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  • Thank You for Pledging Online!

    How can I make a gift?

    Write a Check

    Simply make your check payable to The First Congregational Church in Winchester, and drop it in the offering plate on Sunday morning. You can also mail it to the church at 21 Church Street, Winchester MA 01890. A lot of members set us up as a recipient (payee) in their online banking.

    Use Venmo!

    • What is Venmo?
    Venmo is a mobile payment service owned by PayPal that allows users to transfer money to one another and businesses (including FCCW) using a free app that you download to your phone, or logging on via your computer. It’s sort of a digital wallet. Venmo includes an optional social networking interaction; it was created so friends could quickly split bills, whether it is for movies, dinner, rent, tickets, etc.
    • What are the fees?
    The great news is that when you send money using your Venmo balance, bank account, debit card, or prepaid card, it’s free! If you pay by using a credit card, then there is a 3% fee. You can use Venmo to pay your pledge, pay for flowers, a mission trip, or contribute to any special collection. Just be sure to indicate what the money is for when you make your payment.
    • Can I still use PayPal instead?
    Absolutely, However, PayPal deducts a 3% fee for each donation made to the church. Since Venmo is free, this means that 100% of your donation reaches the church.
    • How do I enroll?
    You will need a mobile number to create a Venmo account. Search “Venmo” in the App store or go to Venmo.com from your computer. The instructions are easy to follow. Once you are set up, on the menu, click “search people” and look for First Congregational Church in Winchester.
    • Privacy Concerns? 
    When you make a payment or donation, our Default Payment is set to your Private.

    Use Vanco EFT

    Gifts may be given in a variety of ways. They may be given in the form of weekly offerings in the plate during the worship service. They can also be mailed to the church directly. Also, many families choose to give electronically as a “greener approach” to giving. Electronic giving provides convenience for the giver, consistency for the church, and reduction in the resources used to process paper checks. As you consider the payment method you use to make your regular offering, we hope that you will think about the unique connection between financial stewardship and environmental stewardship. Simply complete and return an Electronic Giving Authorization Form to the church office to get started.

    Larger gifts may also be given in the form of bequests or memorial gifts. In addition, the church also maintains a wish list of special gift requests, such as helping to maintain our beautiful recently restored organ, updating Ripley Chapel, and upgrading our classroom equipment. Your help is greatly appreciated! Please contact the office at first.congregational@verizon.net for more information.

    Use PayPal

    Charity EIN: 04-2104066

    Thank you!