When you choose to contribute financially towards the work here at San Jose, you have several options to consider and multiple funds to which you can direct your contribution. Use the information listed below to determine the best option for you.
Types of Contribution Funds
Regular Contribution - applied towards our general operating budget
Family Care - helps those in our church family who find themselves in a temporary financial crisis
Missions - predominantly funds our mission trips to Nicaragua
Other - examples: UCOM, disaster relief, student scholarships, etc.
What is the difference between a pew envelope and a boxed envelope?
Pew envelopes can be used by anyone for weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or occasional contributions of cash or checks.
Boxed envelopes are pre-printed with the date and a giving number. These are available upon request from our Financial Associate.
Contributions made in either of these envelopes are trackable for tax reporting purposes only if the envelopes are filled out completely.
What is a giving number?
A giving number is needed in order to have your contributions tracked for personal tax reporting purposes. Contact our Financial Associate to be assigned a unique giving number. Giving numbers can be assigned per family or if you prefer, per individual.
How do I set up making contributions using personal online banking?
You can submit automatic weekly, biweekly, monthly or occasional special contributions through your bank’s free online bill payment service. Your bank sends SJCC the payment, which will be recorded towards your giving records just as if you had written the check yourself. For the church, this is the most cost effective way to contribute electronically, as no fees are involved.
I would like to have my contributions tracked for tax reporting purposes. Is there anything I need to do to set this up?
YES. It is necessary that you use your giving number in order to have your contributions tracked by our Financial Associate for personal tax reporting purposes.
How do I access or download my year end giving statement or see my giving history?
You are able to see your complete giving history by logging in to your account in our online community. (We have also referred to this account as your website account.)