1. Are there any fees connected to auto-tithing?
are no fees to either the church or the members. There is a small transaction
fee associated with each transaction, but First State Bank as generously agreed to absorb this fee since we are a church.
2. How and when do I sign-up for auto-tithing?
To sign-up, simply fill out one of the forms in the back of the church and
return it to Deacon Joe. You may either mail it (305 E Howard) or give it to
Deacon or put it in the collection basket. Forms turned in by May 15, will begin
auto-tithing on the first Friday of June. But forms can be turned in at any time
after that. It will take about a week to begin auto-tithing once the forms are
in. So forms turned in by Sunday will have a begin date of the next Friday.
3. Do I have to attach a voided check or deposit slip
to my application?
No, you are not required to. However, if you do, we know that we will have the correct numbers and there will be no delay in getting
you auto-tithing started
4. How and when do I stop auto-tithing if I decide I
no longer want to participate.
You can withdraw from auto-tithing at any time. It will take about a week to stop so requests turned in by Sunday will be stopped
by the next Friday. To withdraw, simply turn in a signed request in writing to
Deacon Joe by the same methods as mentioned above. The request need only state,
“I no longer wish to participate in auto-tithing.”
5. Once I have signed up, can I change the amount of my
You can make a change at anytime. Simply fill out a new form with the new amount on it and turn it into Deacon Joe by the same methods. Again, it will take about a week to change the amount of your auto-tithe.
6. Will you have access to all my money?
Of course not.
Actually, while we do ask for your id number which we will be very careful with, the rest of the information on the
form is on all of your checks. So everyone you give a check to has this information. It in no way gives us access to your money above the amount you agree to.
7. Will I still receive envelopes?
You will no longer receive the full package of
envelopes which will be savings to the church. However, you will be mailed envelopes
for the special diocesan collections.
8. Is there a minimum?
No, there is no minimum on the amount you auto-tithe. You may also choose to contribute once a month on the first Friday, or every Friday.
9. Does it matter that I don’t bank at First State
Bank of Colfax.
No, auto-tithing will work with any account in
any bank in the USA.
10. What are the advantages to the church of auto-tithing?
It will give us a more consistent income with
less variation in contributions from week to week. It will also save us the cost
of the envelopes and it will make accounting procedures easier as we will no
longer need to make out deposits for these checks.
11. What are the advantages to the members who use auto-tithing?
No more scrambling to write a check on Sunday
mornings. No more trying to remember how many checks you have written this month. No surprises as to the amount of your offering at the end of the year. Everyone wins.