Questions You've Asked
We periodically receive questions about giving financially to Bethel, so we've tried to generalize the most common ones and to present their answers on this page.
Q: What methods can I use to make an online contribution to Bethel?
You can use either your personal bank account or credit card. We use both PayPal and the Presbyterian Mission Exchange to process online giving transactions for us. If you are going to use your credit card, we recommend that you choose the PayPal option (it's the default); if you are going to make a financial gift through your bank account, then you should use the Presbyterian Mission Exchange (you can click HERE
to do that).
Q: What funds can I contribute to?
A: We currently accept online contributions to our General Fund, Debt Reduction Fund, and our Special Offerings. Gifts to the General Fund are used to pay for the all of the ongoing expenditures of Bethel that are not otherwise handled through their own special fund designation (e.g., salaries, maintenance, and electricity are all paid for from this fund). Gifts to the Debt Reduction Fund are used to make Bethel's mortgage payments. Gifts to our Special Offerings further various Presbyterian USA programs.
Q: Can I contribute money to any of the other missions that Bethel supports?
We currently accept online contributions to our General Fund, Debt Reduction Fund, and our Special Offerings. If you would like to contribute to one of our supported missions, you can do so by sending us a check, made payable to Bethel Presbyterian Church and mailed to the address on our contact page
, with the name of the mission to which you are giving clearly designated on the check.
Q: Is online giving secure?
A: All of your giving data is secured by SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for "Secure Socket Layer", a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.
Q: I have a question that isn't answered here – who can I contact?
For any questions regarding giving to Bethel, either financially or by using your time or talents, you can contact Susan Cutts
, our Administrative Assistant . You can also reach her by phone at 865-376-6340 (the church office).
Will You Answer?
There are different kinds of gifts,
but the same Spirit.
There are different kinds of service,
but the same Lord.
There are different kinds of working,
but the same God works in all of them in all people.
We are a community of faith.
We come together for fellowship, study and service.
We seek God's peace, justice and love.
What is a community? How do we build our community by coming together and working together? How does the act of seeking enliven and energize our community?
The start of your involvement with the Bethel congregation begins by personally answering these questions.
We hope this catalog of opportunities provides you with ideas of how you can participate in our community of faith. You do not have wait for someone to call on you.
Jump right in.
Contact us here
, call us at 865-376-6340, or simply tell us you're interested.
Let us know how you would like to be a part of strengthening our community of faith.
Everyone is welcome!
Remember that our mission is to be in community and become involved. We need each other to grow in God's grace and love.
Areas where your time, talents, and skills are needed: