How to Give Electronically to First UCC

Several ways of online giving are available to you. The first is through your own bank. Many banks offer free online bill pay services, which you can set up for recurring or one-time payments. This method has no cost to the church and probably no cost to you, though you should check with your bank to be sure. 

Online giving is also available through our new church management software called Breeze, which makes it easy to set up your recurring gift for 2022!

Here’s how to get started:

Set up an account

Although you aren’t required to set up an account with Breeze, it is recommended because through it you can track your giving, modify gifts, and more. Simply go to https://firstucc.breezechms.com/give/online then click “Create Account” and follow the instructions. 

Set up a Recurring Gift for 2022

  1. Go to https://firstucc.breezechms.com/give/online
  2. Enter the amount you’d like to give
  3. Click the dropdown that shows the words “one time gift’ and select a different frequency from the menu (weekly, every two weeks, monthly, yearly)
  4. Select the date you would like your gift to begin
  5. Select your Payment Method–ACH Transfer (preferred) or Credit/Debit Card. Then click “Continue”
  6. Enter your Contact and Payment Information and choose if you would like to cover the processing fees 
  7. Click the “Give $” button

Make One-Time Gifts

If you’d like to give a one-time gift, simply go to https://firstucc.breezechms.com/give/online and follow the instructions on the page. Or text the amount you’d like to donate (example: 50) to (507) 335-2335 and follow the prompts for a one-time set up. In the future, you’ll simply be able to text the gift amount to our giving number and hit send!

The Cost

Giving to First UCC online is convenient, but Breeze does charge a small fee to the church: 1% of the donation + $0.25 per transaction for Bank Transfers, and 2.9% of the donation + $0.30 per transaction for Credit/Debit Cards. When you set up your recurring or one-time gift online via Breeze, you can choose to cover the cost of the transaction fee. Texting through your mobile device may not give you this option.

If you have any questions, you can contact the church office ([email protected]; 507-645-7532) for assistance.

Thank you for your generous giving!