Online Giving - Eastridge Baptist Church

Eastridge Baptist is supported by the tithes and offerings of God’s people who worship and fellowship here. Your donations are used to operate the church facilities and ministries and to support our long-term and short-term missionaries.

There are 3 ways to give to Eastridge:

Give at Church

  • During Sunday services, simply place cash or checks in one of the two offering boxes located in the auditorium, . Be sure to include your name and address on the check or offering envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. You can give to multiple funds using one check. Simply note each fund and donation amount in the memo section of your check.

Give Online

  • Eastridge uses a service called Vanco Payment Solutions to handle online giving through your Realm account. If you do not have a Realm account, you can give using the Guest option.
  • Online giving allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from a checking or savings account (e-checks). In addition, you may give using a debit or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover). You can set up online giving either as a one-time donation or as a recurring gift (Realm users only). Online giving is easy, safe, and secure. This giving option helps individuals and families remain faithful in their giving even when they are out of town or unable to attend a Sunday service. Instructions for giving online.

Note: Donations made through online giving have service fees associated with them that are deducted from the donation at the time of giving. We recommend using e-checks (ACH) for online giving as there is a minimal service fee (.65% + 35¢ per transaction) associated with this type of transaction. Credit and debit card transactions have higher fees (2.65% + 35¢ per transaction). Some online givers choose to increase their giving to cover these fees.

Giving method

Giving Amount*

Fees

Total received by Eastridge

e-check (ACH)

$500.00

35¢ + $3.25 (.65%)

$496.40

Credit/debit card

$500.00

35¢ + $13.25 (2.65%)

$486.40

*The donor will receive a tax receipt for the full donation amount.

Give By Mail

Mail your donation to Eastridge Baptist Church, PO Box 6014, Kent, WA 98064. Be sure to include your name and address on the check so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. Please also indicate in the memo section of your check if you would like to split your donation over multiple funds (eg. General, Faith Promise Missions, Benevolence, etc).

Online Giving FAQs

    1. How many funds can I give to in one online transaction?

      You can donate to as many funds as are available in the pull-down list on the giving page in a single transaction, and stipulate the amount you wish to donate to each one. For example, you can donate to the General Fund, Faith Promise Missions, and the Benevolence funds in a single transaction. 

    2. Can I track my online giving?

      If you are a Realm account holder (Eastridge attenders and members) you can see all of your giving, including your online giving, when logged into your Realm Account.  You can print a giving statement at any time. You will also receive a tax receipt from the church showing your tax deductible charitable donations for your income taxes. These receipts are e-mailed each January for the previous tax year. If you give as a guest, you will receive a receipt via email at the time of donation. You will also receive a tax receipt in January via email for the previous giving year if your donation was more than $25.00.

Other Giving FAQs

    1. Can I donate stock to Eastridge?

      Some people prefer to transfer/donate stocks that have appreciated to the church. You should check the IRS rules about the benefits and rules of doing these kinds of donations. The church does have a brokerage account to accommodate those who want to donate in this manner. You can speak with the church Treasurer for additional information.

 

 

 

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