Simply Giving Program
Simply Giving is an easy, electronic way to give to St. John’s. Your offering is deducted automatically from your bank account. You can make weekly, monthly or semi-monthly offerings to the church. To start using the Simply Giving program, download our Authorization Form.
Lutheran World Relief Parish Projects
Groups in our congregation have a number of ongoing projects for Lutheran World Relief. You may be interested in contributing to one of them. For example, St. John’s collects items for hospice, newborn, personal care kits. See the bins in the fellowship hall for the items needed. You may place donated items in the plastic bin in the cloakroom. Click here for more information about LWR Parish Projects.
Giving By Text
Do you want to give an offering to St. John’s using your cell phone? If so, simply send a text to 608-709-0944 with the amount you would like to contribute. Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. Example: $25. If this is your first time, within a few minutes, you’ll be sent a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification and a receipt via email. For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give, and it will process automatically!
The default setting for giving is our General Fund. If you wish to contribute to another fund, add the name of the fund after your giving amount. Example: $25 Building. Other funds we have are: Benevolence, Water, Thankoffering and World Hunger. The Water fund is helping build a well through the ELCA World Hunger program. The Thankoffering fund is helping support ministries through the Women of the ELCA.
Fees for texting are:
$.50 one time set up fee per account
$.38 per transaction cost
Credit card expense of 2.65% charge per transaction for most credit cards OR 3.5% charge if card is American Express.