Giving

Electronic/Online Giving allows you to open your heart without opening your checkbook!online_giving_button
When you click on this link you will leave the College Place website and enter a secure website administered by Vanco Services


Reasons to sign up for Electronic/Online Giving:

No need to write checks or bring cash to church!

Peace-of-mind knowing the College Place United Methodist Church is receiving your contribution even if you are unable to attend!

More secure than checks!

All contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement with the date of settlement!

It costs you nothing!


Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic/Online Giving

Q. What is online/electronic giving?
A. Online giving is a direct debit/payment transaction whereby your contribution is deducted electronically from your bank checking or savings account!

Q. What are the advantages of online/electronic giving?
A. It is a simple and convenient way to easily fulfill stewardship commitments and support the ministries of College Place United Methodist Church, even when you can’t attend church. It provides not only a secure and convenient option, but allows you to establish a disciplined giving pattern. You may never have to bring cash or checks to church again!

Q. When will my contributions be deducted from my account?
A. Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify online.

Q. How secure is my online/electronic donation?
A. At College Place United Methodist Church we are serious about maintaining the confidentiality of your personalized financial information. Your online donation request is submitted in encrypted form to ensure confidentiality through a secure website. Encryption obscures sensitive information to make it unreadable to those not intended to receive it.

Q. Who sees my giving?
A. As with all your giving at College Place United Methodist Church your giving is not viewed by any church members, nor the pastor, nor by any staff member other than the Finance Secretary who sees the amounts as needed only to properly record your giving for tax purposes.

Q. How do I change my donation amount, frequency, bank account information, or any other online giving option once I’ve established a recurring donation?
A. Simply make a change by clicking on the ONLINE GIVING button!

Q. Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made a contribution?
A. Your bank statement will provide you an itemized list of any electronic transactions and your donations will be summarized on your regular giving statements prepared by our Financial Secretary. You can also view your giving online at any time.

Q. How do I sign up for electronic/online giving?
A. You can easily set up the donation yourself online using the online giving button!

Q. What is supported through the Operating/General Fund?
A. The general fund represents the annual budget approved by the church council. In addition to operating and staff expenses, the general fund supports the many ministries of College Place including our missions, evangelism, youth and children’s programs.

Q. What is supported through the Capital/Building Fund?
A. The Capital/Building Fund makes the monthly payment on the Community Life Center

Q. Can I try out the online/electronic giving service by giving one time?
A. Yes. You may try online giving by selecting “One-Time” in the frequency drop down box during the signup process. You will see how easy and convenient the process really is.

Q. Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
A. Please contact Sylvia Drury, College Place financial secretary at 912-265-4883. She will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Q. Who is Vanco Services?
A. Vanco Services, LLC is our online giving service provider. Vanco is a financial technology service company that provides electronic funds transfer services to over 10,000 churches and non-profit organizations. Information received by Vanco is processed in a secure, confidential environment. Vanco is endorsed by the United Methodist Church General Council on Finance and Administration.