New Website Features – Donate Page
There are now three different ways you can donate to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on the website. We’ve enhanced our website to ensure that you are provided the different ways to donate based upon your feedback to church council members and staff.
Simply Giving Direct Deposit
The first way to donate is by clicking on the “Simply Giving” button on the Donate page to set up a monthly withdrawal from your checking or savings account. The Simply Giving Authorization Form can be filled out online, printed, and then you will need to sign the printed copy. Once the form is completed and a voided check is attached, please mail it to the Church office, personally give the form to Pastor Becky or Marvin Bishop, or place it in a sealed envelope in the offering plate.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marvin Bishop at church, or visit the Contact page to leave a message (please do not leave any account #’s in the message). We are excited to begin offering this great way to donate to the church by direct deposit from your bank account.
The second way you to donate is to purchase a product from Amazon using the link on the Donate page. Our Savior’s will receive a small percentage of your purchase price for being an Amazon Affiliate. You don’t have to do anything more than click on the “Donate Via Amazon” button each time you want to purchase an item on Amazon. The price for your product does not increase, but because you are passing through our website, we will receive a small amount of commission for advertising Amazon on our website. The church can see the products that are purchased to verify the income, but does not know who bought each item.
NOTE: You do have to click on the button below each time you want to purchase something from Amazon for Our Savior’s Lutheran to receive the Affiliate credits.
We thank you ahead of time for choosing to link through us for your purchase. At this time, Amazon Affiliate monies will be put into the general fund. At a later date, we will be looking at possibly donating these funds to a specific mission at the church, if they continue to grow. Our Book of the Month Club purchases are directed through Amazon to obtain this credit as well.
PayPal Credit Card Donations
The third donation choice added to the website features using PayPal to make a donation via credit card. On the Donate page, just click on the familiar PayPal “Donate” button to be directed towards the account of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this feature – you can donate using any of the credit cards shown on the donate button.
If you are wanting this to be a “special missions” donation or for other purposes, please note the special directions in the instruction box when you checkout. To make this a recurring credit card payment, please choose the recurring payment option when filling in your donation amount.
NOTE: A small processing fee is charged to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church to conduct the credit card donations, see please remember that when making out your donation amounts (your donation amount will be reduced roughly 3.00% for the cost of processing).
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church takes great efforts to provide our members a variety of choices to participate within the church. These online donation features have been created based upon feedback from our members. We value your opinions and make every effort to implement the ones that we can. Please feel free to leave a comment or email Pastor Becky directly if you have any comments or questions.