Want to make a one-time gift? There is no need to register, just give your donation as a guest. Want to schedule ongoing donations or view your E-Giving history? You can do it all online and it’s quick, easy and secure. By registering, you can have your contribution be recorded with your church envelope number and you can retrieve your E-Giving contribution records. You can change your giving amount and frequency at any time online.
Those of you who are currently using online bill paying services understand the convenience this provides. First United Methodist Church provides this safe and flexible option with the giving service called E-Giving. E-Giving is designed to enable you to contribute online and transfer funds electronically. This method of giving will provide the same confidentiality that you are accustomed to plus the convenience that online services offer. We understand 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.
Is electronic giving risky?
Electronic giving involves significantly less risk than a check contribution. It cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed in the mail, and is not handled by as many people during processing. Many methods of reducing risk cannot be applied in a paper check environment, but are very effective in reducing any risk involved in an electronic transaction.
How will e-giving appear on my bank or credit/debit account statement?
All transactions will appear as e-giving.
What if I want to give only on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis?
You can choose these frequencies on your own when completing your e-giving info on the site. You can also have the option to have your automatic deductions to run for only a certain period of time.
What if I change bank accounts or get a new credit/debit card?
Update the information from your Main Menu, under the section "View/Edit Member Profile." You have the ability to change your personal or payment information and edit any giving schedules. Do not create a new account; always edit your existing account.
Without a cancelled check, how can I prove I made a contribution?
You have the option of printing or saving either the payment acknowledgement page or the emailed acknowledgements. The church also has proof of your contribution and will mail you a statement at the end of each year. Any of these will prove your contribution.
What if I try it, and I don't like it?
You can cancel your automatic deduction schedule on the website at any time.