We believe that giving is an expression of worship and obedience to return to God a portion of what he has asked us to manage.  God tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:6–7, "The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." God calls us to bring our tithes and offerings for use in His kingdom.

While many of our members choose to participate in this act of worship and obedience during our Sunday morning service,  we also offer additional giving opportunities for those that are not able or prefer not to give during the service.

 

     Three Ways to give to the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler:

 

1. In Person: 

Simply place cash or check into the collection plate on Sunday mornings during the 11:00 am Worship.

2. By Mail

Mail check to:   First Presbyterian Church of Pooler, Attention Treasurer, 1115 Hwy 80 East, Pooler, GA 31322

3. Give online

Use this secure link to make a one time contribution or a monthly recurring contribution.

Use this secure link to make a one time contribution or a weekly recurring contribution. 

We can accept bank transfers, debit cards and credit cards.  However, there is a percentage fee to the church associated with debit cards, so we encourage you to transfer from your bank account if possible. And we would discourage you from using credits cards because we would not want you to go in debt to make a donation.  

All contributions, including online contributions, will be recorded and included in your year end giving statement.

Here is what you can expect with our online giving through the link above:

That link will take you to this initial screen

         

Once you have put your basic information in that section, you will be directed to this screen:

        

Tithes and Offerings

What is the difference between tithes and offerings? The word tithe literally means 10%, so a tithe is the first 10% of your income. This was often called the first fruit of the income. This meant that the first part of one’s income was set aside to God as an act of worship and trust in the God who provides. An offering is a gift that is given above and beyond 10%.

In Malachi 3:10, God says this: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

This is the only place in Scripture where God tells us to put him to the test. In other words, he’s saying, “Go ahead. I dare you. See if you can out-give me.”

 

Frequently asked questions

Does online giving count?

Yes, it absolutely counts. Those who prefer to give in the offering plate on Sunday mornings may still continue to give that way. However, making an online gift is also an act of worship in which we support the work of the gospel through a local church.

 

Is it safe to give online?

Yes, it is very safe. The online giving link connects you with our online giving provider. Our Officers have personally tested the system.

 

What types of accounts can I give from?

You can give online from your bank account or through a debit or credit card. However, we would discourage the use of credit cards for two reasons. First, and most importantly, we urge you not to go into debt to make a contribution. Second, the church incurs a 2-3% charge on all credit card donations, depending on which card you use.

 

Are there any fees involved with online giving?

As the donor, you will not pay any fees with an online gift. However, the church does incur a small fee for processing. It is more cost effective for the church if online donations are set up as bank account transfer rather than a debit card.  And it is much more cost effective for us for you to use a debit card than a credit card.

 

Can I make one-time contributions and/or set up a recurring gift?

Yes, the system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to process from your bank account or debit card. For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly or monthly.

 

How do I make a contribution?

The step by step process can be found at FPCPooler.org/giving. On that page you will find screen shots of the two pages that you will be taken through in order to make your contribution.  

Giving takes three simple steps.

  1. At the Giving page of our website, click on the “secure link” which takes you to the contribution page.

  2. In the first screen, (the URL will start with payments.saltsha.com) you will be asked to enter in your name, email address and donation amount. When you hit submit, you will be taken to a second screen to put in the actual account information.

  3. In the second and final screen ((the URL will start with payments.saltsha.com) you will enter your account information, choose a date to give, and you must check the box authorizing the charge. Once you click “send payment”, the transaction takes place.  You should receive confirmation via email within minutes.

 

Will I have to enter my account information every time to make a contribution?

No. You will have to enter your information for your banking account or card initially.  After the first time, for a bank transfer you will simply enter in the last four digits of your checking account and for a debit/credit card you will enter in the security code from the back of the card and zip code.

 

Can I view my giving history?

Sure! You can view your contribution records by logging into the Members Portal on our website and clicking the “Giving” tab. Contribution information is typically entered weekly on Mondays.

If you have not set up your account for our Members Portal, simply click on the “Are you new? Create an account” button at this page: fpcpooler.org/members-portal.  Once you have set it up, one of our staff will give you access.  

 

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you need assistance or have a questions, please email donations@firstprespooler.com