“But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes  as his habitation to put his name there.  You shall go there, bringing there your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and your donations, your votive gifts, your free will offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and flocks.”

Deuteronomy 12:5-6


Despite the fact that many people use the word “tithe” synonymously with any church-related giving, the word tithe literally means “tenth.” The tithe was an obligatory offering from the law of Moses requiring 10 percent of an Israelite’s first fruits. Because God provided the harvest, this first part was returned to Him. It was a reminder to Israel that all things we have are His. It was a show of thankfulness for His provision. It also provided for the Levitical priesthood, festivals, and the needy. While many of us are not able to provide 10% of our income to the Church, all of us are called to support the Church’s mission of proclaiming the Good News, as we are able. Your financial support is required so that we continue to have a place to gather for worship and so that those living in poverty have the basic necessities of life. If you would like to contribute to a particular cause or should you wish to remember the parish in your will, please contact the Parish Office at 519- 471-7022 or email at