Ways to Give @ Riverwood
At Riverwood, there are multiple ways to give. Each method allows for God’s work to be done as you are faithful to his calling to give in a God-honoring way (systematically, proportionally, sacrificially). Find the one that’s right for you…
There are great benefits to online giving for both you and our church. . .
Faithfully Honoring God – When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. God always blesses that kind of faith! The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “First Fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are faithfully given back to God.
Simplicity – You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.
Security – We utilize an encrypted secure website for your online records. Online giving is more secure than giving with a check or cash because an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.
Focus – Instead of having to worry about writing a check and filling out an envelope during the service, you can be fully focused on the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
Helping Riverwood – Online giving is more cost effective for our church to process, and it makes our record keeping much easier.
Give at the Worship Service
You can give cash, checks, or by debit/credit card using the offering envelope while attending any worship service at Riverwood.
Mail Your Offering to The Riverwood Office
Use either Riverwood’s postage pre-paid offering envelope or your own envelope to mail your offering directly to the Riverwood office:
6919 McHenry St.
Burlington, WI 53105
Appreciated Marketable Securities are a great way to maximize your giving, because you receive an immediate income tax deduction for the full fair market value of your securities. In addition, you pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. For more information on giving stocks/bonds/securities to Riverwood’s e-mail Giving@riverwood.net
A Note About Credit Cards
While we allow the use of credit cards for tithes and offerings, we still strongly encourage the use of electronic funds transfer rather than credit card for two primary reasons:
Although many pay off their credit cards each month, many also do not. We do not want to encourage someone to go into debt and pay interest on gifts given to the church.
With electronic transfer, your entire gift goes to the church. When using a credit card, as much as 3% of your gift can go to the credit card company.
Online Giving Privacy Policies Your information is held securely by The REALM’s system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at Giving@riverwood.net