“The building is closed, but the church’s mission and ministries continue!” — Commit to giving in a season of need!
Social distancing seems so counter to the very mission of the church, and yet here we are, learning a new discipline for the sake of our neighbors, families and friends. As we learn to adapt in this environment of uncertainty and fear, we need not give up our financial commitment to our community of faith during this time of limited face to face gatherings. Giving of ourselves is an essential element of our discipleship, our worship, our spiritual formation.
This strange season provides an opportunity for each of us to give in new, more sustainable ways. Several options are available for you to consider:
Monthly bank drafts – donors can set up a church initiated bank draft by filling out an authorization form, your bank account will be drafted for your contribution on the 10th of each month by the church without any further action by you.
Online bill pay – using your bank’s online banking is a very popular option, keeping all the control with the donor and preventing associated fees or direct costs to the church.
FBC website – (https://firstonfifth.org/give) you may set up an online account with parameters you control through our third-party vendor. This service does carry direct costs to the church, partially related to the method and frequency of your gift.
Regular mailing of your check to the church is always an option. Checks should be mailed to: 501 W Fifth Street, Winston Salem, 27101.
For any option you choose, your offering envelope number goes a long way in promoting the accurate, efficient recording of your contributions. If you have any questions or would like further information about these options please email the Finance Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can provide information to you on direct stock or IRA rollover gifts as well!
As always, thank you for your faithful support of the ministries of FBC in these challenging times!
First Baptist Church is proud to offer convenient online giving as an option to members and others who wish to support its ministries. Clicking on the button below will redirect you to the secure third-party website (Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.) which handles our online giving option. You will be leaving the First on Fifth website.
You are taking a step of faith. When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. You will simplify your life. You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or need to send in an offering by mail when you´re on a trip. You can set up a one-time or recurring gift, to the general fund, building fund, or missions.
While online giving has its advantages, each person who chooses this option should make sure he/she is giving in a spirit that is pleasing to the Lord. While there are several ways to give electronically (including automatic withdrawal for checking, debit cards and credit cards), we strongly discourage the use of credit cards. Credit cards can cause many people to struggle financially. We do not wish for anyone to fall into debt by giving through credit cards. However, since we can not distinguish online whether a card is being used for debit or credit, the use of both is permitted. We simply encourage you to choose the most responsible giving option for you.
It is a Christian’s duty and privilege to give back to God who is the Giver. “For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich,” 2 Corinthians 8:9. We give because God first gives to us.
Clicking on the button below will redirect you to the secure third-party website (Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.) which handles our online giving option. You will be leaving the First on Fifth website.