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About WHEEL

The W.H.E.E.L (Welfare, Health, Education, Evangelism and Local Church) Fund is organized by the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to help meet the high level of demand for welfare and other local church needs.

Over the years, the Conference and local churches have attempted to meet requests relating to welfare, education and health using an ad hoc approach. These requests usually go beyond what the Covenant Offering is able to do.

W.H.E.E.L is, therefore, established to address these needs in a more organized way by tapping into the ‘gift-giving’ source of income and taking advantage of the combined effort of each member of the church.

As such, besides the tithe and covenant offering contributions, the Conference is asking each member to make a small, but consistent contribution towards the W.H.E.E.L fund on either a weekly or monthly basis.  

4 Easy Ways to Contribute

Tithe Envelope

Through the Tithe Envelope at your local Church or at the Conference Office.

Credit/Debit Card

The Conference Office currently accepts all major debit and credit cards.

Bank Account

Direct deposit to Central Jamaica Conference Bank of Nova Scotia Account #914 Spanish Town Branch ($J) or ($US) 802-770012

PayPal

Frequently Asked Questions

The W.H.E.E.L (Welfare, Health, Education, Evangelism and Local Church) Fund is organized by the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to help meet the high demand for welfare and other local church needs.

No. Members are still expected to return tithe and offering. However, WHEEL is based on the concept of gift-giving in the Bible (Acts 4).

You will contribute to WHEEL through the use of the tithe envelope at your local church. WHEEL is now a line item on the envelopes.

10% of WHEEL contributions remain within the local church at the time it is remitted to the Conference. However, the 90% that is sent to the Conference is not used by the Conference. All WHEEL funds are made available to the PDAC (Parish Development Action Committee) for disbursement.

The PDAC is the Committee established in each of the 3 parishes of CJC which manages the orderly development of all church facilities and is an effective agent of health, education, welfare and disaster relief resources in the interest of the church and the community The PDAC which was previously known as the PAC (Parish Action Committee), will manage the disbursement of the WHEEL fund.

Requests to the WHEEL funds should be addressed to the Chairman of the PDAC.

Based on its acronym, the WHEEL fund will be used to address the following types of requests: Welfare. Requests to address the basic needs of the poor. These include food, clothing, housing, etc. Health. Requests to deal with the filling of prescriptions and other medical expenses. Education. Requests to assist with school fees for tertiary and secondary students. Evangelism. Requests to assist the local churches with their evangelistic programs. Local Church. Requests from local churches to assist with the purchase of land, church buildings and equipment.

Funeral expense would generally fall under Welfare. However, the Conference recommends that each church/member takes advantage of the current CUNA Insurance program to deal with funeral expenses.

The Central Jamaica Conference’s Treasurer is ultimately responsible for all funds. However, the WHEEL fund is managed by the PDAC in the respective parishes.

There is no set amount. Each member is expected to contribute what they can afford. Persons can contribute as little as $50.00, $100.00, $500.00, $1,000.00. The idea is to be consistent and to give based on one’s ability.

No, they are not. The WHEEL fund is established to address needs that are brought to the attention of the church.

WHEEL was launched in March 2015.

No. You do not have to be a member of the church in order to contribute to the WHEEL fund.

Downloadable Documents/Resources for Promoting WHEEL

# Title Description Type
1
Letter to Constituency

Letter by the Administrators to the Constituency of Central Jamaica Conference on May 29, 2015 concerning WHEEL fund.

2
WHEEL Brochure - Page 1

This brochure can be downloaded and printed for sharing information about WHEEL.

3
WHEEL Brochure - Page 2

Page 2 of Brochure

4
WHEEL Poster

Poster to be printed

5
WHEEL Banner

Banner to be used on websites and social media sites

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Address: 58 Brunswick Avenue, Spanish Town, St. Catherine Phone: (876) 527-4588; 527-4587 Email: communication@centralja.org


Business Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm Saturday:Closed Sunday: Closed