Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
WEDNESDAY, MAY THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD NWE SUPPORT THE UNITED CHURCH PENSION FUND C anaaa d N ee ds Th ese M en MINISTERS forget tEeir own troubles in serving others dread the thought of publicizing their own material needs. But, have YOU ever wondered about the financial problems of a minister his human needs... his family; What lies before a young Canadian entering the First-a seven year course at college and university expensive years without pay... often piling up debts. Then-40 long years of important service You'd be startled shocked even to know how low are the average salaries of these highly educated, cultured men. Rarely can they save even a little to provide for old age. And every year they contribute 5% to 1% of their very low incomes to a Pension Fund. But the fact remains that, after 40 years of service, the very highest annual pension they can hope for from their pension fund is and even this small pension lacks adequate capital. Canada needs these men. The spiritual leadership of these ministers is inseparably linked with the moral obligation of Canadian laymen to reward forty years of service with this small measure of security for them and their dependents. Only by a frank, nation-wide recogni- tion of this obligation can the way be cleared for the moral and cultural fulfilment of the highest aspirations of this nation. How else, indeed, but by remembering the material needs of these unworldly men, shall the splendid tradi- tions of their high calling be actively pursued by new generations of young Canadians? How else shall young ministers, renouncing all hope of earthly reward, find in the ministry that assurance of bodily sustenance in old age, without which no man can i Laymen of the United Church of Canada are voluntarily conducting a nation-wide drive for new capital for their ministers' Pension Fund. In a few days volunteer canvassers will call upon you. They are your neighbours perhaps your fellow church members giving their time and energy to this worthy cause. Welcome them. Give generously. THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS SPONSORED BY DONORS WHO WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS .lN.EWSPA.PERr NEWSFAPFR!