When spirituality is connected with generosity the end results are beautiful. Entire communities are blessed, the
local church is well equipped, and the Christian giver glorifies God who delights in our willingness to give
toward the needs of others and to depend deeply upon Him. (2 Corinthians 9:7; Malachi 3:10)
How to give to the church?
St. Paul’s offers a number of ways to advance God’s kingdom with some of the wealth with which he has blessed you.
IN PERSON: Place cash or a check in the offering basket at any of our worship gatherings. To receive an end-of-year tax receipt,
please be sure to always include your full name and address on your envelope or check.
ONLINE GIVING: By clicking the GIVE ONLINE NOW on St. Paul’s website you can make a single donation or you can make your regular offering by setting up recurring donations. There are two ways to give online: ACH (direct debit from your checking account into St. Paul’s) or Debit/Credit Card. You can also help offset the fees if you ☑ the box to add the service fee to your transaction. These can be set-up as one-time gifts, or recurring.
TEXT BY PHONE: Simply text the dollar amount you wish to give (remember to use the $ sign) to (608) 371-6891. You will be directed to a web form to enter your contact and payment information. Tap process. You will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email.
GIVE+ MOBILE APP: Download the GivePlus Church app to your mobile phone and make a donation to St. Paul’s anytime, anywhere.
Payment methods available are: ACH (checking) and credit card (cc).
BY MAIL: You can mail a check, made out to “St. Paul’s,” to our business office at PO Box 128, Onalaska, WI 54650.
ELECTRONIC BILL PAY: Many financial institutions offer this free automatic service. With this feature, you can authorize your bank or credit union to provide recurring payments to the recipients you indicate. This is convenient for you and maintains St. Paul’s ability to continue ministry even when you are traveling for business or pleasure. Payee information should read: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 128, Onalaska, WI 54650, (608) 783-2552.
STOCK TRANSFERS: Stock transfers to St. Paul’s can maintain the full value of the gift. For more information, please contact Staff Minister Dan Schoeffel at (608) 783-2552, ext. 233.
PLANNED GIVING: Planned giving can be a way to reduce or avoid estate and inheritance taxes and help to insure long-term charitable giving to St. Paul’s. There are many vehicles through which a planned gift can be made. Bequests, life insurance policies, individual retirement accounts (IRA’s), and charitable trusts are all popular methods. Donors are encouraged to consult their financial or legal advisors when considering these types of gifts.
MATCHING GIFTS: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. If your company has a matching gift program, check with your payroll department to determine how to make a matching gift to St. Paul’s. The impact of your gift to St. Paul’s may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and /or spouses too.
For more information on giving at St. Paul’s, please contact Operations Manager, Lydia Walter, at (608) 783-2552, ext 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org