Continuing to Give and Pledge
During this time of separation, we have come up with a few ways for you to continue to support the church through your gifts and pledges. Listed below are some ways you can continue to give:
Giving through your Banks Online Bill Pay Service
Most banks offer an online bill pay service at no cost. All you have to do is login to your online banking account and setup your online bill pay service with the amount you wish to give and if you would like it to be a recurring transaction. On the date you select, your bank will cut a check and mail it to the church, usually at no cost to you or the church. Many in our congregation already give using this method.
On our homepage you will notice a new button that says "Give Online". By clicking this button you can make your contributions to the church on our website or you can download the Tithe.ly app to your smartphone or tablet. Links to download app will be at the end of this post. We have partnered with Tithe.ly to provide you with a secure method of giving online. Tithe.ly is an online giving platform trusted by thousands of church around the world.
When you make your first donation you will be asked to provide either a credit/debit card or bank account information in order to process your transaction. If you download the app, you will be able to pay using apple pay or google pay as well. You will also have the option to create an account so next time you give you will not need to enter all of your information a second time. You can also set up a recurring donation so your donation will be processed automatically. You can choose every week, every 2 weeks, every month, or monthly on the 1st and 15th.
When you use Tithe.ly to give online, it is not totally free, there are some fees involved in processing your credit/debit cards or Echeck (ACH Bank account). For credit/Debit transactions there will be a 2.9% + 30¢ per transaction. For Echeck (ACH Bank Account) there will be a 1% + 30¢. On each transaction there will be an option for you to cover the fees incurred while processing the transaction. By checking this option it will it will slightly increase your gift to cover processing fees.
Giving by Mail
If you would prefer, you can continue to give by check. You can mail your check to the church through the postal service or you can drop you donation off at the church in the mail slot on the outside of the building between Pastor Cindy's and Stacy's offices.
We thank you so much for continuing to support the church and it's ministry to the community during this difficult time. It is because of you, the amazing congregation of Stout Memorial, that our ministry can thrive and reach so many people in our community and our world.
This page is here to keep everyone updated on what we are doing here at Stout Memorial to continue to serve God amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.