"Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received." 1 Peter 4:10
Automating Your Offerings
Don’t let social distancing prevent you from sending your offerings to PRCC. Especially in these challenging times, we are depend on our community to help keep funding ministry - even as ministry adapts and takes different shapes!
Automating the sending of your offerings is the easiest way to give faithfully. The church can better manage its financial resources— For you, the hassles of execution go away: memory, envelopes, stamps and blank checks.
There are now 4 ways to convey your gifts in a more automated way:
Electronic Funds Transfer
Major Bank Debit / Credit Cards
Zelle Banking App
Electronic Funds Transfer You can set-up a regular direct transfer (EFT) from one of your bank accounts directly to the church. To accomplish this, click on the form on the right, fill it out and attach a cancelled check and forward to the church office. Our finance team will take care of the rest. If you are using a savings account we will need your bank's routing number and your account number.
(1) Offering amount,
(2) Its frequency: weekly, monthly, or quarterly,
(3) Transaction date: 1st, 15th, or quarterly on the 1st.
Paypal You can now use your Paypal account to make a payment or donation to the church.
Access the PRCC customized donation page by clicking on the icon below. A new screen will open, see illustration to the right. Click on the Icon - "Donate with Paypal" Please use the available comment field to identify the nature of the contribution.
Major Bank Debit / Credit Cards You can now use your debit or credit cards to make a payment or donation to the church.
Access the PRCC customized donation page by clicking on the icon below. A new screen will open, see illustration to the right. Click on the Icon - "Donate with a Debit or Credit Card"
Zelle Banking App You can use your phone to send money faster and easier, for little or no cost. You can send your offering to PRCC through your bank's customized version of the app (see Bank of America version on the right) or by using the Zelle app if your bank doesn’t currently offer its own version.
After looking at several options in this space, the finance committee selected Zelle. It is different than its competitors in that it was developed by a group of 30 banks, including Bank of America, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo, for person to person, direct bank to bank transfers.
Without third party involvement (think Venmo/Paypal) your offering will travel safely and immediately the minute you hit send. It will be received in just seconds! Straight from you to PRCC. For an overview, watch this video.
Setting Up Zelle on Your Phone
If you already have a banking app on your phone, check to see if Zelle (“Quick Pay” or “Send Money”) is already installed. If you don't have it, you can check this directory of affiliated banks and download the bank's custom version of Zelle. If your bank is not yet offering Zelle, you can download the non-affiliated version of the app here and then connect it to your debit or credit card.
Sending An Offering Once you’re ready, click "Send" option in your mobile app.
Enter this church email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Choose the amount you wish to give.
Click "Submit" or "Send Now."
You can even schedule your weekly offering to repeat — That way your phone remembers for you!
Mail in Your Donation -
Checks can be mailed in:
Park Ridge Community Church
100 S. Courtland Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068