Text instructions:

Text the amount you’d like to give to (315) 642-4038 (e.g. $50). 

If you have donated by text before, you’ll receive a response confirming that your gift has been received successfully and you are done. You should be emailed a receipt.

If it’s the first time you are donating by text, you’ll be sent a message that says, “It looks like you are a new giver; to begin: (link provided)”. It will be a link to our online giving page. Clicking on the link, you will be asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with your phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount. (You will not need to re-enter your payment information.)

When you type in the amount, you can direct your giving as follows:

  1. If you simply type in an amount, your donation will go to “Miscellaneous”. Please let us know if your payment is for something specific.
  2. “XX Pledge” to pay your current pledge (e.g “$100 Pledge”)
  3. “XX Split” to donate for Split the plate
  4. “XX Capital” to pay your Capital Campaign pledge
  5. “XX Plate” to donate to the plate, if you do not have a current pledge

You can also type the following commands:

Give: Text ‘give’ to be prompted on how much you’d like to give.

50: Text ’50’ to give $50 (replace 50 with the amount you’d like to give)

Update: Text ‘update’ to change the credit card or bank account you give from or to modify recurring gifts you’ve set up by text

Refund: Text ‘refund’ to refund the last text donation you made

50 weekly: Text ’50 weekly’ to set up a weekly gift of $50. Replace 50 with the amount you’d like to give. You can also replace ‘weekly’ with ‘biweekly’, ‘monthly’ or ‘yearly’.

50 fundname: Text ’50 fundname’ to give $50 to a specific fund. Replace ‘fundname’ with the keyword your church provides. Replace 50 with the amount you’d like to give.

Unlink: Text ‘unlink’ to unlink your phone from the text giving service so that your phone is no longer authorized to make donations