Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) enables you to give your offering intentionally, proportionally and faithfully all year long through an automatic monthly withdrawal from your bank account. Using PAR provides your congregation with financial stability, helping them focus on sharing the love of Christ.
The United Church of Canada administers the program for the PCC, keeping costs low for churches: $0.50/donor each month with a monthly maximum of $45/month for a congregation. A congregation can sign up even if they have only one donor who wants to give in this way. To set up PAR for your congregation, see the information below.
If you would like to make monthly oﬀerings to your congregation through PAR, obtain an authorization form from your congregation (or use the one below). Fill it out, attach a void cheque and give them to the PAR contact person in your congregation. Withdrawals from your bank account will occur on the 20th of each month. PAR cards can be placed on the offering plate each week.
Digital givers can place a
card in the plate that says
they give through PAR.
The fax is secure and is monitored daily.
Attn: PAR Administrator
The United Church of Canada
8 Switzer St.
New Lowell, ON L0M 1N0
To set up PAR for your congregation:
A contact person sends the completed PAR forms and void cheques with an explanatory letter to the PAR contact at the United Church of Canada. The forms below can be customized for your congregation.
PAR Unit Contact at United Church:
UCC Pre-Authorized Remittance
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Etobicoke, Ontario M8X 2Y4
Toll free: 1-800-268-3781
Phone: 416-231-5931 x3050
Email: par [at] united-church [dot] ca
For questions about how to run this program in your congregation, please email
Stewardship & Planned Giving or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 267.
“We grow in generosity when we develop the habit of regular giving.”
1 Corinthians 16:2
This brochure explains how the PAR program works for members and adherents of your congregation. It includes an application form, the rationale behind PAR, steps to participation and a helpful formula for determining a monthly gift.
Form: Give to
Form: Give to
This guide explains what is needed to launch the PAR program and includes answers to frequently asked questions.
Changes to PAR
Churches use these forms to inform the UCC PAR administrators of new donors, cancellations, changes to donor authorizations, accounts, donation amounts, etc.