Do you offer ways for your church members to give electronically? Have you considered the eGiving option but thought the costs were not worth it? There is a cultural shift to a more digital world and the Federal Reserve predicts that by the year 2026, paper checks will be virtually extinct! Statistics show that Churches using eGiving see an overall increase in their income and are insulated from attendance dips…for example when there is inclement weather in Wisconsin and less people will show up for worship. With eGiving they can still pay their tithes and offerings! The Conference Finance Office and the Wisconsin UM Foundation are encouraging churches to learn about eGiving and its benefits. We are currently offering the opportunity for churches to sign up with Vanco Payment Solutions and avoid having to pay the enrollment fee or monthly service fee for 12 months. You will also receive a $100 check from our Wisconsin UM Foundation to offset transaction fees.
- Your members will also be able to give through the Joyfully2UMC mobile app by visiting Joyfully2UMC.org or searching for the app on Google play or the AppStore.
- For churches who are already enrolled and using ACH only transactions with Vanco Payment Solutions, you are eligible to add Debit/Credit transactions for a discounted monthly fee, and also receive a grant from the Foundation for $100.
To enroll today, call Vanco at 800-675-7430. If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to e-mail TreasurerOffice@wisconsinumc.org or call Tamara at 608-478-2556.
Please be sure to meet with your Finance Committee and enroll as soon as possible. The opportunity to waive enrollment fees will end in June!