Money 101: Who Supports the Church?


Our shared responsibility for the congregation’s life, financial and otherwise, is called "stewardship." KRU receives donations from its members to create and maintain a wide variety of programs and services within the community.

These include:

  • Weekly worship services
  • Social justice activities, including refugee sponsorships, Friday Outreach lunches, Out of the Cold (food and shelter program for the homeless), and donations to many local, national and international charities
  • Spiritual seminars, film nights and other adult education opportunities as well as Sunday School for children and youth, and retreats for all age groups
  • Social groups for all ages
  • Pastoral care program providing fellowship, support and guidance to the KRU community
  • Full music program, including senior & junior choirs, and special concert events
  • Meeting space for community events and groups like the Brownies, Sparks, Pegasus, etc.
  • The Herald, our newsletter, published monthly

It is important to recognize that the church is funded exclusively by its members and space sharers (such as Zumba, Karate, Weight Watchers, Toronto Beaches Chorale, etc.). It does not receive grants or funds from any levels of government, or from the United Church of Canada. Like any other business, KRU has staff (minister, secretary, caretaker, security) as well as a large building that requires ongoing maintenance. However, as a charitable organization, there is a limit to the percentage of additional income the church can receive in addition to the donations from our members. The annual budget for utilities alone exceeds $25,000.

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Other offerings during the year
KRU Capital Fund

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