Here at FBC our monetary giving is generally split into two categories:
Remember The Poor
Regular giving to finance the church
Remember The Poor
Monetary offerings made during our services go to our 'Remember The Poor Fund' - a set-aside fund where everything given is allocated to help the poor in the UK and overseas. Redistribution of monies given is managed by a small group of church members who meet together every two months to decide how to use the fund.
Recently money has been given to local families to provide food hampers and furniture, and local schools have been given some money to form a hardship fund for their students so that they can respond quickly to needs when they arise. Money has also been given away in response to appeals around the world via organisations such as the Baptist Missionary Society, Tearfund and WaterAid.
If you know of any local needs or projects abroad that need some money then please contact the church office who can pass on the information to the RTP team for consideration.
Regular Giving To Finance The Church
As an expression of worship, we are called to give - to give our time, our energies, our skills, and money. Running a church is an expensive undertaking - we need to pay for full and part-time staff, and bills for everything from electricity to envelopes. Church members generally contribute to our running costs using a Standing Order from their bank account.
Many folk use the principle of giving a tithe (a tenth of their income). That said, we have no 'rules' - givers should give as they are able.
To give money toward running FBC rather than our Remember the Poor fund, there's a postbox slot in our foyer. If you're a visitor and you can't find it, please ask someone.
If you want to know more about regular giving or how the church is financed, please contact Derek Witt, our Deacon for Finance.
In addition to the above two methods of monetary giving, we also collect good quality non-perishable goods for the Besom in Camberley. The Besom is a nationwide charity which provides food, baby packs and household starter packs to families and single people who have been homeless. All donations can be left in the box marked for the purpose in the foyer.
We also support other appeals, such as the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal and run two special monthly appeals each year.