Posts Tagged ‘Fund raising’

Church toilet roll fundraiser a great success

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Inspired by the story of the Good Samaritan, the young people of Grace Mennonite Church Manitoba challenged their church to collect toilet paper for Steinbach Community Outreach by the end of the month. The goal was to gather a total of 2021 rolls within the span of one month. The pastor says his church was Read more

Pushpay app helping churches and communities

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Pushpay is a New Zealand company that started by offering an electronic payment mechanism, allowing people to charge their “giving” to a credit or debit card so they could give money at the touch of a button. Established seven years ago, Pushpay is now one of the world’s fastest-growing SAS (software-as-a-service) companies. It has gone Read more

Nothing against fireworks in the Bible

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The church youth group had sold enough fireworks to pay for their Easter camp over the four-day sales period. Nations Church senior pastor Peter Tate says this was far more effective than selling cheese rolls or chocolate He said while some members of his congregation did not like them, there was nothing against fireworks in Read more

Keep the kids busy in the holidays – Bake for Bibles

Monday, October 1st, 2018
bake for bibles

Nationally-known cook, author, Destitute Gourmet founder and Food Director of Bauer Media, Sophie Gray says Bake for Bibles is a great project for kids, friends and the whole family. Bake for Bibles is a new fundraising initiative recently launched by Bible Society New Zealand where volunteers bake Noah’s Ark animal cookies, ice them and sell Read more

Boy raises $1m for drought-affected farmers

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Australia’s drought-affected farmers are about to benefit from $1 million raised by a 10-year old boy and his classmates. Jack Berne and his classmates at Sydney’s St John the Baptist Primary School raised the money through ‘A Fiver For A Farmer’ campaign on GoFundMe. The campaign, which was launched in July, urged people to spare Read more

Heavy metal musician turned priest uses his talents in church fundraiser

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Andy Eldred, a priest who ministers at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Carterton, has a passion for music, but not just of the variety found in traditional hymn books. He was once a heavy metal musican about to hit the big time when he put a rifle to his head and contemplated pulling the trigger. Read more

Pushpay Holdings a Church donations app earns $100m for Kiwi founder

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Pushpay Holdings is a mobile payments app developer targeting the North American church donation market. It’s co-founder, Eliot Crowther, is about to depart the business with a stake worth just over $99 million. Crowther says he is leaving the business for personal reasons to focus on his family. In 2011 he started the company with Chris Read more

Church puts funds raised for Putaruru family in trust for Children

Monday, June 11th, 2018

A church holding funds for a Putaruru family who suffered from severe poisoning last year has released only part of the $100,000 raised. This story has been updated: Read The St Thomas Marthoma Church of New Zealand has released $42,520 of the $102,764 donated earlier this year after three members of the Kochummen family became Read more

Church member fined for illegally storing pork for fundraiser

Monday, May 14th, 2018

Aso Lino Mika, 51, felt under pressure from her Samoan church in Christchurch to help store the pork at her Stanmore Rd dairy. Read more

Samoan Church group brings the flavour of the Pacific to Des Moines

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Pull up to the Samoan Christian Fellowship in Des Moines on certain Saturdays and you’ll smell the aroma of grilled chicken and pork ribs rubbed with a “super secret” sauce and spun over an open flame, “huli huli” style. “We have Samoan friends, and any food they touch is delicious, so I stopped when I Read more