Watch Your Giving Grow as You Help Us Grow Our Ministry! If you give through ConnectNow Giving—our secure giving program, accessible from the church website—you can watch your giving grow this season… and throughout the year! When you create a login, your gift and pledge history will be stored so that you can access it at any time. This will allow you to accurately assess how much you’re giving to what so that you can make informed decisions and plan your future gifts. It also helps us in the church office; there’s much less processing for online gifts than for envelope gifts (which saves money)! You can use Online Giving—our secure giving option accessible through our church website—to plan and give this season. You can use Online Giving for your regular tithes or to contribute to special funds.
Online Giving at St. Michael
Sign up for the online giving option by clicking the button above.
Some common questions about online giving:
Is Online Giving Safe?
Online Giving meets the highest banking-level security standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to ensure safe and confidential transactions. In fact, your banking information is encrypted in the system and is not accessible to any users or administrators of the Online Giving system. When you manage your own account information, your church never needs to handle checks or worry about locking up documents containing your account information. And you’ll always be certain that your gifts are direct-deposited into your church’s account.
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
It makes it easy to give, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money (no check processing fees) and plan its budget!
How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you complete the online registration form, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account. You can change or update this at any time.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify on the “My Gifts” page of the Online Giving system.
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. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement as well as your online reports.
Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement and the Online Giving system both provide reports that document your electronic transactions. You can view it or print it – whichever you prefer.
Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?
Absolutely! You can contribute to different offerings at different times; however, you will have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each one.
What if I change bank accounts?
Log in and update your account information in the My Payment Methods window. Each checking/savings/credit/debit card can be changed using the edit button, deleted completely, or new accounts can be added on the right side of the screen.
How much does Online Giving cost?
It costs you absolutely nothing and saves the church money on processing fees – your money works harder.
What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by canceling your gifts and donation dates at any time.
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
Click on the button above that says “Online Giving” and complete the short registration process. From there, you have complete access, 24/7 of your giving record. You can add new gifts, stop, start or pause your giving, contribute to special collections, and more. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at [email protected]
Other ways to give to St. Michael:
“Faith, Family, Future” Fund to pay for the new addition of the Parish Ministry Center added in 2013 – please send us an email at [email protected] to find out more
Watch this area for more giving opportunities in the future
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