Jersey City First Wesleyan Church

Diversity of People United Through Jesus the Christ

Online Giving
Why Give Online? 1. It Can Be Helpful in Keeping First Things First. Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase. Proverbs 3:9 2. It's a Way of Staying Up to Date There are times we have left our tithe/offering at home only to forget by the next week. There are times we travel or can’t come due to bad weather. Online giving provides a way to stay up to date with your budget. 3. It's Convenient. Online giving provides a way to give a specified amount debited directly from your account one time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Questions You May Ask... 1. Is there a minimum donation? We ask that your gift be $5 or more. 2. Is on-line giving safe? Yes. On-line giving uses the same network that is used for Direct Deposit and Electronic Bill Payment features you find at your place of employment or local bank. 3. What method of payment can I use? You can use a checking, savings or credit card account. The technology that permits online transactions via debit cards also permits giving via credit cards and makes no distinction between the two. We strongly urge you NOT to put your gift on a credit card UNLESS you are able to pay it off each month because we do not want God's people going into debt. 4. How often can I give on-line? As often as you like. You can set up a one-time donation or a recurring donation. 5. If I don't write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight? All contributions will be clearly listed on your monthly checking, savings, and credit card statement. 6. How do I participate in the weekly offering if my gift is automatically deducted from my bank account? You may continue to use your offering envelopes each week or use a pew envelope. Simply put an "E" in the space for the amount to indicate that you are giving on-line. 7. What if I change banks or accounts, or want to change or stop my contribution? You can change the amount of your gift or stop at any time by logging into your account and rescheduling or canceling your deduction. 8. Is there any charge to me from my bank to give on-line? No. Electronic funds transfers carry no bank fees to you however, there is a nominal fee to FWC.