And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 13,13 (NIV)
Anyone who supports us financially as a church helps us to be able to do our work in the district of Höfe and beyond. Our focus is God & people, growing faith, living hope and practical love.
As a free church, we live on donations. We are organized as an association (according to the Swiss Civil Code) and do not charge a membership fee. We do not receive a share of the church tax.
How do we handle donations?
Our annual budget is CHF 205,000. With this we finance the work of our community and the local infrastructure. This includes employment (100 percent full-time equivalent) and voluntary work by employees. We support in Switzerland and worldwide that people have the opportunity to get to know Jesus (approx. 11% of our budget). This also means that (voluntary) employees are trained and promoted. To this end, we work in a targeted manner with people and organizations that we know personally and whom we trust.
We provide transparent information about our finances and involve our members. The budget is drawn up in cooperation with all main leaders and approved by the general meeting in November. The general meeting elects the members of the community management, the treasurer and the two auditors for four years. In April, the annual accounts together with the report of the auditors are presented to the general assembly and voted on. Only the head of the finance department in the municipal administration, the treasurer and the two auditors have access to our accounts.
Donations are not tax deductible. We owe our donations annually.
How can I donate?
Install your bank's Twint app on your mobile phone and link it to your bank account. Scan the barcode with your Twint app. The amount can be freely selected after scanning the QR code. Please note that the FEG Höfe does not receive any sender information for a donation via Twint. Your donation will be credited to the community account like a cash collection. Many thanks for your support!
There is an opportunity to make a donation at the exit. The money collected flows into the general budget of our work.
Payment slips for the FEG Höfe can be found at the office/entrance to the Arche (Kinderhüeti) or can be downloaded here. We will be happy to send payment slips by post on request.
With your e-banking app you can also scan the QR code (the one with the Swiss cross in the middle) and freely choose the donation amount.
We are grateful for every regular donor. This helps us to keep a good eye on the finances. If you would like to donate a certain amount every month, a standing order from your bank is the easiest and most convenient way.
If you have any questions, we are always at your disposal.