Online Giving Information

Give Online Now

 

Available Funds for Online Giving (click here to see the funds)

01 General – Donations for day-to-day operating expenses.

02 2017-2021 Capital – For donations towards our mortgage and capital projects.

UCC Offerings – For donations to the UCC annual offerings, including One Great Hour of Sharing (spring), Strengthen the Church (Pentecost), Neighbors in Need (fall), and Veterans of the Cross (November).

Easter and Christmas

Endowment Fund – Promotes long-term stability of the church and provide annual income.

People’s Fund – Seeks to meet emergency needs of those in our vicinity, both within and outside our church family, expressing love for the community in which God has placed us.

Memorial Gifts – Donations in memory of or in honor of someone. Please indicate in the memo line who the gift is in memory or honor of. We will advise the designee or their family know of your donation.

Miscellaneous – Donations that don’t fit in the above categories. Please indicate in the memo line the purpose of the gift (i.e. Community Table, Youth Ministry. P.A.D.S., etc.)

Note:  Donations for the Outreach House (including Walk-In Ministry and First Things First) and for the Maple Street Chapel should not be made through this system.  As separate 501(c)(3) organizations, donations should be payable directly to them.

 

Click here for detailed instructions for giving online.

 

Online Giving FAQ

Is online giving risky?

Online giving is less risky than handwritten checks. It cannot be lost, stolen, or destroyed in the mail. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy and is easier for the church office to process.

What is the advantage of online giving?

It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can avoid the hassle of writing and remembering checks! It can also help your consistency and faithfulness in giving.

What forms of payment can I use?

Online giving can be done only through bank account transfers or credit card.

What types of bank accounts can I give from?

You can give online from either your checking or savings account.

How is online giving automatically deducted from my account?

Once you authorize the electronic funds transfer (EFT), your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the church’s account.

When will my donation be deducted from my account?

On the dates specified on your online donation. You never have to worry about forgetting a contribution or mailing it in on time.

Are there any fees involved with giving online?

No. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. The fees to the Church are nominal, and more than make up for personnel costs in processing traditional gifts.

Can I make a one-time contribution?

Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your bank account at dates specified by you during the month.

Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?

Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the City using your user name and password, click on the Giving Tab and make the necessary changes.

Can I review my donation history online?

Yes. On the City, under the Giving section, click on the “My Giving” tab. You can generate and print reports at any time.

If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?

Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date.

Without a canceled check, how can I document my contribution?

Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers. It is your proof of contribution. The church will also record your gift and send you a record of your contributions on a quarterly and yearly basis for your tax records. You also will receive a confirmation email of the contribution.

What if I change bank accounts?

You can update your profile and banking information for recurring giving at any time by clicking here.

What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?

You can cancel your authorization by clicking here. But once you’ve enjoyed the convenience, time, and money savings of Online Giving, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before.

I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?

For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please contact the church office at or (630) 629-2630.