Our church is embracing technology and adopting new giving options that may be more convenient for many of our parishioners. You can make online donations conveniently and securely with electronic funds transfer (EFT) from your checking or savings accounts or with a credit card/debit card payment. Either way, you choose a donation frequency: one-time, weekly, monthly or quarterly. You can specify the amount of the contribution for each fund you wish to support: General Operating Fund (i.e. pledge), and/or to specific UMCE program ministries.
Click here to go to Vanco Services' secure website and set up your online giving profile.
Vanco Services manages this secure website and acts as our processing company, as they do for thousands of Methodist churches all over the United States. Vanco has recently updated teir software to allow you to make any changes you wish to your giving profile directly on their website. (Previously you needed to request changes through the Stewardship Secretary.)
Benefits of Online Giving
This service yields significant benefits to our church and makes life easier for you, too. Here are a few of those benefits:
•The satisfaction of giving to God first
•Provides the church more predictable income flow during vacation periods
•Credit card users can earn reward points with their donations
•Less work for church volunteers in processing collections
•Easier personal budgeting
Traditional Choices Remain
Of course, parishioners and visitors are welcome to continue giving written checks and cash in the offering plates each Sunday. Or you may choose to continue using your bank’s online bill pay option. Whether you use traditional methods or enroll in the new electronic giving, our church thanks you for your consistent support.
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