July 11, 2017 – Pastor Tells Church Members To Start Paying Offering In Dollars & Pounds, Says Church Needs Money With Higher Purchasing Power
Rev. Canon Christine Shimanya, the Anglican Chaplain for Parliament, has told his congregants to start giving offertory in dollars and pounds.
He criticized members of always bringing in the local currency ‘shillings.’
Daily Monitor reports that Rev Shimanya said this while delivering a sermon at Namugongo Martyrs Church of Uganda.
According to him, “Some Christians have dollars and pounds earned from international conferences; instead they change the money to Shillings before bringing it to church as offertory.
“Bring those dollars and pounds, God needs them.”
The cleric also criticised Christians who prefer physical exercises to prayers on Sunday.
Canon Henry Ssegawa also backed Rev Canon Shimanya’s position saying the church needs money with higher purchasing power.
He said, “Some church members are already contributing in dollars, pounds, Kenya Shillings, name it. They have told you to bring dollars and pounds so please give dollars and pounds as offertory.”
[Daily Monitor Uganda]