Thank you for your Gift to our Parish!
Our parish has been in Folsom for over 150 years and is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming family. We respond through active ministries as a reflection of God’s love and witness to the Gospel in prayer, word, and deed.
We would like to thank you in advance for supporting our ministries with your donations via our Electronic Giving Program.
Online Donation and Payment Center
(Clicking the "Donate Now" button will transfer you to our secure online payment center)
Frequently Asked Questions about the Electronic Giving Program
What is the Electronic Giving Program?
It is an Electronic Offering Program for our parishioners who are given the opportunity to sign up to have their "Offering" conveniently transferred from their credit card or checking/savings account into the parish's bank account every week or month.
Why use Electronic Giving?
Today, people are willing to have money transferred from their bank accounts or charged to their credit cards to pay insurance premiums, utility bills, mortgages, fitness memberships, acquire air travel mileage and more. The reason is convenience and the certainty that a payment won't be skipped. For the same reasons, the Electronic Giving Program benefits those who want to faithfully and consistently provide their offerings to the parish.
Will it cost me anything?
No, the parish will cover the small monthly service and transaction fees.
How often will I be able to give electronically?
Accounts can be debited weekly or monthly or just one time. Your account will be debited on the day of your choosing. The options are on the 5th, 15th or 25th of each month or on a weekly basis. If the day falls on a weekend or holiday, the debit will occur on the next business day.
Can I change the amount of my offering transfer?
Yes, you may do so by going online and changing it in the Donation area or by sending an email to Donations@stjohnsfolsom.org. In either case, you will receive an email confirming that your request has been processed.
Can I add to my deduction for holidays like Easter and Christmas, etc?
Yes. A one time deduction can be made at any time to make a greater donation for a special holiday or special time of year.
Can I designate where my donations will go?
Yes, simply choose the designated areas and fill in the amount of your donation. You will see the total of your designated choices when you have finished making your entries.
What are the benefits?
Parishioners who work on weekends, go away on vacation, are out of town on Sundays or are no longer able to attend church due to health reasons can stay financially connected to the church. Parishioners will not have to worry about forgetting their envelopes. Electronic Giving makes it easier to manage our budget because the parish can rely on guaranteed income every month. The program will automatically keep track of your deductions and provide a statement of all of your deductions at the end of the year.
What is the benefit to the church if parishioners use automatic offertory?
This program can save a great deal of time with regard to volunteers. The amount of time needed for the weekly counting of donations is reduced, money is automatically deposited into the church’s account, and reports are readily available. It also gives the church an amount of money they can count on every month to pay the bills, instead of guessing what donations might or might not come in. This also reduces the need for weekly collection envelope.
How do I sign up for automatic offertory?
Simply click on the “Donate Now” icon on the top of the page and then fill out the necessary areas on the Donation Page. It’s that simple...
If you have any questions not covered by the above information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org