Ways to Donate to CPC

There are many any ways to share your gifts:

By Mail: 

Mail your check to the church office: CHCPC, 39 N Prospect Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Online: 

Make your gift online directly through Realm (no Realm login required), in your Realm profile ,or the Realm app on your phone

By Text:

Pledge: text "chcpc pledge" to 73256

Gift to Budget: text "chcpc" to 73256

for example, to make a pledge donation for $50, text chcpc pledge $50 to 73256. This will direct you to a safe and secure way to use your credit card to make a gift AND this will be credited toward your Annual Pledge. Standard text message rates do apply. Of course you may choose any dollar amount.

OR text chcpc to 73256 to make a general gift to the Operating Budget. This works for folks who do not Pledge, or wish to make an additional gift to the budget.

NOTE: this does NOT go on your phone bill, payment is by ACH or credit/debit card. Once it’s set up, you can let it remember you. If you pay via credit card, we ask to add 3% to cover processing fees the church incurs.

(note, the credit card scan feature may not work always work reliably; may need to enter info manually)

Please contact Stephanie Rens-Domiano, Director of Digital Platforms, email with any questions or to ask for assistance in completing online or text payments or accessing your Realm account.

Please contact the Laurie Scola, Financial Administrator, at (630) 323-6522 or laurie.scola@chcpc.org with any financial questions.

 

Thank you for your continued financial support of God's Church and the ministry of CPC!

FAQs about Stewardship and Online Donations

 

1.  Can I donate online? 

 You can now make a payment on any of your devices for your pledge or monetary gifts to CPC.  Set up regular giving or a one-time gift to a specific fund such as a Presbytery offering or the Capital Fund.  Go through the church website at https://onrealm.org/cpc/-/form/give/now or your personal Realm profile

It couldn’t be easier to give electronically using your credit card or Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) processed through your checking account.  

 

2.  Can I pledge online?

Yers, you can both make yearly Pledge and make payments towards that pledge. Pledge online at https://onrealm.org/cpc/AddPledge/annualpledge.  You can also communicate your giving intentions to the church by turning in a pledge card or emailing laurie.scola@chcpc.org.

 

3.  I am worried about storing my financial information on a vendor website.

Vanco Payment Services has a PCI (Payment Card Industry) rating of Level 1; the highest awarded and considered the gold standard.

 

4.  Can I use Electronic Funds Transfer Service through my bank?

Yes! You may continue using the EFT’s initiated through your bank. Or, the advantage of using the new Realm profile is that you can make recurring donations, occasional one-time gifts (via EFT or charge card) and see your entire donation history.

 

5.  Can I make recurring payments and occasional one-time gifts?

Yes.  Any combination of gifts types is possible. Through your Realm profile, you can set your pledge amount as a recurring monthly EFT and you could make occasional one-time gifts via either EFTs or your charge card.  

 

6.  I have heard that online giving costs a lot.

EFTs are very economic at about $3/year as a flat fee.  Credit card processing runs about 3% of the transaction amount.  We urge those who prefer to use charge cards to check the box, “Contribute an extra 3% to offset processing costs” effectively covering that expense.

 

More questions?  Contact the Financial Administrator at the church office (630) 323-6522 or laurie.scola@chcpc.org