Online GivingONLINE GIVING

 

Support First Presbyterian Church's ministries by giving online. Online giving provides a consistent vehicle for supporting the church with recurring or one-time gifts. Similar to shopping or paying bills online, it is simple and convenient to make a donation or tithe through our website.

 

It’s quick, easy and secure. FPCC online giving utilizes the well known and widely accepted PayPal Payment Service. Contributions are made online from your bank checking/savings account if you have your own PayPal account, or with your debit/credit card.

 

The user does not pay any fees with online giving, however FPCC does incur minimal transaction fees when receiving online donations. The user gets tax credit for their full donation.

 

See the FAQ section below for answers to other Frequently Asked Questions.

 

One-Time Giving or Payment

Dollar Amount: 
Choose a fund: 
Description/Specify:
 

 

Recurring Giving or Payment

Dollar Amount: 
Choose a fund: 
Description/Specify:
Choose a Cycle: 
 

(Payment will continue until cancelled by user - see FAQ)

 

* See (Wish List)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a tithe and how is it different from an offering?

The word, "tithe" literally means tenth or 10%. A tithe is the first 10% of your income. An offering is anything you give above and beyond the 10%. Why do we tithe? The Bible says, The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives. (Deuteronomy 14:23 TLB) Tithing is a reminder that God is the supplier of everything we have. It is also God's personal invitation to an outpouring of his blessing in your life.

 

Can I make other payments online?

Yes. For instance, you can make memorial gifts, gifts for specific items specified on the Wish List, preschool payments, payments for special events, etc. Please be sure to specify the purpose of your payment in the Fund and Description boxes. Any payments not specified will be assumed to be to FPCC's General Operating Fund.

 

Is it safe to give online?

Yes. FPCC is using PayPal for online giving. PayPal is a global leader in online payment solutions with more than 75 million active accounts worldwide. PayPal has received more than 20 awards for excellence from the internet industry and the business community. Located in San Jose, California, PayPal was founded in 1998.


What types of accounts can I give from?

PayPal allows members to send money without sharing financial information and the flexibility to pay using their PayPal account balances, bank accounts or debit/credit cards.


Are there any fees involved?

The giver does not pay any fees with online giving, however FPCC does incur minimal transaction fees of 2.2% + $0.30/ transaction when receiving online donations. As defined by IRS regulations, the giver gets tax credit for their full donation.


What are my frequency options for a recurring payment?

For recurring gifts, you will have the option of giving weekly, every other week, or monthly.

 

How do I change or cancel my recurring payment?

When you first set up your recurring payments you will be asked to establish a PayPal account. You will be given a userid and a password. To change or cancel your current recurring payment follow the following steps:

  • Log in to your PayPal account.
  • Click Profile at the top of the page.
  • Click My Money and go to My Preapproved Payments.
  • Click View the Agreement next to the merchant agreement you want to change or cancel.
  • Click Cancel automatic billing and follow the instructions.
  • Return to the FPCC website and enter a new recurring payment amount.

Who do I contact if I have questions about online giving?

Please email any questions or comments to Lisa Gonzales at LisaG@fpcconcord.org.