Q. What is electronic giving?

A. Electronic giving is a direct payment program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking, savings, credit card or debit card accounts.

Q. Will the Church accept debit or credit cards?

A.  Yes, with the implementation of HUMC Connect we are now accepting debit and credit cards.

Q. What are the advantages of electronic giving

A.  It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you can’t attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church.

Q.  How are my contributions automatically deducted from my bank account

A. Once you register your bank account on the secure donation website, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account.

Q. When will my contribution be deducted from my account?

A. Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify.

Q. If I do not 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. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement.

Q. Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?

A. Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transactions. It is your proof of contributing. In addition you will receive an email for your contribution. Also, HUMC will send quaterly statements.

Q. What if I change bank accounts?

A.  You may update account information on the donation website.

Q. How do I sign up for electronic giving?

A. Go to the electronic donate website,  complete a profile, and schedule a donation.

Q. Is electronic giving risky?

A.  It’s less risky than writing checks or bringing cash to church. Electronic contributions cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed and have an extremely high rate of accuracy.

Q. How much does electronic giving cost?

A. It costs you nothing! HUMC pays a small transaction fee for each contribution.

Q. What if I try electronic giving and don’t like it?

A. You can cancel your authorization at any time.