Online Donations/Offerings Instructions and FAQs

Rejoice is pleased to announce two online methods of giving for the church.  The first is the Online Donations/Offerings which is the electronic option for making regular offerings.  The second is a PayPal option for one time donations such as Starfish Mission, Pin Fund, ELCA Campaigns and paying for specific events that occur during the year such as Vacation Bible School, etc.  Contributions can now be debited automatically from your checking or savings account.  Our new electronic giving program offers convenience for you and much-needed donation consistency for our congregation.

Instructions:

If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes.  And, when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, this program will allow your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

The Simply Giving Program offers church members a convenient, safe, and simple way to make regular church offerings without the need to write checks, carry cash or prepare envelopes.

Simply Giving works the same as the automatic payment methods used by most families to make mortgage or utility payments.

Simply Giving provides you with today’s most popular payment methods.  Many families – especially young families – rarely write checks or carry cash.

 

It’s good for the church and provides a much-needed donation consistency for our church.

How to get started:

  1. Select a payment method – credit card, debit card, checking or savings account
    2.  Click on ONLINE DONATIONS/OFFERINGS
    3.  First time users will need to Create a Profile and then follow the instructions
    4.  The funds currently available for donation are:
    General Operating
    Mortgage
    Permanent Maintenance
  2. Please call the church office if you have any questions – 972.724.2323

 

FAQs:

Q: How do automatic contributions work?
A: No matter which donation method you use, you will be asked to select a payment method, start date, frequency and contribution amount. On the date(s) scheduled, donations will be processed and deposited into the church’s bank account.

Q: When will my contribution be processed?
A: Your contribution will be processed each month on the date(s) you authorize.

Q: What can I use to show I made a donation?
A: The itemized list of electronic transaction that appears on your bank or credit card statement can be used as proof of your donations.

Q: How safe is Electronic Giving?
A: It is safer than writing checks or carrying cash to church. Secure donation services are provided by Vanco Services, LLC.  Vanco processes electronic donations for more than 15,000 churches and nonprofit organizations.

Q: How can I still participate in the offering during services?
A: You can still display a symbolic act of giving by either writing “I give electronically” on the outside of the envelope or by contacting the church office to request an “I give electronically” card to drop into the offering plate.

Q: What if I need to cancel or temporarily place my donation on hold?

A: You can cancel or suspend donations by notifying the church.  (If you signed up online, you may have the option to go online to cancel or suspend your own donations.)