Make a Donation to First Church

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When you click on the “Contribute Online Now” button, you will see a display of the various purposes to which you may currently direct your contribution to the First Congregational Church in Amherst, UCC. You may make an online contribution either one-time or recurring, through our PCI Compliant provider, Vanco Services.  Your contribution may be made from your checking or savings account or charged to your debit or credit card.

Note that the amounts you enter should be the amount for each payment. For example, if you are setting up a recurring monthly payment for an annual pledge of $600, please enter $50 as the amount. The minimum amount for any payment is $5.00.

For each contribution, please enter the amount in the box next to its purpose, including any notes in the memo field (when available) to the right of each amount.

After entering your payment details, please click “Continue.”

You will then be asked for your method of payment: an electronic funds transfer from your checking or savings account, or credit/debit card. Selecting any one method does not limit you to that method alone for subsequent contributions. After you provide bank account or credit/debit card number details, click “Process” to submit your payment.

Your contribution will be deducted from your bank account or charged to your debit or credit card account and electronically deposited into the church account. It’s secure, convenient, efficient, and entirely paperless. You will receive an automated confirmation of your contribution via email.

A note on fees: For credit and debit card payments, there is a $0.45/transaction fee. There is also a 2.75% card processing fee on the amount of each payment. The church will be billed for both the transaction fee and the card processing fee, unless you choose the option of increasing your payment to cover the card processing fee. There are no fees associated with electronic fund transactions from checking or savings accounts.

For any question about any online contributions to First Church, please contact our church treasurer at

If you set up a recurring transaction and wish to change it, please contact Doris. Your change will be made within a few days.

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Thank you for your generous and faithful support of the mission and ministry of First Church in Amherst!