At Saugatuck All Saints Episcopal Church we realize that many of you now handle some (or even all) of your family finances via the internet. We are glad to announce we now have a way for you to manage your giving through our online giving platform.
We have chosen a payment/giving platform called, "tithe.ly". Tithe.ly is very much like other online payment portals (like PayPal or Square) except it specializes in supporting churches. By giving online through our Tithe.ly account you can give one-time donations to specific causes or ministries, setup recurring monthly donations, and view a detailed history at any point you desire. All of your information is held strictly confidential. Even though you will have the opportunity to log in and print transaction histories at any point you prefer, our system is linked with our accounting so you will still get an end of year letter with your giving history.
Like all credit card processing, Tithe.ly does have fees, but they are reasonable and similar to other banking/payment processors.
It is important for us to let you, our parishioners, know that we carefully researched this decision always considering the most effective use of your generosity. We even looked into managing the entire process internally. We quickly realized that custom programming, maintaining Internet security, banking procedures, privacy, and credit card processing was more complex than we could reasonably manage ourselves. Considering all of the factors brought us to Tithe.ly. After using Tithe.ly, we hope you agree.
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