Why We Use Parish Pay to
Support St. Paul's
by Lara Callas
Iíd like to take this opportunity to encourage more of you to sign up for the Parish Pay program to fulfill your stewardship pledges. Parish Pay is a program that allows you to arrange automatic transfers from your bank account or credit card to St. Paulís account on a monthly basis. This way you donít have to worry about whether you mailed your monthly check or brought enough cash or your checkbook to Church to put your offering in the collection basket. Anthony and I both hold down full-time jobs and itís great to have one less thing to worry about Ė we can rest assured that whatever else we fall behind on Ė at least we are keeping current with our stewardship pledge. Keeping current with stewardship is important to St. Paulís because the operating expenses of the Church are paid from these amounts Ė so if a few people fall behind that may mean that an important repair is delayed. Parish Pay also lends predictability to St. Paulís cash flows Ė it will receive all Parish Pay amount on the same day Ė right around the beginning of the month. One other nice thing about Parish Pay is that you receive a report at the end of the year for your tax returns which saves you from hunting down your own records.
It is also really easy to sign up for Parish Pay. All you have to do is go to the website www.parishpay.com and follow the instructions. If you have any questions you can ask our Parish Pay contact,
Ron Tedesco, and he will help you through the sign up process. You can change the amount or cancel at any time so you are still in complete control of your donations. The website also pledges that all of your information is protected by the latest encryption technology so you do not have to worry about someone getting your information.
I do not have any personal stake in recommending this program to you Ė we have just found it extremely convenient and believe it would be good for you and St. Paulís if you decide to use this program.