CONTRIBUTIONS

At Perimeter, we believe that giving is an expression of worship and thankfulness to return to God a portion of what he has asked us to manage. While many of our members choose to participate in this act of worship during our weekend services we also offer additional giving opportunities for those that are not able or prefer not to give during the service. As well, Perimeter takes very seriously the role that God has given us to steward the financial resources of the Church. We've put together a list of frequently asked questions about giving and our accountability below. Additionally, if you have any questions you can contact Carol Wallace, and she will be happy to answer your questions.


 
"TEXT TO GIVE" TOOL AVAILABLE

 

Perimeter has a "Text to Give" tool available on your smartphone to help streamline giving. The tool is a great option for one-timing giving opportunities like disaster relief. To setup your smartphone, simply text: perimeter to 45888 and then follow the prompts. 

 

 


Click on the tabs below to learn more about the specific topics:

 

  • Year End Contributions
     

    Contributions must be received in the church's Accounting Office by December 31, 2017, or postmarked no later than December 31, 2017, to qualify for a 2017 tax deduction.


    Please keep in mind that the church offices will be closed Friday, December 22, through Monday, January 1 (except for services), so you'll need to plan accordingly. Contributions received January 1, 2018 or after will be included with your 2018 giving.

     

     


    • Give at services on Sunday, December 31, 2017

      9:00 AM - Sanctuary & Chapel

      10:45 AM - Sanctuary & Chapel

    • Give Online

      By 11:59 PM, December 31, 2017

    • Text To Give

      Text "perimeter" to 45888 by 11:59 PM, December 31, 2017

    • Mail Contribution

      Must be postmarked by December 31, 2017

    • Give Stock

      See directions below (please allow enough time to complete business transactions by December 31, 2017)

    • Drop off at night deposit at PNC Bank

      Located at northeast corner of church. Perimeter has arranged with the PNC Bank next to the church for contributors to use their night deposit, available 24/7, while church building is closed Friday, December 22, through Monday, January 1. Please label your envelope with "Perimeter Church", and indicate in the memo section the designation  

    Questions? Please contact Carol Wallace by email at  carolw@perimeter.org or call her at 678.405.2195.

  • Give Recurring Gifts
     

    Giving a recurring gift by check has a lower processing cost to the church. Placing a check in the offering as part of the weekly corporate worship service is the traditional and still most common way to give recurring or one time gifts. A growing number of donors give to Perimeter while taking advantage of the convenience of online banking bill paying offered through their bank. One of the advantages is you can schedule a recurring payment to tithe or offerings that currently support the ALL IN: Leveraging Our Lives Campaign. When scheduling an online bill payment it is very helpful if you would put a designation such as "ALL IN" or "Deacon's Fund" in the account number or memo area. When the bank check is received by Perimeter and there is no designation, it is considered a gift to ALL IN.

     

    While processing a gift by check is one of the lower cost alternatives, giving by Electronic Funds Transfer (ACH) offers the lowest processing cost.  ACH offers the advantage of making a recurring gift that is electronically deducted from your check or savings account by Perimeter once a month (your option of the 5th of 20th of the month) or twice a month (on the 5th and the 20th of the month).  To sign up for ACH click here; log in to your My Perimeter Account and begin by choosing the designation and the amount of your gift.  You then must choose the frequency of your gift, either once a month or by-weekly.  You will then see the ACH button under the Payment Information.  Clink the ACH button and continue to fill out your banking information.  Giving by ACH is especially suited to recurring giving associated with a pledge, such as supporting an orphan, Youth or Campus Outreach staff person?s ministry.

     

    Recurring gifts may also be set up and made by credit or debit card.  If you don't already have a My Perimeter login, you will need to set one up.  To sign up for giving by credit or debit card click here, log in to your My Perimeter account and begin by choosing the designation and amount of your gift.  You can then choose the frequency of your gift, one-time, monthly or bi-weekly.  Next go to the Payment Method and choose the type of debit or credit card you will use to set up your card information.  You can choose to save your card information by clicking the Save Information box.  Then you can use the saved card to make additional or future gifts.  Making gifts by credit or debit card offers donor convenience and control.  However, processing costs are higher than with gifts by check or Electronic Funds Transfer (ACH) due to the fees credit card processors charge the church to process transactions.

     

    Card information is securely stored by the payment processor and is not stored on the servers at Perimeter. Bank information is stored on an encrypted data base and by our bank's ACH processing system.

  • Change Recurring Gifts
     

    If you have an existing recurring gift and wish to make a change, login to your My Perimeter account.

    TO CHANGE OR CANCEL EXISTING RECURRING GIFT AMOUNT
    • To change an existing gift amount, you must first cancel the current Subscription.  Go to Giving, then My Recurring Gift Subscriptions and click "Cancel".
    • You must cancel the existing Subscription.  If you do not, these transactions will continue to process.
    • Then to enter your new recurring gift, click on Giving, then Online Giving and complete your information for new gift.
    • To change the donation amount in a bank recurring gift, you may   email the donation change information to Accounting@perimeter.org.  
    TO CHANGE EXISTING RECURRING CHARGE CARD INFORMATION
    • To change credit or debit card information you must first cancel the current subscription that is set up to use that card.  Go to Giving, then My Recurring Gift Subscriptions and click "Cancel".
    • You must cancel the existing Subscription. If you do not, these transactions will attempt to process on the remaining dates.
    • Then to enter your new recurring gift, click on Giving, then Online Giving and complete your information using your new card information.  You can check the box to save your card information.
    • Enter any other recurring gifts you would like to set up using the new saved card information. 
    TO CHANGE BANK INFORMATION
    • To change your bank account information you must first cancel the remaining existing gifts that were set up using that information.  Go to Giving, then My Recurring Gifts and click "Cancel".
    • Then enter your first recurring gift and new bank information.
    • Enter any other recurring gifts you would like to set up using the new bank information. 
  • Give to a Global Journey
     

    Click here to support someone's journey.

  • Give Stock
     

    Perimeter Church has a brokerage account at Charles Schwab.  Please follow the following steps to give a stock gift to Perimeter Church.

     

    1. Contact your stock brokerage firm and tell them the name of the company whose stock you wish donate and number of shares.  The Charles Schwab brokerage account number is DTC 0164. Tell them the Perimeter Church Inc. account number at Charles Schwab is 70168081. 

     

    2. Notify Perimeter's Accounting department of your gift and where your gift should be applied. Contact Carol Wallace by email or phone, 678.405.2195.

     

    3. You will receive an acknowledgment letter from Perimeter stating your gift was received.

  • Giving Information
     
    GIVING ENVELOPES

    Send requests to start, stop or updates to giving envelope information to Carol Wallace or call her at 678.405.2195.

    GIVING INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE

    With a My Perimeter account you can access your giving information online.  Login to My Perimeter or set up your account by clicking here

     

    Chose Giving, then 

    • My Giving History which provides current year giving
    • Or choose My Contribution Statements to access a prior year's annual statement or the current year's quarterly statements. 

    To view your recurring gifts choose Giving and then My Recurring Gifts.

  • Financial Accountability
     

    Financial accountability is important at Perimeter. Perimeter Church is audited annually by an independent auditing firm. Members may request a copy of the latest audited financial statements by contacting Carol Wallace. You may also click here to view our latest available financial information.


    Perimeter Church has received accreditation by Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). The ECFA seal assures donors that their gifts are going to an organization they can trust to carry out the Great Commission, while being held accountable to the ECFA's high standards of integrity and stewardship. For more information click here.

  • PCA Foundation
     

    More information available at the PCA Foundation website.

     

  • Contact Us
     

    Please contact Carol Wallace, Director of Finance/Accounting or phone 678.405.2195.