The 2022 assessment billing statement is available online together with all pastoral charge statistics reports.

The 2022 assessment billing statement is available online together with all pastoral charge statistics reports.

You will need your Church Hub Web portal access. You will need to log in to your Church Hub account to access your 2022 assessment information. Once you are logged in, go to the Assessment tile, select Reports, then Target Assessments, and then Download PDF to receive your 2022 assessment.

As you will recall, the intention was to have all of our pastoral charges at their target assessments beginning in 2022. However, given the past two years and the impact the pandemic has had on all of our communities of faith, General Council Executive approved  phasing in increases greater than $500 over the next two years in 2022 and 2023.

In the majority of cases, the amount due is unchanged from 2022 as revenues declined in 2020. For those who are paying by pre-authorized means, no action is required unless your banking information has changed. The payment amount will be updated automatically based on your 2022 assessment.

Assessment by the broader church is a core operating cost of a United Church in good standing. Section G4.2.4 of The Manual provides that in terms of priority of payment, the first priority is to pay staff and related costs, and the second is to pay the assessment. The assessment is a core cost to be managed. We are striving to live into the change in church structures in a way that is fair to all the principles of the new funding model and having a consistent approach for all. 

The preferred method of payment is by using either Internet banking or pre-authorized payments. The enrollment form can be found below.

If paying by cheque, please make it payable to The United Church of Canada and mail it to Assessments—The United Church of Canada, 200-3250 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, M8X 2Y4. Please include your M&S Number and “2022 Assessment” in the memo line of the cheque so it is credited to the correct account.

  • Annual payments are due February 1, 2022.
  • Quarterly payments are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and December 1.
  • Pre-authorized monthly payments will be drawn in 11 installments on the first of the month from February through December 2022.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at assessments@united-church.ca, or call Rose Cambourne 1-800-268-3781 or 416- 231-7680, ext. 6229.

Background

Beginning in 2019, there were fundamental changes to the pastoral charge assessment process. The new process

  • now funds both regional and denominational governance work
  • ensures that all pastoral charges share in a proportional and transparent way in the costs of the broader church
  • dedicates the use of Mission & Service donations to fund the church’s ministry and mission

Mission & Service Giving Is an Essential Element of the New Model

In the new funding model, individuals, families, and congregations continue to have the opportunity to donate to the Mission & Service of the church to support our collective ministry. This ministry is carried out in congregations, regions, the General Council Office, across Canada, and around the world through our Mission & Service partners. In times of financial pressure the new model will assure that future Mission & Service donations will not be used to fund governance.

Downloads

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Online Payment Options and Authorization 173.03 KB PDF
new-funding-model-summary.pdf 312.78 KB PDF