As almost all Canadian churches,
we are funded by donations—unlike
most churches in Denmark which are funded through a tax levied
against all members of the church.
We therefore depend on your support.
If you have a credit card handy, you can
a donation now through CanadaHelps.org.
You are welcome to look at
how we spend your money.
We are a registered charity, so your donation is tax deductible
If you use envelopes with your membership number for
the Offering during our Sunday Service,
we will send you a Charitable Donation Receipt for Canadian tax
purposes in January or early February.
If you send us a cheque, we will mail your Charitable Donation Receipt as soon as possible.
If you make a donation on-line through CanadaHelps (above),
you will receive your Charitable Donation Receipt by e-mail immediately.
If you are in Canada from Denmark on a temporary visa and thus
taxable in Denmark, you can have your Danish Church tax
(kirkeskat) transferred to the Danish Lutheran Church of
Vancouver, B.C. Please contact the
so we can help you with
If you have made a capital gain on mutual funds, bonds, equity or other securities
and are considering donating a part of your gain to our church,
please know that there is a considerable tax advantage to donating the securities themselves
rather than proceeds from a sale.
offers an inexpensive way of handling the paperwork.
From time to time our church is the beneficiary of a bequest. We
are very grateful that our members and friends remember us in their
wills and in this way continue their support of our church after
If you wish to make a bequest to the Danish Lutheran Church of
Vancouver, B.C., you must contact a lawyer or notary public to draw
up a will for you. He or she can also help you reduce the probate
tax your estate will have to pay. In your will, you choose your
heirs and specify how much each is to inherit from you, either as a
dollar figure, a percentage of your estate, or a mixture of both.
You can change your will at any time simply by making a new one.
Whether or not you intend to make a bequest to our church, we urge
you to draw up a will. Stating your wishes clearly spares your
loved ones from making financial decisions when they are mourning
About 61% of our expenses go to salaries.
Fixed expenses like heat, light, water, taxes, insurance, and the accountant
make up another 11%.
The office costs about 4%,
repair and maintenance of our buildings about 3%,
and the lottery about 2%.
We spend about 7% on printing and mailing our newsletter.
We set aside about 3% for future repairs to our buildings and
for the expenses associated with changing pastor.
We spend about 2% of our expenses on in-house programmes
like the Youth Choir,
another 2% on outreach,
and miscellaneous expenses make up the balance.