What is E-Giving and why should I use it?
E-Giving is automated giving through an electronic funds transfer from your bank account each month. If you contribute to the parish as a good steward, you apportion a percentage of your income for that purpose. Once you determine the amount that you plan to give to the church, this amount can broken down into monthly or semi-monthly deductions from your bank account. Using E-Giving ensures that you put God first in your giving and that His purposes don’t fall prey to simply what’s left in your wallet when the offertory basket is passed.
How does E-Giving work?
Once you complete the authorization form on the reverse side, your specified amount will be withdrawn from your chosen bank account on the date selected and credited to your contribution record at St. Michael’s. Automated giving is very safe and secure. At this time, only first collection gifts are eligible for E-Giving.
What are the benefits of E-Giving?
For you: This service costs you nothing yet saves you time and effort. You avoid the need to regularly write checks and do not have to remember each week to use your offertory envelopes. You are able to continue supporting the parish when you are away or unable to attend mass for other reasons.
For the parish: Processing weekly collections requires a significant amount of time on the part of the office staff. Automated giving allows the staff the opportunity to spend more time on other ministry work. E-Giving ensures a consistent cash flow which allows for better budgeting and spending practices. Additionally, the parish can save the cost of printing and mailing envelopes each month.
Can I make changes to my E-Giving?
Absolutely! Changes can be made at any time with a simple phone call to the parish office. You can discontinue enrollment in the plan, change bank account information or contribution amounts whenever necessary. All we ask for is a reasonable amount of time to make the change effective.
How do I sign up for E-Giving?
Complete the form by clicking on the link at the top of this page and submit it to the Parish Finance Office along with a voided check or bank letter (for savings account). It’s that easy. If you have further questions, please contact Wendy Hinerman at 304.242.1560.