About Giving

Supporting Christ Church is an investment in the community. As followers of Jesus, we are called to engage in the world, spreading his good news through our actions and investment. This includes:

  • Helping feed the hungry
  • Providing living supplies to those in need
  • A Vacation Bible Camp free of charge during the summer
  • Community dinners
  • Pastoral care for home bound, imprisoned and hospitalized
  • Providing school supplies for children in need
  • Addressing the many faces of poverty and economic stress in our community with love, compassion and investment
  • Giving Christmas gifts to children in the community who otherwise would go without

And yes, some of the money goes to help maintain the physical church structure. The church is a terrific place to feel God's love and grace in a variety of ways. Some examples include: 

While our work as parishioners is outside the church walls, we draw our strength from the love and example demonstrated within them. It is at the center of our identity and the platform with which we go out "to love and serve the Lord."

 

  • Text To Give

Text your dollar amount (be sure to use the $ sign) to 401-542-4198. You will receive a text in return giving you the simple steps to sign up. Once you have signed up, you will only need to text your amount in the future.
Please speak to Jen Dugas or Stevi Blanchette with any questions.

 

  • OnLine Giving Through a Bank

This can be established through your Bank. There are no fees associated with this method.

  • Electronic Giving

Give Online.  When activated this will take you to Vanco’s  electronic payment page. You will be asked to create an online profile.

The following fees, paid by the Church, are associated with this option:

Checking: One-time authorization fee of $0.50 plus $0.20 fee per transaction
Debit/Credit Card: One-time registration fee of $0.25 plus
                                         VISA, Master Card, Diners, Discover 2.65% fee per transaction
                                         American Express: 3.50% fee per transaction                
           
Insufficient funds Policy
If your check is rejected or not able to be processed by Vanco, the church will be charged a failed transaction fee of $3.00 and the account will be placed on hold until the problem is corrected through the Vanco web site. For a failed Credit/Debit card transaction, the church will be charged $0.38. To correct this situation the card holder should contact the card issuer for assistance.
  • Pledge

Envelopes are available for your use in making regular pledge payments.

  • One-time Gifts

Donations for specific designated funds or memorials may be sent to

Christ Church,

7 Elm Street,

Westerly, RI, 02891.

Please indicate the specific designation on the memo line of your check.

  • Appreciated Stock:

Please contact the Church office at 401-596-0197 for contributions of appreciated stock.

  • Planned Giving:

Please contact the Church office at 401-596-0197 for contributions from your estate.