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Electronic giving or E-Giving is simply another way to give your offering to the church. It is an alternative to writing a check, putting it in your offering envelope and bringing it to church to put in the offering plate. Once a reoccurring payment is set up online, the funds are automatically deducted from your checking account, a check is issued by the bank and mailed to the church where it is placed in the offering plate along with the rest of the offering envelopes.

This is not going to be for everyone. But, for those people who already handling most of their finances online, this will appeal to them. It is particularly good during the summer months when many of us are out of town, either on vacation or visiting family. The benefit to our congregation is obvious, this can help with our usual slump in giving during the summer. This way of giving can also benefit each member. By scheduling your offering to be deducted directly from your checking account, it makes it a little easier to be a good steward. We all have the best of intentions when we complete our commitment card each year. But, sometimes things get in the way of our best intentions and we may fall behind in our offering. Once we fall behind, it becomes difficult to catch up. Churches who have instituted an E-Giving program report a reduction in seasonal donation slumps.

Because the symbolic act of giving can be an important part of stewardship, there will be cards available in the pews for E-Givers. These cards will indicate that the person has given their offering electronically and can be placed in the offering plate.


Instructions for setting up repeating payments

1. Go to your bankʼs online site and access your accounts

2. Go to payments/transfers

3. Add Christ Lutheran Church as a Payee

4. Check "No" for account number

5. Enter: Christ Lutheran Church P.O. Box #205 Islip Terrace, NY 11752 Phone # - 631-581-1710

6. In Memo field or payment description put envelope #

7. Click on" Schedule a repeating payment"

8. Select Christ Lutheran Church

9. Put in amount of offering and select a day to start

10. Select frequency (weekly, monthly)

If you have any questions on how to become an E-Giver, please speak to Karl Von Seggern, Ricci Ordway, Ellen McManus or Janet OʼMara.

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