Ways To Give
Giving online is easy. Using your credit card, make a one-time donation, set up recurrent giving, or give to a specific ministry or project of the church. If you are not comfortable setting up your recurring gift online, please contact our Financial Secretary to set up a traditional ACH withdrawal.
You may also text olathegrace to 77977 (if your carrier allows) or to 833-622-6614.
Yes, we still accept donations the “old-fashioned” way too – you can drop cash or check in the Sunday offering plate or bring it by the church office during regular business hours. Please note that loose cash in the offering plate cannot be recorded on your annual giving statement, so if you require a statement for tax purposes, it’s best to write a check.
Online Giving FAQ
How do I get started?
Click on Give Now. The login screen will display. Create a login account. Under the “Sign In” screen, it reads “Need a Login?” Click here.
Why do I have to create an account?
Setting up an account and password allows you to enter a highly secure environment for your transaction. Once your account and password are established, all of your personal information including credit card information is safe and protected.
- Create an account by using the email address Grace has on file. Once you enter your email address, the system will generate for you a user ID and a password which you may customize.
- If you have not submitted an email address, it is always possible to register as a Guest. Guests may register and pay for events, and they may make online contributions; however they do not have access to all the member features.
Why do you need my email address?
As part of our security measures, an email address is needed to verify your information. It will also be helpful to us to contact you if there is a question. Email addresses will not be sold or leased to third parties.
Is it secure?
Our software provider, ACS Technologies, is the largest developer of church management software in the industry. In conjunction with our bank, we have provided a secure data source to process payments and are subject to periodic security audits to ensure safety and privacy of your data.
Are there any fees involved with giving online?
No. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. However, there are some administrative costs to the church associated with processing credit card transactions. You select the dollar amount for your gift. That is the dollar amount that will be recognized as your donation.
What credit cards are accepted?
We can process MasterCard, Visa & Discover.
Can I designate my gift to a particular fund?
Yes, you can choose from the drop down list which fund you would like to contribute. Fill in the text line under “other” to specify a specific fund if it is not listed.
Can I review my donation history online?
Yes, the site will allow you to view the history of your online contributions as well as any other donations after you have created an account.
Will I still receive a regular year-end contribution statement from the church?
Yes, Grace United Methodist Church will continue to mail contributions for your tax purposes.
What if I have more questions?
Transparency is important to us, and we have updated our policies about how we provide access to financial information. Any member of Grace United Methodist Church may request copies of our annual budget, monthly financial documents, or copies of the Finance Committee meeting minutes by emailing Annessa Downes at [email protected]. Annual budgets will continue to be approved at each year’s Charge Conference in January.