However you choose to give your time, talent, and treasure, we thank you! Our parish thrives only with your help. We ask that you consider using this service, especially if you currently manage your bills or banking online.
We are excited to now offer Parish Giving on Epiphany’s Website!
As a church that seeks to serve, we wanted to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want. Parish Giving offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank account to our church. Parish Giving costs you nothing and provides many advantages to you and the church:
Benefits For You
- No check writing or ATM stops before church
- Safe, Secure and Confidential
- Use your checking or savings
- Schedule recurring or one-time donations
- Change a gift or account any time you like
- Choose regular offering or special collections
Benefits For The Church
- Reduce check processing fees
- Allows staff more time to focus on ministries
- Data and auto-deposited gifts are secure
- Accommodates special collections
- Provides giving history for tax statements
- Reduces costs of mailing collection envelopes
Parish Giving Q & A
Is Parish Giving Safe?
Parish Giving meets the highest banking-level security standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to ensure safe and confidential transactions. In fact, your banking information is encrypted in the system and is not accessible to any users or administrators of the Parish Giving system. When you manage your own account information, your church never needs to handle checks or worry about locking up documents containing your account information. And you’ll always be certain that your gifts are direct-deposited into your church’s account.
What are the advantages of Parish Giving ?
It makes it easy to give, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget!
How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you complete the online registration form, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify on the “My Gifts” page of the Parish Giving system.
I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement as well as your online reports.
Without a canceled check, how ca I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement and the Parish Giving system both provide reports that document your electronic transactions.
Can I put different amounts in offerings and have them withdrawn at different times?
You can contribute to different offerings at different times; however, you will have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each one.
What if I change bank accounts?
Log in and update your account information in the My Payment Schedule window. Each checking/savings/credit card can be changed using the edit button, deleted completely, or new accounts can be added on the right side of the screen.
How much does Parish Giving cost?
It costs you absolutely nothing!
What if I try Parish Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your accounts and donation dates at any time.
Is it really that simple?
Yes, it’s that simple!