Online Membership Portal & Church Life App
Over the past few weeks, if you are a pledging member, our Bursar, Meredith Cataland has been actively enrolling you in our online member portal, Access ACS. As you receive the email to activate your profile, we encourage you to check out the online giving if you have not yet done so. Online giving is beneficial to our cathedral because it is more convenient for you and it also provides much-needed consistency to our church. If you’re a weekly giver, you no longer need to write out 52 checks a year. If you are unable to attend a service because you are out of town or ill, our church will still continue to receive your gifts on an uninterrupted basis. Here is a graph that illustrates the effect that online giving can have on smoothing out the church’s seasonal budgetary slump through the year.
If you want to still participate in the act of putting something in the plate, Meredith can even mail you a stack of 52 pre-cut, business card size cards that you can put in the collection plate each week that just say “I give electronically”, much like the current giving envelopes you receive each year. Online giving also provides increased security because there is less handling of cash and checks, and it has a positive impact on our environment. We average 100 checks a week which creates a stack about 1.5” tall. Think of all that paper that could be saved!
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