Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions

Online Giving FAQ’s
We’ve developed a list of commonly asked questions to help you better understand the online giving process. If you can’t find an answer here, feel free to call us with your question.

-What is Online Giving?
Online Giving is a direct paperless transaction whereby your contribution to St. Mark’s is transferred directly from your account to the church’s account. Giving options include a one-time, weekly, or monthly transaction.

-Is it safe to give online?
Yes. In many ways, giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic contribution cannot be lost or stolen. The St. Mark’s giving website is secure. Online Giving is secure, and you may view Vanco’s privacy policy and statements regarding security at http://vancopayments.com/security/.
-Are there any fees involved with giving online?
You will not pay any fees when you give online. St. Mark’s pays a small fee for online contributions, however, online giving is an administratively cost efficient way for the church to process contributions.

-Will I recieve an electronic confirmation?
Yes, Immediately after submission, you will receive e-mail verification from St. Mark’s confirming your transaction.

-When will funds be withdrawn from my account?
The funds will be drawn from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This allows time for the contribution to process through your bank and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.

-Can I use a debit or credit card?
You can use debit or credit to make your gift. St. Mark’s encourages everyone to use debit cards in place of credit cards. If you do choose to use a credit card, please do so only if you plan to pay it off fully at the end of the month.

-Will my contributions be reflected on my annual giving statement?
Yes, your contribution will be posted to your giving statement usually within 24 hours. An annual giving statement will be sent in January of each year, and you can request a giving statement at anytime by emailing stmarkslmd@gmail.com.