Electronic Giving Options
FUMC offers various ways for you to give—electronically!
Bill Pay from Your Bank
With this option, you go through your bank to have a check drawn from your account and automatically mailed to the church. Most financial institutions offer this service for free. The church has no additional fees if you choose this option. It’s just like you writing a check.
EFT: Electronic Funds Transfer
EFT is continuing the way we offer it currently. You provide a voided check to the finance office, and we set up a transfer from your checking account once a month (on the 5th of each month). Your monthly commitment is deposited directly into the church’s bank account. There are many benefits to this option—it improves cash flow, simplifies bookkeeping, and helps the environment to name a few. The church incurs a small fee of 25 cents for this convenient method of giving.
Online Donation - NEW Nov., 2011
A new giving process has been added at FUMC Online Giving.On this page, you can give using your checking/savings account or credit/debit cards. You can set up a one-time transaction and recurring transactions to satisfy your commitment if you choose.
The secure site is managed by a trusted provider, Vanco Services. The General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church works with Vanco Services with all online and electronic options. Vanco Services is a financial services company which serves over 8,500 churches nationwide.
With each transaction completed using a credit or debit card, there is a processing fee (2.75%) which the church will pay. For example, a $3,000 donation will net the church $2,917.50, but you will be credited for a $3,000 charitable donation. You will have the option to offset that fee by contributing an additional percentage to your donation.
Each transaction made from your checking/savings account online will incur a much smaller fee of 25 cents which the church will also pay.
If you have any questions about the electronic giving options we now offer, contact Terri Schneider, Finance Director, at 865-483-4357 or email@example.com.