Holy Trinity provides many ministries for members of the congregation and people within the community. Those ministries are possible only through the generous offerings provided to the church. Therefore, it is important to make it possible for people to give in whatever way is most comfortable to them, including looking at new ways to do so. One option Holy Trinity is exploring is electronic giving through the use of credit and debit cards. We have partnered with Tithe.ly to use their platform on an experimental basis through the month of December to determine if this meets the needs of the congregation. Tithe.ly is an ELCA-endorsed electronic giving platform that makes it easy to make payments through a website or mobile device. During December you will find QR codes on both signage and the All Good Giftscard that will direct you to our customized giving site. If you choose to use Tithe.ly for your offering, it will be treated the same as any other offering you may provide, with one exception. With any credit/debit transaction there are associated fees. Tithe.ly does, however, allow the donor to cover those fees to enable Holy Trinity to receive the full value of your gift. We would also appreciate your feedback regarding the use of the platform and whether we should consider using it on a permanent basis.
About this blog
Welcome to my running online dialog on matters of our life together in faith community at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church—where the grace of Christ Jesus our Lord engages each of us and, in turn, sends us out to engage others with that grace as well. I look forward to learning and growing together.
- Pastor Steve Wachtman
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