Those of you who are currently using on-line bill paying services will be pleased to hear that we are launching a new giving service called “E-Giving.”
E-Giving is designed to enable you to fill out your offering envelope on-line and transfer funds electronically. This method of giving will provide the same confidentiality that you are accustomed to plus the convenience that on-line services offer. We understand that this method of giving may not be for everyone and our regular offering time will continue to be a part of our Sunday morning services. If you would like to participate in E-Giving, please click on the button below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is E-Giving?
E-Giving is short for electronic giving. It is an automatic transfer program that allows you to make contributions without the hassle of writing checks.
How does E-Giving work?
Go to the website. Then, simply follow the directions to authorize an ACH deduction and you can make a donation via your checking, savings account, or credit/debit card; it will be transferred directly to the church’s account.
What company provides this service?
The Cokesbury Envelope service, established in 1915, has been printing our envelopes. In 1999 they began developing E-Giving and was officially launched in 2004.
Can I donate to various funds in the church?
Absolutely, just indicate how much you would like to give to each fund.
How often will the amount be dedicated from my account?
That’s up to you. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring donations.
What if I make a mistake during the process?
No problem, you will have a chance to confirm, cancel, or change any transaction before it is submitted.
Can I look up my donations online?
You can view all donations completed online, print out a statement, and even use it for tax purposes. Please note that the online statement will not show any offerings you gave at the church (e.g., checks and envelope giving). You will continue to receive a separate donation statement for donations made in-church.
How much does E-Giving cost?
Nothing to you and a nominal fee to the church.
Can anyone at the church see my account numbers?
No one at the church has access to your personal information.
Can I use my credit/debit cards?
Yes, but we advise everyone to use their credit cards wisely.
What do I put in the offering plate when it comes around during worship?
You will receive a printed receipt of your donation that can be used to place inside your envelope to put in the offering envelope.
What if I try it and I don’t like it?
You can cancel your automatic deduction schedule on the website at any time.
What if I still have questions?
Call Connie Edgecomb at (209) 466-5046 or click here to contact her online.