Online giving

Welcome to the online giving service for Columbia River Foursquare Church. It is our goal to make it as easy as possible for you to give tithes and special offerings to the Lord, as well as make payments for various events taking place throughout the year.

The church uses PayPal, an online payment service used by many businesses and churches. To give an offering or make a payment, simply click on the button below that best describes your payment or contribution, and you will be directed to the PayPal service to complete the transaction. If you are new to PayPal, you can go to their website to get detailed information or sign-up for an account, or read the FAQ section below to get some basic information about the process.

Use this button to give tithes and offerings for the general ministry of the church.
Biblical Tithing Principles »
Use this button to make a contribution to Foursquare Missions International and the support of our sponsored missionaries.
Ongoing Missions Programs »
Use this button to make a contribution to the Building Fund, and the completion of special facility projects.
Use this button for all other payments, such as: payments for special events, retreats, camps, or to make a contribution to a specific program or ministry. Be sure to click the box "Add Special Instructions Here" and include details as to where to direct the payment.

Safeway and Fred Meyer points

There is also an unconventional way to give that non-profits have been using for years. Simply sign up for the reward point program at Safeway or Fred Meyer and request that the donations go to your local church.

Safeway eScript Program

Click here to sign up and register your Safeway rewards benefit your local ministry. Fill in your personal information and Safeway card number, select "Columbia River Foursquare Church" as your school or non profit, and begin giving back to the Lord every time you buy groceries.

Fred Meyer Rewards Program

Click here to sign in with your Fred Meyer account and begin donating your reward points to your local ministry. Create or sign in to an existing Fred Meyer account, fill in the personal information, and enter organization number 90805 to begin giving back every time to make a purchase.

Online Giving FAQs:

Why should I tithe?

Tithing is our biblical expression of covenant with God over our finances.

Biblical Tithing Principles »

What are the advantages to giving online?

With the convenience of the internet, you can now make contributions or payments anytime and from anywhere with access to the internet. By adding privacy to the process of giving, your tithes and offerings can be between you and the Lord. With online accountability, you can track your payment history and manage your account with an email address and password.

What is PayPal?

PayPal is an online service for sending and receiving funds. With it, you can send money to anyone with an email address, instantly. Now you can send money from home, work, even your mobile phone.

Go to PayPal Website »

Is PayPal free?

Yes. You can sign up for a PayPal account for free, and there is no charge to transfer funds from your bank account to your PayPal account. If you use a credit or debit card, a small percentage fee (3%) is deducted from your payment on the receiving end, but does not cost you anything.

Do I need a PayPal account to give online?

Yes. But don’t worry, opening a PayPal account is free and relatively painless. Once you have created the account, you can log-in with your email address and password to make payments, manage your account, and track your payment history. When you click on one of the payment buttons above, it will take you to a PayPal page where you will be asked for your email address and password.

Is using PayPal safe?

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 number. This way, you don't have to worry about your information getting into the wrong hands.

How do I open a PayPal account?

Simply visit the PayPal website and click the "Sign Up" link, then follow the directions.

Go to PayPal Website »

Can I also give designated offerings?

On any of the payments options, you have the option to leave "special instructions" on the second page. Doing so will give those instructions to the church office upon receipt of the payment.

How does PayPal send money to the church?

After you send money, the church receives an email notification of your payment. The church can then deposit the funds into its account according to the instructions on the payment.

Why does PayPal say "Donation" when I am making another kind of payment?

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.

Will my online donation be recorded on my contribution statement?

Yes. We will update your contribution account after each online donation. Your record will reflect your gift as a tithe/offering. You can also access your giving history and print a receipt by logging in to your PayPal account.

Can I make payments with a credit or debit card?

Although the church does not encourage making payments with a credit card, you can use any approved credit or debit card to make payments from your bank account. The preferred payment method is instant transfer from your confirmed bank account, as it is does not incur any fees on the recieving end.

Can I still make a payment by check or cash if I want?

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 times. Online payment is simply offered as an alternative to those who prefer to manage their finances electronically.