Giving to Saint Mark’s

If you’re an experienced online giver and ready to make a donation or pledge payment by direct bank transfer, credit card, or debit card, click the red button now:

Or … scroll down for information on the many ways to give to Saint Mark’s.

Giving by Cash or Check

Place cash in the offering plate.  If you need a receipt or want to direct your gift to a specific ministry, use an envelope noting your name and instructions.  Envelopes are provided in the pews.

Please make checks payable to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church and note any special instructions on the memo line.  Place your check in the offering plate with or without an envelope – no envelope is required if your name and address are printed on the check.

Donations may also be mailed to Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Attn: Treasurer, 2151 Dorset Road, Columbus, OH 43221.  Pre-printed envelopes will be provided upon request.  Simply drop a note in the plate or mail to the above address.

 

Online Giving

There are several ways to donate electronically to Saint Mark’s.  Each can be done on a one time or recurring basis.

Direct Transfer from your bank account is the most efficient way to contribute to Saint Mark’s.

Credit/Debit Cards are another convenient way for the church to receive your gift.

The church pays a small fixed fee per transaction AND a percentage fee which is generally around 3%.  Our web giving portal below will offer you an option to add 3% to your donation to help cover these costs.  Please consider making that selection so that Saint Mark’s receives 100% of your contribution.

Saint Mark’s Online Giving portal will provide the option to designate specific ministries/memorials for your gift.  Click the red button to give now by direct bank transfer, credit card, or debit card:

 

The newest way to give online is by simple text message from your mobile phone.

Text the word “Give” to 614-665-6508 (Saint Mark’s dedicated number for this purpose).  The first time you give this way, you will receive a response asking you to register via secure registration link, where you will be asked to provide your credit/debit card number or bank account you would like to use for text giving.  When registration is completed, you will get a text confirmation that your donation and registration were successful.  The next time you want to text a gift, you simply text the dollar amount to 614-665-6508.

If I give electronically, what happens on Sunday morning when the offering plate is passed?

Many people feel it is important for their contribution to be uplifted at the Altar during the Holy Eucharist on Sunday morning.  Others fee that putting something in the offering plate as it is passed sets an example of good stewardship and displays their support of the parish community.  For these reasons an Alternative Giving Card is provided in the pew rack.  If you have made an online contribution, make pledge payments electronically, periodically, or annually, you are invited to place this card in the offering plate.  In this way, every person’s gift of treasure may become part of the sacramental rite being conducted before God.

Frequently Asked Questions about Giving

Amazon Smile

Saint Mark’s is partnered with Amazon Smile – and when chosen as charity of choice – receives .5% of every purchase ($100 for every $20,000 spent)  so parishioners may augment their pledged giving in support of new initiatives in ministry.

Join Amazon Smile

Learn more about the Amazon Smile program and how it supports charitable giving  here.