A letter from your pastor
We are excited to inform you that we now offer an online giving option through ClearGive on www.stpaulsjaxbeach.org! We want to provide you the convenience of being able to give the way you want, whenever you want. ClearGive offers you the opportunity to make secure, automatic contributions from your bank account [or debit/credit card] account to our church. ClearGive costs you nothing and provides many advantages to you and the church:
Benefits for You
Benefits for the Church
|· No check writing or ATM stops before church
· Safe, secure, and confidential transactions
· Use your checking/savings account or credit/debit card
· Schedule recurring or one-time donations
· Change a gift or account anytime you like
· Choose offertory, special funds, pledges
· View your giving history anytime
|· Reduces check processing fees
· Allows staff more time to focus on ministries
· Knows your data and auto deposited gifts are secure
· Accommodates special funds and tuition
· Provides giving history for tax statements
· Reaches a wider demographic of givers
As we begin this new program, you may notice your neighbors placing “I Give Online” offertory cards (available in each pew) into the collection basket instead of traditional envelopes. However you choose to give your time, talent, and treasure, we thank you! Our church ministries thrive only with your help.
We ask that you consider using this service—especially if you currently manage your bills or banking online. For more information about ClearGive call Kimm Thurlow at (904) 249-2600.
Fr. Michael Houle
ONLINE GIVING FAQ’S
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget.
How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you create your account, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify.
If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement as well as your online reports.
Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement provides an itemized list of electronic transactions as well as your online reports.
Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?
You can set up to contribute to different offerings at different times. However, you will have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each one.
I like placing an envelope in the offertory basket, can I still do that?
As we begin this program, we will have “I Gave Online” offertory cards available in in each pew to place in the collection basket instead of the traditional envelope.
What if I change bank accounts?
Simply login and update your account information.
What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your credit card and/or bank account information along with your donation dates.
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
- Click the Parish of your choice above
- Click on the Create New Account link
It’s that simple!