What is Online Giving?

Online giving is an easy and convenient way to support the ministry of Stillwater United Church.  The benefits of using online giving include the convenience of being able to give from anywhere at a time that is convenient for you, not having to write checks, and the ability to set up recurring donations so you don't miss an opportunity to give when you are away from the church.

How Can I Do This?

If your bank has an online bill payment service, then you can set up your bank to automatically send a check to Stillwater United Church at PO Box 480, Stillwater, NY 12170.  By using your own bank's online bill payment, you donot need to set up a PayPal account, you can easily manage the recurring donation through the bank's website, and the church is not charged any fees from PayPal for the donation.  Otherwise, you can use the PayPal system.

How Does the Church Process Online Donations or Online Payments?

Online payments that are made through your own bank, come into the office through the mail.  They are placed in the financial secretary's mailbox in the office where she picks them up on Sunday morning.  They are then processed along with the Sunday offerings. 

Many people have a PayPal account set up and prefer making donations this way.  PayPal handles all of the security necessary for processing the transaction.  The church instantly receives an e-mail notification when a donation is made.  That e-mail is then forwarded to the financial secretary to note the donation in the church giving record.  The e-mail is also forwarded to the church treasurer who then transfers the donation from PayPal into the appropriate bank account. 

Regardless of the method of online donation, the amount will be noted in the church giving records and will be included in your giving statements that can be used for tax purposes.

Did You Know?

You can make donations to any of the Special Offerings and Fundraisers throughout the church year by using online giving.  Simply note in the memo portion of the church where the donation goes; i.e., General Fund, Renovation Project, One Great Hour of Sharing or other mission, etc.

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