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Giving

Members of PBC contribute to the life and work of the church in many different ways. Christians believe that everything we have comes from God. We want to do what he wants with all areas of our lives, including our money, time, relationships, sex, etc. Our money and how we use it is inextricably linked to who we are

We want to grow up to be content with what we have in a culture that encourages us always to want more. We want to learn to have giving at the centre of who we are, including giving money. The Church has historically taught that it's good to give away 10% of income on the basis of the Old Testament concept of a 'tithe', but we live under grace not law - we believe Christians should give generously, extravagantly, and in response to what the Holy Spirit is saying.

It's normal to give to the church that you're part of, to the needs of the poor, and maybe to other Christian organisations. We've found that for most people the easiest way of making sure they do give is to set up regular standing orders, and then to give on top of that from time to time. 

Whilst the information below relates to financial giving, other pages on this site explain the variety of ways you can get involved and contribute to PBC's many ministries. Over 10% of PBC's annual budget is given away to particular Mission organisations around the world (see our Missions page) but we believe all of PBC's budget is invested in the growth of God's Kingdom.

How can I give to the work of PBC?

There are two ways to do this:
  1. By setting up a standing order or direct debit with your bank - giving forms are available from the church to set up a standing order but you are also able to set up a direct debit easily, especially if you use internet banking. If you would like details on how to set this up, please contact the Elders (one of whom will hold the office of Treasurer) on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.
  2. Through your employers payroll giving scheme (this only applies if your employer runs such a scheme - your Human Resources department can provide details on this)
Other ways to give:
  1. A regular collection is taken at all Sunday services.
  2. If you would like to send us a cheque, please make it payable to Pembury Baptist Church and send it to the Finance Team at Pembury Baptist Church (Finance, Pembury Baptist Church, Romford Road, Pembury, Kent, TN2 4HT)
  3. You may also like to consider making a donation to PBC in your will. Please ask your solicitor when you make or change your will, or ask us for more information.
Tax Efficient Giving:

If you pay UK tax (Income or Capital Gains Tax) and would like us to be able to claim back the basic rate tax, you will need to fill in, sign and return to us an ongoing Gift Aid declaration if you have not done so already. The benefit to PBC is that it can recover the basic rate of income tax, currently 25p for each pound given. (If you pay higher rate tax, you may recover this through your own tax return.)

If you have any questions on these or other ways of giving, please contact the Finance Team; Di Harris on 01892 822793 or the Elders on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.

Why give to Pembury Baptist Church? Four reasons to inspire you: 

1 There is so much potential in God's church that can be released when we all determine to give sacrificially to God with tithes, offerings and donations to specific projects.

2 PBC is committed to be a blessing to our world; to orphans, aids victims, street children, widows, the persecuted, and those overseas who do not yet know Jesus. We want to give of ourselves in ways that help them to come to know Him and follow Him.

3 There is life-changing potential locally in Outreach, Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Site development and improvements, Mission, Community Projects impacting Pembury, Staff Team. The list goes on...

4 This potential can be realised when resources are present. The potential remains just a dream if the resources are absent.

News & Announcements

Mince Pie Bake Off - Wednesday 13th December

Are you ready for our annual Mince Pie Bake Off on Wednesday 13th December starting at 7.30pm? At the same time as cooking the mince pies for the Carols by Candlelight refreshments, we have a friendly competition to bake the best looking mince pies! All you have to bring are 12 cup baking trays, rolling pin, pastry cutters and that little special something that will make your mince pies stand out from the crowd!  Pastry, flour and mincemeat are provided as are the cooking facilities. Also provided is mulled wine and nibbles and plenty of chat!  Sign up now by contacting Jennifer in the Church Office at jennifer@pemburybaptistchurch.org or by telephone on 01892 825590.  Alternatively sign up on the sheet provided in the Church Foyer.


Carols by Candlelight - Sunday 17th December

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our Carols by Candlelight service starting at 5pm.  Bring your children dressed as someone from the Christmas story - if you haven't got anything suitable, we will have angel wings and crowns and teatowels available on the night so noone will feel left out!  After we celebrate the birth of Jesus through song and word, there are Christmassy refreshments to enjoy in the Church Hall.  All are welcome for mulled wine, spiced apple juice, mince pies and more.  We look forward to meeting you there!
 


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 3rd February 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at the Black Horse, Pembury, starting at 8am. Tickets include an 'all you can eat' buffet breakfast. Tickets are £10 per person.  There are only 40 available so please book as soon as possible by emailing men@pemburybaptistchurch.org or contacting the Church Office on 01892 825590. 


PBC Prayer Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  Do come along and worship our living God through prayer and word. For more information on prayer at PBC, click on the heading, then on 'here'.