Giving to DOWNTOWN CHURCH, garners much in return. Gifts and pledges support operations, insightful programs, worship music, and that warm cup of Holy Interruption, wake-me-up coffee that makes the sermon sound even smarter.
They say it’s often the little things that warm our hearts and souls the most. But even little things have price tags that can’t be paid for with chickens or a prayer.
Your recurring gift enables us to continue to bring more programs, more coffee, and more opportunities to grow your faith. Each of these “mores” requires more. We hope that you will consider beginning a recurring monthly gift or consider increasing your regular giving. Click on one of the buttons above to get started. (It's easy, we promise.)
Looking for a tax break? Come into a large inheritance? Just can figure out what to do with all that cash? We gladly accept gifts of stock, checks, and cash:
- Stock: Email Janie Quinn to connect with our brokerage account at Merrill Lynch.
- Check: Mail your check to us at DOWNTOWN CHURCH, 1415 Blanding Street, #6, Columbia, SC 29201.
- Cash: Click the button at the top of the page to make a one time cash gift online.
DOWNTOWN CHURCH exists because countless people share their treasures with us. Many of them give money. Scatter your treasure in this field. Something good will grow.
What is the difference between a recurring and single gift?
Recurring gifts are debited monthly for 12 consecutive months beginning on the date you sign up for recurring giving. Single gifts are debited once.
What happens after 12 months?
Before your 12 month commitment ends we will contact you and remind you that your commitment is expiring.
Is my financial information safe?
Yes. Downtown Church does not have access to any of your credit card information. We use Stripe for payment processing and your credit card information is maintained on their servers which utilize the same security standards as your bank. Read more about Stripe’s security here .
Will you pass an offering plate in worship?
No, offering bowls are located at each of the doors as you enter and exit the building. We do not pass the plate but you pass it every time you leave worship and you may leave your gift there.
Can I set up my own recurring gifts through my bank's billpay service?
Yes. You will receive a contribution statement for tax purposes from Downtown Church.
Will I receive a statement if I use the online option on your website?
Yes, we mail 3rd quarter and end-of-the-year statements.
Do I need to create a Stripe account to give online?
No. You can use your debit or credit card without creating a Stripe account.
Can I see financial records ?
Yes we can provide them to you at your request. Please use the contact form on our web-site.
Can I designate my gift to a specific program or thing?
We would rather you give an undesignated gift, but if you are inclined to designate your gift, please contact us in advance.
What is the mailing address for checks?
1415 Blanding Street #6
Columbia, SC 29201