Give Online

If you would like to make a monetary donation to Summerfield United Methodist Church online, you can set up a one-time or recurring draft from your savings or checking account. If you choose to do this, you will need to fill out an authorization form and attach a voided check (if giving from a checking account) or deposit slip (if giving from a savings account). Click on the link below for the authorization form.
What is electronic giving?

Electronic giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking or savings account and deposited into the church’s bank account.

What are the major advantages of electronic giving?

Electronic giving is all about convenience for you and consistency for the church. It eliminates frequent check writing and allows you to stay on track with your giving even when you are unable to attend services. The church in turn benefits from much-needed donation consistency and a reduction in the volume of check and cash contributions that require manual processing in the church office.

How do I set up electronic giving?
First, you need an authorization form. You can get one in the church office or by clicking here. Fill out the form indicating the amount you wish to contribute as a one-time gift or on a recurring basis, sign it, attach a voided check if using a checking account and return both to the church office. You must also turn in a voided check if using a checking account. Contributions are then transferred through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network – the same network already used by families to make mortgage and utility payments or to receive payroll earnings and Social Security income.
When will my contribution be debited from my account?

The debit to your account will occur on the date you choose on the authorization form.

If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance accurate?

Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Your electronic contributions will also appear on your bank statement.

Without a cancelled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?

Your bank statement will give you an itemized list of electronic transactions that can be used as proof of your contributions.

What if I change bank accounts?
Not a problem! Simply notify the church office, and we will give you a new authorization form to complete.
Is electronic giving risky?

It’s less risky than writing checks or carrying cash to worship services. Electronic contributions cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed and have an extremely high rate of accuracy. To process electronic donations, the church uses Vanco Services, LLC – an established and highly regarded company that processes contributions for more than 12,000 churches and non-profit organizations.

Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?

Yes, just be sure to note it when filling out your authorization form or contact the church office and Beth will be sure it’s set up correctly.

How much does electronic giving cost?

It costs you nothing, and it costs the church very little.

What do I do when I do my taxes?

You will continue to receive regular contribution statements from SUMC which you will use for your taxes.

What if I try electronic giving and don’t like it?

You aren’t signing a long-term contract or anything like that, so you can cancel at any time if you set up recurring payments. Simply contact the church office at least two business days before the next contribution is scheduled to come out of your account. We will cancel your electronic giving with no questions asked.

This sounds great! Tell me again how I can sign up for electronic giving?
Complete and sign an authorization form and return it to the church office along with a voided check or savings account deposit slip (depending on what type of account your contribution will be coming out of). You can download a copy of the authorization form by clicking here or you can get on in the church office.