Tithes and Offerings

2 Corinthians 9:7 tells us that “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.” (King James Version)

The New Century Version of the Bible says it a little differently:  “Each of you should give as you have decided in your heart to give. You should not be sad when you give, and you should not give because you feel forced to give. God loves the person who gives happily.”

Stewardship is important to JMPC.  Members cook, clean, work, play, teach, sing, and share their gifts in countless ways.  We also support various ministries and missions beyond the walls of our sanctuary.

Online giving is easy!  You can easily contribute to JMPC by clicking on the Donate Now buttons or links on our website. Or you can use your mobile device and a scanning app to scan the QR code in the Offering portion of the church bulletin.  Contributions can be made through your credit card or through your financial institution.

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Donate through your financial institution. JMPC offers the possibility of contributing directly from your financial institution. See the instructions below.

JMPC accepts contributions that take advantage of bill payment services offered through your financial institution.

1.     Set up JMPC as a new payee:

Payee Name:  John McMillan Presbyterian Church

Address Line 1:  875 Clifton Road

Address Line 2:  Attn:  EG Financial Secretary

City:  Bethel Park

State:  PA

ZIP:  15102

Phone:  412 833-4704

Name on Account:  “Name of Contributor”

Account Number:  “Envelope Number”

Important:  Please include your envelope number in the account number field (if known) as this is the most reliable way to ensure that you are properly credited for your contributions.

2.     Set up your contribution schedule:

Establish your contribution schedule according to your preferred frequency of contribution. 
Enter your periodic contribution amount.
 Specify your contribution start date.

Memo:  If a check memo is offered, indicate “General Fund” in this field.

Note:  Using this process your financial institution will send a physical check to JMPC.  The contribution process by check will take up to 5 business days, so you may want to schedule your contributions earlier.  For example, if you want your contribution to begin on the first Sunday of the year you should specify a start date of late December.

  1.  Transfer the stock to PNC Investments to the JMPC account number that will be provided upon request.
  2.  Send a note to the Financial Secretary (finsec@johnmcmillanpc.org) and Accountant (accountant@johnmcmillanpc.org) to notify them of the transaction.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I make contributions electronically if I do not use automatic payment through my bank or financial institution?


A:  Yes.  The first method described above (digital donations) uses your credit card or direct ACH from your financial institution.

Q: If I elect to make electronic contributions to JMPC, will I still receive offering envelopes?


A:  Yes, although we continually investigate ways to be “greener”.

Q: If I make electronic contributions, will I still receive quarterly Statements of Giving?


A:  Yes.  We encourage you to request email statements rather than paper if possible.  This saves on printing and is also “greener”.

Q: What if I don’t feel comfortable with not having something to drop into the offering plate on Sundays?


A:  You may mark “EG” on your offering envelope and drop it in the offering place as you normally would.

Q: Can I make special offerings online?

A:  Yes.  In addition to your recurring General Fund contributions, you can make one time contributions as well.  Be sure to specify the name of the special offering (e.g. “Endowment Fund”) in the memo field of your contribution.

Q: Can I make contributions to JMPC via a credit or debit card?

A:  Yes.  The first method described above (digital donations) uses your credit card or direct ACH from your financial institution.

 

Q: Can I donate in other ways to JMPC?

A: Several individuals have donated through investments, wills, and other methods to the Endowment and general funds of JMPC.  Please contact a member of the Stewardship and Finance committee if you would like to learn more about this.

Q: Is electronic giving as secure as using a check?

A: Yes, by following the procedures outlined above your contributions will continue to be treated as highly confidential.  Your offerings are between you and God.

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