We thank you all for your ongoing financial support of the Church. Your faithful giving is why as a church we remain financially sound. However during this time of not gathering together most of our ongoing expenses continue on. We are able to process checks that are mailed in, so if you wish to continue your giving during this stay-at-home time please do so. We wish you well and thanks be to God for all His blessings!
Online Payment, a new way to pay tithes & offerings to First Presbyterian Church – online!
Click on this link. (*Or scan the QR code shown below.) A secured weblink lets you make a payment using a credit or debit card, or to have your checking or savings account debited. Set up your account – name, address, email, and password. You choose the payment frequency (one-time, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually). Enter the dollar amount and payment method. Confirm and go! You receive a quick email confirmation of your donation. And the financial secretary can view payments online. The church receives the total amount given at the end of the month. Of course, you may always mail checks to the FPCPA office, but this new opportunity makes it easy and convenient. Please note, if you use a debit or credit card, there is a small fee on this service: 2% of the gift. So if you give $100, the church receives $98. But there is a small box to check if you want to add the fee, so you would give $102. We are using the Presbyterian Foundation’s online giving option, administered by Vanco Payments. The link will be on our church website. Online giving offers a selection of Funds (currently General Fund) and there is a box for notes where you can specify other donations, such as Per Capita, special giving, or offerings. Financial Secretary Tom McCulloch reviewed several options and the Stewardship Committee voted for this one. *A QR code (short for "Quick Response" code) is a type of barcode containing information that can be read by a scanner. A smartphone equipped with a camera and a QR code reader can scan the code, and the code will direct your phone to a web site or application. You can find free QR code scanner apps in the App Store or in Google Play. Scanning this QR code with your phone will take you to the church's online giving page.
Most of us, at one point or another, have confused stewardship with the church’s need to receive. The reality is that stewardship is about directing our time, talent, and treasure toward God’s purposes as a personal response to God’s goodness. As we grow in generosity, we grow in faith. This is the essence of what Jesus means in Matthew 6:21 when he says, “where you treasure is, there your heart will be also.” There is a direct relationship between where our money goes and how our hearts grow.