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Spring Special Offering

The goal is $50,000 and the collected offering will go towards:

• Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre
• The orphanages in Haiti run by Freedom Global Outreach
• Hope Church Toronto North
• Capital improvements/additions

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How Can I Give?

Ways to Give

If you have any questions please contact the church office at 905-475-7695 or info@hbcyr.ca

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Blue envelopes

At any of our weekend services you can use one of the blue envelopes that can be found in the back of the seat in front of you/in the friendship register. Please fill out all of the information on the outside of the envelope and place it in the offering plate when they are passed during the offering time.

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Prenumbered envelopes

For your convenience you can get a box of brown, prenumbered envelopes from the Information Centre that you can use to give when you attend a service. These come prenumbered with a unique number that is assigned to you so that our accounting team can earmark the gift to you. This ensures your confidentiality and is a great help to our team.

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PayPal

Just go to the section below and you can make a one-time gift by using the “Donate with PayPal” under “General Donation”. You can also choose to set up regular recurring giving through PayPal. These will be charged to your credit card.

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Online/mobile bank transfers

If you bank with Scotiabank, Royal Bank or Bank of Montreal, you can now give to the church by simply visiting the bank’s website or mobile app and setting up “Harvest Bible Chapel York Region” as a payee. This allows you to make donations to the church in the same manner as you pay your other bills online. If you’d like to use this giving method, you will need to set up an account number with the church so that we can receipt/track your donation. To obtain your own account number or for further details, please email georges@hbcyr.ca

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Gifts of securities/investments

If you’d like to give a gift of securities or investments, please contact our Executive Pastor at 905-475-7695 who can provide you with the necessary information.

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“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:7-8

*Your gift is tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your contribution. Contributions made to Harvest Bible Chapel will be used as indicated by the donor to the extent consistent with the policies and procedures of HBC, and are subject to its control and discretion.

One Time Gift

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Recurring Offering

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Financial Integrity and Stewardship

The Harvest York Region Elders and staff do their best to honour the Lord with finances. If you have further questions regarding the budget or financial statements please contact the Executive Pastor at georges@hbcyr.ca.

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1. Organization and Charitable Status

Harvest York Region is an incorporated charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Each year the church files an Annual Information form with the Charities Directorate in compliance with federal regulations. Harvest York Region is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).

2. Annual Budget Process

Each fall an operational budget is prepared for review, analysis, questions, and approval by the executive staff and Elders. Each ministry is required to present a budget alongside a ministry plan for the year. The operating budget is fundamental to our accountability, transparency, and integrity. Staff compensation is approved by non-staff Elders and is compared with industry standards in North America to ensure it falls within acceptable parameters when compared to the overall budget of the church.

3. Monthly Financial Executive Review

Monthly financial statements are prepared and compared to the operational budget to ensure spending is in line with the fulfillment of Harvest York Region’s mission. When necessary, Elder approval is obtained and the operational budget is updated to reflect any changes in priorities throughout the year.

4. Annual Audit

To ensure maximum transparency and assurance Harvest York Region retains an independent auditor to conduct annual audits of its financial statements. These financial statements are audited in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Historical audited financial statements can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

5. Expense Authorization Process

Harvest York Region has a strict expense authorization to ensure financial accountability for operational and capital purchases. Purchases in excess of specific thresholds must be approved by the Executive Pastor and the Senior Pastor.

6. Confidential Donor Information

Donor information is kept in strict confidence. Per our policies, Elders and Pastors do not have access to donor information (other than our Executive Pastor) and this information is kept in strict confidence by our Finance Department staff. Donor information is not sold, nor is it made available without the prior consent of the donor except where disclosure is required by law.

7. Donor Restricted Gift Policy

Spending of funds is confined to Elder approved programs and projects. Each contribution directed toward an approved program or project will be used as restricted with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by the Elders, the remaining restricted contributions will be used where the Elders deem it to be most needed.

ANNUAL REPORT & AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS