Online Giving is designed for those who wish to give to the annual budget without the hassle of writing a check each time you give. It also works for those who want to give but are either out of town or cannot attend worship. Online Giving is also designed for those who are not part of the church but who wish to give money directly to our Blessings Backpacks ministry or our church's general operating expenses.
Here’s how it works: The Give Now Button will take you to the secure donation page, maintained by the Presbyterian Mission Exchange of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Here is what the page will look like:
You will need to choose a "fund" from the drop-down menu:
General Fund - Gifts, pledges, non pledges to the daily operating of the church. Funds are used for our expenses on the Annual Budget—lights, salaries, mission giving, youth programs, etc.
Blessings and Backpacks - Gifts designated for the support of the our Blessings and Backpacks program, our largest mission event of the year.
There is not a separate Memorial Fund. In order to give a gift to the church in memory of a friend/coworker/loved one, please make a contribution to the General Fund and write a memo in the section at the bottom of the page.
Choose either to give a one-time donation or set up a recurring payment
If possible, we ask that you use the option for "direct transfer from bank account" to pay from your checking account--the fees are much less than using a debit/credit card.
There are fees for online giving. The fees are not added on to your gift, but subtracted from it. The Fee Schedule (set by the Presbyterian Foundation and debit card administrators):
1% administrative fee for all gifts
additional 2.598% plus .26 cents for gifts using a debit or credit card
Please account for the fees when deciding how much to give. For example, if you wish the church to receive a full $100 gift, and you use your checking account, please give a total of $101.00. This will account for the 1% online fee. Your quarterly giving statement will show the full amount you gave ($101). However, the church will receive your donation minus fees ($100).
There is a "Note" section which is like the "memo" line on a check. Use it to designate memorial gifts for a particular person or to send a message to our church treasurer.
After you press the Give Now button you will see a screen from the Presbyterian Mission Exchange indicating your gift has been processed. You will receive an email confirmation. Your gifts are processed through the Presbyterian Foundation. Gifts are viewed only by our church treasurer. This follows the same process for gifts received in the offering plates on Sunday mornings--protecting your confidentiality and maintaining security.
If you choose not to give online, you may financially support any of our ministries by using the offering plates on Sunday morning or by mailing or bringing your check to the church office.
Thank you for your faithfulness. Your giving helps us to respond gratefully to God’s grace.