Rev. Travis E. Kern, DMin, Pastor

Giving

St. John’s provides various options for supporting our mission and ministries. Options include traditional envelope giving, online giving, and Smile.Amazon.com charitable contributions.

Traditional Envelope Giving

St. John’s provides various colored envelopes for traditional giving. Options include:

Online Giving

Can’t find an offering envelope? Forgot a check book or cash on a Sunday morning?

St. John’s now offers online giving! The ELCA has partnered with Tithe.ly, an online giving program.

Built for churches and ministries, the Tithe.ly online giving platform enables St. John’s to receive donations securely from anywhere, at any time.

Giving your way

Credit card, debit card, and ACH (eg. bank account) accepted! Tithe.ly makes it easy to use the payment method of your liking when giving to St. John’s and our ministries. Giving options include:

  • General Fund/Current Expenses
  • Mortgage Reduction
  • ELCA World Hunger (Yellow envelope)
  • Mission and Ministry (Blue envelope)
  • Youth Fund
  • Monthly Benevolence (Pink envelope)
  • Building Improvement Fund
  • Lenten Giving Challenge

Tithe.ly also supports one-time and recurring giving.

Secure by design

Transactions are transmitted using 256 Bit TSL/SSL and card data only touches Level 1 PCI-DSS compliant systems. Card details are tokenized, stored, and encrypted on industrial grade servers. Tithe.ly security is on par with leading financial services and banking institutions.

AmazonSmile Donations

What is AmazonSmile?

Smile.Amazon.com is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. John’s every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

 

How do I shop at Smile.Amazon.com?

Simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.

 

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on Smile.Amazon.com are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

 

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on Smile.Amazon.com?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and Smile.Amazon.com. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

 

How do I select St. John’s when shopping on Smile.Amazon.com?

On your first visit to Smile.Amazon.com, you need to select St. John’s to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Smile.Amazon.com will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

First type “st. john’s lutheran church rockville” into the search bar. This is important as there are numerous “St. John’s” that use Smile.Amazon.com.

The search results will show “St Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rockville MD”. Click “Select” and you are all set.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Smile.Amazon.com purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, Smile.Amazon.com may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.

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