While we are meeting in person under COVID restrictions, the easiest way to give at this time is either online or mailing a check to our secure P.O. Box. The instructions, address, and link for these options are listed below:
Giving online via Breeze:
Send checks (do not send cash) via U.S. mail to:
Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 5503
Derwood, MD 20855
Absolutely. Shady Grove takes your information and financial security very seriously. To learn more, read about Breeze’s security.
Yes! You will still receive a giving receipt for tax purposes at the end of the year.
Why are there fees at all? For debit and credit cards, there is a 2.9% processing fee plus an additional $0.30 per transaction. There is a similar fee of 1.00% and $0.25 per transaction for bank transfers (ACH). This fee is not charged to you, but is instead taken off of your donation before the church receives it. In addition, there is a small processing fee the church will pay each month to clear the funds from Breeze to deposit into our bank account. These fees are Breeze’s source of revenue in order to provide this service to churches.
The advantage to using electronic check is that the fee associated is slightly smaller. However, some users may prefer to use their debit/credit cards to accrue reward points on their card.
Not at all! Online giving is just one additional source that people can use for giving. The offering plate is an important part of our service that isn’t going anywhere.
There are a couple reasons. First, because many people are no longer using checks and cash and instead have moved over to cards and electronic payments entirely. By providing online giving as an option, we hope to make your faithful giving to the church more convenient for you.
Secondly, we are hoping that online giving stabilizes giving patterns – especially during the irregular summer and holiday months. When many families are away traveling, our giving tends to be harder to predict from week to week. This makes it difficult for us to plan our budget accordingly and be good stewards of our resources. By providing this online option, our hope is that families will use it to stabilize giving when they’re out of town or unable to attend the service.