Make Sunday Mornings Easier by Signing Up for Electronic Giving!
Electronic giving works just like automatic bill pay that you may be using to pay for your electric or gas bill, or other recurring charges that you agree to have automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Not only is it safer and more convenient than writing checks, it also saves Guardian Angels time and money. It’s a win-win solution for you and GA.
Commonly Asked Questions about Electronic Giving
Q. What is Electronic Giving?
A. Electronic Giving is an automatic transfer program which allows you to make contributions to Guardian Angels without writing checks.
Q. What are the advantages of Electronic Contributions?
A. Not only does it save you time but it also helps Guardian Angels stabilize our budget and reduce overhead.
Q. How is my Electronic Contribution automatically deducted from my account?
A. Once you authorize the transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account.
Q. When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
A. Your contribution will be deducted from your account on the dates you specify and/or as specified on the reverse side of this form.
Q. If I don’t write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
A. Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Your bank statement will list a deduction the date specified.
Q. Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made a contribution?
A. Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers, but you will also still receive your end-of-year giving statement in January. This statement will show the contributions that you have made to the church, both Electronic and contributions made by check or cash in your envelopes.
Q. Is Electronic Contribution safe?
A. Electronic Contribution is much more secure than check or cash contribution. It can’t be lost, stolen, or destroyed in the mail, and it has an extremely high rate of accuracy. Vanco Services, the company that facilitates these transfers, deposits your contribution into Guardian Angel’s Bank Account at First National Bank in Chaska. Nearly all of our neighboring parishes use Vanco to administer their electronic giving programs and they come highly recommended by the parish staff in all of these parishes.
Q. What if I change bank accounts?
A. You can update out-of-date information, including bank accounts, by submitting a new authorization form.
Q. How much does Electronic Contribution cost?
A. It costs you nothing and saves you time!
Q. What if I try Electronic Contribution and don’t like it?
A. You can cancel your authorization for Electronic Contribution at any time by notifying the parish office in writing. But, once you have enjoyed the convenience, time, and money savings of Electronic Contribution, we doubt you’ll want to go back to making contributions the way you did before.
Q. How do I sign up for Electronic Contribution?
A. Click on the “Online Giving” icon above to create your profile and set up your online giving OR complete and sign the authorization form (available by clicking here) and return it to Guardian Angels along with a voided check or savings deposit slip.
Q. Will I still receive envelopes? What do I do with them?
A. Yes, you will continue receiving envelopes. Some families may choose to have their children use them for their weekly contribution. Other families may choose to use their envelope to contribute pocket change, etc.
Still have questions? Please contact the Parish Office at (952) 227-4000.