Information about Online Giving

***Online Giving is up and running! If you have any problems, please contact Gerry Shiver or Pastor Robyn. If you choose to use online giving, once you have entered your information, please remember to scroll down to tick the “Cover fees” box if you would like to do that (see below for more information)***

GIVE NOW

We’re excited to share that we’ve launched online giving at Trinity Presbyterian through Tithe.ly, a safe and secure giving platform that allows you to give one-time or set up recurring gifts!

You can get started by visiting anywhere on our website. Click the GIVE NOW button on the top right of any page to give from our church’s website. It’s a safe and easy way to give any time. It is not necessary for you to create an account, but you may choose to do that to avoid having to enter the same information every time.

SECURITY

A note about security from tithe.ly: “All sensitive financial information is stored with bank level security. All information transmitted to our banking partner and on our site is done via an encrypted HTTPS (SSL) connection; and stored by our banking partner to PCI DSS Level 1 compliant standards. Your personal data will never be sold, traded, or given out to third parties.”

FEES

It need not cost you anything to give your offering this way. However, there is a transaction fee for each gift made, which you can elect to cover or not. If you use a debit/credit card, the fee is 2.9% + .30 per transaction. If you use a bank transfer, the fee is 1% + .30 per transaction. So as not to add cost to the church, we would appreciate you considering covering this fee, if you are able, by ticking the box marked “Cover fee” on the giving page. This will allow us to receive the full amount of your offering.

CATEGORIES

At this time, we have only set up giving for pledges and general budget. We hope to expand that going forward, but for now, those are the categories we have set up. If you pledged this year, choose that option. If you would like to give, but did not turn in a pledge form for this year, choose general budget.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

We know that some of you would prefer to continue giving your offering by check or cash. Please do not send cash through the mail at this time, but you may mail your check to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1000 Greenlawn Dr., Columbia, SC 29209. Please continue to use your offering envelopes if you choose this method.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us back and we’d be happy to assist you further! This is new for everyone, so we will learn together! Tithe.ly also has articles that you may find useful. Click here to read more.

Thank you for your generosity and partnering with us to be God’s faithful people!

Robyn Garrison

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