Centenary United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Knowing Christ, Growing in Christ, Showing Christ & Becoming the Difference
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203 E. Grove Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401

E-Giving FAQs


What is E-Giving? 
E-Giving is short for electronic giving. It is an automatic transfer program that allows you to make contributions without the hassle of writing checks.

How does E-Giving work?
Visit http://www.effinghamcumc.com/GiveOnline.  Click on the blue E-Giving button.  Then, follow these instructions.

What company provides this service?
E-Giving is provided by Cokesbury, a nationwide retailer of Christian resources and the retail division of the United Methodist Publishing House. Cokesbury officially launched E-Giving in 2004.

Can I donate to various funds in the church? 
Yes.  You’ll note that there are various funds both within the Centenary faith community and outside of our building’s walls to which you can donate. Please just indicate how much you would like to give to each fund.

How often will the amount be dedicated from my account? 
That is entirely up to you. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring donations.

Do I need to set up an account to use E-Giving?
That is, again, entirely up to you.   You may set up an account by selecting "Register Now" and providing a username/password.  Or, you may take advantage of the E-Giving “Guest Transaction” option.  Being a “Guest” does not require an account.

What if I make a mistake during the process? 
No problem, you will have a chance to confirm, cancel, or change any transaction before it is submitted.

Can I look up my donations online? 
You can view all of your E-giving donations completed online, print out a statement, and even use it for tax purposes.

How much does E-Giving cost? 
E-Giving is entirely FREE to you and costs the church a nominal fee.  
Can anyone at the church see my account numbers? 
No one at the church has access to your personal information.
Can I use my credit/debit cards? 
Yes you can.  On the E-Giving website, simply follow the directions to authorize an ACH deduction and you can make a donation via your checking, savings account, or debit card.   Please remember to be good stewards of your finances and use credit cards responsibly.

What do I put in the offering plate when it comes around during worship?
You will receive a printed receipt of your donation that can be used to place inside your envelope to put in the offering envelope.
What if I try it and I don’t like it? 
You can cancel your automatic deduction schedule on the website at any time.  Again, there is always a one-time option that allows you to try out the E-Giving services without commitment.
What if I still have questions? 
Contact our Centenary UMC church office at 217-342-2030.