Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to make contributions to Wallace during the time that we are not meeting for worship services? You can either give online, or you can mail a check to the church office.
Can I just drop my offering off at the church? No, because our staff members are working remotely and you are not likely to find anyone to accept the gift. We do not recommend that you leave offering envelopes in the mailbox.
Why are we not accepting cash gifts right now? There is no way to give it to us in person, and mailing cash is never recommended or secure. Our procedures for counting offerings involve two people meeting together at close proximity, which we want to avoid.
What if I don’t have a checking account? If you do not have a checking account, or a credit or debit card to use for your contribution, consider setting aside your cash offering at home and bringing it when we worship together again.
Is it true that Wallace incurs a fee when I give online? Yes. 2.2% of the gift is deducted from each transaction. We recognize it as a necessary expense, similar to providing offering envelopes. However, if you would like to help offset or eliminate that cost to Wallace, simply increase your contribution by about 2.5%, or about $2.50 for each $100 that you give.
Are there any other options? If your bank offers online bill payment service, you can set up Wallace to receive a payment from your bank account as if we are one of your bills, use the word “offering” where you are asked for an account number. Many banks offer this service at no charge and you don’t have to use a stamp to send a payment that way!
What do I need to know about mailing a check? Make your check payable to Wallace Presbyterian Church and simply mail it to the church office, to the attention of the assistant treasurer:
3725 Metzerott Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
How long will it take my check to clear? Keep in mind that the processing of checks may take a little longer than usual as they are mailed from church to the assistant treasurer, and then mailed to the church’s bank.