Can contributions be directed to specific funds within the church?
Yes. The fastest way to give to a single fund is by using Pushpay, either through our church app or by pressing the Online button above. If you prefer to split your gift between multiple funds, you may find it easier to go through My St. Lorenz and click on $ Give Tab on the left side of the screen.
May I give with my credit card?
Yes! Many people enjoy earning rewards points for donations made with their debit or credit cards. However, please be aware that St. Lorenz is charged a transaction fee (typically about 3%) for debit and credit card donations. Perhaps you can consider checking the “Help offset the processing fee” when giving with a credit or debit card to help cover these charges.
From what types of bank accounts may I give?
You may have funds transferred from checking or savings accounts. Once you authorize the transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred from the designated account to St. Lorenz Church’s bank account.
Who do I talk to if I have more questions about Pushpay?
There are a number of help options on the website help.pushpay.com. Feel free to call Leah Ebmeyer, the church office manager, at 989-652-6141 or email her with any additional questions.
Are there any fees involved with the program?
There are no fees charged to individuals making donations. For savings and checking account donations, St. Lorenz pays a small transaction fee. However, St. Lorenz gets charged an additional transaction fee (typically about 3%) for debit and credit card donations. Debit and credit card donations are welcome and many people enjoy earning rewards points on their credit cards when donating in this way. Perhaps you can consider checking the “Help offset the processing fee” when giving with a credit or debit card to help cover these charges.
May I change my information or account, make a temporary stop payment, or change the amount that is being withdrawn from my account?
Yes. You can suspend, change, or stop withdrawals any time you like. You simply log into the website and make the changes yourself. Any changes you make are effective immediately.
How often can funds be withdrawn electronically from my account?
As often as you like. Typically, donors give weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly. However, the frequency of your donations is completely up to you. Additionally, with the Pushpay program, you can log in to the website at any time to change your donation amounts or frequency of donations, make special one-time donations, or stop your donations altogether. With Pushpay, you are in complete control. If the donation date falls on a weekend or holiday, the funds will be withdrawn on the next business day.