You can now make online, secure payments and donations to Asbury United Methodist Church through the internet. Although this is a handy tool for quickly making a donation to a specific fund, we do not recommend using it regularly due to the cost to Asbury. You can do it through this web page.
We have set up a PayPal account, which will process your payment for you. Once you fill out the form designating where your donation is supposed to go, you’ll be sent to the PayPal web page to complete the transaction.
You have two choices for funding the donation or payment:
- Use your bank account
- Use your credit card
Both of these methods are free to you, but cost Asbury 2.2% plus $0.30 per transaction. You can establish your own PayPal account and link it directly to your bank account to securely and confidentially transfer funds to Asbury UMC. The money is transferred electronically from your bank to directly to Asbury’s bank account. You can also pay with a credit card, but we discourage incurring credit card debt on a regular basis.
All donations are set up so only our church Financial Secretary knows how much was sent by you. The online form is sent only to her, so she can process it and credit your account. All deposits are then lumped together so the Treasurer and others only know the total amounts – never who sent how much.
Make an Online Donation or Payment to Asbury UMC
Please fill out the attached form. Once you’ve clicked “Submit”, you’ll be taken to the page where you can set up your payment or donation amount, and if you want it set as a recurring payment.
Please tell us how you want your payment or donation to be designated by using the form below. Once you complete it and submit it, you'll be taken to the PayPal page to enter your payment information.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does making an online donation or payment cost me any money?
No. It’s all free to you.
Does making an online donation or payment cost Asbury UMC any money?
Yes, it costs Asbury 2.2% plus $0.30 for every transaction. That is why we discourage using this method on a regular basis.
Which credit cards can I use?
Visa or MasterCard only.
Can I use a debit card to make a payment?
As long as it has a Visa or MasterCard logo on it, it would work just like a regular credit card. Note that Asbury will pay a transaction fee just like it was a credit card transaction.
What’s the largest amount I can donate using PayPal?
You can donate up to $2000 using PayPal. For donations larger than this amount, please contact the church Treasurer to arrange for another payment method.
Can I set up recurring (monthly) donations or offerings?
Although we discourage this due to the cost to Asbury, yes this can be done. Once you enter the amount you want to donate or pay, you can check a checkbox that makes it a recurring monthly fee. You must have a valid PayPal account to make it a recurring charge.
How do I set up a PayPal account to make monthly charges?
Click the “Sign Up” button on the PayPal home page. It costs nothing to sign up.
Can I cancel or change the monthly recurring donations?
Absolutely. Log into your account, and then you can see your payment history, as well as cancel it. If you want to change the amount, you’ll need to cancel the old recurring payment, then create a new one through the Asbury UMC website.
Is this form of payment secure?
PayPal has put together one of the strongest systems in the industry to prevent fraud and credit card or bank information theft. You should always make sure your own PayPal account is safe by using a very strong password that can’t be easily guessed by people who know your or by strangers. Use of mixed case (upper- and lower-case), numbers and special characters (like #, % or *) are always recommended.
Isn’t Asbury afraid that people will incur additional credit card debt?
We are sensitive to this, and never want to suggest that anyone should use credit cards beyond their means. We prefer that people use other means for regular giving, since it incurs fees from Asbury. We encourage people to spend their money wisely, rather than needlessly building debt. Please talk to Gail Bryan or Dick Crawford about other methods of regular giving besides checks and cash.