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Give using PayPal
Mindekirken PayPal account is for those who wish to use a credit card for regular giving or to pay for special events. Questions? Scroll down for "Frequently Asked Questions about Donating Online".
Please choose a fund and enter a dollar amount. Clicking the Donate button will take you to PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to donate. Please verify the fund and amount. If you do not have a PayPal account click continue, and fill in the required information. You will receive an email confirming your donation. Tusen Takk for your support!!
Gifts to this fund provide support for the Annual Operating Budget, including personnel, facilities and day to day expenses.
Gifts to this fund are used for mission projects worldwide.
Provides ongoing support for the maintenance of the property and ongoing building improvement.
Gifts to this fund are the principle is not spent, only the interest.
Use this notation for all other payments, such as: payments for special events (concerts or dinners) or to make a contribution to a specific program or ministry. Be sure to click the box “Add Special Instructions Here” and include specific instructions in the message box provided before you complete the transaction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donating Online
Q: What is PayPal, and how is Mindekirken using it to enable online donations?
A: PayPal is an online service for sending and receiving funds. It allows us to collect donations from a button on our website or an email link. It is a low cost way for us to make it convenient for you to keep your pledge up-to-date, or perhaps pay for events happening at the church.
Q: Why did you choose PayPal?
A: It is the most widely-used donation provider and we have confidence in its reliability. Also, it is inexpensive. In fact, we do not pay anything unless someone donates, and then PayPal retains a small percentage of the donation as a transaction fee, however you will receive full credit for the total amount of your gift.
Q: Can I make donations with a credit or debit card?
A: Although the church does not encourage making donations with a credit card, you can use any approved credit or debit card to make a donation or payment from your bank account. The preferred payment method is instant transfer from your confirmed bank account.
Q: Is using PayPal safe?
A: Yes. PayPal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. In addition, when you send a payment using PayPal, the church will not receive sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account information.
Q: Do I have to have a PayPal account?
A: No. Look for the button that allows you to choose to use a major credit card (American Express, VISA, etc.) You can use one of them without ever signing up for PayPal.
Q: Are you encouraging people to borrow to support the church?
A: No. We are simply making it convenient for people who prefer to donate online to do so, not asking people to incur debt to do so.
Q: Do I have to be a member of the church to donate?
A: No. We are grateful for support from all who feel motivated to do so. PayPal does ask for your contact information, and we do not currently accept anonymous donations.
Q: How do I make sure my donation is credited to the correct campaign, such as updating my pledge or Missions?
A: Just note that it is a pledge payment (or whatever payment you wish) in the Feedback/Comment section.
Q: Why does PayPal say “Donation” when I am paying for Lutefisk dinner tickets or another kind of payment?
A: That is simply how PayPal shows a payment made to a non-profit organization. Don’t worry, the church will still see the type of offering or payment and the special instructions and put the payment in the right place.
Q: Can I still make a contribution or payment by check or cash if I want?
A: Yes. You will always have the option of paying by check or cash, and we will continue to take offerings as a part of our worship service. Online payment is simply offered as an alternative to those who prefer to manage their finances electronically.
Q: Is my donation tax-deductible?
A: Yes. Mindekirken is a 501(C)(3) corporation.
Q: I cannot figure out how to make PayPal work.
A: Please call Magne Hatlevik, church bookkeeper at 612-877-8061 and we will help you.