What is Online Giving?
FPCY offers a safe and secure means of making one-time, weekly or monthly donations online. We want to encourage you to consider using this method for your donations to the church. You can also donate to other missions of the church.
Online Giving offers the convenience of being able to give from anywhere at any time that is convenient for you. Online Giving simplifies life by eliminating the need to write checks or bring cash for the offering, while fulfilling your pledged commitment for the year.
FPCY partners with Vanco Services to provide this secure service and handles all details via a secure webpage. Using Online Giving, you authorize transfers from your bank account to the church’s bank account as often as you request.
Donations are always under your control. You decide whether a donation is a one-time or recurring gift. For those that repeat weekly or monthly, you control when they start and when they end. You can get records of all transactions made through the Online Giving web page. And, as always, your donations are tax deductible and confidential.
How Does FPCY’s Online Giving Work?
Click on the “Give Now” button. On that screen you enter your donation amount, the frequency of the amount (one time or recurring) and then choose to set up a profile with a username and password (or not).
Once a donation is made, you receive a printer-friendly confirmation page and may also request an e-mail confirmation. If you’ve created a profile, on future visits you login with the same user-id and password to make, change or view donations without the need to re-enter personal information.
Can I cancel or change my Online Giving?
Yes. You can change or cancel your donation anytime before the date of your next donation. Click the Give Now button and log in to the system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes. Once an electronic transfer is completed, it cannot be reversed, but you can call the church office to discuss options.
Can the church office help me setup Online Giving?
Contact Kim in the church office if you need help establishing or managing your Online Giving.
How secure is Online Giving?
Your bank account information is stored only on Vanco’s secure system. You can see more information about Vanco Services security here.
How does FPCY process Electronic Donations?
FPCY, through Vanco, receives electronic notification about donations. Donations are entered into our financial system and your giving record.
How can I keep track of my giving?
The church mails giving statements in July, October and a year-end statement in January which lists all donations. If you have established an Online Giving account, you can also receive a record of donations through e-mail. To see your giving at any time, click here to go to My FPCY.
Is there any charge or fee to me for using Online Giving?
No, there is no charge to the donor, and your donation is tax deductible. The church pays a nominal fee for the convenience and security of the service.
Who can I talk to about further questions that I have?
For any questions about the online giving system, please contact Kim in the church office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (914) 245-2186.