In the Bible, God has shown himself to be a giving God. He is both faithful to His people and overwhelmingly generous; not stopping short of giving His own Son (John 3:16). Because He has been so lavish with us, we live to reflect our Father in the way that we give.
For God's people, the point of giving has never been 'paying God off' but rather thanksgiving - recognising that He has given (and will always give) the absolute maximum to those who love Him.
God underlines to us as His people that our material debt to Him is irreparable yet he is eternally generous towards us! As we grasp such truth, we can’t help but be motivated to sow the best of our income in thanks towards Him.
Ultimately, the issue of giving is an issue of worship. Jesus tells us that where our heart goes our money follows. If we are Christians, we give the first priority in our finances - as in all things - to glorify God; showing our thanks, love, commitment to and faith in Him.
There are a number of different ways to give at Emmanuel:
Online Via ChurchSuite
Please be aware that ChurchSuite charges a card processing fee of 2.5% of the value of your donation for their services. For direct transfers into the church bank account, on the other hand, Emmanuel Brighton incurs only very small charges.
Online Direct Transfer
You can set up a direct transfer via your personal online banking. Log on to your online banking and request to set up a donation to be made to Emmanuel Church General Account:
Account name: Clarendon Trust
Sort Code: 53-61-02
Account Number: 62212540
Please use your surname and initials as your reference when doing transfers and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you have set up a new transfer.
Every week at our Sunday services there is an opportunity to make a financial offering. You can use the giving envelopes provided to give via cash, cheque, debit or credit card. You can also use the forms on a Sunday to set up a standing order.
If you would like to send us a cheque, please send it to the Accounts, Emmanuel, 21-23 Clarendon Villas, Hove BN3 3RE and make it payable to 'Emmanuel'.
If your employer offers this scheme contact them for details.
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