The Canvass Plan
To raise £15,000, which is our goal, it has been agreed to conduct between now and the 12th December, 1956,
in the homes, for pledges payable weekly over a 150- week period beginning on Sunday, January 20th, 1957.
There is nothing complicated or high-pressure about our Canvass Plan nor about our Financial Objective. It will be a canvass carried out by the men of this Parish of all Church families. We need the sum of £15,000 if the Church is to develop as it should.
We are asking every member and friend of this Church to set aside a generous portion of their income each week for a period of 150 weeks.
We are not trying to sell you an idea. We are trying to show that to continue our Church life to its maximum fulﬁlment we need to give. We must plan our actions in every way, as well as plan what we will do for our Church.
Visits will be made to the Church families, who will be asked to decide whether they desire to become a part of the Church’s plan and whether they think sufficient of the Church’s plan for their Christianity to assist the Church in budgeting for the future.
The Canvass is designed not only to increase the giving to the Church, but to bring home to Church families the fact that they are necessary to the Church to as great an extent as the Church is necessary to them. Without planned and generous giving the Church families cannot have full and complete interest in their Church, and without planned and generous receiving the Church cannot give the full measure of its service not only to its own members but to Missions and Benevolences.