While we certainly welcome your giving to McFarland UMC via cash or check, we are now pleased to offer the additional option of giving online. Online giving at McFarland United Methodist Church is easy for you to accomplish. Online giving via Credit/Debit Card or ACH Bank Transfer is through our service provider, Tithe.ly. Tithe.ly utilizes the highest standard of data encryption to ensure that your giving details are protected.
You may give a one-time gift or you may set up an account that will allow you to track your gifts. You may also set up automatic recurring giving that allows you to give even when you are not present. With an account, you can also sign on at any time to download your giving record for the year and compare that giving to your pledge.
Online giving does have a cost that is charged to the church, just like it is charged to merchants with whom you do business. Debit/Credit transactions cost 2.9% + .30 per transaction for Visa/Mastercard, 3.5% + .30 per transaction for Amex, or 1% +.30 per transaction for an ACH transfer from your bank account. These charges are considered a cost of doing business. However, with Tithe.ly, you as the giver may choose to cover the fee in your giving. For example, a $75 gift that doesn’t cover the fee will net the church
$72.53 = ($75 – $2.48 (which is 2.9% + $0.30)) and the full $75 is reflected in your giving statement per IRS regulations. However, if you choose to cover the fee, that same $75 gift will net the church $75 but you will pay $77.55 ($77.55 – $2.55 (which is 2.9% + $0.30)). Your gift is credited for $77.55. Either way, your year-end giving statement will show the total amount of your gift before the processing fees are deducted.
However you choose to give your online gift, your gift is credited to your account at the moment it is given. You will receive an email confirmation of your gift within moments after you give online. Click on the ” Give Now” button below to get started. Thank you for your support.