Each year in October we take some time to focus on Stewardship and what that means as we grow in our faith and relationship with God.

Our theme this year is,
“Our House”

We are blessed at Walton to have a beautiful building in which we can worship, study, break bread and grow in our faith together.

This year during our annual Stewardship Campaign we are exploring “Our House” and all that happens in its many rooms. Whatever day or time, there is almost always something happening here, whether it is a service, bible study, scouting, UCW, youth group or any number of activities. “Our House” is a place where we can be both with God and with others who share our faith. It is a wonderful sanctuary where we can recharge our batteries and refresh ourselves for the week ahead.

As Stewards of our faith and of Walton, we invite you to consider your support for this coming year, particularly to the general fund which is critical to maintaining all that we do at Walton. Please take some time to complete the Estimate of Givings form. By making a financial pledge for the year ahead, you are helping us plan and budget more confidently for our upcoming year.

If you aren’t already using it, please consider signing up for PAR (pre-authorized remittance). Through PAR your offering is submitted monthly, directly from your bank account. It is easy, secure and ensures regular cash flow for the church.

Mark your calendar and join us on Sunday, October 29 between services as we celebrate stewardship, our blessings and enjoy a time to celebrate God’s love and our Walton family.

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
~ 2 Corinthians 9:11

Walton Memorial United Church is a registered non-profit organization that relies on contributions from its member, adherent and friends to accomplish our Mission and Ministries. Our small but dedicated team ensures even the smallest contributions go a long way to offer Ministry and programming in the areas of Worship, Learning, Caring and Reaching out as we continue to live out God’s transforming love in so many faith-filled ways. Please donate here.

“Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” ~ Deuteronomy 15:10

Walton’s Stewardship committee works in collaboration with both Administrative and Ministerial staff to deliver a holistic Stewardship program at Walton. The Stewardship Program at Walton includes Year-Round Congregational Stewardship with a focus on Six Best Practices.

  1. Operational Management
  2. Stewardship Integration in Worship
  3. Stewardship Formation
  4. Stewardship Leadership
  5. Spiritual-Nurture Opportunities
  6. Engagement in Outreach Activities

Annual programs supported by the Stewardship Committee:

  1. Our PAR program – Pre-Authorized Remittance or PAR is a program administered by the United
    • Church of Canada allowing members to give regularly to the church – even when they are away or on vacation! We know that as our membership in the PAR program increases so to does our financial stability and our ability to forecast and plan for the future.
  2. Fall Annual Givings Review — each year we celebrate stewardship at Walton and ask members and adherents to assist in the budgeting process by making estimates of their annual giving.
  3. Annual Narrative Budget — the Annual Narrative Budget helps tell the congregation’s story and connects the Time, Talent and Treasures we invest with the congregation’s ministries
  4. Special Needs and Capital Projects: some years, we require special efforts to meet unusual needs or capital projects. Stewardship leads fundraising initiatives to meet these needs.

In recent years, special fundraising initiatives have included:

2014 – Heating revitalization and Air Condition Installation in the Sanctuary
2011 – Restoration of our 100-year-old Stained Glass Windows
2005 – Repairs on the church foundation after a collapsed wall
2003 – Repainting of the church


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