Giving FAQ

What are the benefits of setting up an ACS Access online account to setup my own ACH payments?
The benefits are as follows:
I can set up my own bank drafting schedule, weekly, biweekly, monthly, etc..
I can donate to other church programs, or make online payments to church special events.
I can keep track of all my monetary payments to the church,
Your account information will be confidential. The First Presbyterian Church (FPC) does not have access to your account information.

Can I get assistance with setting up my online account?
Yes, once you have chosen to make online payments, you will receive a set of instructions, via email. If you require further assistance, please contact FPC’s office.

Will I incur a fee for using Access ACS for online transactions?
No, FPC will absorb all of the credit card transaction fees. Although, ACH payments are of no cost to FPC.

If I make a Pledge to the FPC, does that go into the General Fund?
No, there is a misconception that the Pledges go into General Fund. The General Fund donations are typically from a non-member, or from members who have chosen not to pledge. Both funds are used to determine the church budget.

What if I decide to make a change my Pledge payment schedule?
If you have chosen ACS Access online, then you can make changes on your own. If you have chosen a monthly draft, you will need to fill out the “change form” that is attached to the bank draft form.