“Simply Giving®” is a way to simplify your giving through automatic payments – and give to God. Consider making use of this easy way of supporting the ministry we share by having your offerings electronically transferred from your checking or savings account to The Lutheran Church of Our Savior on a schedule of your choosing. There’s no additional cost to you for this service. What’s more, you can be sure that your faithful and regular support of our ministries will continue uninterrupted, even when you’re away and not able to attend worship!
By the way, if you still wish to put something in the offering plate in worship, “Simply Giving” envelope slips are provided in the pews with the envelopes. That way you can still participate in the offering time at church.
Frequently Asked Questions about the SIMPLY GIVING® Program:
Do individuals need to be members to participate in Simply Giving®?
No. Participation is open to all members and friends of our church.
Are there any additional charges to participate in Simply Giving®?
No. All transaction fees are paid by the Church. There is no charge to the participant. Your participation does not increase any fees.
How can funds be withdrawn directly from a participant’s bank account?
Account withdrawals are made only with prior authorization from the participant. No funds will be withdrawn unless the participant specifically authorizes the transaction to occur.
When would the automatic contribution be taken from the participant’s bank account?
Participants can specify whether they want contributions made:
- One-time and Monthly are processed by VANCO on the 1st of the month
- Weekly donations are processed on Mondays
Are electronic contributions risky?
An electronic contribution is safer than cash or writing a check as it can’t be lost, stolen, or destroyed.
Simply Giving is a program that enables people to transfer funds electronically. Many of us use electronic funds transfers (EFT) to meet regular commitments such as mortgage, insurance, and utility payments. Simply Giving extends the use of EFT to those wishing to make contributions to the church electronically.
Your contribution is made on a pre-established day so that you can record it for your checking or savings records. We will continue to provide you with a statement of your offerings to facilitate record keeping. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. You will find this an easy way to have your own personal stewardship plan implemented, and you will help The Lutheran Church of Our Savior continue to fulfill its ministries.