Thank You For Giving
First Baptist Church Haskell is now offering you another way to give to the ministries of the church---you may now give online! This is being offered as a convenience for those who would prefer to give online, but if you prefer to keep giving as you have in the past, please feel free to continue to do so.
Below is information about eGiving. If you have any questions or need help in signing up or donating, please do not hesitate to email us back or call the church office at 940-864-2581.
What is E-Giving?
E-Giving is short for electronic giving. It is an automatic transfer program which allows you to make contributions without writing checks. This can be done from anywhere 24 hours a day.
What is the advantage of E-Giving?
It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You also help First Baptist Church Haskell stabilize its budget. When you give online, your gift will be there even when you aren’t. By giving online as soon as you receive your pay-check, it is a great way to commit to giving your tithe off the top rather than waiting to see if there is anything left over.
You may also give memorial offerings to any fund online, then email email@example.com with the name of the person the offering is in memory of. Love Offerings can be handled the same way---by giving to the Love Offering Fund online, then emailing with the name of the person/group it should be given to.
How is my electronic contribution automatically deducted from my account?
You may log onto www.fbchaskell.com, click on the eGiving logo or “Online Giving”, which will take you to the E-Giving site. Go to “Register Now” and sign up. Choose “Donate by Check” and read the agreement and check the box for ach transactions to make donations via checking or savings account. Click on “Make a Donation” and choose the fund and amount. Once you authorize the transfer, your specified contributions can be taken out once or on a regular basis as you choose. The contribution is transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the First Baptist Church account.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
If your donation is scheduled on a Sunday, your donation will not be processed until the following business day. ACH transactions take 4 business days to initiate and clear. You will receive an email when the donation is initiated and another email when the process is complete.
How will E-Giving appear on my bank statement?
All transactions will appear as "E-Giving"
What do I use when I do my taxes? Will I get a statement of everything I gave online?
You will receive an annual statement by mail from First Baptist Church Haskell each January for the previous year with all your donation information (online and in person). However, you may print out a statement from the E-Giving site for all transactions that were made online through E-Giving, using the time period you designate. This can be used for tax purposes.
Can I look up all my donations online, even those that I gave while at church?
No. The only transactions you can view online are the ones that were completed online. Please contact the church office for complete donation information.
Can anyone who works at the church see my bank account numbers?
No. No one at the church has access to your account numbers.
What do I do if I forget my username or password?
If you forget your password, click on the “Forgot Password” link and your password will be emailed to the address on file. If you have forgotten your username, click on the appropriate link. This will bring up an email message that goes straight to First Baptist Church Haskell. Let them know you have forgotten your username, and they can retrieve it based on your information. You may also email E-Giving at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can I use to put into the offering plate when it comes around to me?
You may print out your acknowledgement page or the email that you receive when your transaction is processed. You will see that the information is inside an envelope shape… for you to cut out and put in the offering plate.
Without a cancelled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
You have the option of printing or saving either the payment acknowledgement page, or the emailed acknowledgements. First Baptist Church Haskell will also have proof of your donation. Any of these can prove your contribution.
Is electronic giving risky?
Electronic giving involves significantly less risk than a check contribution. It cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed in the mail, and cannot be handled by as many people during processing. Many methods of reducing risk cannot be applied in a paper check environment, but are very effective in reducing any risk involved with an electronic transaction.
What if I change bank accounts?
Update the information from your Main Menu under the section View/Edit Member profile. You have the ability to change your personal information, payment information and edit any giving schedules. Do not create a new account; always edit your existing account.
How much does electronic giving cost?
It costs you nothing and saves you time.First Baptist Church Haskell will pay nominal transaction fees…the lowest available.
What if I try it and don’t like it?
You can cancel your automatic deductions anytime via your member profile.
What if I only want to give on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis?
You can choose these frequencies on your own when completing your E-Giving info on the site. You also have the option to have your automatic deductions run for only a certain period of time.
What if I want to recommend this to friends and family who belong to different organizations?
Any church in America can receive a donation from E-Giving. Just tell them to go to our website at www.e-giving.org and enter the zip code of their organization. If the church is not currently signed up, we will contact them to see if they are interested in the service.
The computer won’t let me make my donation by using my bank account.
Go back to the main menu, and choose “View the Authorization Agreement”. Read the agreement and check the box to agree. Once that is done, you will have access to the bank ach donation area. Your bank may also have limited the ways you can donate.