people think I am from "a weird space in time!"
I am just thankfull, the roof o'er my head, food,clothes,etc.
I don't need alot.
Somebody ask me, if I were a millionaire what would I do?
I beg /ask God as how? where ?
truly urgent need, + persecuted countries $ for a safe haven.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/25/14

Good for you Elena, I feel exactly the same.
---Rita_H on 7/24/14

Sis Rita, as long I'm going to church,It is beneath me to get any money back!!
I give it fr my heart, help further the gospel,.I gave it as unto the Lord, why would I want "to shanghi" God ?meaning "stick God up for money??"
So, I have never want or accept it, bk.

Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/24/14

Shira, yes I agree with your reasons for this. The difference between how the U.S. do this in comparison with how the U.K. do it is that in U.K. the tax (if covenanted) goes to charity whereas in U.S. the tax is refunded to the giver. In both cases though, the tax cannot be recovered without knowledge of who the giver was.

As I don't have enough money to pay taxes neither system make any difference to me but I would wish to be anonymous even if I were a taxpayer, simply because that is what God tells us to be.

God honours those who honour Him. Every blessing to you Shira.
---Rita_H on 7/22/14

Rita I totally agree but they say it's for tax reason. Maybe so but I give cash and only God knows what I give.
---shira4368 on 7/21/14

Many churches these days seem to give members a small numbered envelope for their offering. This number identifies the giver and I, personally, believe that is wrong because scripture tells us to give in secret and not to allow the left hand to know what the right hand is doing. Not even the church treasurer should know who gave what amount.
---Rita_H on 7/21/14

To Sis Rita,God bless & all respect let me say I am very happy this church does not read aloud:
(fake names)
Suzy gave $100
Winifred gave $1.00
This was a practice, I felt not good.
My own opinion.
Remembet,in the bible the little widow gave the least, but Jesus favored
it the best, she gave out of all
She had...
Thankyou, for put this.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/21/14

Sunday services offerings are taken up during the service by ushers. Some use tithing envelopes while others drop cash or checks into the plates. Wednesday night is family night and offering in each class go to that class (Youth, Boys Club, Girls Glub, Women Ministry, Men Ministry, etc).
---KarenD on 7/11/14

Usually it is handed to one of the deacons, but I have seen it handed to the preacher, a member, or left on a plate that sits by the pulpit.
---trey on 7/10/14

Hello, Sis.RitaH. well, at my church I see they pass a plate only on Sundays.I take my own in a envelope.
Most people there just put what they can,in the plate/ most are homeless, or not employed. This past Sunday I was surprised! people are so appreciative of this ministry, I seen envelopes..
God is good. I pray they will stay open"high or heavy water".. no other church round here like this one.
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/9/14

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While the offering basket is passed each Sunday where people put in either loose offerings or a numbered envelope, used to keep careful confidential records of donations, I myself have arranged with my bank to mail in my monthly tithe check.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/9/14

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