We’re pleased to announce that Church of the Holy Spirit Parish now provides Online Giving—a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation from your bank account or credit card. Getting started is easy—just click on any of our Online Giving links that will take you to the Online Giving Login page (pictured below). There is a "Watch Help Video" button there that will help you through your first login and the basics of how to use this web site. The "Sign Up for a New Account" link is at the bottom right of the login window - see below for an illustration of the login screen.
When you participate, your gift will transfer directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays!
Online Giving 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
· Use your checking, savings, or credit card
· Schedule recurring or one-time donations
· Change a gift or account any time you like
· Choose offertory, special funds, pledges
Earn rewards through your credit card
· Reduces check processing fees
· Allows staff more time to focus on ministries
· Creates peace in knowing 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 Gave Online” offertory cards 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 Online Giving, call Mike Powell at 334-277-2434.
If you would like to have automatic bank drafts or charges to your credit card, but do not want to manage these Online yourself, please call Mike Powell at 277-2434 and he can manage it for you.
Common questions and answers
Is Online Giving Safe?
Online Giving meets the highest banking-level security standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to ensure safe and confidential transactions. In fact, your banking information is encrypted in the system and is not accessible to any users or administrators of the Online Giving system. When you manage your own account information, your church never needs to handle checks or worry about locking up documents containing your account information. And you’ll always be certain that your gifts are direct-deposited into your church’s account.
What are the advantages of Online Giving?
It makes it easy to give, 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 complete the online registration form, 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 on the "My Gifts" page of the Online Giving system.
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 and the Online Giving system both provide reports that document your electronic transactions.
Can I put different amounts in offerings and have all of them withdrawn at different times?
You can contribute to different offerings at different times; however, you will have to do each one separately. You will receive a receipt for each one.
What if I change bank accounts?
Log in and update your account information in the My Payment Schedule window. Each checking/savings/credit card can be changed using the edit button, deleted completely, or new accounts can be added on the right side of the screen.
How much does Online Giving cost?
It costs you absolutely nothing!
What if I try Online Giving and don't like it?
You can cancel your authorization by deleting your accounts and donation dates at any time.
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
1. Click on the Online Giving link
2. Complete the registration form
It's that simple!
For additional information or help setting up your account please contact Mike Powell at (334) 277-5631.
ON-LINE GIVING LOGIN PAGE
Holy Spirit Parish
A Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
8570 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Monday through Friday 8:45am-4:45pm
Office Tel: (334) 277-5631
Fax: (334) 272-1008
Business Manager: (334) 277-2434
Faith Formation for Youth: (334) 782-3639
Faith Formation for Children: (334) 277-1989
Parish Hall Kitchen: (334) 277-9156