Giving at Church of the Pilgrims
Why should you give?
We give for at least two reasons: As an expression of gratitude for God's gifts to us, and to support the mission and ministry of the church.
Giving as an act of gratitude is a spiritual discipline, a way of acknowledging God's gifts, and reminding ourselves that we belong to God, and are called by God to share all that we are in response to God's love.
At Church of the Pilgrims, our financial resources support our staff and outreach, including support for local, national and international mission, as well as our building. (We are fortunate to have many other organizations, such as the School for Friends and the National Coalition for the Homeless, that share our building with us, and share the expenses as well.) We have a small endowment that provides a resource for emergencies, but does not generate much income annually, so our largest source of income is from contributions from members and friends.
Giving online allows you to make a direct deposit from your checking or savings account or to give using a credit or debit card. You can make a one-time contribution (including for special offerings) or (coming soon) you can create an account to set up recurring payments.
Our online giving portal is hosted by Vanco Services, a secure and reliable provider. Vanco charges a fee per transaction: 1% for checking/savings account withdraws and 3% for credit/debit card transactions. You can help cover these processing costs by choosing to add an offset fee to your gift. Vanco even calculates the fee amount for you to help you decide.
Changes to Online Giving
If you have given online before, you'll notice some changes! Our new portal is currently accepting one-time donations. Look for more information in January about how to save your payment information and to set up recurring gifts.
Questions about giving at Pilgrims? Contact Jess Fisher, Temporary Office Assistant.