Online giving is an important tool for church stewardship and a recommended practice for creating a culture of generosity in your church.
The United Methodist Foundation of West Ohio has negotiated a special rate for West Ohio churches with Vanco, the preferred vendor for all West Ohio Conference churches wishing to offer online giving. If your church has not yet switched to Vanco and has been using the West Ohio Conference online giving portal for offertory gifts, please be aware that this option will end on January 31, 2023.
Since April 2020, the West Ohio Conference has distributed nearly $350,000 to 107 different churches in West Ohio as a courtesy during the pandemic. As this tool is being phased out, now is the time for churches using this platform to find another vendor for online giving.
Any WOC church can access Vanco’s services at very favorable terms by contacting Vanco at 800-675-7430 or by email at sales [at] vanco.com.
All automatic donations from individuals and/or organizations to your church set up past February 1, 2023, will need to be cancelled through the Conference treasury office by emailing Rhonda Tyree at rtyree [at] wocumc.org.
For more information on how to incorporate online giving into your stewardship practices, please contact Maddy at the UMFWO at 380-223-9339 or momalley [at] wocumc.org.