Online Giving FAQs
Common questions and answers about how Online Giving works:
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, 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 Online Giving system.
If 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 can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement and the Online Giving system both provide reports that document
your electronic transactions.
Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different
You can set up to 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 Online Giving cost?
It costs you absolutely nothing!
What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your accounts and donation dates at any
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
1. Sign up by clicking here: www.myowngiving.com/Default.aspx?cid=748
2. Click “Sign up for new account.”
It’s that simple!
For additional information or help setting up your account, please contact Susan at