Do good, be rich in helping others.
The Bible has much to say about wisdom and finances, with 2,300 verses that tell us to be generous and good stewards of our resources. Jesus taught generosity and sacrifice. He demanded that his followers serve not wealth but God, and in several parables he taught that God holds us each accountable for what we do with all our earthly possessions. In his letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul writes, “Go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage. Do good, be rich in helping others, be extravagantly generous. If [you] do that, you’ll build a treasury that will last, gaining life that is truly life.” (1 Timothy 6:17-19)
If the donation is for a particular purpose (building fund, heating fund, in Memory of, in Honor of) this may be indicated in the donation process. After you put in your financial information there will be a button that looks like this:
When this button is clicked there will be a spot on the next page that says:
Click this line and a box will appear where special instructions may be added. This box can be resized if needed. It will look like this:
Fill in the box with your instructions (eg “This donation is from …… in memory of …..”). This information will be forwarded to the St. Augustine’s treasurer.