Giving

Giving Options

As you tithe and contribute to The Harbor Church, consider the following convenient options:

Sunday Offering: Simply place cash or checks in the offering plate when it is collected during the Sunday Morning Worship Services. Be sure to include name and address on check or envelope in order to receive credit for tax purposes.

Online Giving: Online giving can be accessed from the Connection Portal or the Mobile App, and donations can be made on a one-time or recurring basis. You can give from your checking account, credit card, or debit card, and you can enter your card or account information once and save it for future use. Online giving is easy and convenient, as well as safe and secure. If you have any questions or need assistance getting started with online giving, see Jim Nooney or Pastor Jeremy. You can also view the Online Giving FAQ below.

Through the Mail: Mail your donation to The Harbor Church, 263 Waites Corner Road, West Kingston, RI 02892. Be sure to include name and address on check or envelope so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes.

Giving Brochure

We now have a brochure that explains the biblical position on giving.  It covers topics such as:

  • "How then should I give?"
  • "Financial Stewardship"
  • "Giving with an Attitude"
  • "Tithing"
  • "Special Offerings"
  • "Giving Options"

These brochures can be found on the foyer table at the main church entrance, or you can download it here.

Benevolent Fund

A budgeted portion of your regular giving each week goes toward the Benevolent Fund.  All money in the Benevolent Fund is used to aid those in our church and local community who, for various reasons, find themselves in difficult and trying financial situations. 

If you are in need or know someone who is, please contact our Benevolent Committee at 401.932.1351

Giving Statements

  • All donations made to The Harbor Church are held in the strictest confidence.
  • Statements of Contributions are available anytime on the Connection Portal, and are also mailed in January (for the prior calendar year).

Financial Accountability

The Harbor Church is committed to honoring God’s provision by exercising wise and faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability to ensure the financial integrity of our church remains above reproach. We accomplish this through a system of internal controls and an internal budgeting and reporting process. Contact us using the contact page or by phone at 401.789.0523 to ask general questions about our financial practices.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Online Giving

Why would I want to give online?

Security and convenience make online transactions an increasingly popular means of donating to an organization. Plus, it simplifies the administrative process for your ministry. You also can take advantage of the discipline that recurring donations can provide for your giving.

How do I get started giving online?

Log in to the Connection Portal

Select My Giving. In this area you can

  • Make a new donation
  • Setup a recurring donation (and manage existing recurring donations)
  • View your Giving History

Is my online giving secure?

Yes. Every transaction is encrypted with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), the same industry-standard encryption trusted for online commerce with world-class financial organizations.

When will the transaction go on my account?

You set the date when you want your card charged and this will be the date of contribution in our system. For eChecks, the payment will hit your bank 2 banking days later, so a Monday contribution date will hit Wednesday, while a Thursday contribution date will hit on Monday because of the weekend.

Can I use an e-check for my donation?

Yes!

Can I give as little or as much as I want?

Donations must be a minimum of $5.00 and there are no limitations on the maximum amount.

What if I make a mistake and need to have a completed transaction reversed?

Contact the church office immediately so your situation can be handled appropriately.