Online giving is available at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church! It is a simple way to prioritize and expedite your personal plan for giving.
“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. There were no needy persons among them.” Acts 4: 32, 34a
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does St. Matthew’s accept online gifts? You can customize a completely individual method of giving, based on how and when you receive your income – whether it be bi-weekly, monthly, or semi-monthly. By setting up recurring donations to be automatically debited from your account, it allows the church to better plan budgets and expenditures and provides a more accurate financial forecast. It also enables you to stay on the path of your contribution goals by ensuring that even if you are unable to attend church on a particular Sunday, you needn’t worry about remembering to make that contribution the following week. With more consistent stewardship, our church is able to focus more on the ministry of God.
How secure is online giving? Many people are worried about the security of their financial data, especially with the headlines concerning identity theft. Rest assured that we chose myEoffering in part because of their strict security measures. They have passed all the required tests to be fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. This means that they are using the latest technologies available to protect against would-be data thieves. They have processed electronic donations for many churches in the United States and we feel comfortable in the security their service provides.
Will I see my online gifts on my year end statement? Yes – any gifts sent through myEoffering will be recorded in the same way your weekly envelopes are recorded.
Is this service only for members of the church? No – anyone may use this service to give to the church.
Is there any charge or fee for me to use this service? No. You select the dollar amount for your gift. That is the amount that will be charged, and your entire donation is tax deductible. Transaction fees are absorbed by the church so it costs you nothing to use this secure service.