Donating to Broad View United is easy and a vital part of the work we do as a community.
- ONLINE DONATIONS: You can donate online through Canada Helps. You will automatically be provided a tax receipt via email from Canada Helps and will not receive one from Broad View United at the end of the year. Canada Helps does charge us a service fee of 4% of your donation.
- E-TRANSFERS: As electronic banking has become the norm we are happy to receive e-transfers of funds. You can send your e-transfer to email@example.com, please note your address in the memo so that we can issue you a tax receipt at the end of the year.
- PRE-AUTHORIZED REMITTANCE (PAR): We can also set up a PAR that will automatically make a withdraw of the amount of you have chosen from either your bank account or your credit card on the 20th of each month. We do pay a fee for this service and you will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year for your contribution. PAR Registration Form
- MAIL IN DONATIONS: You can mail a cheque directly to Broad View United and receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. All cheques should be made out to Broad View United. Our mailing address’ can be found below, it does not matter which location you mail your donation to.
Broad View United – Arbutus: 2625 Arbutus Rd, Victoria BC V8N 1W4
Broad View United – Cedar Hill X: 3703 St. Aidan’s St, Victoria BC V8P2V7
“I give to BVU because I believe in giving back to where I am spiritually fed. Through reading about “The Law of Attraction”, I have learned to give joyfully and to be grateful for the opportunity to give because by giving, I’m contributing to the flow of energy in the universe. By giving, I feel so much more abundant and the really cool thing is that the more I give, the more money flows back into my life to the degree I give it away. I love the way CBUC shows up in the world – encouraging us to be our best selves, to help others and to do our part in making the world a better place, so it is with great joy that I give back to CBUC and it’s many awesome ministries and outreach programs. I am grateful to have CBUC as my spiritual home.“
Why I give…
There are many ways to reflect on this question, and although I will focus on “financial givings’, I must add that there are other ways in which I also give to BVU formerly St Aidan’s – with my time, talents, and love of the people who have become an integral part of my life.
Many decades ago, as a pre-school child, I was given a small weekly allowance (it was initially just a quarter), and I was encouraged by my parents to give 5¢ to Sunday School each week. They explained that this was one way that I could help contribute to our church family. And as my allowances increased, so did my Sunday contributions.
My parents also talked with us about some of their own personal donations to special “charities” (another new word for me to learn). Over the years, my husband and I carefully selected the charities that we chose to support – ones that somehow “spoke to us”. After his death, I very deliberately identified an expanded group of particular charities that truly reflected my own ongoing interests. Each of my donation recipients is carefully chosen, because of what each particular connection means to me.
My church family has always been a recipient of my financial givings. I feel very fortunate to be able to do this each year, as I recognize how blessed I am to be an integral part of such a loving, nourishing and inquiring church family.
We also encouraged our 4 children to do the same. And even now, when they ask what I might like for Christmas (or for any special occasion), my request is that they donate to a charity of their own preference (something that “speaks to them”), and then donate in their own name (for their own tax benefit), and simply let me know where their “gift to me” has been donated. For me, that is a wonderful gift, especially if it helps them to keep focusing on the needs of others in our own community and world.
We ALL live in God’s world. We are NOT alone.
When we moved to Victoria we didn’t know anyone. After visiting various churches we decided that Broad View United – Arbutus formerly Cadboro Bay United would be our home church. We were encouraged to participate in various groups and were made to feel welcome. This was during, as we have all experienced at one time or another, a difficult transition to new city, new job new family definition.
Church for us is a place of inspiration and support, socially and spiritually. Sunday worship is a chance to renew our intention to be grounded in God’s light and be open to helping others. By supporting BVU we also support the outreach and other ministries that are important to us and the outside world.
We are invited to study groups on various subjects that stretch our thinking and help us to grow in a world that presents turmoil and uncertainty. Our healing ministry is one that Coleen is passionate about as when we give the gift of healing we also receive the grace of the spirit.
We support BVU because we value the Sunday morning renewal and the activities we share and to be in the world with a spirit that radiates outward to make it a more welcoming, comforting and accepting place.
We have often remarked that church is a place where children and youth can be encouraged to be kind, to be helpful and celebrate our differences. There are few places that truly teach these values. By giving to BVU we can be assured that the future generations will learn these values and bring peace into God’s world.
Why we give…
I first became introduced to the warm welcome and hospitality offered at Broad View United formerly St. Aidan’s when I attended the holiday market. A couple years later I decided to join the BVU family. When I came to my first service I was made to feel welcome. I was introduced to a long term member and she helped me learn about BVU and showed me around. It was a wonderful way to be introduced to this faith community. I quickly became a regular patron and donor to the Thrift Store; part of the Child, Youth, and Family team; morning coffee help; and greeter.
Through the years this community has been with me on an incredible journey to parenthood. They helped and supported me. When my daughter came home she was warmly embraced as part of our community through Sunday School, the Children’s Choir, and volunteering in many areas.
Giving back to my community is important to me but as a busy single parent this is challenging. I started before bringing my daughter home and now both of us help support our faith community in many ways such as singing with the summer choir, assisting with morning coffee, and helping out in other areas that need an extra set of hands.
There is no telling where our journey will take us but I know that there will always be a place for church and amazing people in both my life and my daughter’s as we deepen our faith.