COVID-19 Plans

As of August 2, we will be worshiping in the church as normal at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Social distancing practices will be in place.

Services will also continue Sabbath morning and evening via an online platform. If you would like more information, please send us a message on Facebook or by email to get more details.

As things change, we will let you know on this page or our Facebook page.

In the meantime, if you have any physical or spiritual needs, please let us know by calling one of the pastors or sending us an email.

Tithing

Sending tithe automatically via your bank’s online bill payment functionality

A few members have requested an automated solution where their bank could automatically send their tithe and/or offering to First R.P. Church on a recurring basis. The Deacon board discussed two possibilities and agreed upon “online bill pay” for those members wishing to utilize such an automated solution.

A couple members tested this functionality and it was acceptable to the Deacon board counting committee, treasurer and the financial secretary. The Deacon board would now like to make this option available to other members who wish to utilize their bank’s “online bill pay” feature to automatically pay their tithe and/or offering check for them.

Since each bank is different and each bank’s “online bill pay” tool is slightly different, the Deacon board cannot provide a How-To document which is applicable for every single bank. Rather, we can offer an example and you would need to modify as applicable. The basic steps are to 1) setup “First R.P. Church” as a payee, and 2) then setup a recurring payment to the new payee (“First R.P. Church”). Please submit technical questions to your bank rather than the Deacon board.

If you use PNC as your bank, you would login to the PNC website and then setup a recurring payment as follows:

1a) SETUP PAYEE: First you would create “First R.P. Church” as a payee.

1b) SETUP PAYEE: First you would create “First R.P. Church” as a payee.

1c) SETUP PAYEE: First you would create “First R.P. Church” as a payee.

1d) SETUP PAYEE: First you would create “First R.P. Church” as a payee.

2a) SCHEDULE PAYMENT: Second you would schedule the recurring payment. Be sure to schedule the delivery date for Wednesday or Thursday so that it arrives in plenty of time to make it into the offering plate on the Lord’s Day.

2b) SCHEDULE PAYMENT: Second you would schedule the recurring payment. Be sure to schedule the delivery date for Wednesday or Thursday so that it arrives in plenty of time to make it into the offering plate on the Lord’s Day.

2c) SCHEDULE PAYMENT: Second you would schedule the recurring payment.  Be sure to schedule the delivery date for Wednesday or Thursday so that it arrives in plenty of time to make it into the offering plate on the Lord’s Day.