Pay Your Pledge
You can make a payments on your pledge in a variety of ways: You can send one-time or recurring payments from your financial institution, or send a one-time donation using either the PayPal Giving Fund or the Pay Pledge button on our website. Each option is described below.
Payments Through your Financial Institution
Most banks and credit unions offer a bill payment service free to their customers. To use this option, you’ll likely have to start with a visit to your institution’s website. You would first set up UUCS as a payee. Information needed to set up a payee is usually:
- our name: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem,
- our address: 5090 Center Street NE, Salem OR 97317,
- our phone number: 503-364-0932.
When setting up a one-time or recurring payment, be sure to note that it is a pledge payment in the memo field.
Around 30% of our contributors use this method of paying their pledges. It fits well with our collection/deposit process and incurs no charges to either you or UUCS.
One-Time Payments via PayPal Giving Fund
PayPal recognizes that UUCS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit which allows the church to receive donations through the PayPal Giving Fund. Using this method for one-time pledge payments or donations is easy and it is free to you and to UUCS, so every given dollar goes to the church. However, to pay through the PayPal Giving Fund requires you to have a PayPal account. Also, you cannot schedule recurring payments using this approach.
Payments via PayPal Pay Pledge Button
This is the least preferred option. As a convenience for our congregation, we provide the option to pay your pledge via PayPal without creating a PayPal account. This option costs UUCS 2.2% of your payment. So, you will fulfil your pledged estimate of giving, but the church will receive less money. Using this option, you can set up a recurring payment schedule.
By clicking the “Pay Pledge” button below you will be taken to our secure PayPal Pay Pledge page.