Digital Giving – Explore the Possibilities!
Receiving the Offering during Sunday services is an important part of worship. And we also understand that for a growing number of us, lifestyles have changed and so has the handling of money. You may or may not carry much cash, and checkbooks are also rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Or maybe you’re frequently out of town but a quiet voice is calling you to still be involved! For many of us these days, electronic or digital transactions have become a way of life.
We hope that you are “plugged in” to our digital giving alternatives, but if not, here are the options:
#1 – For those who want DIGITAL CONVENIENCE WITHOUT ANY HASSLE – the church offers the option to set up a once or twice-a-month automatic transfer from a bank account for you – no cell phone or PC needed, and there are absolutely no fees involved for anyone! Simply pick up a Bank Transfer Giving Authorization form at the Connect Center and drop it in the offering plate or return it to the office. If you have already been taking advantage of this capability, you do not have to switch to one of our other options!
#2 – MOST USEFUL FOR MOBILE USERS along with lots of other church information - Download our SimpleChurch App on your phone or tablet (look for the leafy green tree). Our domain is the same as our church website, “faithepc”. If you haven’t previously set up a SimpleChurch web account, click the link at the bottom to do so. Otherwise, log in and you should see a “Give” link in the lower right once your account has authenticated. You can choose one-time or automatic recurring gifts using a credit card or bank account. Let us know if your desired ministry is not currently listed!
#3 – FASTEST FOR MOBILE USERS – Text-to-Give! Set up a contact such as FECGIVE with the phone number 970-364-4483 (970-DoI-Give, dedicated to Faith Church). Simply send a text to FECGIVE with the amount you want to give, and optionally designate to which ministry. The first time, you will need to enter your information to link your phone to your giving account. If you text “50”, $50 will go to the General Fund. If you text “20 Miss”, $20 will go to the Missions fund. If you add something to your amount that is not recognized, like “20 ?” you’ll get a numbered list of available ministries to select from.
#4 – For PC USERS - from our church website (your are here!), click “Give Online” in the upper right. A new window will open with our giving portal simplechurchgiving.net. If you haven’t previously registered, you can select the “Quick Give” option without setting up an account, or select the “First Time” link to set up an account for easier future access and to set up automatic recurring gifts using a credit card or bank account.
For some, it may become a bit easier to lose sight of your giving if it is happening electronically on a regular basis, but we do urge you to praise God during the Offering time and remember what you are able to give back.
Don’t hesitate to contact Greg (GregP@FaithEPC.org, 970-663-0522 x504) or the office to get assistance with any of your Digital Giving questions! Also, if your corporate employer offers matching donations for charitable giving, please contact Greg regarding possible matching donations through the National Christian Foundation!