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Online Giving

CLICK HERE to set up online giving for the first time or to continue giving online.

If you have any questions, you may contact Judy Gabbard @ judy.faithchurch@gmail.com or 517-482-8660.

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If you would like to know more about online giving before you sign up, you may find the information below helpful. Also, ACH drafts directly from your checking account are preferable to any type of cards (bigger fee). To select ACH drafts, choose "eCheck" under "Payment Method" after logging in. Thank you so much!

Online Giving Information

Welcome to online giving at Faith Church. Online giving is a safe and easy way to support the ministries of Faith Church. This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution.

3 Simple Steps

1. Create a user ID and password.

2. Provide contact and bank (preferred) or credit card information.

3. Indicate the amount, frequency (one-time or recurring) and designation for your gift.

There are several benefits to online giving for both you and for Faith Church listed below, as well as some frequently asked questions such as ‘how secure is online giving’.

Benefits

There are several benefits to online giving for both you and Faith Church.

* Faithfulness: In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the "first fruits" of our labor. By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your first fruits are given back to God instead of your leftovers. When you are leaving out of town for work or vacation, online giving makes it that much easier to be consistent.

* Simplicity: With recurring contributions, you will not need to waste time trying to remember if you gave this month or not and you will likely save a lot of time writing out checks.

* Security: Online giving is more secure than giving with a check in that an electronic gift can't be lost or stolen like a check. More information is provided below.

* No Distractions: Instead of needing to worry about writing your contribution check during the worship gathering, you can be fully engaged, knowing that you have already given your offering online.

* Helping Faith Church: Online contributions require less processing by our team on Sundays since the information is deposited automatically.

Security

At Faith Church, we use an online database called Fellowship One. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested by them.

There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Fellowship One provides data security using the latest security technology. The following statement is from their security documentation: "[the system] utilizes the most current encryption technology to maintain the security of your data. Every parameter passed in the hyperlinks is fully encrypted. Additionally, the Login module handles passwords using what is known in technical terms as salted hash. In laymen’s terms, this means it would take 50 computers (running constantly) continuously presenting password combinations four years to discover the password."

The second aspect of security relates to account creation. When you first create a new account in the system, you will be able to donate immediately, but you will not have access to any previous contribution information. Before that can happen, we must manually link your previous information to the account you created.

In order to verify the authenticity of the account request, we will ensure that all of your data matches our current records (e.g., address, phone number, and email address). If there is any question, we will contact you via email before creating the link.

When you create your account, you will determine your own login id and password. If you forget your login id or password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address that you used when you created your account. If you need help, please contact us in the church office at 517.482.8660 or judy.faithchurch@gmail.com.

Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. Faith Church will never call you to ask for your login information.

Our Policies

Your information is held securely by the Fellowship One system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.

You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at 517.482.8660 or judy.faithchurch@gmail.com.

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