A new opportunity for giving is now available at Pilgrim Baptist Church. It is a new simple way to prioritize and expedite your personal plan for giving. Pilgrim Baptist Church uses PayPal to process donations. PayPal handles all of the security necessary for processing the transaction and then transfers the money into the church bank account. Giving online through PayPal is fast and secure and you don’t even need to have a PayPal account to use the service to make single, one-time donations. If you don’t have an account, once you enter your amount below and are transferred to PayPal, simply click on the “Donate” button beside where you would like your gift allocated. If you already have a PayPal account, simply log in as usual. Note, setting up recurring payments DOES require you to have a PayPal account but rest assured it is simple to do! So go ahead and get started.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why has Pilgrim Baptist Church started accepting PayPal?
This system is intended to make it more convenient for anyone to send their tithes and offerings to the church. Online giving provides a way to strengthen your faithfulness in giving and is a way to help you become disciplined about regular giving.
How secure is online giving?
PayPal is a secure way to make a payment with your debit or bank account information because this information is only processed on PayPal’s secure system. The church never sees or has access to your debit card or bank account information.
Can I choose where my donation is applied?
Yes. You can donate to Tithes, General Offering, Building Fund, Building Fund Pledge, Men & Women’s Day, Visitor Offering, Sunday School, or Donations to Church.
Will I see my online donations on my year end statement?
Yes. Any donations made through the PayPal system will be recorded in the same way your weekly envelopes are recorded.
Is this service only for members of the church?
No. Anyone may use this service to give to the church.
Is there any charge or fee for me to use this service?
No. You select the dollar amount for your donation. That is the amount that will be applied and your entire donation is tax deductible. Transaction fees are absorbed by the church so it costs you nothing to use this secure service.
I don’t know much about PayPal, do I have to have an account to use it?
There is no need to sign up for an account for the one-time donation option or a single payment using your debit card or checking account. Once you enter your amount in the box provided above and click “Donate” you will be transferred to PayPal. Click on “Don’t have a PayPal account” located at the bottom of the right hand column. Simply enter your debit card/banking account information in the column on the right and follow the instructions. It is that easy! Setting up a recurring payment or paying directly from your bank account does require an account but be assured that PayPal is very easy to setup and use. If you have a PayPal account, just login to your account to process your transaction.
Who do I contact with questions regarding my donations?
All questions regarding online giving donations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those of you who desire to mail donations, please send them to Pilgrim Baptist Church:
Attention: Dennis Washington
c/o Pilgrim Baptist Church Trustee Ministry
1325 Barksdale Road
Newark, Delaware 19711
Checks Payable to: Pilgrim Baptist Church
Memo Line must display: Building Fund
Pilgrim Baptist Church
1325 Barksdale RD
Newark, DE 19711
Rev. Dr. Lonnie E. Rector, Pastor
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