How to Set Up Automatic Pledge Payments
Did you know that you can now give online?
You can now set up your Pledge and Capital Campaign gifts to automatically deduct from your checking account or credit card each month using our new online directory software, Church Community Builder.
To find the online directory:
(You can also always find it on the Holy Communion webpage by hovering over “Community” in the Menu and then clicking “Online Directory.”)
Signing in to the online directory.
Once you have reached the login page, if you don’t already know your password, you can click the link that says
Fill in your name, email address, and phone number. If you have an email address that is already in the church directory, the system will send you a link with your password. If your email is not in the system, an administrator will send you one within a couple of business days.
If you ever forget your password, simply click
“Forgot username or password?”
type in your email and a new password will be sent immediately to that email address.
Setting up a repeating gift
Once you are logged into the Directory, take a look at the Menu on the left side of your Window. Click on the “Give” Link and it will take you to a new page in the Directory
Here you can choose to make a one time gift to a particular fund, or set up a “repeating gift” using your bank account or credit card number.*
Be sure you specify whether you want this gift to count toward your Pledge (Each year is a different option, so choose carefully), the Capital Campaign, or another fund.
* Please note that Holy Communion pays a percentage of each credit card gift to the credit card companies, so if you can give by Check/ACH, we would be grateful.
If you’d like to set up multiple repeating gifts, say you’re setting up a Capital Campaign gift and a Pledge, you can click “add another” beneath the first gift and another entry line will appear.
You can specify your giving to happen weekly, every two weeks, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. You can also tell the system how many total gifts to make. (Select 12 to give a full year if you have selected “monthly”).
Seeing your Online Statement
You can also see your up to date giving history, and any scheduled gifts. Near the top of the “Give” page you’ll see another menu, pictured above. If you click Schedules/History or Pledges, you’ll see new screens that report on your current giving and the balance of your pledge.
Please note that because the online directory was new for 2016, pledge data from previous years may be incomplete. If you need information or records on your giving from before 2016, or if you have further questions please contact the church office.