“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over…” –Luke 6:38
What is Online Giving?
Online giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your credit card or bank account into the church’s account.
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
Online giving makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you can’t attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. It helps ensure the church can continue fund the multitude of services and programs it provides to members and the community.
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 account.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your one-time electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify on the donation form. Recurring monthly donations are deducted on the 16th of the month. Twice-a-month donations are deducted on the 15th and 30th of each month.
If I do not write checks, how do I balance my checkbook?
Since your contribution is made at a pre-set time, simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions will appear on your bank statement as well as your online banking report.
Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement, online banking report or credit card statement provide an itemized list of electronic transactions and will include your Abyssinian donation.
What if I change bank accounts?
Simply login and update your account information.
Is Online Giving risky?
Online giving is less risky than writing checks or bringing cash to church. Electronic contributions have an extremely high rate of accuracy.
What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your accounts and donation dates.
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
Complete the online registration form and select the donations and the amount you would like to donate and provide your bank account or credit or debit card information.
Who do I contact if I have questions about Online Giving?
For questions about online giving, contact the Stewardship Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-862-7474 ext. 213 (Monday – Friday).