Give yourself some gift cards and support St. Paul’s at the same time! It is also a handy way to get those Christmas gifts cards for the friends and family without the hassle of going store-to-store. Ask any of the many at St. Paul’s who have already tried it!

Each month order gift cards to do your own regular everyday shopping at your favourite retailers – like Metro, Safeway, Esso, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Winners, iTunes, etc. There are about 75 different stores on the list. The cards don’t expire and if you only spend part, the rest stays on the card ready when you shop again. You pay only the value of the card and St. Paul’s gets a percentage back (from the retailer through a program called FundScrip) on every card purchased. It’s a win-win!!

Hand in your prepaid order to the church office during the week or to Marilyn at coffee hour after church by 12 noon on the first Sunday of the month and your cards will be ready for pick up on the second Sunday. Pay by cash or cheque to St. Paul’s.

We launched this at the beginning of November 2013, and the first round earned $361 on just a couple weeks notice – a very good start! Over the next 12 months we are aiming for a total of $5,000 to support the work of St. Paul’s.

Order forms are available at the church office and at the back of the Sanctuary each week. There are more values available than are shown on the form. Call the Church Office 345-5864 or Marilyn Marrier-Oborne at 767-2717 for more information.

This is a team effort that costs nothing extra, with no baking, no clean up, no hauling stuff and no extra time for meetings. Plus it’s an interesting way to make your everyday shopping support the work of faith.

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